SOURCE: Manufacturing Enterprise Communications

May 10, 2011 14:34 ET

TechMATCH PRO Adds Suite of Tools to Increase Collaboration for Online Software and Technology Evaluation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Manufacturing Enterprise Communications (MEC), a division of Thomas Publishing LLC, today announced the spring release of TechMATCH PRO, the proprietary technology-matching service that efficiently connects technology buyers and technology vendors.

"We have invested extensively in TechMATCH over the past several months in order to take it to the next level of usability," explains MEC President Heather Holst-Knudsen. "For TechMATCH PRO subscribers, this means a more collaborative tool, where team members can participate directly with vendors throughout all steps of the purchasing process, from initial research to sending RFPs."

TechMATCH PRO gives its subscribers access to 19 software categories and more than 15,000 pre-defined features and functions, all organized in areas such as ERP, PLM, MES, BI, CRM, SCM, Manufacturing, PLM, and Quality Management. Key enhancements of the spring release include:

  • Vendor Communication Portal: New inbox functionality gives buyers the ability to contact vendors directly at any stage of the evaluation.
  • Product Information Requests: Buyers can request updates to products and service features from multiple vendors simultaneously.
  • Detailed Product Comparisons: See how products rate in each area of functionality, and how each product can address your company's specific needs. Need more support for process control than for supervisory control? No problem. TechMATCH PRO will guide you to a product that best fits all your needs, in order of priority.
  • Unlimited Access to Consultant Support Team: When you make the decision to upgrade or implement a new software system, it's important to think of which solution will fit your needs now and in the future. Guidance from our consultant team ensures that you purchase a system with the scale and longevity to grow with your business.

TechMATCH PRO is already the leading evaluation tool trusted by global manufacturers, consultants, and software vendors alike; these enhancements make it the one-stop marketplace for a seamless technology and software evaluation process.

To begin your trial of TechMATCH PRO, visit: http://techmatch.managingautomation.com/pro.

About Manufacturing Enterprise Communications

Manufacturing Enterprise Communications delivers industry-specific information for global manufacturing markets, providing critical content to innovative and forward-thinking manufacturers -- companies that use enterprise systems, information, and automation technologies to transform their businesses and create a sustainable competitive advantage. Manufacturing Enterprise Communications powers the Managing Automation magazine and Website, Manufacturing-Executive.com, Manufacturing Executive Leadership Journal, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, and the PM100 Awards program.

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