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QAD Explores E-Business While Not Abandoning ERP
QAD, one of the leading ERP vendors, announced a number of product and alliance initiatives prior to or during Explore 2000, its annual user conference that

business intelligence food and beverage products evaluating  accessed through a user-friendly business storefront interface over the Internet. First generation storefronts cannot answer the needs of B2B trading partner relationships, said Pam Lopker, president of QAD. QAD will provide an elegant solution to this situation that combines the sophistication of a full-featured B2B solution with IBM's e-commerce solution. This will offer manufacturers an effective way to improve operational efficiency and increase customer satisfaction. Last but not least, at the

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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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