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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 partner ranking  the company. As such, SAP continued to treat SAF as a partner until it acquired all the outstanding shares of the company and it became a wholly owned subsidiary of SAP. SAF has been a strong partner of SAP since 2002, with core components of the SAF solution being embedded into SAP for Retail solutions. SAP completed the acquisition of SAF in September 2011 and so will begin the integration process. However, there are no plans to reduce the workforces of either company, and SAP plans to retain SAF’s

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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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