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The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 2: Vendor Reactions
Faced with competitive inadequacies, the major ERP vendors have been vigorously busy developing, acquiring, or bundling new functionality so that their packages

mes vendor selection  small to medium enterprises (SMEs). While the heyday of the ERP market in the mid 90s may have postponed the consolidation in the lower tiers of the market, it is, however, not the case today. The acquisitions mentioned in Part One reflect the morphing enterprise applications landscape as vendors scramble to outrival competition or, more often, survive during the next phase of e-Business. While at the high end of the market, vendors of enterprise applications suites face fierce competition from CRM, SCM, Read More...
SCT Corporation: The Last Viable Process Manufacturing Vendor Standing?
Although a relative newcomer, the Process Manufacturing Solutions division of SCT has been able to remain focused on the process manufacturing industry. With

mes vendor selection  to Medium Enterprises or SMEs ( Furman Foods , Tennessee Pride , etc.) and large companies (Cargill, Smith Kline , Coke, etc.) The company claims that 8 of the top 16 food processors in North America as clients. Ability to Execute : The parent company (SCT Corporation) is financially strong (see Figures 1 & 2) and has shown willingness to spend it on this market. SCT has a sizable research & development staff plus it has demonstrated both willingness and wisdom in acquiring other companies to fill out Read More...
Marcam Solutions: Shifting its Focus to MES
The envisioned integration with Wonderware''s FactorySuite 2000 will allow Protean users to solve shop floor problems with all production data collected and made

mes vendor selection  Shifting its Focus to MES Vendor Genesis Marcam Solutions, headquartered in Newton, MA, is a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM) software exclusively for process manufacturing enterprises and large corporate divisions. Marcam Solutions was created after the 1997 breakup of Marcam Corporation, a company founded in 1980 that was struggling to manage the business of two product lines that targeted the two completely different markets of discrete and Read More...
IFS Continues to Blossom
On February 14, Industrial & Financial Systems (IFS AB) announced an increase in net revenue for 1999 to Swedish Kroner (SEK) 1,948 M compared to SEK 1,238 M in

mes vendor selection  future incorporation of EMS''s MES functionality may provide the Company with an almost one-stop shop functionality. IFS also faces notable challenges. In order to maintain its strong growth, particularly in its global service and support execution, the Company will have to continue with service provider acquisitions. This may lead to both financial indigestion and poor management effectiveness. Low profit margins in fiscal 1998 and a hefty loss in 1999 (See Figures 1 & 2) will not be looked upon Read More...
State of the MES Software Marketplace
Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below

mes vendor selection  and incoming raw materials. MES Vendor Selection Selecting a software vendor of any application suite should follow a carefully prescribed path. This routinely follows a broadly defined five-step methodology: research; evaluation; making your decision; implementation; and maintenance and management. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has crafted a comprehensive approach that provides detailed guidance through each of these three steps. There are some issues that are unique to making a smart MES Read More...
What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User?
End-user companies should track the financial health of their vendors to see if the vendor will be a collector or one of the collected. If the end-user company

mes vendor selection  profitable in these difficult times. SSA is often mentioned as the logical buyer for Baan. We also see the possibility of a wild card or two. What if IBM wants to join the Big Five? IBM has the money, but does it have the desire? Boutique Vendors We also see a second tier of many small, highly focused businesses. Their business model will be focusing on a relatively small, tightly defined market with specific requirements that cannot be met with more generic products. Usually, these markets will be too Read More...
Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process
This article explores how the proof of concept (POC) fits into the software selection process, when a POC should be undertaken, structural variables, and the

mes vendor selection  (POC) is a tool sometimes used within the selection process to overcome these issues. The POC is a consulting exercise undertaken by the software vendor or value-added reseller (VAR). The purpose of the POC is to determine scope, functional fit, level of customisation, resources, and project timetable of high value software implementations. There are as many different terms for the POC including implementation planning study (IPS), pre-implementation study, pre-sales review, diagnostic, etc. The Read More...
How to Start Down the ERP Selection Path
A decade ago, about 70 percent of major software initiatives failed, and nearly a quarter were cancelled. Today, with better data management, more flexible

mes vendor selection  Started Right: Keep vendor names out of early discussions... the team''s earliest efforts need to be focused on problems and solutions. Assign a team member to find, evaluate and distribute white papers, case studies, technical articles and similar information. Separate ERP capabilities into three categories: 1) must have, 2) beneficial, but not essential, and 3) fancy, but not particularly useful for us. 6. Don''t try to take all subjectivity out of the purchase. Many companies have a closeddoor, Read More...
Technology Vendor--Can You Afford Credibility?
For Technology vendors, credibility is the ability to sell. Credibility is vital, is hard to build, and easy to lose. Building credibility doesn''t have to be

mes vendor selection  selling. Without credibility, your messages are ignored or even used against you by the competition. Without credibility, you do not get mentioned by analysts or the trade press and, if they do mention you, they may be negative. Of course, over time your credibility can build, slowly. Or, you can proactively create it, which still takes time but a lot less of it. No matter how rapidly you build credibility, the reality is that it can be lost even more rapidly. Credibility is vital, is hard to build, and Read More...
Enterprise Software Selection Made Easier
In the Solution Minds case study, learn how a leading consulting firm employed a Software Selection Portal from Technology Evaluation Centers to h...

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TEC Certified: 2009 Vendor Wrap-up
With 2009 behind us, Technology Evaluation Center’s (TEC’s) research analyst team takes a brief look at some of the newest vendors to join its research roster.

mes vendor selection  Certified: 2009 Vendor Wrap-up With 2009 behind us, Technology Evaluation Center’s (TEC’s) research analyst team takes a brief look at some of the newest vendors to join its research roster. Pronto Navigator SAP Lombardi Spectrum HR Demand Solutions Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solutions – Aleksey Osintsev Pronto Pronto Software Pty. Ltd . is mostly recognized in Australia (the country where it is headquartered) and in South Asia. It is currently putting a significant effort into gaining Read More...
Do Chinese Enterprises Really Need MES and WMS?
Despite rapid industrialization in China and other developing countries, most manufacturing execution systems (MES) and warehouse management systems (WMS) are

mes vendor selection  Chinese Enterprises Really Need MES and WMS? Introduction Manufacturing execution systems (MES) and warehouse management systems (WMS) have been around since the 1980s. Today, despite rapid growth of the industrial sector in China as well as other Asian, Latin American, and Eastern European countries in recent years, the vast majority of MES and WMS installations are found in North America, Western Europe, and Japan. Is this because enterprises in China and other developing countries don''t really need Read More...
Behind the Scenes of TEC’s Vendor Showdowns
TEC’s Vendor Showdown series is the most popular regular feature that we run here at TEC. So far, we’ve run quite a few Showdowns, and usually things go

mes vendor selection  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) on the basis of pure functionality. We publish a series of charts based on the latest RFI data we collect from Read More...
Vendor Spotlight: KANA Software
Welcome to TEC''s Vendor Spotlight series. This installment focuses on KANA Software, a company founded in 1996 that has evolved from e-mail management into

mes vendor selection  Spotlight: KANA Software Welcome to TEC''s Vendor Spotlight series. This installment focuses on KANA Software, a company founded in 1996 that has evolved from e-mail management into service experience management. See how KANA''s software and service offerings help more than 600 customers manage the entire customer service lifecycle, from initial customer contact through to satisfaction survey responses or peer-to-peer sharing of the customer experience. Read More...

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