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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

sap apo help  in the late 1990s. SAP APO is still a critical piece of the SAP SCM suite, but SAP now has a much more comprehensive offering and capabilities for supply chain executives, spanning collaborative demand and supply planning; manufacturing network planning and execution; integrated logistics and fulfillment; and supply network traceability. For those companies where the after sales market is critical, SAP also offers service parts planning and execution capabilities. (All of these five high-level

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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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