X
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.
Get free sample report

Compare Software Solutions
Visit the TEC store to compare leading software solutions by funtionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.
Compare Now
 

 enter contests


Revionics Making Retail Merchandizing Optimization Social
In November 2012, Revionics, Inc., a cloud-based provider of merchandise optimization solutions, acquired SkuLoop, a provider of social commerce-driven

enter contests  the retailer and customer. Enter Revionics Social Commerce This acquisition extends Revionics’ optimization solutions with the addition of Revionics Social Commerce, the first social marketing platform to deliver optimized, one-to-one incentives and rewards to targeted loyal advocates and fans. The Social Commerce tool aims to expand loyalty and drive measurable return on investment (ROI) across multi-channel retail operations. By infusing pre- and post-transactional social demand signals into

Read More


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.

Get free sample report
Compare Software Solutions

Visit the TEC store to compare leading software by functionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.

Compare Now

Point of Sale (POS) Systems

A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC's model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities.  

Evaluate Now

Documents related to » enter contests

Sizing the Enterprise Incentive Management Opportunity-And the Challenges Ahead


Pure-play enterprise incentive management (EIM) vendors who have focused on providing the capability to manage highly complex compensation systems will be well positioned to take advantage of the major growth projected in the EIM market.

enter contests  So Tricky? , and Enter Enterprise Incentive Management and Incentive Compensation Management . Evalueserve has examined EIM market growth rates by geography and industry, as well as industry fit. Highlights from the research of industry-specific projections show impressive growth rates and opportunities for leading industries using EIM solutions, but also show the need for EIM providers to show industry savvy. The industries examined in this note are insurance, retail banking, retail, high tech, Read More

Sales Force Automation Buyer’s Guide


No matter how effective your sales staff is, there’s always room to boost efficiency and increase sales. But how you go about doing so may be a point of contention. Sales force automation (SFA) solutions come in many flavors, but they don’t all offer the comprehensive SFA functionality you need. Find out how to avoid the pitfalls of choosing SFA software, and get help matching your needs with the right solution for you.

enter contests  on sales reps to enter data. All of these factors can threaten adoption and take your SFA project from a revenue booster to an IT bust. Our SFA Buyer's Guide will help you avoid these pitfalls and steer you toward a solution that works well for your company. It will help you match your company's needs with the most appropriate solution and give you insight on what issues you must discuss with vendors before deciding on an SFA product. To reach an informed decision about which SFA solution is right for Read More

Easy ERP: A Challenge to Conventional Thinking


There is a new paradigm when it comes to evaluating ERP systems. With little difference between industry players' solutions, the key is the longevity of the system, its usability, and total cost of ownership.

enter contests  customers, the late majority, enter the market with a radically new set of demands. They want convenience, efficiency, stability and low prices. How will this trend affect your next ERP purchase? It's time to look at software from a completely new perspective and challenge conventional thinking. The Pioneer's Perspective To ground the discussion let's start with a review of conventional thinking, the ERP visionary and early adopter view. A company's first few enterprise software implementations were Read More

XML Hits the Spot for Dell


Dell Computer chooses webMethods to provide the XML link to corporate purchasing systems

enter contests  using Dell's website must re-enter all details of the transaction into the corporate financial systems. With the adoption of webMethods B2B XML-based middleware, it will be possible for Dell to transmit order and tracking information electronically. For Dell this represents a major step in the fulfillment of its B2B Direct strategy. The service will be available to to Dell's largest customers, who will install a version of Dell's own B2B Direct that has been integrated with webMethods B2B. This will Read More

Plymouth Rock Energy Selects Cloud Extend


Cloud Extend is a cloud business process management (BPM) application from Active Endpoints, built on its flagship BPM system, ActiveVOS, and available in salesforce.com’s AppEchange marketplace. Cloud Extend aims to easily automate mundane sales, marketing, and customer service processes, and thus ensure that everyone on the team adheres to best practices. Cloud Extend empowers

enter contests  voice and touch to enter information. The dual input method reflects the advantages that voice brings to free-form text entry, as well as its limitations for data that could be entered more quickly by tapping on-screen options, such as icons, pick lists, and checkboxes. Read More

Accelerating Enterprise Insights: 2013 IOUG In-Memory Strategies Survey


Today’s organizations are becoming increasingly digital, giving rise to trends such as the proliferation of application servers, the rapid expansion in the number of end users, and growth in data volumes and types. Meanwhile, the performance of database systems is struggling to keep pace. Enter in-memory technologies, which offer a cost-effective way to increase the speed of data processing by orders of magnitude. This document presents the results of a new survey about the in-memory technology usage and considerations of 323 data managers and professionals who are part of the Independent Oracle Users Group. To find out who is considering in-memory technology, who has adopted it so far, and how organizations are using in-memory technology, read the survey results.

enter contests  struggling to keep pace. Enter in-memory technologies, which offer a cost-effective way to increase the speed of data processing by orders of magnitude. This document presents the results of a new survey about the in-memory technology usage and considerations of 323 data managers and professionals who are part of the Independent Oracle Users Group. To find out who is considering in-memory technology, who has adopted it so far, and how organizations are using in-memory technology, read the survey results. Read More

