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PeopleSoft Joins The Hunt For SMEs
There has been significant hubbub in the mid-market, with all Tier 1 players delivering solutions tailored for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). PeopleSoft

evaluating hris utilities  customization may benefit from evaluating the ASP offering. We strongly recommend identifying your clear e-business strategy and conducting thorough comparison-shopping, at least for the sake of information leverage. Consider all options. Most importantly identify what needs are must have requirements and a timeline for additional components. Once identified, comparison-shop and use the related information to negotiate the best price for the solution. Most vendors offer their own version of SMB

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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PeopleSoft: No More a Humble Kid From a Rough Neighborhood?


PeopleSoft has been on a quest to dramatically improve its customer service & support by weeding out its 3rd-party consulting partners. PeopleSoft also has a new platform, a new set of products and a new surprising attitude of lambasting competition. Further, its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2000 are upbeat.

evaluating hris utilities  industries may benefit from evaluating PeopleSoft's product components on a stand-alone basis for their e-business needs and leverage that information against other vendors in the selection. Organizations considering extended ERP applications (both web based and network dependent) should consider all options, although PeopleSoft's activities are promising. The notion of a full Internet based solution could save time and money on the integration. An additional consideration might be the complete Read More

PeopleSoft - Catching Its Second Wind From The Internet Part 3: Predictions and Recommendations


Now that PeopleSoft has a pure Internet platform, a new set of products and a new assertive attitude, it faces strong retaliatory actions from the competition. Can it achieve number two in the ERP space?

evaluating hris utilities  SCE, may benefit from evaluating other products at this stage. Organizations considering extended ERP applications (both web based and network dependent) should consider all options, although PeopleSoft's activities are promising. The notion of a full Internet based solution could save time and money on the integration. An additional consideration might be the complete outsourcing of the ERP application with an Application Service Provider (ASP). Consideration should also be given to the products Read More

Research Note: CRM Technology Value Matrix-First Half 2012


Many companies are evaluating additions, upgrades, and changes to their core CRM solutions because of the innovations vendors are driving in areas such as social collaboration, mobile access, and analytics. In turn, vendors are accelerating the pace of upgrades and new functionality delivery. The Technology Value Matrix evaluates the usability and functionality of solutions that support sales, marketing, and customer service. Get details.

evaluating hris utilities  2012 Many companies are evaluating additions, upgrades, and changes to their core CRM solutions because of the innovations vendors are driving in areas such as social collaboration, mobile access, and analytics. In turn, vendors are accelerating the pace of upgrades and new functionality delivery. The Technology Value Matrix evaluates the usability and functionality of solutions that support sales, marketing, and customer service. Get details. Read More

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions


While many who invest in data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment/ownership/knowledge can each undermine a chosen toolset’s ability to deliver the value it was designed to provide. This paper describes these common pitfalls and provides practical guidance on how to avoid them.

evaluating hris utilities  Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions While many who invest in data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment/ownership/knowledge can each undermine a chosen toolset’s ability to deliver the value it was designed to provide. Read More

Benchmark Study - Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. CM/Data Competitive Analysis


Competitive testing analysis is a vital part of designing, evaluating, and marketing hardware and software products. National Technical Systems (NTS) tested two change management systems, measuring how quickly each compares selected datasets. Find out which solution proved to be twice as fast as the other in a local area network (LAN), and almost 24 times faster in a wide area network (WAN) environment. Learn more.

evaluating hris utilities  vital part of designing, evaluating, and marketing hardware and software products. National Technical Systems (NTS) tested two change management systems, measuring how quickly each compares selected datasets. Find out which solution proved to be twice as fast as the other in a local area network (LAN), and almost 24 times faster in a wide area network (WAN) environment. Learn more. Read More

South Coast Water District (SCWD)


To improve efficiency and reduce overall workload on financials personnel, California (US)-based utilities company South Coast Water District (SCWD) needed a new financials system with integrated human resources (HR) functionality. Find out how Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) helped SCWD define its financial and HR requirements, evaluate its short list of solutions, and shorten the software selection process.

