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Operational Business Intelligence and Performance Management: Key Differentiators
The distinction between business performance management and operational business intelligence is sometimes unclear. Many vendor offerings overlap in terms of

dashboarding tools  on their scorecarding and dashboarding product offerings are generally considered to be BPM vendors because their main focus is to manage and measure performance at different levels within the organization or external organizational focus, such as sales demographics across various geographical regions. Performance management vendors provide BI tools, but may not provide traditional data warehousing platforms, or at least may not call them “data warehousing.” Their focus will be on the use of ETL and

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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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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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