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NetSuite ERP for Services Certification Report


How can you trust that the ERP system the vendor is boasting about really does the job and helps you more effectively run your business? You know you can trust the product when the vendor itself uses it to run its business. NetSuite uses NetSuite ERP to run its business—everyday! This is a true testament to the NetSuite’s belief in its product.

NetSuite ERP by NetSuite is now certified by TEC in the enterprise resource planning (EPR) for services software space. As part of the certification process, NetSuite has demonstrated that NetSuite ERP supports specific real-world business processes to TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm.

NetSuite ERP caters to a number of vertical industries, including services, and each ranks the product as the number 1 cloud ERP software solution on the market. The vendor also boasts a number of impressive statistics on its continued commitment to providing customer service—including 99.97% uptime, on average—which it makes available to the public 24/7.

In this TEC certification report, you’ll read about the NetSuite ERP’s redesigned user interface, which is 3 years in the making, dashboard and portlet improvements, as well as enhancements in project job costing, multi-book accounting, and dunning letters, to name a few. Read the report and get a detailed look at how NetSuite ERP supports current business processes and how it compares with solutions on the market in the major functionality areas for ERP for services.



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Mining and Quarrying ERP Accreditation Report: Eclipse Computing Pty Ltd


Mining and quarrying organizations seeking the services of a value-added reseller (VAR), channel partner, implementer, vendor, or consultant require an evaluation of what this service provider has to offer. This report assists organizations looking to determine the best-fit service provider for their needs. Based on information provided to TEC by Microsoft reseller Eclipse Computing, this report focuses on real-life implementation projects delivered by Eclipse Computing to three of its existing clients.

eclipse .epr  Quarrying ERP Accreditation Report: Eclipse Computing Pty Ltd Mining and quarrying organizations seeking the services of a value-added reseller (VAR), channel partner, implementer, vendor, or consultant require an evaluation of what this service provider has to offer. This report assists organizations looking to determine the best-fit service provider for their needs. Based on information provided to TEC by Microsoft reseller Eclipse Computing, this report focuses on real-life implementation projects Read More

MinePoint ERP for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Certification Report


MinePoint ERP for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is now TEC Certified as an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for the mining industry and has proven to be highly competitive within this software space. The MinePoint ERP product is versatile and scalable enough to be used by mining companies at any stage of their lifecycle, from exploration through construction, production, and even rehabilitation. Certification ensures that UXC Eclipse has demonstrated MinePoint's support for select real-world business processes, and that TEC analysts have reviewed MinePoint’s functionality against known benchmarks. Download the MinePoint ERP for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 certification report now for product analysis and in-depth analyst commentary.

eclipse .epr  Certification ensures that UXC Eclipse has demonstrated MinePoint''s support for select real-world business processes, and that TEC analysts have reviewed MinePoint’s functionality against known benchmarks. Download the MinePoint ERP for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 certification report now for product analysis and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System


SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so strongly that where SCM was once viewed as a means to gain competitive advantage, companies now see it as a necessary extension of an ERP system, especially Inventory Management and Optimization solutions.

eclipse .epr  SCM market. The black eclipse shows the area of Inventory Planning and Optimization. click on image (Source: SCM applications marketplace source: Piper Jaffrey Inc.) Main vendors in this space, such as SAP APO (Advanced Planning & Optimization), i2 Technologies, JustEnough, E3, and Manugistics are referred to in this document. Whilst some of the above companies provide tools in other aspects of SCM, the document limits its scope to the Inventory Planning and Optimization area. This is Part One of a Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 25, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSBritish cosmetics company Badgequo selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, distribution "Aggressively growing cosmetics manufacturer/distributor Badgequo is in need of corporate software to offer single-truth data, eliminate manual data re-entry, and provide full visibility into its extended supply chain. This organization is a real-life example of a small company with

eclipse .epr  it will not likely eclipse Apple iPad’s cult-like popularity and adoption, Surface brings a new choice to enterprises (especially with the RIM Blackberry replacement opportunities). Certainly, the unified Windows 8 development platform for desktop PCs, Windows smartphones, and tablets, and the USB drive availability are some advantages over the iPad, but not necessarily over other tablets in the market. On the down side, Surface pricing is yet to be announced, and some observers have questioned how Read More

SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

eclipse .epr  integrated development environments ( Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio ). The Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP)—which provides a single, consistent development platform—is at the heart of the SAP mobile strategy. This flexible, open infrastructure allows retailers to respond to evolving device-type and data-source requirements that are owing to acquisitions, system refreshes, or mobile device technology changes. Retailers can develop an application once, and with the SUP, deploy it on multiple Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1


Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. The

eclipse .epr  business  rules engine , Eclipse -based  supply chain  process modeling  capabilities, and a  workflow engine . I was pleasantly surprised and impressed to learn of these capabilities that are along the lines of leading BPM offerings, as described in my recent  “The Wizardry of Business Process Management” series . Still, in an amazing reversal of fortunes, RedPrairie might even overtake Manhattan in terms of booked revenues this coming fiscal year or so, while JDA has long done that after Read More

From Manufacturing to Distribution: The Evolution of ERP in Our New Global Economy


Because manufacturers are now competing globally, they have shifted production to developing countries where cost of labor and resources is low. Software vendors have combined supply chain management functionality with enterprise resource planning software to stay globally competitive.

eclipse .epr  and Activant acquired Intuit Eclipse . SCM software vendors, in contrast, have felt encroached upon by ERP vendors. The situation has posed a real threat to SCM providers in the market, forcing them to extend their ERP functionality to compete with ERP vendors and to try to gain new clients in the distribution and logistics industry. ERP - distribution software has integrated SCM functionality into its existing functionality to navigate through the complex global manufacturing environment. SCM software Read More

