TEC and IMPLANEX Join Forces to Better Serve Software Demand in Latin America

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Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), a global firm that specializes in on-line software evaluation services, and IMPLANEX, a firm that supports organizations in developing and expanding business in Latin America, establish an alliance to expand local software options in their evaluation centers and respond to the growing demand from Latin American companies for local application selection alternatives.

Due to the continuous demand for local alternatives, TEC (http://www.technologyevaluation.com/press) has signed an agreement with IMPLANEX to include Latin American software developers and solution providers in TEC’s Software Vendor Network, to better serve its growing end user customer base in the region. IMPLANEX will focus its efforts on Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina, while TEC will continue managing the rest of the Latin American market.

IMPLANEX (http://www.implanex.com) will supply the local market knowledge and expertise, while TEC supplies the technology, marketing tools, and specialized media for broad and local coverage. “By the end of 2005, we expect to double the number of Latin American solutions we offer in our evaluation centers”, explains Barry Melsom, TEC’s Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales.

Since launching its services in Spanish-speaking regions in March 2005, TEC (http://www.technologyevaluation.com/press) has supported over 6,500 software selection projects through its sixteen (16) evaluation centers, which represent a total investment of $1.6 billion (USD). This amount represents 70 percent of the total investment in software predicted by IDC for the first half of 2005 in Latin America.

TEC’s evaluation centers were created using a unique on-line concept that allows users to put their footprint on the process by defining their functional priorities, while a decision support tool identifies software solutions which best match their unique business needs.

In Latin America, 75 percent of TEC’s end user inquiries come from the manufacturing, energy, technology, education, finances, distribution, retail, and government industries, while 65 percent comes from small and medium businesses (SMB). Most projects evaluated relate to enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence (BI), supply chain management (SCM), and human resources software. Some of the most requested local applications are Dynaware, Microsiga, Exactus, Intelisis, Meta4, ADAM, Flexline, Kepler, Tactica CRM, Bitam, HR Pro, and Softland.

Software providers who have a competitive offering and are interested in expanding their operations in the area can start the process by registering with TEC at http://www.vendor-showcase.com/getlisted.asp.


IMPLANEX (http://www.implanex.com) offers enterprise services, and helps organizations expand their businesses in new markets through effective marketing strategies. IDC, Synaptic Links, Incase Pro Software, and iLH Technologies are some of IMPLANEX’s customers in Latin America. IMPLANEX has commercial branches in Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia.

For more information, contact:

Daniel Aisemberg



Tel.: +54 (11) 4343 0900

About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC)

TEC (http://www.technologyevaluation.com/press) has been in business since 1993. During this time, it has become a standard reference web service, preferred by organizations and consultants for help with the evaluation and selection of the enterprise applications, and to significantly reduce the risk associated with making the wrong decision.

TEC’s positioning in the marketplace is as an impartial advocate for the end user/purchaser. Every month, over 1.5 million visitors register on-line, with over 25,000 confirmed evaluation projects in the past year ,and over 400,000 worldwide subscribers to our daily newsletter. With offices in Montreal, Boston, and Sydney, Australia, TEC is the only global firm in its category. (http://www.technologyevaluation.com/press or http://es.technologyevaluation.com/press).

For more information, contact:

Lynne Brash

Coordinator, Media Relations

Tel.: (514) 954-3665, ext. 254

Fax: (514) 954-9739

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