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Business Intelligence and Identity Recognition-IBM's Entity Analytics
IBM's Entity Analytics Solution (EAS) enables organizations to identify and connect individuals based on collected data and their associated data patterns. EAS

business intelligence tools ratings applications  Instead of taking a business intelligence data integration or customer relationship management (CRM) customer data integration approach (whereby data cleansing activities take place to create one version of the truth), Entity Analytics uses the opposite approach to identify recurring data patterns to address terrorism and fraud through its Terrorism and Fraud Intelligence Framework ( T&FI ). The software addresses the issues of searching and managing data on individuals across geographic regions,

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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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