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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Application Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets
While SAP and Microsoft are concurrently partnering for certain initiatives, they are still dueling about who is bigger, better, smarter, whose user screens are

comparisons bi tools application  of concepts and value comparisons as to discern what is really a tangible benefit versus pies in the sky . While both Duet and Microsoft Dynamics Client for Office are notable products and licensing packages (respectively), users should verify whether these offerings truly stem from the idea of allowing customers to better use the software that they have already paid for or from another vendor's ploy to sell more software licenses. Enterprises should have good answers to the dilemmas like what value is

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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Predictive Analytics and the Evolution of BI


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Business Intelligence: A Guide for Midsize Companies


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Bye-bye Beta


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What's Wrong With Application Software? Business Processes Cross Application Boundaries


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Keys to Accelerating Web Application Delivery


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Mobile BI: Features, Challenges, and Opportunities


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