Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) launched its online Enterprise Software Research Center, a storehouse of independent research on enterprise software market trends, software reviews, and best practices on evaluating and selecting software. This free resource is designed to help business managers and information technology (IT) professionals find current, independent information to help them acquire, evaluate, and/or assess enterprise software systems.
TEC specializes in impartial and quantifiable software selection. Its Web-based technology delivers a variety of software evaluation and selection services online, and to deliver results in far less time than traditional consulting engagements. It does not represent, resell, or implement specific software solutions, and analyses vendor solutions objectively to make sure interests come first. Its extensive knowledge bases contain data about hundreds of vendors and solutions that can be used to find the best fit solution for enterprises.
TEC’s proven approach combinesextensive online IT research, including knowledge bases that catalog vendors’ support for thousands of enterprise software features and functions;a proven software selection methodology, refined over hundreds of selection projects; Web-based decision support technology designed for software selection; with the technical knowledge of analysts and software selection experts. All software selection resources and services combine these elements to help choose ideal offerings, and can configure them in ways that work within procurement parameters, and fit within procurement budget.
Fully redesigned and expanded, the online resource makes it easy for users to find useful information for their current or planned enterprise software projects. Users have free access to research reports, including buyer’s guides that cover each major software type including enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), human capital management (HCM), business intelligence (BI), and accounting, and help companies make more informed decisions when acquiring a major software system; White Papers that cover a range of software solutions and industries, and help companies understand how software solutions address common business challenges; Case Studies cover a variety of software solutions and industries, and detail realized benefits and return on investment (ROI) of software solutions; Software Reviews and Customer Satisfaction Surveys cover independent, in-depth reviews of software solutions and customer satisfaction survey reports on software service providers.
Users can also find industry reports on trending technologies such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), omnichannel retail, and mobile applications. Much of the material is produced by TEC’s in-house research analyst team, and other experts in the field.
“The online research center is an easily searchable database with thousands of useful documents that will help companies no matter what their software initiative is,” said Michael Thaw, director of software selection services at TEC. “It gives business owners, IT professionals, and even students a great free resource to learn about virtually any type of business software that interests them.”