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What business activities and/or business functions does this type business application support?

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Business Intelligence Software is just one type of business application. There are many other kinds of business applications. The following link will give you a sense of the variety.

Yahoo Small Business Solutions, Retrieved August 18, 2007 from: http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Computers/Software/Business_Applications

Using the Yahoo Directory, select one type (or subtype) of business software and write an essay of 2 to 3 pages which covers the following topics:

What business activities and/or business functions does this type business application support?

What information do the applications provide? What kind of analyses do the applications allow? What kind of knowledge does it assume that users will have?

What kind of computer hardware and software are needed to support this type of business application?

Be sure to include some specific examples in your essay.

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Business Intelligence Software is just one type of business application. There are many other kinds of business applications. The following link will give you a sense of the variety.
Yahoo Small Business Solutions, Retrieved August 18, 2007 from: http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Computers/Software/Business_Applications. Using the Yahoo Directory, select one type (or subtype) of business software and write an essay of 2 to 3 pages which covers the following topics:
What business activities and/or business functions does this type business application support? What information do the applications provide? What kind of analyses do the applications allow? What kind of knowledge does it assume that users will have? What kind of computer hardware and software are needed to support this type of business application? Be sure to include some specific examples in your essay
I am giving specific example of ERP software implemented by SAP.
http://www.sap.com/solutions/business-suite/erp/index.epx
According to the website SAP ERP is "A modernized ERP system which can be the company's most valuable tool for leveraging next-generation enterprise services."
Enterprise Resource Planning is the latest high-end solution information technology has lent to business application. The ERP solutions seek to streamline and integrate operation processes and information flows in the company to synergise the resources of an organization namely men, material, money and machine through information.
My SAP ERP system has many modules from asset management to sales and distribution. As per the website of SAP, ERP helps in improving the business strategy, operational excellence. It is complying with the latest legal requirements and also keeps total cost of ownership low.
As per the website "mySAP ERP 2005 is the foundation for SAP's 28 industry ...

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Business Intelligence Software is just one type of business application. There are many other kinds of business applications. The following link will give you a sense of the variety.

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