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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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The Power of One


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it power of sap  at the root of it all these companies recognize the issue and have a solution to the problem. Unlike the Power of One, Tibco claims to have The Power of Now. The Mid Market The other assumption within this article is contrary to the assumption of most analysts. They will tell you that the top 100 companies lead the way, and the mid-market follows. I recently attended an analyst briefing where the analyst made it clear that the Global 500 would never get to a single application, therefore it will Read More

SAP Farms More Business Out Amid Its Staff Reductions


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it power of sap  sales efforts and give it more complete sales coverage of the entire U.S. market, ranging from businesses with less than $200 million in revenue to the largest global corporations. On December 7, however, SAP undercut the power of its November 26 announcement by deciding to axe approximately 7% staff from its over 4,500-strong U.S. workforce as a part of an overall restructuring program requiring all divisions to curb fourth quarter costs. The cuts are part of SAP''s restructuring program in the US to Read More

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it power of sap  the space (and the noise it generates).  Spotfire will even hook onto HANA in the future—Hana''s visualization is nowhere near as good as Spotfire''s. Spotfire 5 already integrates with global data warehousing leaders Teradata, Oracle, and Microsoft, and accesses Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) cubes. Additionally, Spotfire 5 extends its leadership in predictive analytics and enterprise-grade scalability. A demo at the recently held TUCON 2012 user conference showed an incredible speed Read More

SAP Broadens Range of Solutions for SMEs


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SAP Gets Serious with SAP HANA and Mobility


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