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Microsoft Dynamics AX at Microsoft Convergence 2014
A salient message at Microsoft Convergence 2014 was that Microsoft Dynamics should be thought of as a global ERP and customer relationship management (CRM

convergence projects  2014 At the Microsoft Convergence 2014 conference, Microsoft Dynamics showcased its chosen global and top-of-the range enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform— Microsoft Dynamics AX (see TEC’s article ). The previewed Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 release is expected to be available May 1st, 2014. In tune with the “One Microsoft” strategy, the upcoming ERP release was touted as a significant step for the entire industry toward the future of ERP, with mobile apps, devices, and services in the

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PPM for Professional Services Automation

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline and track resources, projects, portfolios, revenues, and the costs of professional services organizations (PSOs), which provide billable services to their clients. Consequently, PPM for PSA provides both the high-level monitoring of project portfolios as business investments and automates the project-specific functionality of time, billing, expense reporting, opportunity management, and resource management, linking back office functionality with the PSO’s portfolio of projects. 

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Siemens and Bentley Further Their Alliance


In late November 2012, Siemens and Bentley Systems announced a strategic collaboration to integrate digital product design and manufacturing processes design offerings by Siemens PLM Software with information modeling for facilities lifecycle design offerings by Bentley. Initially, the companies will focus on the digital factory for automotive and discrete manufacturing. In other words, the

convergence projects  factory layout, and the convergence of process and layout. This work is an extension of earlier collaborations between the two organizations that resulted in each deploying technology offerings developed by the other (see  the related news item ). In the longer term, the companies will explore opportunities for jointly developed technology to expand industry-centric solutions and further collaboration interoperability between Siemens' Teamcenter and Bentley's ProjectWise software. Teamcenter product Read More

Global Platforms Unveiled at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 EMEA


Some of the facts given to industry analysts (under a vow of silence) by Microsoft executives at the recent Microsoft Dynamics Fall Analyst Event (FAE) 2013 in October 2013 were soon after unveiled to the public at the company’s reportedly sold-out Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 EMEA conference in Barcelona, Spain in November 2013.

convergence projects  reportedly sold-out Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 EMEA conference in Barcelona, Spain in November 2013. There, Microsoft highlighted how some businesses are differentiating themselves in the market with Microsoft Dynamics technology in the opening keynote address , delivered by Microsoft Business Solutions executive vice president Kirill Tatarinov and Microsoft International president Jean-Philippe Courtois. The two speakers focused on how people and businesses can re-imagine the way they engage Read More

Microsoft Convergence 2003 portrayed an Enterprise Solutions crossroad!


Microsoft Convergence 2003 provided a perfect learning experience to appreciate the overall Microsoft Business solutions and the directions that Microsoft intends to take. To that end the word 'convergence' was not an element of pure fate but rather a portrayal of integration between Microsoft back and front office applications. The only discordance with this depiction we felt was the way Microsoft plans to enhance its product definition through a large number of independent software vendors (ISV).

convergence projects  Convergence 2003 portrayed an Enterprise Solutions crossroad! Microsoft Convergence 2003 portrayed an Enterprise Solutions crossroad! Kevin Ramesan - May 2, 2003 Event Summary On March 19, 2003, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) conveyed more than 3000 of its business partners, hot prospects and best customers to its seventh annual event in Orlando, Florida. This year the conference focused on the convergence of Microsoft business solutions and the launch of both Microsoft CRM application and Microsoft Read More

The Convergence of ERP and Field Services-One Vendor’s Leadership


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convergence projects  Convergence of ERP and Field Services-One Vendor’s Leadership There is continued evidence that people-centric services organizations in both the public and private sectors are under increasing pressure to streamline their operations and gain cost efficiencies. For some industries, such as utilities, energy, and real estate management, the divergent needs of managing large physical assets and recurring smaller service needs is a challenge. For more information, please see part one of this series, An Read More

Concur eWorkplace Projects Vision Onto Desktop


Concur announced a comprehensive release of its eWorkplace portal and the components for purchasing, human relations, and travel and expense management.

convergence projects  eWorkplace Projects Vision Onto Desktop Event Summary Concur Technologies (NASDAQ: CNQR) made good on its promises to deliver more functionality with increased integration in the second quarter by releasing versions 6.0 of its eWorkplacetm portal, and its applications Concur Procurementtm, Concur Expensetm, and Concur Human Resourcestm. The new suite features a more uniform and integrated front end, access to Concur's Commerce Network, and new features in each application. Concur Human Resources 6.0 Read More

TEC Programs for Consultants


Partner with TEC and we’ll equip your firm to deliver a variety of software evaluation and selection projects. Depending on your needs, we can set you up to deliver individual projects on a case-by-case basis, or to deliver multiple projects on an ongoing basis. We can also work with you to support your sales and marketing programs so you can make the most of your new capabilities. With over 50 successful consultant projects supported and a growing worldwide network of preferred partners, TEC is perfectly positioned to help you take your practice to the next level.

