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Using BI and BPM to Address the Information Challenges of Midsize Companies
Business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) are two disciplines that become critical as companies progress through the midsize stage

compounded rate of return  store. The challenge is compounded when acquisitions are made. Even if the same area of the company uses the same software vendor in both the acquiring company and the acquired company, the applications are usually configured differently, resulting in incompatible data sources. Clearly, the main disadvantage of disparate data sources is the inability to quickly get a complete, company-wide view of a business entity, be it a customer, profit, a product, or a supplier. Different departments and lines of

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