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Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Two
There is certainly room to ask the fundamental question of whether the traditional practice of RFI/RFP-based selection processes has been adequate for the task

feature requests  periodically update) the large feature and function criteria-based requests for information/proposal (RFI/RFP) documents. Namely, some pundits and vendors have begun to belittle selecting software in the supposedly archaic way through functions and features. Contrary to that, they would rather sell business processes or solutions, further confusing the already overwhelmed customer. The nagging doubts and questions like Have we been selecting software the wrong way all this time?! naturally

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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SAP Starts Pushing - “Politely”


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feature requests  technology is an attractive feature, but one should consider if all the whistles and bells are required. If you're a small to mid-sized company considering SAP's new outsourced model, is this something you need? While not stipulated in the press release potential users should inquire about cost. Will this be a standard feature, or will the functionality cost a little extra? If you're an existing SAP customer, ask your sales representative when the functionality might be available to you. In the same Read More

Liferay Releases Community Ideation Initiative


Open source portal provider Liferay invites its global community of users, customers, and partners to participate in the development of new features for Liferay's products. Liferay's Ideation initiative is also looking at ways to develop new apps that can be delivered through the Liferay Marketplace. Liferay proposes an Ideas Dashboard where feature requests, app ideas, as well as

feature requests  an Ideas Dashboard where feature requests, app ideas, as well as upcoming features for Liferay products can be easily seen and discussed. The dashboard is also a place where developers with similar intentions can meet each other and work towards designing apps that have not been proposed by Liferay itself. Customer experience has become central to product creation. And one experience that customers seek is co-creating products and services, to which Liferay has responded. James Falkner, Liferay's Read More

It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part IV


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feature requests  Similar to the new feature request vs. bug software example from Part III , a repair service for fee process follows its own workflow via the repair department and QA, and then is shipped to the customer. Ken Hoving, Grayhill’s vice president (VP) of corporate quality said “The Webcom solution allowed us to consolidate all of our customer corrective actions in one system and enable web access across the entire organization, including our customers, resulting in cycle time improvements and increased Read More

Kronos Unveils Workforce Central 7


Kronos Incorporated unveils a major new version for workforce management, Workforce Central 7. The release includes improved features for real-time workforce management and scheduling, labor cost tracking, and for effectively managing a global business workforce. Among other things, new functionality focuses on the delivery of key workforce information in real time. For example, the

feature requests  Similarly, the new pinning feature allows managers to select and prioritize only the locations they require to monitor at a given time. Kronos also introduced new scheduling capabilities such as configurable schedule views, user interface improvements to manipulate scheduling data, a new calendar view to enter availability and shift preferences, improved shift-swapping workflows, shift requests directed at employees that meet the eligibility requirements, new schedule-to-skill feature, the option to Read More

How Do You Categorize Notebooks?


The notebook computer market has become one of the remaining battlegrounds for computer manufacturers. Our purpose here is to define the notebook market segments, describe what the general characteristics of each segment are, and to give users an idea of what features they can expect for each segment.

feature requests  background on a notebook's feature set, continue reading here. Features Notebooks grew out of the desktop PC market, and thus are similar in many ways. However, there are some key technical and feature differences between the two types of computers: Display : Because the display is integrated (vs. the mix-and-match aspect of desktops), its weight as a base system component is key. With a poor desktop monitor, you can just chuck it (or pass it on to someone else) and replace it with something better, for Read More

Daptiv PPM


PDG Group Model 867 Daptiv PPM provides a powerful system for streamlining project requests and project selection. Capture and centralize project ideas from your organization and then rate, score and prioritize your projects to ensure that your projects align with your business strategy.

feature requests  PPM PDG Group Model 867 Daptiv PPM provides a powerful system for streamlining project requests and project selection. Capture and centralize project ideas from your organization and then rate, score and prioritize your projects to ensure that your projects align with your business strategy. Read More

What Does Having a Paperless Office Really Mean?


Establishing a paperless office may appear to be a daunting task, but if you understand your operational goals, and if you know what to expect from a paperless system, achieving beneficial results are much easier than you think.

feature requests  security and search capabilities. Feature Importance Paperless Office System A Paperless Office System B Security 3 2 (6) 1 (3) Search 2 2 (4) 1 (2) PDF compatible 1 1 (1) 2 (2) Total   (11) (7) Table 1. Sample decision matrix In the column labeled Feature , you list the features you want in a paperless office system. The next column, labeled Importance , is where you assign a weight of importance to each feature listed in the first column. The higher the value, the more important the feature is to your Read More

An E-Commerce Company That Can Pay The Bills


Concur Technologies added a module that handles miscellaneous payment requests to its eWorkplace suite. It seems like a small thing, but handling all those little expense reports adds up to a big one.

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Show Me, Don't Sell Me


Are you having trouble finding concrete information about how enterprise software actually works? I know I am. I’m not talking about feature lists—you can find those easily enough—and I’m not talking about promises to streamline processes, increase efficiency, or deliver value—which I don’t read. What I’m talking about is this: Let’s say my company is considering upgrading one of its

feature requests  I’m not talking about feature lists—you can find those easily enough—and I’m not talking about promises to streamline processes, increase efficiency, or deliver value—which I don’t read. What I’m talking about is this: Let’s say my company is considering upgrading one of its enterprise software packages, and, as an end user, I’m going to be spending most of every day using said package. What’s my day going to look like? To hear the vendors tell it, no matter who we end up choosing, Read More

The (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 - Part 3


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feature requests  For example, Columbus IT’s feature sets for the food and chemical markets are all within the NAV product, intimately integrated with the base ERP system, with the same look and feel . If one digs deeper into the  available industry solutions repository for Dynamics NAV , one can find such vertical depth as a solution for fisheries, slaughterhouses, special retailers, special furniture manufacturers or distributors, you name it. Such partner expertise I’ve thus far only seen within Progress Read More

An Introduction to Load Balancing


Is it possible for a business to ensure uninterrupted, secure, and high-performance access to network-based business applications and web sites? Yes. With network load balancers, user requests are evenly distributed among available servers so that individual servers do not become overwhelmed. Learn about the basics of load balancing and how it can improve the performance and security of your business applications.

feature requests  The load balancing (LB) feature distributes client requests sent to the system across several servers to optimize resource utilization. In a real-world scenario, a limited number of servers can provide service to a large number of clients. Source : Citrix Resources Related to An Introduction to Load Balancing : Load Balancing (computing) (Wikipedia) An Introduction to Load Balancing Load Balancing is also known as : Load Balancing Architecture , Load Balancing Definition , Load Balancing Diagram , Load Read More

IP Phone Buyer’s Guide


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feature requests  are also known to feature a backlit, high-resolution, color touch screen for easy access to communications information, XML applications and special features. Wireless : For businesses boasting an existing 802.11 network, a wireless IP phone is an excellent choice. These increasingly popular devices allow voice and data support on the same wireless backbone. Conferencing : IP conferencing phones offer instant, face-to-face communication between two or more participants. Ideally suited for conference Read More

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feature requests  the most popular regular feature that we run here at TEC. So far, we’ve run quite a few Showdowns, and usually things go smoothly, but sometimes there’s more that goes on than meets the eye—and then it’s usually problems, as you’ll see in a moment. I should know, I’m the person who writes TEC’s Vendor Showdowns. For those who've never seen one, Showdowns compare three software solutions (it could be ERP, or CRM, or BI, or HR, or any of the over 20 different kinds of software that we cover) Read More