Software selection tools, comparison reports,
RFI, RFP and RFQ templates.
Free RFI, RFP Template Samples in 42 application categories
for use with enterprise software selection and acquisition projects,
including Consulting Services and Open Source selection criteria.
Report categories include; ERP discrete, ERP process, mixed-mode,
engineer to order ETO, MTO, ERP for services, ERP for distribution, retail, and more.
About Lean Manufacturing
The Organization known as APICS (American
Production Inventory Control Society) has defined Lean as “A
Philosophy of Manufacturing based on planned elimination of waste
and continuous improvement of productivity.”
In a more basic term, lean manufacturing means ‘More value with less work’
One of the core values of Lean Manufacturing is known as the “5S Method.” When the “5 S Principles” are applied to an ERP environment they looked like this:
- Sort - Use only parts of the ERP system which benefit the company
- Simplify - Use ERP to enable integrated business processes i.e. inventory control
- Shine - Ensure that you work with accurate and timely data
- Standardize - Document and standardize, business processes
- Sustain - Business Processes executed by ERP executed on a consistent and timely basis
As a result of lean ERP being used in the organization, inventory moves from work station to work station in a continuous flow through the plant—and as a result, return on investment is accomplished through the use of improvement in efficiencies and reduction in inventory investments.
About TEC ERP software comparison reports
Developed in conjunction with software analysts and the world's leading software vendors, TEC's enterprise software evaluation reports are designed to give manufacturers and service organizations a comprehensive list of features and functions (criteria) for each of over forty different kinds of enterprise software solutions. Complete functional criteria is included for ERP systems, CRM, SCM, WMS, BI, PLM, and others required by companies of all sizes. These lists of criteria, which in most cases numbering in the thousands, give you a full view of all the features and functions currently available for the selected type of software. This allows you to easily compare software vendors side-by-side and determine which features and functions are required for your organization. With over 1000 vendor products available for evaluation, TEC is the largest service of its kind in the industry.
TEC helps thousands of businesses, every month, evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision.
Industry standard terminology aids evaluation process
The language used to describe each category and criterion has been vetted by TEC analysts and provides a standard description that is understood and accepted by leading vendors and consultants in each enterprise area. During the RFI or RFP process, users benefit from clear, concise descriptions of critical functions that prospective vendors can respond to without confusion. This leads to better participation by invited vendors and reduces the possibility of errors.
Report uses by role:
IT project managers:
Save time and avoid errors in the creation of high quality
requirements for a software acquisition. Use the reports help
develop all RFI, RFP and software tender documents.
Use comprehensive criteria to determine build vs. buy analysis and
perform gap analysis for legacy systems against the latest software
functionality included in the reports. With ratings on over 1000
enterprise software solutions, you have access to the most
comprehensive vendor data available.
Software manufacturers and vendors:
Compare your system against the combined feature set of the leaders
in your category to help prioritize future development. Use as a
template of included features for any software bid.
Established in 1993, Technology Evaluation Centers,
Inc. (TEC) is the first web-native technology research enterprise.
TEC provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders
to objectively identify the software products that best fit their
company's unique business and systems requirements, and that
contribute most effectively to superior business performance.
te most effectively to superior business performance.