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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Business Intelligence Status Report
Spurred by government mandates for more business transparency, business intelligence has emerged to extract information from ERP systems. How has BI emerged

analytical report writing  brings us to online analytical processing (OLAP), which is a category of software tools that provides analysis of data stored in a database, and which enable users to analyze different dimensions of multidimensional data, such as time series and trend analysis views. Hence, business users can on quickly and easily identify performance trends by uaing time-phased information analysis and graphing capabilities of products that support more sophisticated data analysis and have full calculated field

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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CMMS - EAM Software Evaluation Report

The EAM Software Evaluation Report is geared toward groups that need to analyze requirements for a system, which supports maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. This Software Evaluation Report includes criteria for comparing general computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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analytical report writing  the majority of the analytical processing of content occurs off-line on the user's PC, rather than over a network connection. Vanguard's user environments enable business people to filter, drill-down, modify, and preview the customized Information Views, whereby the level of customization and end-user control is such that the user very rarely needs to generate live queries against the relational databases. This also significantly increases the scalability of the solution by delivering compressed data Read More

J.D. Edwards Touts Leadership in Collaboration and Flexibility -- There Seems to be Some Notable Functionality Too


In its major comeback attempt J.D. Edwards has been playing the card of system openness and interconnectivity, some of the key principles of the Internet economy. On October 2, the usually laid back vendor hosted a glitzy show in New York City for the official launch of the highly publicized Xe version of its flagship OneWorld software package. While the launch emphasized flexibility, we noticed the system had some remarkable functionality

analytical report writing  New memory-resident On Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) and report writing capabilities enable users to quickly create custom reports to communicate and support business decisions. XML Capable - Standard XML formats are now supported to facilitate integration within trading communities. Geographical Visualization - Additional geographical visualization capabilities have been added to allow users to analyze their supply chain networks more effectively. Earlier, on September 19, J.D. Edwards announced Read More

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analytical report writing  of gaining valuable new analytical time, based on streamlined business processes gleaned from their new IT gadgets, increasing amounts of time are spent on deploying systems, training staff, altering systems, testing, and then beginning the cycle anew. A Voice From Financial Trenches What could be done differently to help controllers and CFOs to free up the time lost to IT or staff monitoring activities?  We asked Jane Bohrer, Controller of a $1 billion US subsidiary of a European manufacturing company: Read More

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analytical report writing  for Services (Non-manufacturing) Software Evaluation Report TEC's ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing) Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive Read More

BI for the Small to Medium Business: Survey Report


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