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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Technology Evaluation Centers’ Latest Buyer’s Guide Highlights Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has launched its first buyer’s guide of 2014, on Mobile BI solutions. According to TEC senior BI analyst Jorge Garcia

brain bi  of the Boulder BI Brain Trust . About Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) TEC helps organizations choose the best enterprise software solutions for their unique business needs—quickly, impartially, and cost-effectively. TEC’s online Evaluation Centers, containing IT research and extensive knowledge bases, are the leading resource for IT decision makers around the world. By combining that information with a proven methodology, unique Web-based software selection platforms, and years of software

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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