QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for several thousand global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial, and life sciences products. QAD Enterprise Applications On Demand, which provides the same functionality and user experience as its flagship on-premise counterpart QAD Enterprise Applications suite, has been a growth engine for the vendor as of late. As a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, QAD On Demand offers benefits to customers via automatic upgrades and rapid implementation, per-user pricing, and global accessibility.
Information technology (IT) departments in organizations worldwide are recognizing the benefits of having QAD manage application support, server hardware, systems administration, database administration, upgrade planning, first-line user support, disaster recovery, usage, and analysis reporting on their behalf. QAD finds the following mix of companies going with QAD On Demand thus far: Read the rest of this entry »
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.
Being an enterprise resource planning (ERP) analyst, I spend lots of time watching demos provided by different ERP vendors during certification programs or other events of this nature. At those hours-long live software demonstrations we are able to see how various software systems are designed and how they execute their main intended objective—making an entire business more efficient. With respect to ERP systems, usability and positive end user experience are extremely important for achieving this goal. Read the rest of this entry »
In addition to the recently certified iVP software, the Solarsoft applications that have been certified by TEC now include Tropos ERP. The certification process is complete and I’m currently in the process of writing the full TEC Certification Report on the product (access full list of certification reports). Here is my preliminary report of Tropos ERP. Read the rest of this entry »
The old software selection “how-to” horse may not have been beaten to death yet, but it’s certainly received a few good whacks. As you already know, particularly if you peruse the TEC site or subscribe to TEC’s newsletters, there are myriad articles on the challenges of software selection from various sources, offering advice to everyone from worried delegators at the top of the corporate food chain to beleaguered cubicle-serf managers closer to the bottom.
So maybe by now you know the key steps necessary for a detailed, accurate, and well-planned software selection project (or at least, that software selection is not a haphazard process needing no forethought or plan of action).
But another topic has received less attention. Have you ever considered the importance of your employees’ skills in the successful outcome of a project? Not the just their hard skills—those are inarguably important—but also their “warm-and-fuzzy” soft ones? Believe it or not, these soft skills can make or break a software selection and implementation project.