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SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction
Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P

sap articles by gartner  cloud solutions such as SAP Sales on Demand as well as solutions for sourcing, carbon, and travel and expense management. We have also recently launched our Performance & Insight Optimization (PIO) services, which deliver specialized solutions with high return on investment (ROI), using deep scientific and BI expertise merged with retail industry expertise and advanced analytics to model and optimize customer demand and business performance. There are many articles on how we are applying PIO services to

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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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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Dreamforce 2010: Of Cloud Proliferation - Part 1


Dreamforce, salesforce.com’s annual user conference, has over the past several years become a highly anticipated and entertaining end-of-the-year fixture for the enterprise applications market observers (surprisingly, Dreamforce 2011 will take place in late August, and let’s see how that new timing will feel). Namely, in these prolonged times of bad economic news and

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Is a Two-tier ERP Strategy Right for You?


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SAP Business One Is To Be Offered On SAP HANA Soon


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SAP Lumira Cloud


SAP Lumira Cloud is a self-service business intelligence (BI) solution that empowers users to explore information and reveal hidden insights with drag-and-drop ease. Flexible licensing options and rapid cloud deployment help save time and money.

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The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the CMMS/EAM software based on a demonstration provided by Smartware Group Inc. The review identifies the features of Bigfoot CMMS/EAM that distinguish it from other CMMS/EAP solutions, including customizable dashboard, its work order-oriented system, and its extensive report templates. Bigfoot CMMS/EAM also provides CMMS/EAM support through its mobile capabilities and its flexibility in integrating add-ons. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

Bigfoot CMMS/EAM achieved TEC certification status for its CMMS/EAM software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the CMMS/EAM software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of Bigfoot CMMS/EAM, a TEC analyst has assessed the CMMS/EAM software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that Bigfoot CMMS/EAM is a strong CMMS/EAM system.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how Bigfoot CMMS/EAM can help businesses achieve their CMMS/EAM objectives.

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