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system products bi tools  looking for an ERP system to manage their day-to-day tasks as well as their strategic goals. On the other hand, IBM-based ERP software is proven, and its image should not be a deterrent for users who are not fully aware of the capabilities of the newer generations of these systems. Also TEC Certified in 2010 Some of the other products that were TEC certified this past year: Activant Solutions, Activant Eclipse Activant Solutions, Prophet 21 Adeon Software House, CXInsight BIS, ProStaff CitiXsys Read More

Critical Components of an E-PLM System


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system products bi tools  Components of an E-PLM System Background Electronic product lifecycle management (e-PLM) is an evolving and collaborative application suite that is building steam and gaining momentum thanks to e-business. However, most traditional product data management (PDM), computer-aided design (CAD) integration, and project management vendors cannot yet offer a complete suite of applications to meet all e-business requirements. Traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors with heavy investment in e-PLM Read More

JD Edwards ERP Products Thriving under Oracle


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Vendor Analysis: Kaspersky Anti-Virus Products Examined


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System Models and Simulation


Understanding how a system really works is the first step toward using, improving, automating, or explaining it to others. The basic concept of a system is that it is driven by cause and effect—but there is so much more to understanding its full complexity. The best place to start is by learning how causal loop diagrams (CLDs) are used to model dynamic systems by identifying variables and causal effects.

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SAS Enterprise BI Server is a comprehensive, easy-to-use business intelligence software solution that integrates the power of SAS Analytics and SAS Data Management to provide insights that power better decisions. It includes role-based, self-service interfaces for all types of users within a well-defined IT governance framework and a centralized point of administration. This helps organizations simplify and speed business intelligence deployment.

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Leading Phone System Brands for Different Business Sizes


Your business telephone system is a mission critical tool, so it’s imperative to pick the best system for your business—not only for today, but for the next few years. Download this guide for a listing and review of the leading phone systems on the market for small, midsized, large, and enterprise-level businesses. You'll get a breakdown of both on-premise and hosted solutions, and the top five providers for each category.

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Case Study: SEM Products Inc.


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