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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Oracle Makes A U-Turn At The 'All Things To All People' Exit
Oracle has been trying hard for some time to find a magic formula to revive its declining applications revenue. Abandoning its isolationist stance and opening

sap is u  rethink its pricing strategies. SAP has meanwhile regained any previously lost ground owing to its slow adoption of the Internet and has also become the proponent of interconnectivity. Meanwhile there is lingering mixed perception in regard to the quality of the Oracle 11i Applications suite as well as the public fallout with its applications user group (OAUG). Oracle seems to be waking up to the reality that the greater part of real-world IT departments are a medley of enterprise applications - trading

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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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