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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

database design charts  of application development and database and data warehouse (DWH) design, as well as 9 years’ experience in project management, covering best practices and new technologies in the BI/DWH space. Prior to joining TEC, García was a senior project manager and senior analyst developing BI, DWH, and data integration applications with Oracle and SAP BusinessObjects. He has also worked on projects related to the implementation of BI solutions for the private sector, including the banking and services sectors.

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Document Management System (DMS)

Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates important information about the documents, to the documents (known as metadata). Most systems provide workflow engines to design and support document creation, publication, and usage. DMS solutions are often used by insurance and health care industries, government bodies, or other organizations processing high volumes of documents. 

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