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How SMEs Can Tap Into Real-Time Business Intelligence


InHow SMEs Can Tap Into Real-time Business Intelligence you'll learn why manual data analysis isn't enough...

tap  SMEs Can Tap Into Real-Time Business Intelligence How SMEs Can Tap Into Real-Time Business Intelligence Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to be nimble-seizing opportunities as they arise and fixing problems almost before they happen. But if your company still runs on spreadsheets, you''re not getting the timely, accurate business intelligence (BI) you need to act quickly. In How SMEs Can Tap Into Real-time Business Intelligence you''ll learn • why manual data analysis isn''t enough • how BI tool Read More

Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part Three: Meeting Federal Requirements


Companies that are not already offering the capabilities of meeting the exacting, stringent requirements of federal agencies will likely not be able to tap the recent surge in the federal and defense markets. Conversely, those vendors and their users--government contractors--who can deliver comprehensive solutions that satisfy the requirements of federal agencies are in the driver's seat to capture that market segment.

tap  not be able to tap the recent surge in the federal and defense markets. Conversely, those vendors and their users—government contractors—who can deliver comprehensive solutions that satisfy the exacting, stringent requirements of federal agencies are in the driver''s seat to capture that market segment. Many customers require weekly progress reports and may be comfortable with the Microsoft Project format, but the product on its own cannot give the visibility and scheduling over a great number of Read More

Rising Elephant Creates Euphoria: India's Growing Markets Are a Boon for SCM Vendors


The nature of the organized retailing market in India may present challenges for software providers, but the opportunity to tap into and benefit from this market's huge (and growing) potential can yield sizable returns for supply chain management software vendors.

tap  reap the benefits of tapping into this new market. These software vendors can also be assured of high returns in the future too, as the Indian organized retailing market will continue to grow at a rapid rate in the foreseeable future. This market growth will ensure software vendors continue to have a consistent string of new clients. Recommendations for Retailers Many software vendors and software service providers may have experience in making and implementing software systems in developed countries Read More

2015 ERP Snapshot: Manufacturers’ Business and Technology Challenges


To tap into the pulse of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) community, TEC ran a survey with our user community in late 2014. The “ERP Survey for Manufacturers” collected a broad range of user input in an effort to understand manufacturers’ business challenges, ERP software issues, and technology initiatives, and to see what is missing from ERP systems in general. The survey captured detailed results from nearly 250 manufacturers of all sizes, operating all across the globe.

The survey sheds light on a number of issues facing ERP users and reveals a few surprises. The results can be useful for manufacturers and other ERP users to use as a benchmark to understand the issues facing their peers, as well as what trends are shaping the industry.

To see what's important to your peer ERP users with regards to top business challenges and ERP and technology investment plans for 2015, and to find out what is most challenging for other businesses in terms of their ERP systems, read this TEC survey report. Also included in the report is TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm's take on the survey results and insight into the ERP market in 2015.

tap  and Technology Challenges To tap into the pulse of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) community, TEC ran a survey with our user community in late 2014. The “ERP Survey for Manufacturers” collected a broad range of user input in an effort to understand manufacturers’ business challenges, ERP software issues, and technology initiatives, and to see what is missing from ERP systems in general. The survey captured detailed results from nearly 250 manufacturers of all sizes, operating all across the Read More

Raising the Bar in HR


Investing in a human resource management system (HRMS) can help you tap into the wide range of business intelligence that already resides within your HR department. Read further to find out implementing an HRMS can help you streamline your administrative activities, become more efficient and productive, and find new ways to move your business forward, giving your company a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.

tap  (HRMS) can help you tap into the wide range of business intelligence that already resides within your HR department. Read further to find out implementing an HRMS can help you streamline your administrative activities, become more efficient and productive, and find new ways to move your business forward, giving your company a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. Read More

Hosting Horrors!


What you should ask before committing to a Web Hosting Company...

tap  about their services on tap. The first thing to keep in mind is that this is marketing material; this information should be used as a starting point not as the final place to make your decision. When you look at the different companies you''ll notice similarities. Everyone has secured facilities; they all have backup power sources, and enough bandwidth to play the ultimate game of Half-life with 10,000 of your closest friends. Not to say these are not important issues, but they are so common they should Read More

Confronting International Regulatory Compliance: Web-based GTM Solution


TradeBeam offers a hosted GTM solution. Its ongoing acquisitions will eventually create an end-to-end solution linking physical and financial supply chains enabling companies to manage and execute global trade activities from a single software platform.

tap  solutions, which companies can tap into outside their firewall to deliver supply-chain visibility and event management, multimode logistics execution, import and export management, and trade security to enterprise shippers. Such a Web-based tool is not just the obvious choice for connecting to far-flung carriers, forwarders, and other service providers, but is often a better approach than ERP-oriented solutions for trade compliance and documentation. Namely, ERP systems usually have only product Read More

Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Provider Keeps Its Word


With its numerous new software license sales, new product deliveries, and its dedication to complicated technological rejuvenation (namely, an ambitious open service-oriented architecture strategy), Infor's position and image in the market these days are at an all-time high.

