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Partnerships with Vendors and Independent Software Vendors: Rejuvenating Legacy Systems
The rapid pace of global business places a unique set of challenges on all enterprises looking to improve and automate their operations, and at the same time

vendors  with Vendors and Independent Software Vendors: Rejuvenating Legacy Systems Some Notable Attempts Renewing existing software so it uses the latest technology without causing functional disruptions is one of the key challenges of software vendors trying to maintain a loyal client base. IBM has been looking to independent software vendors (ISV) to cater to the needs of both existing and new customers. (For more details, see the Situational Analysis in Part One of this note.) Initially and for a

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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Datawarehouse Vendors Moving Towards Application Suites


During September, two more data warehousing vendors announced product suites that they claim offer broader integration between different data warehousing technologies. BI vendor Cognos announced "Cognos platform", a tool to build complete "BI-ready data infrastructures". Data Movement vendor Ardent Software announced "DataStage XE", which is designed to "simplify integration of multiple data sources and business intelligence tools".

vendors  Vendors Moving Towards Application Suites Event Summary During September, two more data warehousing vendors announced product suites that they claim offer broader integration between business intelligence, data movement, data cleansing and metadata management. BI vendor Cognos (NASDAQ: COGN) announced Cognos platform , a tool to build complete BI-ready data infrastructures . Data Movement vendor Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) announced DataStage XE , which is designed to simplify Read More

5 Steps for Switching ERP Vendors


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vendors  Steps for Switching ERP Vendors With all the new ERP offerings and attractive delivery models like SaaS now available, you may be thinking of switching ERP vendors. But changing ERP vendors is notoriously tricky, and there's a right way to approach it. Learn how in 5 Steps for Switching ERP Vendors . You'll discover what to do—and what to avoid—when it comes time to overhaul your ERP setup. Get the facts—before you act. Download your free PDF copy of 5 Steps for Switching ERP Vendors today .   For Read More

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.

vendors  Questions to Ask 360-system Vendors Nine Questions to Ask 360-system Vendors If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. eXplorance provides companies, educators, government, and non-profit organizations with 100% Web-based software for intelligence gathering and analysis online surveys, 360 degree feedback reviews, performance appraisals, and other feedback management processes. Source : eXplorance Resources Related to Performance Read More

11th Vendor Shootout for ERP: Aug, 2011, Boston MA, USA - Vendors Lining Up


Vendors Lining Up:The 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. August 11-12, 2011.

vendors  Boston MA, USA - Vendors Lining Up 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP: Aug, 2011, Boston MA, USA - Vendors Lining Up Vendors Lining Up: The 11th Vendor Shootout ™ for ERP Boston, Massachusetts, USA August 11-12, 2011 Park Plaza Hotel and Towers Manufacturers and distributors: Hosted by the VAR Community and moderated by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) , and sponsored by IBM , the Vendor Shootout for ERP is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you and your team to see leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) Read More

For HR Software Vendors: New TEC HCM Evaluation Center


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vendors  included With 75 HR vendors participating, the new HCM Evaluation Center already has hundreds of evaluation projects per week. Make sure your solutions are there to be compared and evaluated by these purchasing organizations. ( Apply for listing here ). The HCM Evaluation Center includes these main functional areas (including all point solutions): human resource management (HRM) talent management (TM) learning management (LMS) incentive and compensation management (I&CM) Take the first step toward Read More

CIO Horror Stories and What They Mean For Vendors


Customers and vendors do not always see eye to eye as illustrated in the following horror stories about how customers have been treated by vendors. The vendors did the opposite of selling; they pushed these companies away.

vendors  What They Mean For Vendors Introduction Customers and vendors do not always see eye to eye. This article illustrates three cases where vendors did the opposite of selling; they pushed the companies away. With each horror story, we are certain that the vendors in question have a very different story; however, it would be wise of vendors to examine the practices that drove the business away. The role of management is to see that rules are followed, but also to understand the need for exceptions. One chief i Read More

Seeking Vendors, the Early Part of Selection


How do you figure out, from within a large range of software vendors, which vendors to start evaluating? I'm curious to see some feedback on what most people use to start researching and narrowing down their list of software vendors before going into an RFI process. A few years ago we were thinking about this issue and came up with the idea of a preselection questionnaire that could narrow down

vendors  of software vendors, which vendors to start evaluating? I'm curious to see some feedback on what most people use to start researching and narrowing down their list of software vendors before going into an RFI process. A few years ago we were thinking about this issue and came up with the idea of a preselection questionnaire that could narrow down the list of vendors you'd want to look at. It has evolved and works relatively well, but after a few years it's good to reconsider how it works and see if we can Read More

PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview


“Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean Manufacturing No matter who can be credited with making this statement, I have to thank him or her. This statement allows people to apply lean principles in broader circumstances than manufacturing. Following this idea, I’d like to define lean product development (LPD) as this: LPD is focused on developing

vendors  be somewhat different. Different vendors may incorporate different foci in developing their PLM solutions; software functionality may vary from solution to solution; or seemingly the same functionality may have different depths and be implemented differently. All these imply that if your goal is to achieve LPD through PLM adoption, the PLM solution you select should be able to support your LPD initiatives; different lean approaches and priorities may result in different selections of PLM solutions. In Read More

Choosing a Search Partner: Five Questions Vendors Don’t Want to Answer


Identifying, evaluating, and outlining your information management needs is already a tough task—but conducting a complete vendor review can stretch the project further. To reduce the time spent learning about the information management solution landscape—and vendor tendencies—arm yourself with the questions that your search vendors don’t want to answer. The first question: Can I request a proof of concept? Learn more.

vendors  Search Partner: Five Questions Vendors Don’t Want to Answer Identifying, evaluating, and outlining your information management needs is already a tough task—but conducting a complete vendor review can stretch the project further. To reduce the time spent learning about the information management solution landscape—and vendor tendencies—arm yourself with the questions that your search vendors don’t want to answer. The first question: Can I request a proof of concept? Learn more. Read More

The Reinvention of Software Vendors and End-User Value


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Five Steps for Switching ERP Vendors


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vendors  Steps for Switching ERP Vendors The enterprise resource planning (ERP) market has grown to include new solutions and delivery models, adding software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to on-premise ERP solutions. This has prompted some companies to switch to more suitable solutions. But jumping into a “rip and replace” scenario can be trickier than installing ERP for the first time. These five steps for switching ERP vendors help ease the transition. Read More

ERP Vendors Intrude on SCE/WMS Safe Haven


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vendors  Vendors Intrude on SCE/WMS Safe Haven Premise It might be interesting to dissect the differences between the merger and acquisitions phenomena within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain execution (SCE) markets. One possible similarity might be in the economic environment, though. Namely, even if the global economy bounces back with a vengeance, there will still likely be more solution providers than a real abundance of sales opportunities. Consequently, larger predators are going to Read More

PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 4: PTC


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vendors  I categorized major PLM vendors into two categories) that provides both PLM tools and PLM as the management platform. Recently, I had a close look at PTC’s PLM solutions during the certification process for PTC Windchill . My overall impression is that Windchill is a well-built PLM solution for discrete manufacturing industries. It is one of the most comprehensive PLM solutions that I have ever seen. Besides its longevity within the core PLM area (i.e., the base foundation of PLM covering design and Read More

6 Ways Vendors Are Talking At You Instead of To You




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