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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Year in Review: Top Enterprise Software News and Trends for 2011
With 2011 just about under wraps, we asked our experts to weigh in on this year’s trends and enterprise software news-makers. Read this article to get their

bi enterprise software review  market, and providing affordable BI services to an industry that needs improved decision-making processes.   Gabriel Gheorghiu, CRM/ERP Research Analyst 2011 was a year with no major surprises, the only exception being the fact that in December 2011 Autodesk decided to launch its own product lifecycle management (PLM) product (a rare occurrence in the PLM world). A new trend is taking place in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) landscape: cloud vendors are offering financials and back-office ( human

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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