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Aurora WDC Announces 2004 Competitive Intelligence Software Review
MADISON, WI - May 4, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ - Aurora WDC (www.AuroraWDC.com), the
Competitive Intelligence (CI) support and advisory bureau to market leading companies
worldwide, today announced availability of its 2004 Competitive Intelligence Software
"The 2004 Competitive Intelligence Software Review represents Aurora's advice on CI
technology issues distilled from more than 10 years of consulting experience helping
customers build world-class intelligence systems to better anticipate risks and
opportunities from the external marketplace," according to Arik Johnson, author of
the report and a Senior Fellow at Aurora's Competitive Intelligence Best Practices
"With the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 409 for U.S. companies, Basel II in Europe
and other ethical and regulatory reporting requirements, we're seeing CI software
infrastructure join customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource
planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI), knowledge management (KM), and supply
chain management (SCM) as a top priority in every CEO's ongoing business strategy."
Alongside an in-depth comparison of the top six "portal"-style software products for
competitive intelligence, the 69-page report also features user-interface screen
shots and advice on factors affecting selection of CI software infrastructure to
successfully integrate such tools into a firm's enterprise intelligence framework.
A complimentary copy of the report is available for download at: www.AuroraWDC.com/software
The report also includes preliminary results from Aurora's CI Software User Survey (www.AuroraWDC.com/surveys) describing market share for the software providers
studied, which include:
- Cipher Systems, LLC: Knowledge.Works
- Comintell AB: Knowledge XChanger 2.2
- Novintel: Viva Intelligence Portal 3.2
- Strategy Software, Inc.: STRATEGY! Enterprise 3.5
- Traction Software, Inc.: TeamPage 3.0
- Wincite Systems, LLC: Wincite 8.2
About Aurora WDC
Since 1995, Aurora WDC has provided best-in-class monitoring and
commissioned competitive analysis, market research and market intelligence services
supporting strategic planning, competitive strategy, merger and acquisition, product
development, intellectual property, sales effectiveness and business development
activities to clients worldwide.
Aurora's customers number among the most respected
firms in industries including aerospace and defense, telecom, semiconductors,
computer software and hardware, retail and wholesale trade, household and consumer
products, financial services, banking and insurance, healthcare, biotechnology and
pharmaceuticals, entertainment and publishing, energy and mining, airline, automotive
Aurora also provides tactical conference and trade show intelligence support, as well
as counterintelligence consulting and training to prevent industrial espionage and
competitor intelligence activities conducted against its clients.
(All trademarks acknowledged.)
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