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FinancialForce.com Assuring the CFO’s Trust
Last week, FinancialForce.com, the cloud applications company formed as a joint venture between UNIT4 and salesforce.com, announced the availability of trust

soc  FinancialForce.com’s recent completion of SOC 1, an independent third-party audit, to give answers to the toughest “how” questions from businesses about cloud application reliability and control. The resource details FinancialForce.com’s methodical approach to ensuring the highest standards in financial application controls and quality. Useful links are also provided to help customers monitor system statistics and statuses, learn about scheduled maintenance windows, and recognize potential

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Outsourcing Security Part 3: Selecting a Managed Security Services Provider


As the final article in a three-part series on outsourcing security, the following article provides guidelines for selecting a dependable managed security services provider.

soc  any security operations center (SOC) facilities? Are the facilities equipped for redundancy? What other features are in place to ensure robust operations? What are staffing practices? How does the MSSP screen potential employees? How is the staff retained and compensated? Is the MSSP able to hire and retain staff with sufficient skills to support the enterprise? Does the MSSP require and support continued training? How does the MSSP ensure client confidentiality? Is the MSSP business environment Read More

Netvibes MisoData-Curing the Big Data Hangover


At the recently held E2 Conference in Boston, Netvibes launched MisoData as a way to chart, automate, and compare any internal or external data and reports for real-time business insight—by simply dragging and dropping them onto an iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or desktop browser. Netvibes (now part of Dassault Systèmes) is a provider of dashboard intelligence, used by Fortune 500 brands

soc  your Agency offers custom social dashboards to prove social return on investment (ROI) for a campaign, automate reporting, and deliver faster insights to clients. For enterprises, Netvibes for Enterprise connects disparate internal systems with the social web on a secure real-time dashboard intelligence portal that’s accessible anytime, anywhere, and on any device. “Mini” Big Data Most employees report spending too much time gathering manual reports from different systems and departments, without Read More

Mentor Graphics Deepens Its Automotive Embedded Systems Wares


Mentor Graphics Corporation, a provider of electronic hardware and software design solutions, has acquired XS Embedded (XSe), a German developer of design software for automotive hardware and reference platforms, under undisclosed terms. XSe has more than 10 years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across 20 automotive programs that combine hardware and software expertise.

soc  software to lower system-on-chip (SoC) time to market.   XSe’s products complement Mentor's existing automotive design software offerings. The Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division enables embedded development for a variety of applications, including automotive, industrial, medical, consumer electronics, networking, and military and aerospace. Mentor is now much better, if not uniquely, positioned to address the cross-functional collaboration needs required for integration of advanced driver Read More

LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1


TEC’s in-depth 2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated. Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations.

soc  Pricing as a Collaborative (Social) Effort This interactive approach led LeveragePoint to move from pure pricing tools to a larger space where pricing supports internal collaboration between the Product Management, Marketing, Pricing, and Sales departments, with all of these interactions based on conversations with customers. The vendor responded to its customers’ requirements by adding modules for Price Setting, Value Communication for Marketing (Value Propositions), and Value Communications for Sales Read More

ERP Can Be a Barrier to Agility in Electric Power Sector


In this white paper, we’ll examine the different enterprise agility barriers reported by study respondents and discuss how energy industry executives can select software for enhanced enterprise agility and change readiness.

soc  Can Be a Barrier to Agility in Electric Power Sector In this white paper, we’ll examine the different enterprise agility barriers reported by study respondents and discuss how energy industry executives can select software for enhanced enterprise agility and change readiness. Read More

Word Association


I have a danish on my desk that I want to eat. Actually, it's half a danish... almond, homemade with butter. But first, this week's white paper topic: ecommerce. I'm actually going to direct you to a datasheet by AppFinity on e-commerce solutions. This does require registration, but it's worth it. Not necessarily for the datasheet alone, but to access other white papers. I know, white papers

soc  Association I have a danish on my desk that I want to eat. Actually, it's half a danish... almond, homemade with butter. But first, this week's white paper topic: ecommerce. I'm actually going to direct you to a datasheet by AppFinity on e-commerce solutions. This does require registration, but it's worth it. Not necessarily for the datasheet alone, but to access other white papers. I know, white papers sound like they are meant to be dull. You hear white papers, and think white bread , and if Read More

