I am pleased to announce that Glovia International’s G2 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is now TEC Certified and available for online evaluation of ERP for discrete manufacturing solutions in TEC’s ERP Evaluation Center.
Glovia has more than 30 years of experience developing its solution to meet the needs of discrete manufacturers. And, based on the data evaluated by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), G2 is one of the more robust discrete manufacturing solutions on the market. G2 supports multiple currencies, languages, and locations.
As Superstorm Sandy battered the east coast of the US, Epicor announced a new System Backup & Recovery solution. The solution is designed for small and midsize businesses that require an alternative to costly and complex backup and recovery solutions. The solution is available to Epicor ERP, Epicor Vantage, and Epicor Vista customers running Microsoft SQL Server. Read the rest of this entry »
Efore, a Finland-based company that develops and manufactures customized power products for electronics, has selected the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for its operations in Finland and China. Efore provides power products for telecom, industrial electronics, and electric vehicles. “The most important criteria for us were that the system is easy to use, and that it includes broad functionality covering all the processes that our business requires,” said Antti Turunen, ERP project manager for Efore. It’s also no surprise that Epicor was able to win over this customer with operations in Finland and China, because multi-site and multi-language capabilities have always been one of Epicor’s priorities.
Compare Epicor ERP with other solutions for discrete manufacturing.
The IFS agreement with Saab demonstrates that IFS isn’t just a midmarket vendor. IFS has promoted its ability to support the midmarket so well that many enterprise level companies overlook IFS Applications when replacing their legacy systems. That said, the vendor has made a number of enhancements over the past few releases that improve its capabilities to support large, global companies, which is also why we are seeing more IFS press releases referring to multibillion dollar IFS customers (e.g., Technip, Saab, Brightpoint, Babcock, Linamar, etc.).
I think a lot of it has to do with companies today demanding faster time to value. Read the rest of this entry »
The agreement between Mahindra Satyam and IFS reportedly covers all territories, so it is truly a global alliance. The solution focus will be on both product/project and asset lifecycle support, so it will cover a broad range of solutions, supporting processes from design/engineering, via build/make, install/construct, and through operations and maintenance, which is a differentiator for IFS since the vendor can support the full lifecycle with one integrated solution. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes a tier-two vendor knocks off one of the giants. Your turn to tell me why… Read the rest of this entry »
Ramco OnDemand ERP is a full-function SaaS ERP product for the small to medium business (SMB) environment. The entire product is Web-based, accessible by your web browser, and fully supported via the Web. Read the rest of this entry »
Puzzled by process? Dazed by discrete?
First, let’s understand who should use a discrete ERP application.
Here at TEC, our most popular feature is something we call a Vendor Showdown. We take two or three vendors who market the same type of solution (ERP or CRM or business process management, or HR, etc.), and compare their functionalities head on. The results are based on the most recent RFI information we gather from the vendors.
As a quick example, our discrete ERP RFI contains a list of 3,690 feature functions. The vendors fill out the RFI by indicating whether or not they support each of the 3,690 feature functions, and if they do, how. For each feature function, the choice of vendor responses are: supported out of the box, not supported, supported via 3rd party solution, supported by modification, supported by customization, or not yet rated by the vendor. All we do then is run all the responses through our decision support engine and write an article discussing the results, illustrated by some graphs. Read the rest of this entry »