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The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Planning
Among the promises of collaboration are real-time information sharing, the ability to maintain personalized relationships between buyers and sellers, and

pros cons sap  Pros and Cons of Collaborative Planning The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Planning S. McVey - September 12, 2000 Overview The rapid advance of the Internet and related technologies are quickly turning business-to-business collaboration into a reality. Among its promises are real-time information sharing, the ability to maintain personalized relationships between buyers and sellers, and greater efficiency for all companies joined in the expanded enterprise. Unfortunately, excitement surrounding B2B

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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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