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SAP - A Leader Under Reconstruction
SAP is responding to the changing Internet marketplace by restructuring to develop flexibility and forming key partnerships and alliances to put content behind

vs sap online  from the process down vs. bottom up may emphasize the value of full business, not which module can do what. SAP has to be willing to be more flexible and humble in its strategy if it is going to succeed in the new economy. With the excess of integration products on the market and improved interconnectivity, users are becoming much less wary of piecing together best-of-breed solutions. Ground-up development of a complete end-to-end e-business solution spanning all functions of the front and back office is

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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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