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BI Portal from Enterprise Software Solutions Is Now a TEC Certified Application
Business Intelligence Portal (BI Portal) from Enterprise Software Solutions (ESS) has become part of TEC’s group of certified BI applications, and is now

demonstration techniques  delivered the formal product demonstration I’d requested. This demo let me do a trial of some features that I was particularly interested in taking a closer look at, including more than 100 features and functionality sets. I encourage you to stay tuned for the full certification report. In the meantime, you can interactively review ESS BI Portal, in comparison with other BI software solutions, in TEC Advisor . If you have any specific questions about the certification process for BI Portal from ESS,

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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