He believes the company has "best-of-breed
product positioning" and keeps an Outperform rating on the name.
Put simply, as the ERPs have added SCM functionality to their suites, shippers have adopted these solutions with the knowledge that those WMS, TMS, and GTM solutions may not be as robust or full-featured as the best-of-breed
offerings--and that's okay with them.
Established in 1999, Mtel provides best-of-breed
cloud communications solutions including contact center, IP phone systems, and business collaboration tools.
"It is the best-of-breed
in that space, and a lot of other client data lives in the cloud with other, best-of-breed
technology suppliers, all of which use multiple sites, military-grade physical security and access security for employees, so this is significantly better for our clients in terms of data protection," O'Brien said.
And unless the broker really believes that one company can be the best-of-breed
in every voluntary product category and every service offered, that may result in a suboptimal benefit strategy for the client.
Customers can now deploy best-of-breed
wired from Dell and best-of-breed
wireless from Aerohive in one swipe.
"In general, the major ERP vendors are going to offer supply chain execution that perhaps is not full best-of-breed
in all areas, but that is good enough for the vast majority of companies," says Klappich.
* Consolidate CRM and augment with best-of-breed
. Another path (taken by 37.9% of respondents) is to consolidate the CRM environment and surround it with best-of-breed
That's why a best-of-breed
approach to selecting technology products is so critical.
Value-added distributor for IT security products, Comguard, has announced that it has partnered with Tripwire, Inc, to offer best-of-breed
IT security and compliance solutions to protect enterprises, governments, government agencies and service providers.
Unlike them, however, some of the "Partial Solution" vendors recognize that they do not have a competitive AP LIS comparable to the "Best-of-Breed