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Ascentis


In 1994, a benefits administration expert and two former Microsoft employees founded Ascentis and created the company’s flagship HRIS product, HROffice. Today, the HROffice product line automates human resources (HR) and benefits processes for more than 1,300 small and midsized organizations nationwide. Located in Bellevue, Washington (US), Ascentis was founded with the vision of providing comprehensive, easy-to-use solutions for employee benefit and human resources information management. These solutions are designed to be connected throughout the enterprise, serving managers, employees and external vendors of benefit and payroll services. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Ascentis recently earned Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Front Runner status from Microsoft Corp. The company continues to invest in the latest technology advancements that support the security and stability of HROffice.

evaluating hris utilities  In 1994, a benefits administration expert and two former Microsoft employees founded Ascentis and created the company’s flagship HRIS product, HROffice. Today, the HROffice product line automates human resources (HR) and benefits processes for more than 1,300 small and midsized organizations nationwide. Located in Bellevue, Washington (US), Ascentis was founded with the vision of providing comprehensive, easy-to-use solutions for employee benefit and human resources information management. These Read More

Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises


The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large enterprises. One of the critical questions is whether to implement an open source or closed source solution.

evaluating hris utilities  One of the series Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises On the other hand, the open source movement started with a group or individuals making software for various, non-commercial reasons. They see openness as a benefit. Although open, it does not mean that this software is necessarily free. Thus, in the field of open source software there exists both free and commercial software. The main advantage of open source Read More

Manage the Global Workforce with a True Cloud Strategy


Oracle VP of HCM Product Strategy Humair Ghauri details the importance of evaluating cloud vendors for security, integration, and extensibility.

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The MicroStrategy Architecture


If you’re in the midst of evaluating business intelligence (BI) software, this datasheet sheds light on a BI solution based on a relational online analytical processing (ROLAP) architecture that can provide high scalability and interactivity. Find out more about ROLAP, as well as how BI solutions can support all levels of BI initiatives, including migration from departmental BI toward a more cohesive enterprise framework.

evaluating hris utilities  in the midst of evaluating business intelligence (BI) software, this datasheet sheds light on a BI solution based on a relational online analytical processing (ROLAP) architecture that can provide high scalability and interactivity. Find out more about ROLAP, as well as how BI solutions can support all levels of BI initiatives, including migration from departmental BI toward a more cohesive enterprise framework. Read More

Vendor Rating Updates: BPM, ERP, PLM


Here's an update on new TEC vendor ratings and certifications. If you're currently evaluating or researching ERP, business process management (BPM), or product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, here's what we have new for you. Reports are available as well as in-depth rating evaluations in the evaluation centers. Here are the new items. TEC published up-to-date information for version 4 of

evaluating hris utilities  certifications. If you're currently evaluating or researching ERP, business process management (BPM), or product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, here's what we have new for you. Reports are available as well as in-depth rating evaluations in the evaluation centers . Here are the new items. TEC published up-to-date information for version 4 of Omnify's Empower PLM . Some areas in which the product's functionality focuses help to integrate product design changes with the production process, product Read More

Evaluating SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsized Enterprises


This paper from Saugatuck Technology discusses relevant criteria for evaluating SaaS solutions targeting small and midsize firms, and raises key questions that should be asked. It is important to ensure that a SaaS solution is well aligned with business requirements, and can accommodate change and growth. The paper also provides an evaluation template for executives to use in conducting evaluations of SaaS solutions.

evaluating hris utilities  SAP Resources Related to Evaluating SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsized Enterprises : Software as a Service (SaaS) (Wikipedia) Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) (Wikipedia) Evaluating SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsized Enterprises SaaS Solutions is also known as : Software as a Service Solutions , Service on Demand , SaaS Business Solutions , SaaS Subscription Pricing , SaaS Provider , Modular Functionality of SaaS Solutions , SaaS for SME , Current Generation of SaaS , Read More

Comparison Test: Storage Drive Rebuild Times and Application Performance Implications


In evaluating the relative merits of storage vendors, one important consideration is system availability in the event of a drive failure. And because of the potential for data loss, the time during which a drive is being rebuilt onto a hot spare is critical. Demartek compared drive rebuild times for the Pillar Data Systems Axiom 500, EMC CX3-40, and Network Appliance FAS3050c. Find out which product performed the fastest.

evaluating hris utilities  Application Performance Implications In evaluating the relative merits of storage vendors, one important consideration is system availability in the event of a drive failure. And because of the potential for data loss, the time during which a drive is being rebuilt onto a hot spare is critical. Demartek compared drive rebuild times for the Pillar Data Systems Axiom 500, EMC CX3-40, and Network Appliance FAS3050c. Find out which product performed the fastest. Read More

TEC presents its 2008 Human Resources Information Systems State of the Market Report


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for enterprise software selection, has released a new human resources information systems (HRIS) buyer's guide targeting small and medium businesses (SMBs).

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