TEC Joins Forces With BPT Partners Creating the Industry’s Leading CRM Knowledge Center


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ATLANTA and Montreal, Quebec– February 28, 2007 — Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) (www.technologyevaluation.com), the world’s leading provider of enterprise software evaluation tools, is pleased to announce its new strategic partnership with BPT Partners LLC (BPT) (www.bptpartners.com) a leading provider of CRM research and education.
This alliance is aimed at providing superior software selection services to TEC customers considering CRM software purchases or upgrades (http://crm.technologyevaluation.com).
TEC’s mission is to aid decision makers in identifying and evaluating software solutions that best fit their company’s business and system requirements. This partnership allows TEC to become pioneers in the CRM evaluation industry, reach new territories and increase its knowledge capital.
Bruce Culbert, Paul Greenberg and Dr. Jeff Tanner of BPT Partners, LLC will become CRM Research Residents at TEC providing direction, validation and certification of the framework and evaluation criteria used in the software selection process.
“We are pleased to be teaming with TEC to provide the most comprehensive CRM evaluation, analysis and research found anywhere in the industry. TEC’s commitment to fair and unbiased research and analysis of the important software solutions and technology in CRM closely align with the mission and goals of BPT,” said Bruce Culbert, managing director of BPT Partners, LLC.
“With the rapid pace of change in CRM today, we couldn’t have a better partner than BPT to ensure our member base has access to information on the most current CRM technologies. And having Paul Greenberg’s expertise available to keep our CRM RFI database leading edge, and to help our participating CRM vendors identify new trends in the marketplace, is something that’s very exciting,” said Charles Luffer, TEC’s vice president of strategic alliances.
About BPT Partners LLC (BPT)
BPT Partners is a leading provider of CRM training, education and research. With offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Washington, DC and partnerships that span the globe, BPT Partners can provide full service CRM training from executive education on CRM strategy to training in sales methodology to an entire company’s sales force. Founded in 2005, BPT Partners has a unique composition and business model, providing CRM training in both the cutting edge and the classic strategies and processes that made CRM one of the most successful business approaches in decades. BPT’s trainers and subject matter experts are notable professionals who have won awards for their industry leading thinking and practices. For additional information: www.bptpartners.com.

About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC)
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is the leading online source for enterprise software evaluation tools. 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.
TEC’s mission is to reduce the cost, risk, and time associated with software selection. It has twenty-two online software evaluation centers, ranging from ERP, CRM, SCM, to business intelligence, that contain thousands of detailed criteria on over 800 software solutions.

For more information: www.technologyevaluation.com/press.

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