Enterprise performance management (EPM) and business intelligence (BI) supplier, Vanguard Solutions Group's business strategy focuses on selling with and through enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise application vendors. Over the last few years, the strategy has proven to be successful; however, the ongoing industry consolidation continues to shrink the prospective partner list—is this an opportunity or a challenge to Vanguard and its partners?
them. To that end, GPS'' Real-time Data Integration Server (RDIS) middleware component maintains ODBC connections on behalf of the client software, enabling thin clients to provide a rich end-user analysis environment. Various enterprise data sources, including multiple ERP databases, legacy systems, or spreadsheets, can be dynamically accessed via the above RDIS server-based middleware application, whereby the information is then delivered to users in one of four flexible, fully integrated user