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High Failure Rate of Business Software Implementations Drives Vendors to TEC Certification Process
Montreal, Canada – May 10, 2011 – Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) today announced that a record 220-plus enterprise software solutions have earned TEC

rate vendors  Failure Rate of Business Software Implementations Drives Vendors to TEC Certification Process High Failure Rate of Business Software Implementations Drives Vendors to TEC Certification Process TEC Certification assures buyers that software lives up to vendor claims Montreal, Canada – May 10, 2011 – Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) today announced that a record 220-plus enterprise software solutions have earned TEC Certification. Software solutions bearing the TEC Certified seal undergo a

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The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP is a great opportunity for companies looking for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to evaluate some of the important players. Previous editions featured Oracle E-Business Suite, IFS, Sage ERP X3, SYSPRO, and others. The 13th edition features eight vendors specializing in discrete manufacturing, with one exception (SAP Business ByDesign, which

rate vendors  points) and these products rate fairly close to the average. The only obvious exception is IQMS for general ledger, but if you drill down you’ll notice that Plex Online also falls under the average for functionality for, e.g., chart of accounts structure and journal entry and reporting . Fixed assets functionality is also well covered, but the average is lower (77 points). Plex Online is the only solution falling below the average. Plex Online requires customization (changes to the source code) for Read More

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rate vendors  development at an ever-increasing rate, analyst firms have found, based on recent studies, that over 90 percent of manufacturing firms across a diverse array of industries are formally examining global product development opportunities. How quickly manufacturing firms actually outsource to offshore entities will be a calculated business balance between product development risk and the need to remain competitive. PLM vendors are on the cutting edge of the global product development opportunity curve in Read More

Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part I


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rate vendors  Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts and All Part 1 How Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts And All Overview  The subject of this case study is the synopsis of a crucial step within every software selection process - finalist vendors' scripted scenarios software demonstrations; this particular series of events took place in February/March 2001. The importance of this milestone in any software selection undertaking has been widely publicized (for more information, see An Overview of the Knowledge Read More

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