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Concur Aims To Be Single Point Of (Purchasing) Access
Concur began as a vendor of shrink-wrapped travel and expense tracking software, but is now making a play to be a major provider of self-service Internet

purchasing software  portal, has also added purchasing recently. The Walker case is interesting because their customers can choose Ariba or Commerce One software. This is hardly the same as the kind of integration that Concur offers - yet. But it is only technological, and whether the bigger fish partner with companies like Walker or build up their own portals (as Ariba's recent partnership with Siebel suggests might be in the works) Concur's advantage will not last forever. Another concern that Concur should have with

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ERP for School Districts

The ERP knowledge base for K-12 school districts and municipalities focuses on back-office functionality, including financials, human resources (HR), and payroll. It covers important functionality for employee self-service activities, purchasing management, and inventory management. 

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CMMS Software for Hire


Application Service Provision (ASP).There has been a trend in recent years towards the use of remote software services through application service providers. These are companies who make software applications available via the Internet to users who, rather than buying software, pay rental fees for it. The software does not have to be installed locally, the application being available through any web browser, and all support and maintenance is handled by the service provider. CMMS vendors are not the only ones offering these solutions. CAD modelling, engineering design, finance packages, purchasing, ERP and even your company Intranet can now be rented. This is an expanding sector and the signs are that major growth is about to take place. Earlier problems with slow data transfer speeds, communication costs and data security have largely been eliminated and this has made ASP a very attractive proposition. This is clearly illustrated by the proliferation of systems that have become available over the last three or four years with most of the major CMMS vendors now offering an ASP option.

purchasing software  engineering design, finance packages, purchasing, ERP and even your company Intranet can now be rented. This is an expanding sector and the signs are that major growth is about to take place. Earlier problems with slow data transfer speeds, communication costs and data security have largely been eliminated and this has made ASP a very attractive proposition. This is clearly illustrated by the proliferation of systems that have become available over the last three or four years with most of the major CMMS Read More

SCM Software for Mills


Demand for mill products especially in the metals and packaging industry is growing fast. This presents a good opportunity for the software vendors who cater to the needs of customers in these industries. But these industries have some unique requirements which are discussed throughout this article. Supply chain management software which does planning and execution for manufacturing, transportation, distribution etc. for mills industry, needs to address these unique requirements.

purchasing software  Software for Mills Introduction Mills produce very different products than products which are made in a typical process or discrete manufacturing. Mill products contain order specific attributes like width, surface finish, length, chemical composition, physical and chemical tolerance limits, and standard product specification (either company specific or more common industry specific). Mill products can be in the form of coils, rolls, bundles etc., and finished mill products are made by operations Read More

Purchasing CRM for Contact Centers


Every business is in business to generate revenue. The more revenue generated, the happier everyone is. A company’s call center is no different. But how do you manage your call center to run as efficiently and productively as possible? While CRM software will represent an investment when initially implemented, it offers the possibility for a favorable return on investment. See how a CRM solution can benefit your call center.

purchasing software  CRM for Contact Centers Every business is in business to generate revenue. The more revenue generated, the happier everyone is. A company’s call center is no different. But how do you manage your call center to run as efficiently and productively as possible? While CRM software will represent an investment when initially implemented, it offers the possibility for a favorable return on investment. See how a CRM solution can benefit your call center. Read More

Top Five Mistakes When Purchasing CMMS


CMMS (computerized maintenance management software) is used by businesses to schedule work orders and manage inventory, assign tasks to appropriate personnel, and create detailed reports that highlight areas that need improvement. The process of choosing a CMMS solution can be fairly overwhelming, as there are dozens of vendors available and each system has its own advantages and disadvantages. This white paper looks at the top five mistakes when purchasing a CMMS solution.

purchasing software  Five Mistakes When Purchasing CMMS CMMS (computerized maintenance management software) is used by businesses to schedule work orders and manage inventory, assign tasks to appropriate personnel, and create detailed reports that highlight areas that need improvement. The process of choosing a CMMS solution can be fairly overwhelming, as there are dozens of vendors available and each system has its own advantages and disadvantages. This white paper looks at the top five mistakes when purchasing a CMMS Read More

TOWER Software


TOWER Software provides enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to government and regulated industries, as well as electronic document and records management (EDRM) solutions. TOWER Software is a privately held company with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, and maintains strategic partnerships with technology and information management companies including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Adobe Systems, and Kofax. The vendor is headquartered in Canberra (Australia).

purchasing software  Software TOWER Software provides enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to government and regulated industries, as well as electronic document and records management (EDRM) solutions. TOWER Software is a privately held company with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, and maintains strategic partnerships with technology and information management companies including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Adobe Systems, and Kofax. The vendor is headquartered in Canberra (Australia). Read More

BatchMaster Software Inc


BatchMaster Software, Inc. has provided manufacturing software designed for process-batch manufacturers for over two decades, with more than one thousand installations worldwide. The BatchMaster team consists of over 160 professionals, serving and advising customers for all process-batch manufacturing and supply-chain challenges. The experience of the BatchMaster consulting team in problem-solving across the full range of process industries has enabled them to build the "Conformance for Performance" concept of leveraging regulatory compliance as the catalyst to realizing manufacturing cost reductions and efficiencies, and increased sales. BatchMaster provides all services to implement and support its solution. BatchMaster is headquartered in California (US).

