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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 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

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

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

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

Oracle Introduces New HCM and Talent Management Features


Oracle has announced new features and functionality for Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) and Oracle Talent Management Cloud, intending to support stronger performance, recruiting, and learning. The release is expected to drive user productivity, support global adoption, and deliver advanced big data insights. New enhancements to Oracle HCM and Oracle Talent Management Cloud

tap  as part of Oracle Tap for Oracle HCM Cloud: New iPhone App Option to manage approvals from iPhone1 or iPad 3 New configurable dashboard Oracle''s new HCM offering provides enhanced support for most areas of people management—including talent acquisition, onboarding, learning, and performance. In addition, the release enables flexible work environments with new mobile and global features. 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

Machine Telematics: Leveraging Machine-to-Machine Technology to Improve Customer Relationships and Product Reliability


Information technology provides the foundation to store, process, and manage today’s huge volumes of telematics data, which will only continue to grow. In addition, analytical tools are available to tap the intelligence hidden in this data and deliver valuable insights. By capitalizing on the synergy between machine telematics and new innovations such as in-memory computing, mobile, and analytics solutions, manufacturers can gain the timely, accurate insights needed to drive product design improvements, manufacturing process improvements, overall quality improvements, and improved service parts management.

tap  tools are available to tap the intelligence hidden in this data and deliver valuable insights. By capitalizing on the synergy between machine telematics and new innovations such as in-memory computing, mobile, and analytics solutions, manufacturers can gain the timely, accurate insights needed to drive product design improvements, manufacturing process improvements, overall quality improvements, and improved service parts management. 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

RTI's CRM Applications Rivals The Major League Providers


Founded in 1990, RTI Software is an Illinois CRM application provider with a feature- rich Enterprise solution targeting the software and hardware industry and expanding to other industries with similar requirements in service, helpdesk, sales and marketing. Recently TEC interviewed Michel P.Mallen, RTI’s Executive Vice President to discuss RTI’s flagship products CustomerFirst and SalesFirst.

tap  vertical expansion. RTI could tap on existing functionality such as Shipped Products , Equipments , Inventory Management , and Customer Program to develop appropriate data model and processes for other related manufacturing businesses. 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

CIWare


CIWare is the one-of-a-kind business intelligence platform that automatically brings the right data to the right people, when it matters most. Beat your competition and tap into market opportunities first with the fastest and most accurate business decisions and actions fueled by CIWare, the business analyst that never sleeps.

tap  Beat your competition and tap into market opportunities first with the fastest and most accurate business decisions and actions fueled by CIWare, the business analyst that never sleeps. Read More

Taking Stock of Infor’s HCM “Inventory Items” - Part 1


What TEC’s recent in-depth article Waking Up to a “New Day” at Infor hinted, my attendance of Inforum 2012 in late April confirmed. Namely, Infor started out as a traditional acquirer and market consolidator, but that is old news now. The re-energized vendor has recently moved on to a new chapter of innovation and industry

tap  the position’s success profile Tap into job-candidate sources with views into user-configured talent pools Enable recruiting professionals to play a key role in mobilizing talent within the organization Monitor delivered recruiting metrics Performance management (PM) , with the following high-level capabilities: Identify top performers Recognize, retain and recruit the right people Measure the “how” and the “what” of employee performance Define expectations for future performance Benefit from Read More

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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

The Technology Choices


In the battle between Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and the UK-based the Sage Group for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment, technology choices will be a major factor.

tap  familiar desktop application to tap into ERP data/sessions or if they can e-mail from Outlook without exiting an ERP package, they can be more productive. The faster users get up to speed on software, the more time they can spend doing the business of business, not just trying to master technology. To that end, MBS has so far given two of its accounting ERP product lines, Great Plains and Navision , along with Microsoft CRM , the Outlook interface, while Solomon and Axapta are on their way. The vendor is Read More