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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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register user  more competitive and profitable. Register today Highlights - pre-scripted demos showcasing each vendor's solution, offering rapid, comparative views of product functionality, user interfaces, and usability - hosted breakout sessions and access to educational workshops led by top industry consultants. - best-practice training with Technology Evaluation Centers' (TEC's) software evaluation and selection methodology - networking opportunities included in cost—join our Keynote Speaker lunch and a VIP

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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Expedia Relaxes Registration Requirement


The Microsoft Network's travel site Expedia has dropped a requirement that surfers register before being allowed to browse the site. Expedia is not ahead of the curve in finding the right point to place registration, but others will follow its lead.

register user  to its site to register and provide personal information before being allowed to access any data. This has been a contrast with other travel sites such as Netscape Travel, which typically allow surfers to access flight information without registering. Expedia has now decided to similarly allow surfers to access information on the site before registration. Expedia started life as a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft but filed for an IPO in November 1999. The new company will be majority-owned by Read More

PeopleSoft Programs Cause Headaches at Number of Universities


For the students at Northwestern University registration was supposed to be as easy as point and click, however, it turned into crash and burn.

register user  of students tried to register simultaneously, the portal just shut down, said Rebecca Dixon, who as associate provost of university enrollment had to set up an emergency registration process at the school's computer labs. With spring registration right around the corner, Northwestern administrators are wary of a repeat performance. Laura King, PeopleSoft's director of marketing for education and government, said it's extremely complicated to transfer old university systems - fragmented from department Read More

TEC Moderates World’s Top Enterprise Software Event, 8th ERP Vendor Shootout


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the leading online resource for enterprise software decision makers, is proud to announce that it will be moderating the 8th ERP Vendor Shootout this coming October 16 and 17, 2010, in Dallas, Texas (US). The event is hosted by the value-added reseller (VAR) community and is geared toward IT decision makers with manufacturing, distribution, or project-oriented requirements looking to upgrade or replace their enterprise software systems.

register user  evaluation and selection. To register for the 8th ERP Vendor Shootout or for additional information, visit http://www.erpshootout.com/ or call 1-877-907-2702. About Technology Evaluation Centers Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is the leading advocate for the enterprise software purchaser. By providing objective technology research, detailed information about vendors and solutions, Web-based software evaluation and selection services, and expert advice, TEC helps private- and public-sector Read More

TEC to Moderate 7th ERP Vendor Shootout


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the leading online resource for enterprise software decision makers, is proud to announce that it will be moderating the 7th ERP Vendor Shootout this coming June 16 and 17 2010, in San Diego, California (US). The event is hosted by the value-added reseller (VAR) community and is geared toward IT decision makers with manufacturing, distribution, or project-oriented requirements.

register user  and selection experience.” To register for the 7th ERP Vendor Shootout or for additional information, visit http://www.erpshootout.com/ or call 1-877-907-2702. About Technology Evaluation Centers Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is the leading advocate for the enterprise software purchaser. By providing objective technology research, detailed information about vendors and solutions, Web-based software evaluation and selection services, and expert advice, TEC helps private- and public-sector Read More

Selecting PLM Software Solutions Part 5 - User Recommendations


This tutorial points out the significance of buyers researching PLM technology vendors before determining the short list and vendors researching the viability of the opportunity before committing time and money to a sales effort. Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided certain set of requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and vendors/VARs is to pinpoint the right opportunity in this ongoing 'dating game'.

register user  PLM Software Solutions Part 5 - User Recommendations Executive Summary Past experience shows us that the vast majority of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and once selected, the majority of the implementations fail to meet functional, return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) expectations. Many companies have consequently been stuck with under-performing software products and dejected users, and are still unable to gauge their system to determine how Read More

Ramco Ships Technology And Products. Part Two: User and Vendor Recommendations


When compared to leading vendors, Ramco suffers from size, funding, and market awareness comparisons. However, it appears to be at least equal in functionality (if not even stronger in certain industries of focus), superior in technology and leading in vision. Of course, more than functional capabilities, technology, and vision are needed to succeed in today’s marketplace.

