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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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 bi feature comparison listing


Understanding Business Intelligence and Your Bottom Line
Given that virtually all small and midsized businesses can benefit from business intelligence (BI) tools, the real question is how much of this technology

bi feature comparison listing  Internet. Make sure your BI solution enables you to access your KPIs such as sales, product and customer analyses, income and balance sheets, and inventory reports whenever you are out of the office. Report Automation ' To stay ahead of the competition, most SMB companies can't afford to sit back and wait for their IT or accounting departments to provide the information they need to make informed decisions. They must be proactive in automating their entire reporting process' from the creation to

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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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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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