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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
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
A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 1: Decision Support Discussion
In going through a business decision process for complex technology selections, more and more use is being made of technologically driven processes using

mes vendor selection  Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 1: Decision Support Discussion A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 1: Decision Support Discussion E. Robins - May 30, 2001 Executive Summary    Most business managers, whether vendors, vendor clients or implementers, are unaware of the fundamental capabilities that knowledge based decision support can provide to minimize project risk for all sides of technology utilization. Given that over 90% of IT projects 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
Thermoforming Company Starts ERP/MES Project with IQMS
C.W. Thomas, Philadelphia-based manufacturer of vacuum/pressure formed products, and IQMS, vendor of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing

mes vendor selection  ERP software EnterpriseIQ and MES offerings that include, among other things, the shop floor control solution ShopData and production monitoring module RealTime. This packaged solution from a recognized manufacturing software vendor is supposed to replace an archaic DOS-based homegrown system combined with Excel spreadsheets. The existing tool requires many duplicate manual efforts to sustain production and is obviously not fully capable of supporting the business. As a company that is highly focused on Read More
Vendor Spotlight: Agresso
Welcome to TEC''s Vendor Spotlight series. This installment focuses on Agresso, a Netherlands-based ERP vendor now enjoying its fair share of success in North

mes vendor selection  (5 percent of revenues comes from North America, versus a total of 91 percent divided amongst Benelux, the UK, Sweden, Spain, Norway, and Germany), Agresso had 78 percent growth in North America in 2008. This is due in large part to the aggressive BLINC marketing campaign that has focused on the capabilities of Agresso''s VITA™ architecture. VITA, the company claims, enables dynamic organizations to respond to business change after implementation. In other words, it can help ensure post-implementation Read More
The Subjective Criteria of ERP Selection
I hope our readers, to greater or lesser degrees, are familiar with our business software selection methodology—as we have been writing a lot on this matter

mes vendor selection  the other considerations—and can (sometimes surprisingly) tip the scales in favor of another software solution. I am talking about the subjective criteria involved in selecting a software product and vendor that are strong enough to have a substantial effect on the entire result of the process—and that could turn your decision around at the last minute. In terms of software evaluation, the major difference between subjective (or qualitative) criteria and those that are judgmental (or objective) is Read More
MODX Web Content Management: Vendor Profile
Open source vendor MODX provides a modern, highly flexible, Web standards–compliant Web content management (WCM) framework. TEC’s Director of Knowledge Services

mes vendor selection  Web Content Management: Vendor Profile Open source vendor MODX provides a modern, highly flexible, Web standards–compliant Web content management (WCM) framework. TEC’s Director of Knowledge Services Josh Chalifour profiles MODX—its background, business practices, revenue streams, and community. MODX’s WCM systems, Evolution and Revolution, are being used for a significant quantity of sites around the world. Find out more in this report. Read More
Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor
Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the

mes vendor selection  were being moved from mainframes to the then-new client/server technologies. Many companies were struggling to move the required data between the two environments. Informatica was formed to solve this problem. The first product to be introduced to market was Open Bridge in early 1994. Open Bridge was a set of tools that allowed the movement of data from mainframes into the client/server environment using a graphical front-end. After receiving $2.5 million in venture funding, PowerMart was released in May Read More
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Six: Custom Development and Single-Vendor versus Multi-Vendor
As componentization and Web services mature, packaged software will be less rigid and easier to adjust to unique practices-- thereby gaining some of the benefit

mes vendor selection  integration (e.g., EDI, a message broker, a portal, BPM tools) between disparate ERP systems. The same approaches that work for collaboration between two different companies can be applied to internal collaboration between operating units. Moreover, how the relationship is structured between units is also an issue. Namely, if the current interaction is between a customer and supplier, then that connection can be handled by the same methods with their other customers and suppliers. This again obviates the Read More
Your CRM Selection Challenge: CDC Pivotal CRM vs. NetSuite CRM+
Every now and then, I’ll examine the data from TEC’s past software selection projects, and explore the choices users have made. The information below is based

mes vendor selection  CRM Selection Challenge: CDC Pivotal CRM vs. NetSuite CRM+ Every now and then, I’ll examine the data from TEC’s past software selection projects, and explore the choices users have made. The information below is based on a real-life CRM selection project, but I have modified some of the data in order to respect confidentiality agreements still in place. To put myself in the user’s shoes, here’s how I answered the CRM Evaluation Center questionnaire : Industry : Manufacturing Structure : Read More
How to Kill Your Software Selection Project in 10 Very Easy Steps
Want to join the ranks of the hapless and the crushed?Want to become an oft-cited statistic in software selection horror stories?Here’s how, in 10 easy

mes vendor selection  only makes sense. But sometimes you can get bogged down in the way you do things (see the point above). You can also get bogged down in costly (and often unnecessary) customization. Don’t forget, many software vendors spend years—and tens of thousands of labor-hours—in determining best-practice processes for your industry. Take advantage of that. 5. Succumb to undue influence Is a certain someone on the board whispering in the ear of your CEO? Is that someone whispering something about, oh, I 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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