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QAD Explore 2013: Veteran Vendor Ready to Tackle the Future
QAD is a candid ERP vendor catering to the complex needs of global manufacturing companies. Over the years, the vendor has delivered incremental enhancements as

wad explore 2013  Explore 2013: Veteran Vendor Ready to Tackle the Future QAD is a candid ERP vendor catering to the complex needs of global manufacturing companies. Over the years, the vendor has delivered incremental enhancements as well as new capabilities to enhance its customers’ business. TEC’s P.J. Jakovljevic brings you QAD’s latest developments, and shows you how QAD’s products may also be useful for smaller start-ups in fields with many industry regulations, such as life sciences. Read the report.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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2013 TEC ERP Buyer’s Guide for Process Manufacturing Now Available


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SuccessFactors November 2013 Release


Whenever I see a new release from vendors such as SAP SuccessFactors I think of current and future SuccessFactors customers and how they can best benefit from the new functionality. I try to put myself in their shoes to understand how the November '13 added features can help both employees and human resources (HR) professionals. Also, there are a few questions that ensue when taking a look at the

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Sage Millennium 2013 Introduces New Features For Mobile Access


Sage North America announced the 2013 version of Sage Millennium, its solution for nonprofit organizations. The release introduces mobile access for all users, on-demand reports for prospect managers and directors, workflow for prospect data entry, photographs for display and reporting, and new display customization features including paging of data. According to the press release, the new

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Microsoft TECHED 2013: Microsoft Expands Services for Enterprise IT


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Looking Ahead to 2013


TEC analysts speculate about developments to come in a variety of enterprise software spaces in the year ahead. (See also P.J. Jakovljevic's sneak peek at 2013 and Bob Eastman's look at what's in store for supply chain.) Josh Chalifour, Director of Knowledge Services, on enterprise information management: Across the enterprise software market, cloud-based delivery models are a vector of

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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of October 14, 2013


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Why Network Administrators Should Explore the “V” in KVM Switches


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Oracle OpenWorld 2013-60,000 Attendees Minus 1


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Grape Escape 2013: Customer Value a Priority for Both SYSPRO and UNIT4-Part 1


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Event: TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic at SuiteWorld 2013


TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic will be talking about key trends that are driving cloud ERP in a panel discussion on May 14 (3 pm), as part of SuiteWorld 2013. The event will be moderated by blogger and influencer Vinnie Mirchandani. P.J. will be joined by fellow experts Phil Wainewright, Dennis Howlett, and Brad Kugler in discussing how technologies such as social networks, mobile

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