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 Great Plains Problems


Great Plains on a Shopping Spree
On January 6, in an effort to expand its customer base and reseller partner channel Great Plains, a provider of financial management software for midsize

Great Plains Problems  solutions. Through the acquisition, Great Plains expects to add over 20,000 mid-market customers and expand its channel capacity through RealWorld's partner network. Great Plains will gain over 65 team members located in Manchester, N.H., with development, marketing, sales, and business-management experience. The company says it plans to use the northeast office to provide consulting, training, migration, and support services to customers and partners. Great Plains will issue approximately 184,000 shares

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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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