register user  Ships Technology And Products. Part Two: User and Vendor Recommendations Event Summary At the end of February, during the National Manufacturing Week (NMW) in Chicago, IL, Ramco Systems Limited ( www.ramco.com ), a provider of enterprise business applications and accompanied services, with a global HQ in India, announced the delivery of a series of enterprise application suites that it claims will change the economics of application software . Instead of releasing one application suite that is Read More

Privileged User Management


IT managers feel overwhelmed with the rising tide of security threats they have to deal with in the face of an increasing regulatory burden. But they tend to overlook one particular area of IT security—the privileged access that they grant themselves or their colleagues in order to do their jobs. Learn how to make sure your IT systems are not impacted by the inadvertent or malicious actions of privileged users.

register user  User Management IT managers feel overwhelmed with the rising tide of security threats they have to deal with in the face of an increasing regulatory burden. But they tend to overlook one particular area of IT security—the privileged access that they grant themselves or their colleagues in order to do their jobs. Learn how to make sure your IT systems are not impacted by the inadvertent or malicious actions of privileged users. Read More

Business-class Versus Home-user Backups


A number of bargain-basement data backup services are entering the market with a barrage of advertising. Some people may make business decisions based on price alone, but when it comes to vital needs like secure data, cheaper is not better. Would you buy the cheapest parachute? Then why settle for the cheapest data backup solution? Learn more about data backup technologies and why you should avoid cheap alternatives.

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Aiming for Agility: Challenges and User Recommendations


The preferred agile architecture will rationalize business processes without ripping out current application investments. In such cases, Agresso will have to explain whether its solution can leverage existing applications and fill in the cracks that exist in current business processes.

register user  for Agility: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Agresso, one of the top five providers of people-centric enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, will encounter the challenge of changing deeply-rooted mindsets, especially given its lower brand recognition and market clout. This is all the more true since many competitors have significantly greater financial, technical, and marketing resources—and worldwide presence—than Agresso. Part Four of the series Enterprise Systems and Post Read More

MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically Part 4: Competition and User Recommendations


Production management remains MAPICS’ strongest spot, and, therefore, it has often been implemented only in manufacturing divisions of large global organizations that use a Tier 1 ERP product for corporate financials and/or HR applications. Therefore, executing the ambitious initiatives with its modest albeit solid resources compared to the above competitors will be a notable challenge.

register user  Moving On Pragmatically Part 4: Competition and User Recommendations Competition For the last several months, MAPICS, Inc . (NASDAQ: MAPX), a global provider of extended ERP applications for world-class mid-sized manufacturers, has embarked on a painstaking process of producing a strategy going forward that would pragmatically blend the company's traditional values and success factors with new approaches to stay in tune with market trends. If Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ), with its huge Read More

User Recommendations for Project-oriented Software


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register user  Recommendations for Project-oriented Software Introduction In the first part of this series on project-centric software (see Project-oriented Software: Many Choices, Many Differences ), we examined the particular challenges faced by professional service organizations (PSOs), and some of the elements required for success. We looked at two interesting Deltek offerings in this domain ( Deltek Vision and Deltek FMS ), and we'll turn now to two other significant products: BST Enterprise and Microsoft Read More

A Portrait of the Enterprise Software User in the Pharmaceutical Industry


The pharmaceutical industry faces strict regulatory requirements in the approval of drugs for treatment of diseases. Software can help pharma successfully manage compliance and risk and quickly bring effective and safe drugs to market. Read this article by TEC product manager Rahim Kaba on the types of software and functional priorities that pharma users seek to streamline their operations and manage regulatory compliance.

register user  Portrait of the Enterprise Software User in the Pharmaceutical Industry My article depicting a portrait of the Indian enterprise software user prompted me to develop a new series of articles that describe enterprise software users in other geographies and industries. Having worked previously in the pharmaceutical industry, I decided that my next article would focus on the enterprise software buying intentions and behaviors in that sector. Through an analysis of Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) Read More