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Accelerating (and Fast-Starting) the SME Business at Oracle (and SAP) - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series outlined Oracle’s recent (and seemingly genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering and catering enterprise applications

sap tco white papers oracle  part, Oracle's fiercest competitor SAP plans to further involve its ecosystem in  its SAP Business All-in-One Fast-Start program  by allowing partners to develop their own industry solutions and online solution configurators (for upfront cost estimates) atop the baseline version provided by SAP. These particular SAP solutions for SME's will be detailed in Part 4. Moreover, to date, there are not many customer references or case studies with multi-country Oracle Accelerate implementations. I am curious

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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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