purchasing software  Software Inc BatchMaster Software, Inc. has provided manufacturing software designed for process-batch manufacturers for over two decades, with more than one thousand installations worldwide. The BatchMaster team consists of over 160 professionals, serving and advising customers for all process-batch manufacturing and supply-chain challenges. The experience of the BatchMaster consulting team in problem-solving across the full range of process industries has enabled them to build the Read More

On-premise to On-demand: The Software as a Service Opportunity for Independent Software Vendors


Predictions of the death of software are overstated. In reality, businesses are becoming more reliant on technology, not less. What’s changing, however, is the number of options available for managing, delivering, and paying for software applications. Many independent software vendors recognize the benefits of offering software as a service--a delivery alternative that can present long-term benefits for all parties.

purchasing software  premise to On-demand: The Software as a Service Opportunity for Independent Software Vendors Predictions of the death of software are overstated. In reality, businesses are becoming more reliant on technology, not less. What’s changing, however, is the number of options available for managing, delivering, and paying for software applications. Many independent software vendors recognize the benefits of offering software as a service--a delivery alternative that can present long-term benefits for all Read More

Ultimate Software: Delivering Breakthrough Products


Ultimate Software is in a very competitive market. Its continued success is fueled by relentlessly delivering new products and incremental innovation. A few years ago, the company’s strategic initiatives were to evolve of their software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model and launch new features targeted to medium sized enterprises. Learn how a new product portfolio management (PPM) solution helped Ultimate Software reach its goals.

purchasing software  Software: Delivering Breakthrough Products Ultimate Software is in a very competitive market. Its continued success is fueled by relentlessly delivering new products and incremental innovation. A few years ago, the company’s strategic initiatives were to evolve of their software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model and launch new features targeted to medium sized enterprises. Learn how a new product portfolio management (PPM) solution helped Ultimate Software reach its goals. Read More

GFI Software


GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy and a strong focus on small-to-medium sized businesses

purchasing software  Software GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy and a strong focus on small-to-medium sized businesses Read More

Software Solutions


Trigent helps clients in industries such as commercial software, manufacturing, marketing and media. Its solution frameworks and development automation tools aid rapid time-to-deployment for software systems. The company's CMM-certified global development centers offer flexibility clients to address clients' varying requirements for software development, maintenance, and support services. Its software support includes knowledge support systems, parts management systems, and product configuration. Trigent has created and maintained applications for clients such as International Truck and Engine Corp. (Navistar), Classified Ventures, Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and McCabe and Associates.  

purchasing software  Solutions Trigent helps clients in industries such as commercial software, manufacturing, marketing and media. Its solution frameworks and development automation tools aid rapid time-to-deployment for software systems. The company's CMM-certified global development centers offer flexibility clients to address clients' varying requirements for software development, maintenance, and support services. Its software support includes knowledge support systems, parts management systems, and product Read More

Software AG


Software AG helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company’s big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service.

purchasing software  AG Software AG helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company’s big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service. Read More

Quadrant


Quadrant, a division of Logibec, develops, implements and supports Quadrant HR™. Quadrant HR™ is a user-defined, configurable software and services solution integrating best practices for Human Resources, Staff Scheduling and Payroll into a single system. Fully configurable, Quadrant HR™ conforms to the way you work without costly programming customizations. You can create and automate workflows across the organization. Quadrant HR™ is designed to improve employee processes from ‘hire to retire’ for simple to complex multi-site, multi-position, multi-contract workplaces. Experience the power of effective, automated business processes that save you time and money. Quadrant HR - Smart. Simple. Seamless.

purchasing software  Software Quadrant Software  develops, implements and supports Quadrant HR™. Quadrant HR™ is a user-defined, configurable software and services solution integrating best practices for Human Resources, Staff Scheduling and Payroll into a single system. Fully configurable, Quadrant HR™ conforms to the way you work without costly programming customizations. You can create and automate workflows across the organization. Quadrant HR™ is designed to improve employee processes from ‘hire to Read More

Busting the Myth of Commoditized Software Markets with the New TEC Focus Indicator


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purchasing software  not necessarily thinking of purchasing new software, companies often keep abreast of the software market in order to consider what their software currently provides in relation to new innovations and evolving technologies. Although the TEC FI is not designed as an in-depth evaluation tool, it will help you down that path because it directly corresponds to all the deep functional criteria TEC provides for evaluating software.   Reading the TEC FI: Some Examples We create a TEC FI for each product that we Read More

Can Lilly Software Get More VISUAL?


Lilly Software’s financial success and double-digit revenue growth during the recent years have been attributable to its strong offerings and efficient distribution model for its target niche. However, the future is not going to be quite so bright unless the company overcomes serious challenges.

purchasing software  Lilly Software Get More VISUAL? Event Summary On January 16, Cerqa Copyright announced it has purchased VISUAL Supply Chain , Lilly Software 's comprehensive supply chain management software solution. Cerqa Copyright, located in Austin, Texas, provides supply chain management solutions for domestic and international manufacturing facilities, distributors, retail outlets, and other customers that have specific procurement and distribution channel requirements. Offering expertise in inventory Read More