tap  cherry-picked (selected precisely) to tap business-specific functionality and industry experience from Infor''s global development team, to provide functionality that will work with software from both Infor and third parties. For example, the upcoming multi-books accounting module is an SOA component that should give global companies the ability to conform to multiple, country-specific accounting standards and currencies. The module can either run concurrent with an existing general ledger (G/L) system, Read More

Interelate: More on Tap Than Apps


Interelate, a customer intelligence ASP, recently announced partnerships with infrastructure service provider LoudCloud and CRM analytics vendor E.piphany. These partnerships complement Interelate’s analytics expertise to provide new analytical CRM service offerings that promise to provide more value to organizations than simply hosted applications, or "apps on tap."

tap  More on Tap Than Apps Interelate: More on Tap Than Apps L. Talarico - September 15, 2000 Event Summary Interelate, a customer intelligence ASP, bundles applications and industry expertise in data analysis, database marketing, analytics, and CRM to deliver an analytical CRM service to its customers. Analytical CRM functions include data mining, campaign management, personalization, and click stream analysis. Interelate provides its clients with customer analytics, proprietary and 3rd party data Read More

VAI Recognized with TEC Certification for Its ERP Solution: S2K for Distribution


Ronkonkoma, NY – May 26, 2011 – VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), an award-winning ERP solution provider, announced that it has been certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) for its S2K for Distribution Software Solution. TEC specializes in impartial, quantifiable software selection. The company's analysts objectively review software solutions using an extensive knowledge-base of data on hundreds of vendors and solutions to provide informed counsel and recommendations to better meet their customers’ business needs. VAI S2K Enterprise Software was selected for review and certified based on its advanced functionality and features, reliability and affordability when compared with many other tier-one ERP systems.

tap  medium-sized organizations need to tap into, in order to compete in larger markets.” “Having been a long-time developer and provider of ERP solutions, we recognize the importance and impact of a TEC certification, as well as the reputability of its selections, and are very pleased to be a part of its premier suite of preferred vendor solutions,” said Dan Bivona, sales director at VAI. “We’re also excited to have more of our ERP software offerings in the review process with TEC, and look forward Read More

Gateway Announces Server Appliances


Gateway, Inc. has announced two new Linux-based server appliances, entering a growing market with products aimed at small businesses/offices.

tap  a Linux-based server will tap into that growing market. Gateway''s stated focus is small businesses, with good reason. The Qube series is viewed more as a small-shop product than a building block for a large ISPs/ASPs. In addition, Cobalt''s performance numbers (based on the Web Polygraph testing performed by Data Communications magazine) are at the lower end of the scale - this makes it unlikely that a Gateway-modified system will drastically improve those figures. This also leads to a small-shop focus. Read More

Asset Data for Accurate Lifecycle Management


Among the areas where modern enterprise asset management (EAM) systems provide substantial benefits is the driving out of inefficiencies in business processes. This is why the development of effective maintenance policies is generally the foremost consideration for modern asset managers.

tap  it allows them to tap into the results of mainly leading indicators, thus heading off poor performance before it appears on the management report. Regardless of the actual measures used, the point remains that this is only possible due to the creation, in the first instance, of the effective maintenance program. The Foremost Consideration of Maintenance Managers We began this paper discussing the three key drivers of maintenance that EAM systems often target. Without considering the different operating Read More

SOA as a Foundation for Applications and Infrastructure


SOA promises interoperability in the heterogeneous business world by promoting loosely-coupled architecture, reusing software, and ending vendor-dependency. However, to be viable, dominant vendors must redesign and expose the hundreds of application functions as services. How are they meeting this challenge?

tap  help outside application providers tap into its products. This strategy represents quite a shift for the SAP''s long, drawn-out conventional mindset and culture, which has for over three decades had a not invented here attitude shunning outside influence. It will now provide a development platform and rely on other software vendors and its corporate customers to influence the direction of its products. Paolini will also build on top of two fairly new programs started by SAP: 1) the SAP Developer Network Read More

Manhattan Associates and Kronos Join Forces for Omni-channel Retail Experience


At the NRF BIG Retail Show 2013, a new relationship was announced between Kronos and Manhattan Associates to help retailers profitably integrate their physical stores into their digital selling strategy. The idea is to allow retailers to increase customer satisfaction and drive sales by freeing up trapped inventory in the store and elsewhere in the upstream supply chain, while managing labor costs

tap  from the ability to tap into inventory assets across all stores and distribution centers, which were previously unavailable to online shoppers. Last but not least, labor costs can be better managed via eliminating overstaffing through increased visibility into the labor required to meet omni-channel consumer behavior. Simply said, retailers must better their staffing procedures for in-store employees and better schedule this staff for workloads originating from the distribution centers and external Read More

Conviction is the Intangible in a Successful Positioning Process


You need conviction to skillfully handle the inevitable criticism during the positioning process. Otherwise, you're likely to try something different every time someone challenges you. This doesn't need to happen. Adopt a positioning process that includes an evaluation criterion.

tap  had the opportunity to tap into the knowledge and experience of management. The process had also psychologically prepared the product managers. Just as they were never afraid to defend their positions, they were also prepared to discover a better position, if one appeared. Preparation had typically been so thorough, and the product managers so sure of their work—they had conviction—that almost every positioning strategy was approved in a single meeting. Of course, some of these presentations went Read More