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The New and the Noteworthy: 2008 Vendor Wrap-up
2008 seemed to be the year for mergers and acquisitions (M@As) in the world of enterprise software—with companies like Oracle picking up Primavera Software’s

eto vendor review  in both the engineer-to-order (ETO) and mixed-mode industry versions. I was pleasantly surprised that, given the breadth and scope of both the technical and highly regulated nature of the industries that use this software, the capabilities of the solution were nothing short of remarkable. After asking the vendor to demonstrate nearly 800 individual criteria, I was unable to find one instance where the software did not perform as Visibility indicated it could. The company has a significant client base in

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Engineer-to-Order (ETO ERP) Software Evaluation Report

The engineer-to-order (ETO) enterprise resource planning Software Evaluation Report supports the requirements of companies that manufacture products based their customers' unique engineering designs. Companies building ETO products require special processes for estimates, purchasing materials, engineering changes, cost allocation and tracking, and ongoing work with customers. 

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An ERP Vendor, with its Powerful Parent Backing, Tackles Software as a Service


Glovia hopes to become a manufacturing service platform that will connect and integrate various business systems that user companies currently use. The vendor's software-as-a-service offering is one of the routes it plans to take to get there.

eto vendor review  mode manufacturing (from engineer-to-order [ETO] and complex projects through to high-volume and repetitive), projects and contracts, and service management may want to include Glovia on an initial list of vendors for a particular ERP software selection. The manufacturers that need to respond to quick changes in product mix, product configurations, delivery dates, or order quantity should leverage Glovia to challenge other vendor participants in the selection. However, due to a relatively fledgling Read More

Reconnecting with a Tried-and-True Manufacturing ERP Vendor


What has QAD, a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies, been up to lately? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reconnects with QAD and looks at how the company has leveraged strategic channels, highly scalable solutions, and technology partnerships to address the unique requirements global manufacturers and maintain a competitive position in the global manufacturing ERP market.

eto vendor review  or fixed project engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing. In fact, QAD customers have manufactured most of the parts of the world’s passenger vehicles. The company’s global ecosystem comprises strategic channel, solutions, consulting, and technology partnerships. QAD has approximately 1,000 partners of varying size and complexity, from major territories to remote geographies, across the globe, providing sales, support, solutions, and services. QAD leverages its global, regional, and local partnerships Read More

INFIMACS Becoming Ever More RELEVANT For Project-Based Industries. Part 1: Recent Developments


If Relevant Business Systems has for any reason deliberately maintained its INFIMACS II ERP system as one of the best-kept secrets in the complex manufacturing market, it has certainly succeeded so far. However, given a bevy of viable solutions from more renowned vendors, the company will have to spread the word much more aggressively from now on.

eto vendor review  at build-to-order (BTO), engineer-to-order (ETO), and contract manufacturers. It also offers a growth path for future upgrades and expansion to INFIMACS II, as, according to the company, large manufacturers using INFIMACS II rely on the same, basic functionalities in a core set of 12 modules over 80% of the time. Another initiative aimed especially at smaller contract, ETO, and CTO manufacturers, as well as MRO shops, is Relevant Business Systems' new hosted, on-line iEnterpriseASP ( Application Service Read More

Using ERP to Deliver E-commerce for Engineer-to-order Companies


Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use e-commerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase profits through a lean approach to document management and more efficient project administration. This article outlines the ways that enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can facilitate ETO e-commerce by opening portals to suppliers, project collaborators, and customers.

eto vendor review  of enterprise applications for ETO e-commerce, there are two specific questions to ask potential vendors: Is the UI used by collaborators over the Web a bolt-on, such as Microsoft Sharepoint or Groove, or is it a resident part of the application itself? Make sure that collaboration portals leverage both functionality and data within the underlying ERP system. How do portal users access information? Is it a copy of the information, or is it a window into the same database and document management that Read More

An Insider’s View of Spend Management Software Vendor Coupa


We recently had the opportunity to extend our coverage of spend management software vendor Coupa with insider information from Coupa’s own top brass. Our questions and Coupa executives’ answers are as follows:TEC: We have already heard about your winning value prop, but what is typically the reason that you lose to your competitors? Coupa: Pricing is the typical reason we lose to

eto vendor review  Insider’s View of Spend Management Software Vendor Coupa We recently had the opportunity to extend our coverage of spend management software vendor Coupa with insider information from Coupa’s own top brass. Our questions and Coupa executives’ answers are as follows: TEC: We have already heard about your winning value prop, but what is typically the reason that you lose to your competitors? Coupa: Pricing is the typical reason we lose to competitors. Our pricing might be more than others on the Read More

What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User?


End-user companies should track the financial health of their vendors to see if the vendor will be a collector or one of the collected. If the end-user company has a focused vendor, think of that vendor's health and help them become even better in your type of business. If your vendor is acquired, meet the new owners. The new owners motivation in buying your product and vendor was the install base and that's you. Showing interest is your part in keeping the relationship the way you want it.

eto vendor review  Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User? Observation We continue to see evidence that the business application software space is consolidating, a process which has long started in the mid-market space (see The Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold ). Very recently, Invensys has put Baan up for sale. SSA GT also recently purchased interBiz and Infinium (see CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary and Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions?, and Is SSA GT Betting Read More

Maintenance Software--Plan Ahead to Maximize CMMS Vendor Web Site Visits


For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features one should examine in order to maximize web site visits. Reprinted with permission from Plant Engineering and Maintenance magazine.

eto vendor review  Software--Plan Ahead to Maximize CMMS Vendor Web Site Visits Maintenance Software—Plan Ahead to Maximize CMMS Vendor Web Site Visits Featured Author - David Berger - February 21, 2004 Introduction For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features one should examine in order to maximize web site visits. The more you feel warm and fuzzy about a company through its web site, the more lik Read More

16th Vendor Shootout for ERP in Miami


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is proud to announce the 16th Vendor Shootout for ERP. This year the Shootout will take place in beautiful Miami, Florida. The event will be held from February 20–21, 2013. For more information and to register for the event, visit the Vendor Shootout Web site. TEC once again be moderating the event where top enterprise software vendors will present their

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AuraPortal: A BPM Vendor Worth Checking Out


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eto vendor review  A BPM Vendor Worth Checking Out Despite the ongoing consolidation in the business process management (BPM) space (i.e., the acquisitions of Lombardi Software by IBM , Metastorm by Open Text , Chordiant by Pegasystems , Savvion by Progress Software [see related blog post on the TEC Blog ], BEA Systems by Oracle , IDS Scheer by Software AG , and so on), the BPM arena is still crowded with a number of vibrant vendors (many of which are still startups) with innovative value propositions and Read More

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