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i2 Technologies Gets Reporting Help From Hyperion
i2’s decision to integrate Hyperion Essbase into its TradeMatrix™ applications is a welcome event for users.

limitation products  planning functions. A common limitation for both i2 BPI and Hyperion Essbase lies in data mining capabilities. i2 does plan to offer data mining using software acquired through its alliance with IBM, but a specific offering has yet to be announced.

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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The Blessing & Curse of SharePoint's "Grandma's Attic" - Part 3


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limitation products  needs to overcome this limitation in the near future, perhaps by more natively embedding Visio into SharePoint, to ensure strong adoption by teams that want to configure workflows and model processes easily, with little or no IT staff intervention. Gartner ’s 2009 report estimates that between 80 to 90 percent of all company processes are “knowledge worker” processes. In these processes, documents are produced as an end-result of the process and might contain varied information, which is not a good Read More

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limitation products  due to the integration limitation, many inputs require manual entry. For example, a key supplier can view product information stored in manufacturers’ PD&C systems but can only provide feedbacks (e.g., delivery dates) manually through the interface. Quadrant 4 - PLM : Product stakeholders are able to access data in the PD&C system as needed (through the PD&C system or their most often used systems) and data exchange between the PD&C system and others is automated and synchronized. If you are currently Read More

PowerTrieve, A LEAP For CRM?


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