TEC Certifies the LogiXML Logi 9 BI Platform in its Business Intelligence Evaluation Center


LogiXML, Inc., the fast-growing leader in interactive, Web-based Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that the company's Logi BI Platform has been certified by Technology Evaluation Centers.

soc  Certifies the LogiXML Logi 9 BI Platform in its Business Intelligence Evaluation Center TEC Certifies the LogiXML Logi 9 BI Platform in its Business Intelligence Evaluation Center LogiXML has successfully completed the rigorous Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) certification process that provides an in-depth, interactive process for BI product comparison. McLean, VA and Montreal, QC (PRWeb) April 28, 2008 - LogiXML, Inc. ( http://www.logixml.com ), the fast-growing leader in interactive, Web-based Bus Read More

CRM 101


Welcome to another installment in our back-to-basics series. So far, we’ve covered ERP 101 and SCM 101. What Is CRM? CRM is more than a software application. It is a set of strategies, processes, and associated software systems designed to improve the interactions and engagement of customers. CRM involves not only the use of these tools, but also corporate cultural transformation

soc  of strategies, processes, and associated software systems designed to improve the interactions and engagement of customers. CRM involves not only the use of these tools, but also corporate cultural transformation and ongoing programs with the appropriate organizational framework. CRM also includes sales force automation (SFA), customer service and support, and enterprise marketing management. Top Benefits of CRM CRM provides you with customer insight and a real-time information pipeline, which allows for Read More

Overcoming Barriers to Collaboration with Trading Partners


These days, there is increasing pressure on companies to become more efficient and reduce the bottom line. Improving communication with suppliers, partners, and customers can dramatically optimize business processes and increase responsiveness. But how can you easily improve these channels of communication? Web-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that support Web 2.0 collaboration tools can help. Learn more.

soc  They see connectivity ' associated with easy-to-use Web tools ' as a way of addressing time-to-market concerns and the need to access people, information and other resources quickly and easily at any moment in time. Companies know how critical it is to improve collaboration with business partners in order to compete in the global marketplace, but few have successfully streamlined communications with them. Despite the availability of Web- based tools, they suffer through delays and errors caused by Read More

Choosing a Key Management Solution


The modern enterprise deploys a variety of server platforms, operating systems, and programming languages. A major barrier to deploying encryption has been the challenge of accessing encryption keys from these widely divergent environments. This paper helps define the key management needs of your enterprise, while defining the elements necessary to reduce the technical challenges and cost of deployment.

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Supply Chain 201: Editors’ Picks


I’m a bit swamped right now, but I thought I’d address a number of specific requests from your comments in Supply Chain Management 101 by pointing you to a bunch of other free resources on our sites: Change management (and implementation) for ERP Searching for “change management” on our white paper and case study site provides a bunch of results. Try Changing Focus on Change

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ERP Vendor Shootout for Small and Midsize Manufacturing Companies Evaluating Enterprise Software Solutions


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., the leading resource for enterprise software selection announced today that it will be moderating the second annual "ERP Vendor Shootout" on May 1, 2008, at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC (US). Value-added resellers will be available at the event to represent each vendor solution.

soc  Vendor Shootout for Small and Midsize Manufacturing Companies Evaluating Enterprise Software Solutions ERP Vendor Shootout for Small and Midsize Manufacturing Companies Evaluating Enterprise Software Solutions Learn how SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Infor, Epicor, and IFS compare - head to head! Montreal, Quebec, March 19, 2008- Technology Evaluation Centers Inc . ( TEC ), the leading resource for enterprise software selection announced today that it will be moderating the second annual ERP Vendor Shootout Read More

Single Sign-on (SSO): Truths and Myths


Technology products always seem to come out strong, and then wither under intense scrutiny. This was the case with single sign-on (SSO). However, any product driven by strong need will reinvent itself to address the problems it contains. With SSO, a number of myths have now been exploded. Find out why it may be time for you to evaluate SSO for your company. Myth #1: You can’t get true SSO.

soc  describes interviews and research associated with the value of single sign-on. It discusses key myths that were associated with SSO in the past and no longer apply to today’s technology. Introduction Every new product brings with it high hopes and leaves behind bitterness before it evolves into the promising solution it can be. Single Sign-On (SSO) was introduced to security years ago along with distributed applications and infrastructures. It became necessary due to the disparate technologies in use; Read More