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Current pure play business intelligence (BI) leaders offer the advantage of superior analytics and planning capabilities; however, enterprise resource planning

technology business intelligence smb  in 2004 developing innovative technology solutions and delivering measurable business value to customers. This concludes Part Five of a seven-part note. Part One detailed history and current status. Part Two looked at contemporary BI tools. Part Three described what is available. Part Four discuss the BI/CPM market landscape. Part Six will compare direct access to a data warehouse for the mid-market. Part Seven will make recommendations. About the Authors Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP

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