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SAP AG - ERP Leader with a
Today, SAP is in the process of completing one of its most aggressive new product launches in its history by introducing its

sap installations industry chart  the system into components, SAP has begun development of a series of pre-configured R/3 templates ( AcceleratedSAP ) for use within specific industries. By the end of 1998, the Company had licensed more than 19,000 system installations to more than 10,700 customers worldwide, with approx. 60% of SAP customers greater than $200 million in revenue. SAP went public in 1984 (1998 on NYSE) and its shares trade on the New York, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart stock exchanges. Fig. 1 Vendor Strengths Commanding market

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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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