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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 13, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSSwiss investment bank UBS selects cloud-based Oracle’s Fusion Human Capital ManagementIndustry tags: Finance and Banking

ranking industry bi tools  to see TEC Advisor's ranking of top ERP systems! SAP announces CRM Rapid Deployment solution for citizen contact centers Industry tags:  public administration, public sector SAP AG has announced the release of another rapid-deployment solution. The latest rapid-deployment solution is CRM for government citizen contact centers. SAP’s rapid-deployment solutions cover key process areas such as human resources, financials, sales and marketing, mobile, and cloud, and are loaded with pre-configured

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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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