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MAPICS XA Expands BI Offering Through Partnership With Vanguard
MAPICS XA expands its Business Intelligence (BI) offerings via a partnership with the Vanguard Solutions Group. With GPS, MAPICS has taken a critical step

gps product review  view on MAPICS and GPS thus: The MAPICS XA product has a rich database. But, like most other ERP products, translating the data stored within the database to information used to make enterprise decisions has proven difficult. With the availability of the Business Intelligence solution GPS, MAPICS can provide their customers with a valuable tool for harvesting the business value out of their database. Yvonne speaks from strong position, in addition to her role at Gartner Group; she was formerly the Vice

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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