Strategies for Profitable Growth: Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing


The aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry is always changing. That’s why A&D manufacturers are constantly seeking better ways to manage complexity, cut costs, and boost productivity. In pursuit of these objectives, A&D manufacturers are looking beyond standard practices to new business strategies that promise solid business results. But which strategies and practices are right for your company?

eclipse .epr  (South Africa) EADS (Europe) Eclipse Aviation (U.S.) Embraer (Brazil) Eurocopter (Germany/France) Fiat Avio (Italy) Goodrich Aerostructures (U.S.) Gruppe Rüstung (Switzerland) HDW Shipbuilding (Germany) Hellenic Aerospace (Greece) Honeywell (U.S.) ITT Night Vision (U.S.) Korean Aerospace Industries (Korea) Kraus Maffei Wegmann (Germany) L3 Communications (U.S.) Latecoere (France) Mauser-Werke Oberndorf Waffensysteme (Germany) MBDA Missile Systems (Europe) MTU (Germany) National Steel & Shipbuilding Read More

Contributing to the Rejuvenation of Legacy Systems in the Enterprise Resource Planning Field


With its focus on service-oriented architecture, SSA Global appears to be sticking to its pledge to protect the user's investment as much as it can, while still modernizing the users' applications.

eclipse .epr  leverage commodity technologies, since Eclipse IDE is an open source tool (originally developed by IBM, but then donated to the open source community) which is freely available to SSA Global and its customers. While IBM has provided a number of free plug-ins to support different languages, SSA Global has been providing its own plug-ins to enable developers to use a common development environment for coding in Java, Report Program Generator (RPG), or SSA 4GLs. This industry-standard technology is Read More

Are Manhattan Associates and RedPrairie's Paths Really Diverging?


My 2009 series on a few good supply chain management (SCM) players portrayed Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) and RedPrairie Corporation as fierce competitors. Indeed, these two vendors continue to duke it out at almost every large-scale selection deal for a warehouse management system (WMS), distribution labor management system (LMS), or transportation management system

eclipse .epr  workflow execution engine and Eclipse -based graphical editor), and an  event-condition-action (ECA)  business rules engine that is driven by data and is configurable. SCPP: Not Merely a Whizbang Toolset In addition to being enabling technology, there are a number of platform applications that span the entire Manhattan SCOPE portfolio to provide key visibility, intelligence, and adaptive functionality across the extended enterprise. These solutions offer the broad supply chain insight and analytics Read More

Taming the SOA Beast - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog topic introduced the notion of how complex and tricky it can be to manage and govern enterprise applications' service oriented architecture (SOA). That blog post also tackled Progress Software’s recent acquisition of Mindreef in order to round out its SOA governance solution for distributed information technology (IT) environments. Mindreef joined the Progress Actional SOA

eclipse .epr  Oracle’s JDeveloper or open-source Eclipse tool. The latter two tools can also be leveraged for Web services implementation purposes. The only product slated for maintenance is BEA AquaLogic Services Manager , which is an embedded product (i.e., AmberPoint ) and is deemed redundant with Oracle EM. At this stage, Oracle cannot really compete with Progress Actional in highly distributed and diverse IT environments, and thus must continue to develop and market its slated SOA governance technology as Read More

SOA as a Foundation for Applications and Infrastructure


SOA promises interoperability in the heterogeneous business world by promoting loosely-coupled architecture, reusing software, and ending vendor-dependency. However, to be viable, dominant vendors must redesign and expose the hundreds of application functions as services. How are they meeting this challenge?

eclipse .epr  Process (JCP) or the Eclipse open-source Java development tools foundation, which took JCP and modified it by adding a consumer group that lets companies provide feedback on how the technology should evolve. In this vision, software vendors will base their products on SAP NetWeaver and customers could lobby for new features, and participate in developing a services framework, which SAP expects to roll out in early 2006. The ERP giant intends to publish a Java-based software development kit (SDK) to help Read More

PROACTIS: The Best-kept Secret in Indirect Spend Management? - Part 1


In this day and age of news flying fast over the Internet and tweets reaching every nook and cranny of the world, it still took physical attendance at an overseas event for me to learn about a lesser-known successful software vendor. Namely, during my attendance of UNIT4’s user event in the UK in early 2010, I encountered PROACTIS as UNIT4’s exhibiting partner for spend

eclipse .epr  (Spain and Portugal) and Eclipse Computing (integration to Microsoft Dynamics in Asia-Pacific). Moreover, Charteris has a focus on Microsoft Dynamics in the IT Services sector, ADERANT targets law firms, while InTechnology and Navisite provide the aforementioned hosting services for PROACTIS. Part 2 of this series will analyze PROACTIS’ recent developments, current state of affairs, and competitive positioning. Until then, what are your views, comments, opinions, etc. about the current economic climate Read More

Epicor Insights 2012: Old Epicor + Old Activant = New Epicor


The recently held Epicor Insights 2012 user conference was the very first one to combine former Epicor and Activant customers. Reportedly, there were 4,000 attendees, including 3,000 customers and 400 vendor partners. It appears that prior to the merger Epicor was innovative and growing globally, but profits were often elusive and the product quality had some issues. For its part

eclipse .epr  ERP systems ( Prelude, Eclipse, Prophet 21 , etc.) for a technology uplift. See Gabriel Gheorghiu''s blog post on Epicor''s cloud strategy here. This would constitute the “Extend” part of Epicor’s long proclaimed “customers for life” Protect-Extend-Converge strategy. “Protect” means protecting customers’ investment in Epicor and Activant’s heritage products. To that end, over the last 12 months, the vendor has released over 75 service packs and releases. “Protect, Extend, and Read More