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Access to Critical Business Intelligence: Challenging Data Warehouses?
There is a perception that if business users are given access to enterprise databases and raw query tools, they will create havoc in the system, which is a

raw montana sapphires  to enterprise databases and raw query tools, they will create havoc in the system, which is a possibility—unless the BI product developer understands the potential problem and addresses it as a business-critical factor. Accordingly, Vanguard has developed the expertise and the business rules specific to the native databases to eliminate the potential for damage to the transaction systems, whereby business users do not have direct control over the structured query language (SQL), so that they cannot

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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