X
Browse RFP templates
Visit the TEC store for RFP templates that can save you weeks and months of requirements gathering, and help ensure the success of your software selection project.
Browse Now


Compare Software Solutions
Visit the TEC store to compare leading software solutions by funtionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.
Compare Now
 

 collecting specimen


E-discovery: Collecting Evidence or Collecting Sanctions
What constitutes a right or a wrong e-discovery collection process can be subjective, with the last word belonging to a judge. From the attorney’s standpoint

collecting specimen  discovery: Collecting Evidence or Collecting Sanctions What constitutes a right or a wrong e-discovery collection process can be subjective, with the last word belonging to a judge. From the attorney’s standpoint, there are only two main varieties of e-discovery collection procedures: copy/sequester and in-place hold (also referred to as hold in-place). This paper discusses the benefits and risks associated with both approaches and explains why copy/sequester is best-practice.

Read More


Browse RFP templates

Visit the TEC store for RFP templates that can save you weeks and months of requirements gathering, and help ensure the succes of your software selection project.

Browse Now
Compare Software Solutions

Visit the TEC store to compare leading software by functionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.

Compare Now

CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

Evaluate Now

Documents related to » collecting specimen

E-discovery: Boiling the Ocean to Catch a Few Fish


Electronic discovery, or e-discovery, is the process of identifying, collecting, filtering, searching, de-duplicating, reviewing, and potentially producing electronically stored information that relates to pending or anticipated litigation. Some particular characteristics of e-discovery need to be considered when developing search solutions. Find out what they are, as well as the truth about the effectiveness of keywords.

collecting specimen  the process of identifying, collecting, filtering, searching, de-duplicating, reviewing, and potentially producing electronically stored information that relates to pending or anticipated litigation. Some particular characteristics of e-discovery need to be considered when developing search solutions. Find out what they are, as well as the truth about the effectiveness of keywords. Read More

Collecting Meaningful Data from the Web: Once an Impossibility, Now a Reality


The traditional way of extracting data from disparate data sources has been transformed by the emergence of new tools and applications, as well as the appearance of new and massive sources of information like the Web. Learn about tools you can use to turn Web data into an important asset for your organization.

collecting specimen  measuring marketing results, and collecting Web content for research purposes. But for this type of data extraction, companies may not have an API available, either because an API for this does not exist, or because the company simply does not have access to it. Also, some organizations need to extract information from their legacy systems , and may not have an API available for connection via traditional data integration applications. Some software vendors are currently addressing these specific needs Read More

Configuration Intelligence Initiative


Today’s configuration management tools focus on collecting and reporting statistics, logs, and failures, but fail to address the need for analyzing this data to determine best practices for improving efficiencies. That’s why Configuresoft has developed software that enables you to link core systems configuration and change management disciplines into actionable analytics. Find out how it can work for you.

collecting specimen  management tools focus on collecting and reporting statistics, logs, and failures, but fail to address the need for analyzing this data to determine best practices for improving efficiencies. That’s why Configuresoft has developed software that enables you to link core systems configuration and change management disciplines into actionable analytics. Find out how it can work for you. Read More

Customer Analytics: A Powerful Source of Competitive Advantage for Midsize Organizations


Completing the customer picture today involves collecting and assembling data from multiple sources, including traditional sources such as transactions and surveys, as well as customer sentiments and other information that can be uncovered in comments made on social media channels. An effective customer analytics strategy enables businesses to integrate these insights to increase customer lifetime value, reduce turnover, and conduct more precise targeting and segmentation.

collecting specimen  customer picture today involves collecting and assembling data from multiple sources, including traditional sources such as transactions and surveys, as well as customer sentiments and other information that can be uncovered in comments made on social media channels. An effective customer analytics strategy enables businesses to integrate these insights to increase customer lifetime value, reduce turnover, and conduct more precise targeting and segmentation. Read More

Are You Ready for Enterprise Feedback Management?


Enterprise feedback management (EFM) is the process of systematically collecting, analyzing, consolidating, and using all sources of feedback to improve your company and your overall profitability. EFM includes not only aggregating feedback from multiple stakeholders, across multiple channels, but also getting real-time, actionable information to where it’s relevant in the company. Learn more about implementing EFM.

collecting specimen  the process of systematically collecting, analyzing, consolidating, and then using all sources of feedback to improve your business and your overall profitability. EFM includes not only aggregating feedback from multiple stakeholders, across multiple channels, but also disseminating real-time, actionable information across the company to where it is most relevant, and then enforcing accountability for follow-up and service lapse recovery. More than Just a “Software Solution” EFM is not just a piece Read More

What Good Is Information If Nobody Sees It?


