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The Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway?
TEC regularly works with companies to identify the right software vendors for their industry and particular needs. I’m going to provide you with information

what is an sap  Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway? TEC regularly works with companies to identify the right software vendors for their industry and particular needs. I’m going to provide you with information about ERP systems and how they relate to steel industry requirements (note: you can always consult our Vendor Showcase to find out more about specific software vendors). An ERP system is typically considered to be a company’s IT data backbone application, and helps integrate

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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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