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Catalyst International Ties Fate to SAP
In what may be the most significant event since the company's launch, Catalyst International has lashed its corporate ship to ERP leviathan SAP in a new

sap vars  International Ties Fate to SAP Vendor Genesis Catalyst International was founded in 1979 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a custom development firm specializing in building warehouse management systems. In the past two decades, the company has deviated little from its original charter. Catalyst fits comfortably into its niche as a WMS (Warehouse Management System) provider, focusing on high volume, complex industries in the top enterprise tier (companies over $1 billion in revenue). All of its revenues derive

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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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