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Business Solutions of the Future » The TEC Blog
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17-07-2009

Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions
Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very simple things that you can do to prevent yourself and your company from being tomorrow's lead story in the industry trades.

ERP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GUIDE: As the tier one ERP players drive downward into the mid-market, pictures are painted and visions are portrayed of the benefits of Fortune 500-like systems in those $80 million companies. It just doesn t work that way. More hype. The people implementing and using the systems are different and the cultures are different. Smaller companies generally have very limited experience managing complex projects and most importantly, the financial and personnel tolerance for mistakes is dangerously low. A mid-market
4/30/2005

Selecting PLM Software Solutions
Past experience shows us that the vast majority of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and once selected, the majority of the implementations fail to meet functional, return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) expectations. Enterprise technology selections for ERP, CRM, SCM, and other enterprise applications provide valuable lessons that can be applied to selecting PLM software, but there are some key differences that need to be recognized.

ERP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GUIDE: a complete PLM solution. ERP selections are typically run as a one-time selection process to find an integrated solution. In contrast, the PLM Program for any one company may include multiple selection projects. Each selection project might be targeted to find the tools that are right for any particular solution area or phase of the PLM Program. For example, separate selection processes may be needed to find best of breed solutions for PDM, Portfolio Management and Requirements Management until a single v
5/22/2003

What’s New at MCA Solutions?
TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down with MCA Solutions’ CEO Bob Salvucci to discuss MCA’s new offerings in the service parts planning and optimization space. Service supply chains remain complex. MCA Solutions can help service companies of all sizes improve their bottom line. In today’s feature interview, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down with MCA Solutions CEO Bob Salvucci to discuss the current state of the market, MCA’s approach and focus on service parts planning and optimization, and the new offerings behind MCA’s growth that are expanding this software space.

ERP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GUIDE: lower-cost implementations in all ERP environments. We do have partners that can provide integration services and can help with business process change, but we don’t appeal to firms that are looking to just throw bodies at a project. We target third-party firms, such as Bristlecone , to reduce implementation costs, especially in on-demand environments. We are also recommended by firms like Deloitte that recognize the strategic value of our solutions for their clients. We are complementary with a number
3/30/2011 12:24:00 PM

Mercator Software Extends EAI Solutions for Insurance with XML
Mercator Software (which is changing its name from TSI International Software to reflect the name of its flagship product) has announced support within its “Integration Broker” products for both XML and EDI transactions based on the ACORD standard for the insurance industry.

ERP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GUIDE: Impact Once again, an enterprise application integration vendor has realized the potential of vertical market focus. Since EAI applications require such a high level of customization, reducing the complexity by providing specific vertical applications which may actually function out of the box is a strong selling point. The addition of XML (the Extensible Markup Language) to the existing support for EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) makes this effort even easier. Mercator already has a number of
4/21/2000

The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions
It is becoming necessary to go beyond the direct sales force to sell complex products. With the advent of personal computers and the Internet, new possibilities for reaching manufacturing clients have opened up, and new sales opportunities have become available.

ERP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GUIDE: the necessary CRM and ERP enterprise packages is a variety of back-office business functions and processes that occur from the time a sales opportunity has been defined in the CRM and SFA software, to the time when an order is placed into the ERP system. Currently, most enterprises do not have an effective method of connecting a customer identified through its CRM system to a product the enterprise can deliver through its ERP system. Although there has been much activity in the development and deployment
11/12/2007

Exact Acquires Vanguard Solutions Group
With the acquisition of Vanguard, Exact Software expects to more tightly integrate Exact Business Analytics with its existing product family, and develop additional capabilities to meet the evolving needs of both Exact and Vanguard customers and prospects.

ERP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GUIDE: part of any enterprise ERP sale. The second was to accelerate the adoption of the Exact Business Analytics product into the market, and move well beyond the twenty or so licenses that have been reportedly sold since its introduction a year ago. Finally, because Vanguard has always been a small company with a great BI product that is not burdensome for small and medium businesses (SMB) to deploy, it can help Exact better access this market. There may be many new site opportunities with Vanguard as both a d
1/16/2006

Challenges for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor
Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face up to a variety of challenges, some of which are of its own making.

ERP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GUIDE: relationship management (CRM) tools, ERP systems, portals, and legacy enterprise systems), and provides some tools necessary to derive better return on investment (ROI) for its customers: real-time configuration and distributed administration for greater business flexibility; easy-to-use web interfaces allowing business users to modify workflows; detailed feature configuration to align the system with business needs; implementation tools covering customization, deployment, management, and upgrades (these
11/16/2006

Preventsys Automated Reporting Solutions
Using aggregated dashboard views and establishing metrics can help IT audit and governance professionals and IT security professionals implement policies that keep secure networks operational. Such tools can distill information to its essence, offer decision support, allow problems to be identified and isolated faster, and permit greater accountability. Ultimately, they allow more efficient and cost effective processes.

ERP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GUIDE: Relationship Management (CRM) |  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) |  Human Capital Management (HCM) |  Information Technology (IT) |  Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) |  Return on Investment (ROI) |  Software as a Service (SaaS) |  Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
4/3/2006 2:24:00 PM

Selecting PLM Software Solutions Part 5 - User Recommendations
This tutorial points out the significance of buyers researching PLM technology vendors before determining the short list and vendors researching the viability of the opportunity before committing time and money to a sales effort. Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided certain set of requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and vendors/VARs is to pinpoint the right opportunity in this ongoing 'dating game'.

ERP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GUIDE: Deals ). Accessing TEC s ERP Knowledge Base The list of vendors currently present in TEC s PLM Knowledge Base can be found in Figure 19. More responses are being received every week; please check http://www.plmevaluation.com/ for the most current status. Figure 19 Vendor Application Suite Status CoCreate OneSpace Designer, OneSpace Collaboration Complete Custom Programming Unlimited SimplePDM Complete Formation Optiva Complete FullScope WisePLM Complete Ide Idweb Complete IFS IFS Applications Complete
5/27/2003

Today s Discrete ERP Landscape: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions
With web-enabled technology, business intelligence, and supply chain management becoming integral parts of the manufacturing environment, discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications today are not as they once were. Learn about the current trends and how to select a discrete ERP system for your needs.

ERP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GUIDE: reflects the fact that ERP vendors are now able to speak to a manufacturer’s niche needs. This is what is known as manufacturing analytics . Manufacturing analytics represents a business intelligence (BI) solution layer on top of traditional manufacturing technologies, enabling users to extract data. ERP vendors have developed expertise in particular areas of discrete manufacturing. With this expertise, they have developed ERP systems with advanced BI functionality. The BI component to such ERP
5/29/2009


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