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Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers
Business-to-business (B2B) gateway solutions have matured to the point where they can support a wide range of projects. However, there are still functional

biztalk performance whitepaper  flagship integration middleware product, BizTalk Server 2006 R2. Morerecent enhancements include community management, enhanced EDI and metadata management technology that s partly based on technology Microsoft acquired from Covast. Microsoft also has released BizTalk Server Accelerators for specific industry solutions, such as Health Level Seven (HL7) and RosettaNet, and is executing well in its alliance with GXS, whereby BizTalk users can administer their entire B2B communities, including external

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Business Performance Management

Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more.  

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