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Business Solutions of the Future » The TEC Blog
alternative to the traditional storage of information—instead of storing the data on a server in your company, you can put it on data centers anywhere in the world. Some don’t believe it will work, but it was not so long ago that people used to keep their money under the mattress because they did not trust banks. We don’t trust banks today either, but we do use e-banking and credit cards. The same thing will happen with the clouds: their utility and efficiency will eventually be stronger than the
: business, Cloud, CRM, ERP, future, integration, millennial, opaas, paas, SaaS, Security, solution, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
Best of the Three CRM Solutions
In 2004, Best Software acquired ACCPAC through its parent company The Sage Group plc and has now released a new version of its CRM product: SalesLogix 6.2. Their objective is clearly to gain as much market share as possible in the growing small and medium sized enterprise market (SME). Acquiring additional market share is a clear objective when competing in a target market that houses players such as Microsoft CRM, Salesforce.com and the mid-sized Siebel offering. It will be interesting to watch how Best Software will position its new
: Best of the Three CRM Solutions Best of the Three CRM Solutions Katarina Novatzki and Kevin Ramesan - August 5, 2004 Read Comments Event Summary The recent product innovations offered by SalesLogix v6.2, along with the acquisition of ACCPAC by the UK-based Sage Group, position the vendor in a wide range of buyer profiles. Best Software, Sage s US-based subsidiary, can now offer to its North American partners the opportunity to provide comprehensive customer relationship management (CRM) solutions
What’s New at MCA Solutions?
TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down with MCA Solutions’ CEO Bob Salvucci to discuss MCA’s new offerings in the service parts planning and optimization space. Service supply chains remain complex. MCA Solutions can help service companies of all sizes improve their bottom line. In today’s feature interview, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down with MCA Solutions CEO Bob Salvucci to discuss the current state of the market, MCA’s approach and focus on service parts planning and optimization, and the new offerings behind MCA’s growth that are expanding this software space.
: What’s New at MCA Solutions? What’s New at MCA Solutions? P.J. Jakovljevic - March 30, 2011 Read Comments One of my first blog posts for Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) way back in 2008 ( The TEC Blog started in late 2007) was about the importance and complexity of aftermarket service, and featured MCA Solutions , and to a degree, its fierce competitor Servigistics (see blog posts ). These two companies, both founded in 1999, have diverged in their “pursuit of happiness.” While Servigistics
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Taking a Lesson from Big-box Retailers: The World s Distribution Pros » The TEC Blog
of inventory movement and storage space within the retail location. This results in efficiencies in minimizing order backlogs and developing audit trails in the even of inventory reconciliation to improve loss prevention capabilities. e) Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) PLM is another technology tool which has helped retailers track the entire lifecycle of a product through development and introduction to the market, throughout the sales process, and finally to product maturation where discounts can be
: analytics, big box retail, ERP distribution, plm, pos, retail management, RFID, SCM, TMS, WMS, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
Midmarket ERP Solutions Buyer’s Guide
For all but the smallest organizations, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system promises big gains, helping to grow revenue, increase productivity company-wide, improve efficiency throughout the enterprise, and manage costs. In this guide, you’ll find details on what to look for in a midmarket ERP package, the benefits it should bring to your midsize company, and what you need to know before you commit to a solution.
: Midmarket ERP Solutions Buyer’s Guide Midmarket ERP Solutions Buyer’s Guide Source: Focus Research Document Type: White Paper Description: For all but the smallest organizations, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system promises big gains, helping to grow revenue, increase productivity company-wide, improve efficiency throughout the enterprise, and manage costs. In this guide, you’ll find details on what to look for in a midmarket ERP package, the benefits it should bring to your midsize
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Integrated Solutions: Look Before You Leap
When it comes to integrated enterprise systems, functionality is not exactly unimportant, but it needs to be combined within a fairly simple-to-use application set that actually gets used rather than languishes on the shelf.
: Integrated Solutions: Look Before You Leap Integrated Solutions: Look Before You Leap P.J. Jakovljevic - March 24, 2005 Read Comments Introduction Smaller manufacturers prefer a system that integrates enterprise resource planning (ERP) and parts of a manufacturing execution system (MES), which, according to Manufacturing Enterprise Systems Association ( MESA International ) is any system that uses current and accurate data, triggers, and reports on plant activities as events occur. From electronic
Mid-market ERP Solutions Checklist
Before you commit to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, you should answer several questions about what your company needs and wants to accomplish with its ERP strategy. The answers can help you determine which applications and what kind of functionality you need from your ERP solution—which goes a long way toward easing the implementation process. Discover the key questions now with this convenient checklist.
: Mid-market ERP Solutions Checklist Mid-market ERP Solutions Checklist Source: InsideERP Document Type: Checklist/Guide Description: Before you commit to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, you should answer several questions about what your company needs and wants to accomplish with its ERP strategy. The answers can help you determine which applications and what kind of functionality you need from your ERP solution—which goes a long way toward easing the implementation process. Discover the
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Sitefinity CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions
Choosing between an open-source content management system (CMS) and a commercial product can have a strategic impact on an organization. This white paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of open-source solutions compared to the Telerik Sitefinity solution in terms of installation costs, support, integration, usability, upgrades, standards compliance, user training, and return on investment (ROI).
: Sitefinity CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions Sitefinity CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions Source: Telerik Document Type: White Paper Description: Choosing between an open-source content management system (CMS) and a commercial product can have a strategic impact on an organization. This white paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of open-source solutions compared to the Telerik Sitefinity solution in terms of installation costs, support, integration, usability, upgrades, standards
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The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions
It is becoming necessary to go beyond the direct sales force to sell complex products. With the advent of personal computers and the Internet, new possibilities for reaching manufacturing clients have opened up, and new sales opportunities have become available.
: The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions P.J. Jakovljevic - November 12, 2007 Read Comments Sales channels struggle to understand their products well enough to sell them effectively. Getting sales representatives and channel partners up to speed (informed) on new and existing products is expensive and time-consuming. Furthermore, as product complexity increases, so does demand for customized products and services. For more
Oracle Goes Mobile—with More Collaborative BI Solutions » The TEC Blog
Oracle Goes Mobile—with More Collaborative BI Solutions » The TEC Blog TEC Blog TEC Home About TEC Contact Us About the Bloggers Follow TEC on Twitter RSS Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts here.
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Talarian and NextSet Team for B2B Solutions
NextSet Software has formed an alliance with EAI vendor Talarian Corporation to incorporate Talarian SmartSockets middleware technology into NextSet’s Evolution Business-to-Business platform and Internet exchange applications. This is yet another entry by an EAI vendor into the ever more crowded B2B market space.
: Talarian and NextSet Team for B2B Solutions Talarian and NextSet Team for B2B Solutions M. Reed - December 21, 2000 Read Comments M. Reed - December 21, 2000 Event Summary NextSet , a provider of open, high-performance Internet trading exchange solutions, and Talarian Corporation (NASDAQ: TALR), a vendor of real-time infrastructure software, announced today they have entered into a partnership that will allow the two companies to offer complete Internet exchange solutions. According to a joint press
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