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What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User?
End-user companies should track the financial health of their vendors to see if the vendor will be a collector or one of the collected. If the end-user company

what is sap mean  Once and Again ). What is the current and future impact of these on the end-user enterprise? Why Consolidation? For years, application vendors have fueled their economic success through new accounts but things have changed. Most application software markets are mature. Most markets show high penetration. Few new accounts are available. To continue to be healthy, a software company either needs a defendable niche or a large market share. For the latter, acquisitions are often required to grow and prosper.

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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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