Your CRM Selection Challenge: CDC Pivotal CRM vs. NetSuite CRM+


Every now and then, I’ll examine the data from TEC’s past software selection projects, and explore the choices users have made. The information below is based on a real-life CRM selection project, but I have modified some of the data in order to respect confidentiality agreements still in place. To put myself in the user’s shoes, here’s how I answered the CRM Evaluation Center

enter contests  will allow you to enter the data and conduct cross-product comparisons based on cost, cost/weighted average, or cost/BestMatch Factor. • The Ratings section allows you to compare product feature ratings, either side-by-side or individually. Let me know your thoughts by commenting below! Read More

Talent (Human Capital) Management and Sports? Sign Me Up, Please! - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced and analyzed some mixed feelings and doubts that we might still have about the noble concepts of talent management and human capital management (HCM), while Part 2 provided some definitions of these two software categories' respective scopes. No Laughing Matter, Indeed The discussion so far has ascertained that talent management, as a strategy, requires

enter contests  my ears than marrying enterprise applications with sports. To that end, as to prove the concept of talent management, one of Taleo World 2008 ’s presenters pointed out Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the  Oakland Athletics (A’s) . In fact, the A’s GM Billy Beane's executive talents and the organization's baseball philosophy were the subject of Michael Lewis' acclaimed book entitled Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. In other words, by paying close attention to the main pillars of Read More

Should You Modify an Application Product?


When it comes to modifications to an application product, there is the good, the bad, and the ugly. Enter the modification process cautiously, with your eyes open.

enter contests  So why would an enterprise consider modifying an application product? The answer is that sometimes it has to be. But why it has to be is not black and white. What is an absolute must-have for one enterprise would not even be considered at another. What are the various types of needs that may result in a decision to modify and how can we prioritize them? Some business processes or conventions are industry practice. These processes or conventions are the way business is conducted in that industry and not Read More

Case Study: Teach For America


To ensure that corps members enter the classroom equipped with the knowledge, skills, and mind-sets needed to become highly effective teachers and lead their students to significant academic gains Teach For America needed a learning management system (LMS). Learn how the organization’s new system helped facilitate pre-service training, reduce time-to-proficiency for new corps members, and deliver rich media content.

enter contests  ensure that corps members enter the classroom equipped with the knowledge, skills, and mind-sets needed to become highly effective teachers and lead their students to significant academic gains Teach For America needed a learning management system (LMS). Learn how the organization’s new system helped facilitate pre-service training, reduce time-to-proficiency for new corps members, and deliver rich media content. Read More

Supplier Portals for Manufacturers a Win-Win Scenario


A 24/7 online supplier portal allows small and midsized manufacturers to communicate efficiently with suppliers and track deliveries without the e...

enter contests  portal allows you to enter, track, monitor, and fulfill orders via the Internet manage deliveries online identify and correct supply chain problems quickly and easily add increased efficiency, quality, and transparency to your complete supply chain A supplier portal also gives suppliers insight into your requirements, specifications, quality issues, and forecast information, and enables them to submit quotes online. Learn why supplier portals are an affordable win—win scenario for both your company and Read More

Chatting with TradeStone Software @ NRF BIG Retail Shows - Part 1


Some signs of a modest economic recovery and cautious optimism are shyly popping out, although they might be only be crumbs of comfort for many unemployed regular Joes. I also saw improved optimism at the recent National Retail Federation’s (NRF) BIG Retail Show 2010 in New York City in mid January. In contrast, the atmosphere of the same retail show one year ago felt like

enter contests  Go Extinct Retailers.”    Enter TradeStone Software My attendance of another BIG Ideas 2009 session brings me to  TradeStone Software . TradeStone provides  merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) software solutions  that enable a number of the world's most successful retailers to bring innovative and profitable  private label  products to market at ever higher speeds. Some of the company’s renowned customers include American Eagle Outfitters, Belk, Boots, Deutsche Woolworth, Guitar Center, Read More

What Good Is Information If Nobody Sees It?


Keeping detailed historical information is a great idea in theory, but how can it be merged with current data to enable split-second decisions? Two companies partner to solve a significant problem in e-commerce.

enter contests  as historical customer data. Enter nQuire Software, Inc., a maker of software that provides a powerful view into the vast amounts of data available throughout the enterprise. nQuire specializes in making data from diverse sources accessible in a uniform and efficient manner by end users and programs. In particular, when given a query that spans data marts and data warehouses their patent-pending processes develop optimized queries that minimize the amount of data that ultimately gets moved. Reduction of Read More

Microsoft Retail Systems


Microsoft Point of Sale and Microsoft Retail Management System provide a complete point of purchase solution suite for small and midsize specialty retail businesses. Released in 2005, Microsoft Point of Sale has enabled Microsoft to further penetrate the retail market.

enter contests  uses Outlook can easily enter a sales transaction without any training. Moreover, Microsoft POS has a very descriptive nomenclature that follows user functionalities. For instance, within the application, visual icons such as sales or transfers are clearly marked. Furthermore, if a question arises regarding certain features or functions, the help module integrated into the POS solution is user-friendly and complete, thus reducing training time. In addition to easy navigation throughout the system, and a Read More