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Data Discovery Applications
Over the last five years, the business intelligence (BI) space has undergone a huge transformation. The business user community has lobbied for data analysis

visual data discovery  capabilities Easy and powerful visual data modeling and visualization tools Features for enabling data mash-ups Rich enterprise data and content search capabilities Text enrichment and analysis features such as sentiment analysis Team collaboration features Availability of rich analysis tools such as regression, nonlinear modeling, etc. Easy integration with Microsoft Office, especially Excel Mobile analytics features Organizations can benefit from these types of applications in the following ways: Rapid

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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