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Meet the New (Revolutionized) Progress Software
According to TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic, some solid, growing, and profitable software companies never get the respect they deserve. Progress

comparison oracle progress  the New (Revolutionized) Progress Software In my nearly decade and a half as an enterprise software industry analyst, I’ve seen and written about a number of universally admired star software providers. But every now and then I get to know solid, growing, and profitable software companies that, for whatever reason, are underappreciated and underreported on. Three-decade-old Bedford, Massachusetts–based Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) with about 1,600 employees is one such Rodney

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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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