tibbr 4 is the new version of what TIBCO calls its enterprise social platform. Beyond issuing a press release, TIBCO demoed the latest version of tibbr at the TUCON 2012 conference to showcase some of tibbr’s new features— Read the rest of this entry »
Jesta I.S. Vision Suite software is geared toward retailers, manufacturers, and distributors in the apparel, footwear, and soft goods industries. The broad retail suite consists of near real-time Web-based applications that are designed to help manage business processes in the areas of merchandising, merchandise lifecycle management (MLM), planning, supply chain management (SCM), and warehouse management, as well as financial management and analytics. Read the rest of this entry »
Focused on rapid development of user-focused mobile applications, organizations will be able to develop applications for different mobile devices to work with information in real time. Read the rest of this entry »
CourseSmart, one of the largest providers of eTextbooks, today announced its partnership with Instructure—the company that produces the learning management system (LMS), Canvas. CourseSmart’s collection includes 30,000 eTextbooks and digital course materials. This initiative permits instructors and students to access the CourseSmart eTextbooks via their student/instructor Canvas portal.
One of the benefits of digitizing textbooks is the reduction of cost. According to the press release, eTextbooks are up to 60 percent cheaper than their printed versions. The news signals a more competitive and vibrant LMS market that makes Blackboard’s long-lasting supremacy a thing of the past.
Workforce Software, provider of enterprise workforce management solutions, announced that Adventist Health System has selected its EmpCenter Suite. Adventist Health Systems is a large health care provider with 43 campuses spanning 10 states in the United States. Adventist needed a solution to automate its time and attendance and absence and leave processes a majority of its 55,000+ employees. “System flexibility and functional depth were critical factors in our extensive market evaluation,” commented Brent Snyder, CIO of Adventist Health System in the company’s press release. Along with common workforce management functionality, EmpCenter also supports fatigue management by automating all facets of fatigue risk mitigation to ensure employee work-hour limits are enforced and that employees are fit for duty. These types of features along with ease of use and configuration made WorkForce stand out from its competitors.
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. Read the rest of this entry »
Laserfiche recently implemented its enterprise content managment (ECM) solution for Oregon’s Jackson County. Like many public sector organizations, Jackson County has to adhere to strict records retention schedules. County employees with varied roles must access these records for different purposes, and thus they need distinct views to find, filter, and access the records according to their role requirements.
A new case study explains how Jackson County dealt with these issues using its Laserfiche ECM solution. Laserfiche supports the county’s processes from scanning, to organizing the records in its repository, to disposition.
TEC is preparing to publish more detailed information and reports on Laserfiche in the near future. In the meantime, you can find out more in our IT Showcase or you can evaluate ECM solutions in TEC Advisor.
TIBCO seems to be apt at acquiring specialist or niche tools and then making them mainstream and horizontal (for multiple industries), and embeddable for partners. One great example is Spotfire, which was a great interactive data visualization tool in certain industries. Spotfire 5 includes a completely re-architected in-memory engine specifically built to enable users from across the enterprise to visualize and interact with massive amounts of data. The product is in its nth generation of in-memory technology, and TIBCO loves SAP HANA’s recent validation of the space (and the noise it generates). Read the rest of this entry »
TIBCO and Teradata announced that they will combine technologies to offer a new platform for advanced analytics and extreme data discovery capabilities. Combining Teradata’s Enterprise Data Warehouse and TIBCO Spotfire 5, both software and technology providers will be able to expand their product capabilities to provide faster and more powerful data analysis tools for large volumes of information. Read the rest of this entry »
TIBCO will be launching version 5 of Spotfire, its BI and analytics solution. With enhancements in its analysis engine and a newly re-architected in-memory engine, Spotfire 5 will boast improved performance when analyzing large amounts of data coming from sources such as Teradata and Oracle, and even data coming from Microsoft’s SQLServer Analysis service cubes. Read the rest of this entry »
CallidusCloud’s CPQ (formerly Webcom’s Websource CPQ) has long been part of AppExchange, helping to automate and accelerate the quotation and proposal generation process for sales teams and channel partners. CPQ (configure, price, quote) accelerates sales cycles across companies, ranging from those with simple product catalogs and distribution models all the way to complex, multi-channel sales networks.
The real news here is the product’s much tighter security and integration with salesforce.com. Read the rest of this entry »
The announcement that KANA Express, a cloud customer service offering, was selected by Rent.com for improved customer engagement was one of more important announcements preceding the recently held KANA Connections 2012 user conference in Las Vegas, where about 180 attendees were able to hear more about the importance of consistent customer experience via multiple channels of communication. Read the rest of this entry »
The 3D computed-aided design (CAD) world continues to be co-opetitive. Many of the situations where fierce competitors end up using each other’s tools in their competing products are circumstantial, i.e., those products were using tools supplied by a software company before it was acquired by a competitor. Read the rest of this entry »
Desire2Learn announced that Michigan State University (MSU) has signed a multi-year contract to use the Desire2Learn Learning Suite for the school’s nearly 48,000 students. MSU selected Desire2Learn over its current provider, Blackboard, after a review of several solutions, including open-source Moodle, Blackboard, and Desire2Learn. According to the MSU Web site, “The Michigan State decision was based on input regarding features, functionality, and strategic considerations (cost, licensing terms, etc.).” Read the rest of this entry »
The Bentley Group is one of Canada’s largest luggage and bags retailers, with stores located in practically every mall across the country. It operates more than 400 retail stores and has a central distribution center, and it has selected Oracle Retail solutions for its operations. Read the rest of this entry »