Keeping detailed historical information is a great idea in theory, but how can it be merged with current data to enable split-second decisions? Two companies partner to solve a significant problem in e-commerce.

collecting specimen  of information they are collecting. User Recommendations This is a slick product. Its ability to show views of current data and their relationship to historical data can be very powerful tools for marketers who need to monitor and respond to trends as they develop. Not everyone has such a need, but there are certainly some sites that can respond to real-time information by adjusting their campaigns. They will definitely want to consider this product. A product like this raises a larger question. Whether y Read More

Fighting Terrorism with Global Trade Management


The challenge for government and industry is to secure trade without impeding growth. Therefore, there is a greater need for timely information updated by knowledgeable sources of compliance and regulation issues. Global trade management software appears to be the best solution.

collecting specimen  Emphasis is placed on collecting information on trades earlier in the supply chain, effectively pushing back the borders , while securing them. These initiatives are summarized in Table 1. Table 1: Global Trade Security Summary Initiative Description Container Security Initiative (CSI) A government initiative for stationing US Customs employees and equipment in major foreign ports for pre-screening of containerized freight prior to sailing to US destinations. 24-hour Automated Manifest Rule A mandatory Read More

Another Implementation Failure, Another Missed Learning Opportunity


In recent posts, we've learned that business software implementation failures are rampant and that the blame is all on the vendor. And though unhappy customers are suing the software vendors, little speculation is offered on the cause for the implementation failure. So, these posts, and any others that follow, provide little insight on the learnings on the part of both the customer

collecting specimen  while lawyers are busy collecting facts for their lawsuit, decision makers should conduct their own investigation to ensure mistakes are not repeated. Though a perfectly natural first reaction may be for vendors to try to prove their innocence or come to a settlement, this should be followed by an analysis of the situation to show what went wrong with the implementation. Most vendors have some type of feedback-gathering process or post-implementation audit in place, and customers need something similar as Read More

Real-time Shop Floor Integration, Simplified (with ERP)


As a demand-driven manufacturer, you know how crucial up-to-date information is. But when shop floor data is collected with pen and paper, then transferred manually to multiple databases that aren’t always connected, you risk having your data uploaded after it’s needed. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions can ease data integration. But first, separate the myths from the facts of bridging ERP and the shop floor.

collecting specimen  be accomplished simply by collecting shop floor data and passing it on to the ERP. Rather the ERP system must be active in pushing orders to the shop floor. It must keep constant track and provide access to current and planned inventory requirements. Your shop floor operates in real-time. It moves fast and so must you. Information today about last week's overrun will not let you prevent the overrun that's about to occur now. Beyond the collection and integration of shop floor data, the real challenge is t Read More

TEC presents Its 2009 Manufacturing Execution Systems State of the Market Report


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for enterprise software selection, has released a new manufacturing execution systems (MES) state of the market report.

collecting specimen  and improve profits by collecting and communication real-time data throughout the product lifecycle, as well as closely control and improve operations, quality, and visibility. - P.J. Jakovljevic, TEC's principal analyst, enterprise applications   The report includes various customer success stories as well as a comprehensive vendor spotlight on industry-leading vendors in MES, including Epicor, Omnitrol Networks, SYSPRO, and Wonderware.   The 2009 State of the Market Report is available for download a Read More

SciQuest Introduces New Supplier Risk Compliance Module


The latest version of SciQuest’s cloud-based spend management automation suite introduces a new Dynamic Qualification and Risk Compliance module for Total Supplier Manager (TSM) that helps customers enhance supplier management capabilities.

collecting specimen  further qualify suppliers by collecting risk-based information and assess vendor status or compliance. Other new features to the TSM core registration function will enable customers to extend capacity for building a global master supplier database.   The latest version also includes enhancements to reporting for Advanced Sourcing Optimizer customers, new product-to-product integrations, and improved import/export capabilities for sourcing. Additionally, the suite now includes integration with Thomson Reu Read More

CPQ Pioneer FPX Becomes Cloud CRM and ERP Go-to Vendor


TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at FPX, formerly known as Firepond, a pioneer in CPQ software that automates the sales process for configurable products and services, including changes in the past couple years and what's new with FPX Version 8.0.

collecting specimen  FPX’s applications, the data collecting problem goes away simply by implementing FPX’s solutions. Namely, the data needed to make FPX’s Predictive Analytics module work resides in the FPX PDM (“Master”) module. The FPX Predictive Applications module also supports any interaction channel, and is optimized for the customer’s deployment preference: direct, indirect, e-commerce, PC, or mobile. Figure 5 (below) depicts a “Deal Dashboard,” powered by predictive analytics.   Figure 5 – Predict Read More

A Clear-cut Approach to Collections Is Essential for Profitability


In 2002, US suppliers wrote off more than $18 billion (USD) in bad checks. And the bankruptcy picture has certainly not improved since then. Companies that act quickly to secure overdue accounts are the companies that have the best chance of remaining in the black. The SYSPRO Collections Module automates debt collection, and can help address this acute need.

collecting specimen  automating the process of collecting past due invoices. In fact, it was written at the request of SYSPRO customers, for which the need became particularly acute during the recent economic downturn when businesses were slow to pay. This trend has continued despite a pick up in economic conditions. Customers, it would appear, are reluctant to give up lengthy pay cycles. The Collections Module identifi es overdue invoices, assigns (or reassigns) the invoices to designated collectors, monitors debt collection Read More

American Software - A Tacit Avant-Garde?


Throughout June, American Software, Inc. continued to announce additional functions that broaden the scope of its e-intelliprise application suite. It also announced financial results for fiscal 2000.

collecting specimen  companies organize methods of collecting and analyzing data on the performance of individual departments. In addition, it contains a set of key performance indicators that companies can use to establish benchmarks for measuring their performance. American Software has also introduced a series of applications under the banner ECON-Electronic Commerce on the Net-which allows customers to access and use the applications within Intelliprise over the Internet (a series of Web extensions for order placement, pu Read More