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Outlook for 2010
As 2009 comes to a close, we look forward to the New Year and everything trendy that it will bring. Today, TEC’s Research Analyst Round Table discusses the

accounting trends 2010 outlook  functionality for manufacturing, sales, accounting, human resources (HR), etc. Still, despite the fact that large software vendors can basically do everything, they realized that in practice that’s not such an easy thing to do. Small niche vendors are taking advantage of the situation and are building very specific solutions that combine different types of needs (e.g. business intelligence for workforce management, customer relationship management (CRM) for automotive, software for printing and media

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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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accounting trends 2010 outlook  typical features include: Call accounting - application that records and captures calls made from the telephone system Call log - provides detailed call records by extension or account Voice mail - a centralized system that manages telephone messages; it allows users to receive, answer and manage their phone messages from different locations. It has a variety of features, such as voice mail waiting tone, wake-up call reminders; can record multiple personal greetings; and it allows a user to check voice Read More

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accounting trends 2010 outlook  (PR and Marketing Communications), Accounting, Research, and Legal sectors. Insight 2011 will likely feature a slew of Maconomy product demos, roadmap discussions, and customer presentations. As said earlier, Deltek is embracing alternative delivering models for its applications including  Cloud Computing , Term Licensing, etc. One should expect that Maconomy will also be evaluated for its applicability across alternative delivery models just as Deltek did for many of its other applications. On the Read More

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