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Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news

bi strategy example  management (EM), workflow, common BI store, reporting, and universal access ( Infor MyDay ) Deliver a toolset / development environment to build both the new functional components and common services Open SOA was instrumental in the successful first phase of Infor’s interoperability strategy, acting as the architectural foundation for application data sharing and integration. Phase one is now drawing to a close, as Open SOA is now included in 25 of the most widely adopted Infor applications.  Infor

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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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