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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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How One Distributor Played Wal-Mart's Distribution Game-And Won
As a supplier to Wal-Mart, appliance manufacturer Haier America was required to implement a radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging system. To satisfy

distributor opportunities  (ERP) (Wikipedia) How One Distributor Played Wal-Mart's Distribution Game and Won Distribution is also known as: Distribution strategy , Logistics , Distribution Services , Distribution Management , Warehousing , Inventory management , Direct distribution , ERP Software , Top 10 ERP Software Apps , Top 40 ERP MRP Systems , ERP Accounting Software . Riding the Wave: Haier America Implements RFID Technology VAI designs fully integrated, customized system to meet the requirements of big box retailers At a Gl

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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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