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Strategic Systems International (SSI) needs no special introduction to British process industries (such as consumer products manufacturers and whisky distillers

navision form feed  NAV and AX (formerly Navision and Axapta ), SoftBrands , SYSPRO , and so forth, in fast-response mid-market manufacturing, with the emphasis on real-time and process-centric manufacturing management. Ownership Structure Looking at the ownership structure, SSI is now a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly held Chelford Group plc, the specialist information technology (IT) solutions group headquartered in Basingstoke (UK). In August 2000, Chelford Group, a cash shell listed on the Alternative Investment

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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Digitize Your Product Strategy


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