convergence projects  Programs for Consultants Partner with TEC and we’ll equip your firm to deliver a variety of software evaluation and selection projects. Depending on your needs, we can set you up to deliver individual projects on a case-by-case basis, or to deliver multiple projects on an ongoing basis. We can also work with you to support your sales and marketing programs so you can make the most of your new capabilities. With over 50 successful consultant projects supported and a growing worldwide network of Read More

Research Library


TEC Corporate Research Portals are designed to help large organizations engaged in multiple research, evaluation, and selection projects. Subscribing to a Research Portal gives you access to all our Evaluation Centers, functional and technical requirement sets, vendor capabilities, and detailed vendor and product information—so you can research software solutions in-depth.

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Dynamics SL: PPM for Professional Services Automation Competitor Analysis Report


A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline and track resources, projects, portfolios, revenues, and the costs of professional services organizations (PSOs), which provide billable services to their clients. Consequently, PPM for PSA provides both the high-level monitoring of project portfolios as business investments and automates the project-specific functionality of time, billing, expense reporting, opportunity management, and resource management, linking back office functionality with the PSO’s portfolio of projects.

convergence projects  SL: PPM for Professional Services Automation Competitor Analysis Report A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline and track resources, projects, portfolios, revenues, and the costs of professional services organizations (PSOs), which provide billable services to their clients. Consequently, PPM for PSA provides both the high-level monitoring of Read More

Expert’s Guide to Successful MRP Projects


To succeed in their tasks, planners and schedulers rely on materials resource planning (MRP) software to make recommendations and send signals. To make meaningful suggestions, MRP requires a steady diet of accurate, relevant, and timely data. This guide breaks down two critical MRP project success factors: 1) tips to select the right MRP software, and 2) best practices to extract meaningful value from MRP solutions.

convergence projects  Guide to Successful MRP Projects To succeed in their tasks, planners and schedulers rely on materials resource planning (MRP) software to make recommendations and send signals. To make meaningful suggestions, MRP requires a steady diet of accurate, relevant, and timely data. This guide breaks down two critical MRP project success factors: 1) tips to select the right MRP software, and 2) best practices to extract meaningful value from MRP solutions. Read More

IT Investments and Business Value


The view of technology has evolved over time—from a strategic enabler and a competitive weapon to an operational overhead. IT projects that come in over budget and with missed deadlines and lackluster results do not help matters. It is up to the CIOs to restore the perception of IT in the enterprise, by understanding the company’s goals and showing business leaders how IT projects and services can help reach them faster.

convergence projects  Investments and Business Value The view of technology has evolved over time—from a strategic enabler and a competitive weapon to an operational overhead. IT projects that come in over budget and with missed deadlines and lackluster results do not help matters. It is up to the CIOs to restore the perception of IT in the enterprise, by understanding the company’s goals and showing business leaders how IT projects and services can help reach them faster. Read More

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The communications landscape has never been more complex nor offered so many choices and solutions as it does today. As more employees go mobile, companies need to be able to offer better communication capabilities to their people. The convergence of technologies involved, however, can cause service provider issues and create confusion for customers. To solve these issues, several questions need to be asked.

convergence projects  to their people. The convergence of technologies involved, however, can cause service provider issues and create confusion for customers. To solve these issues, several questions need to be asked. Read More

Mixed-mode ERP Selection Projects: Who’s Buying?


The busiest knowledge bases in our Web site are those that contain information on enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. I analyzed the profile of business users who visit our Web site to create mixed-mode ERP selection projects, and examined how that profile has changed over time (much along the lines of my colleague Kurt Chen’s PLM landscape report). I took the 2007 and

convergence projects  mode ERP Selection Projects: Who’s Buying? The busiest knowledge bases in our Web site are those that contain information on enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. I analyzed the profile of business users who visit our Web site to create mixed-mode ERP selection projects , and examined how that profile has changed over time (much along the lines of my colleague Kurt Chen’s  PLM landscape report ). I took the 2007 and 2008 calendar years into consideration for this analysis (2009 will be the Read More

The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Software Buying Behavior


When the economic crisis hit, organizations scurried to find ways to cut back and keep their businesses afloat. Survival was key. Investments and projects of all kinds were put on hold, including upgrading and replacing enterprise software systems. A forecast alert by Gartner showed that enterprise software spending between 2008 and 2009 dropped by 2.6%. No doubt, enterprise software spending is

convergence projects  Impact of the Economic Crisis on Software Buying Behavior When the economic crisis hit, organizations scurried to find ways to cut back and keep their businesses afloat. Survival was key. Investments and projects of all kinds were put on hold, including upgrading and replacing enterprise software systems. A forecast alert by Gartner showed that enterprise software spending between 2008 and 2009 dropped by 2.6%. No doubt, enterprise software spending is one of the areas in which organizations Read More

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