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Keeping detailed historical information is a great idea in theory, but how can it be merged with current data to enable split-second decisions? Two companies

another chart maker  distinguish them from competitors. Another is thin-client delivery. That is, their system requires no Java or plug-ins on the browser, making it easy to share data within the enterprise and also with partners, suppliers and even customers. The most powerful aspect of nQuire's offering is its real time analytic capabilities. Marketing personnel without technical training can easily develop tables and graphs that show up-to-the-minute relationships among a diverse collection of data. For example, a user

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