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System Software Associates Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter Results - The Agony Continues
On December 1, System Software Associates, Inc., a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services, announced financial results for

software and the operating system  enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services, announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended October 31, 1999. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $66.2 million, down 41 percent from a year ago. Software license fee revenue was $23.4 million, while client services revenue totaled $42.8 million in the current quarter. SSA reported a fourth quarter 1999 operating loss of $5.5 million, which included the reversal of $2.3 million of restructuring charges stemming from 1998

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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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