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ERP Vendors, Are You Green Enough? » The TEC Blog
ERP Vendors, Are You Green Enough? » 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. Learn more about TEC s
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Nine Questions to Ask 360-system Vendors
Nine Questions to Ask 360-system Vendors. This white paper presents information about Nine Questions to Ask 360-system Vendors. Many organizations are searching for automated solutions to support their 360 initiatives. Fortunately, selecting vendors is a lot like making a new hire. You start by interviewing the most likely candidates from a pool of prospects. You drop the least promising to create a shortlist. Finally—by asking the right questions—you pick the best choice for your organization.
: Nine Questions to Ask 360-system Vendors Nine Questions to Ask 360-system Vendors Source: eXplorance Inc. Document Type: White Paper Description: Many organizations are searching for automated solutions to support their 360 initiatives. Fortunately, selecting vendors is a lot like making a new hire. You start by interviewing the most likely candidates from a pool of prospects. You drop the least promising to create a shortlist. Finally—by asking the right questions—you pick the best choice for your
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Shortlisting EAM Vendors: A How-to Guide » The TEC Blog
then be able to compare results side-by-side and create various what-if scenarios. You can also generate reports of your findings—either with free standard reports, or with any number of other customized reports. Use this tool to find out which EAM product is best suited to your organization. IFS Applications may meet your needs, or it may not, but at least you’ll know why. Share This Read More --> Trackback Address Tags: eam , enterprise asset management , Software Selection * Name:
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Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions
Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very simple things that you can do to prevent yourself and your company from being tomorrow's lead story in the industry trades.
: Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions Dave Stein - April 30, 2005 Read Comments Introduction Hype. Years ago we called it leaning into the wind. It was a philosophy—maybe even an art—that enabled software companies to be competitive, to build market share, and to sell sufficient product in a timely enough fashion to fund ongoing development. If you leaned too far into the wind, you fell on your face. If you didn t lean far enough, you would watch their backs as your
The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP Software: See How the Vendors Compare » The TEC Blog
although certainly when you compare software you will want to take your business priorities into consideration). Again, only certified vendors are included in the comparisons below, since a formal review of RFI data is an integral part of the certification process. High-level Comparison of Some Core Functionality for Discrete ERP I looked at three sets of functionality within each of the financials, manufacturing management, and inventory management modules. Tier-one vendors score very high, naturally,
: 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP, abas ERP 2008, epicor erp, infor erp syteline, IQMS EntepriseIQ, microsoft dynamics ax, oracle jd edwards enterpriseone, plex online, SAP Business ByDesign, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
Application Vendors - Avoid Sabotaging Sales With Marketing
Have you ever lost deals where you knew you had the better product? Have you ever lost deals where the prospect agreed you had a better product? The two most frequent reasons for losing deals are poor salesmanship and poor marketing.
: Application Vendors - Avoid Sabotaging Sales With Marketing Application Vendors - Avoid Sabotaging Sales With Marketing Jim Brown and Olin Thompson - January 31, 2003 Read Comments Situation Have you ever lost deals where you knew you had the better product? Have you ever lost deals where the prospect agreed you had a better product? Many reasons exist for losing deals. The two most frequent reasons are poor salesmanship and poor marketing. The sad truth is that in most cases: Good marketing beats great
Pure-Play CRM Vendors: Choose an Integrated or Best-of-Breed Solution?
When selecting a CRM vendor should you go with a one-source solution, reducing the need for integration with other corporate data sources, or go with a best-of-breed approach, getting the best in each category but being left with standalone applications that must be integrated? This article compares the two approaches and offers some advice.
: Pure-Play CRM Vendors: Choose an Integrated or Best-of-Breed Solution? Pure-Play CRM Vendors: Choose an Integrated or Best-of-Breed Solution? Randy Garland - September 5, 2001 Read Comments Pure-Play CRM Vendors: Choose an Integrated or Best-of-Breed Solution? R. Garland - September 5, 2001 Introduction There are a LOT of CRM vendors. If you count the pure-play Integrated CRM vendors and niche, or, fill-the-cracks vendors, there at least fifty from which to choose. Should you go with a one-source
ETO Manufacturers Issue a Challenge to ERP Vendors » The TEC Blog
order and are further compared to the original estimate and quotation. In many cases, once the production phase is complete, the product is shipped to and assembled at the client’s site. Also in many cases, aftermarket sales services continue throughout the life of the product. Requirements Differ between ETO Manufacturers and Discrete Manufacturers The ETO manufacturer is faced with maintaining a business model that requires skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable tradespeople who are able to design in
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Ways of Finding Software Vendors: The Pro’s and Con s
So you are looking for software to support the critical functions of your company. Unfortunately, you can't go to your local Software'R'Us. This article discusses several sources and methods for identifying potential software vendors. It also examines the pro's and con's of each method.
: identify potential vendors when compared to more traditional methods. This all sounds good and a selection service can get your company to its objective quicker and safer than other methods. However, there is word of caution. You and your company must perform its due diligence to confirm the vendor data maintained by the service has been independently verified and not a reliance on a vendor s marketing cache. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Summary As you can see from the above discussion and as
Small ERP Vendors Missing The ASP Boat
Our experience from conducting dozens of ERP software selection engagements recently teaches us that some number of smaller enterprises, first-time ERP buyers, opt for an ASP. Surprising, however was that an even more significant number of incumbent mid-market vendors by not addressing this trend have been handing over a big opportunity to their bigger brethren.
: Small ERP Vendors Missing The ASP Boat Small ERP Vendors Missing The ASP Boat B. Spencer and P.J. Jakovljevic - February 22, 2001 Read Comments Event Summary Regardless of whether the future of a hosted/application service provider (ASP) business model is going to be rosy or not, there seems to be an apparent, although not immense, need for it. Based on TEC s experience from conducting dozens of ERP software selection engagements in the US, approximately 25% of smaller enterprises, first-time ERP buyers,
Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Mid-market Issues
In continuing our first-time ever questions-and-answers series for software applications vendors, Infor and IFS, two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, express their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues.
: of services dollars when compared to license fees. This is due to our own internal process improvements rather than a specific initiative Infor : Infor offers these capabilities as part of our worldwide professional services team of over 2,200 people along with solutions with industry experience built in. We are not trying to make one product fit all—we have industry-specific solutions designed for different industries. The bottom line is that customers want predictable, cost-effective solutions with
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