Global Corporate Intelligence: Opportunities, Technologies, and Threats in the 1990s

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in the decision-making process. It was developed using Syntel ES shell and runs on IBM Mainframe environment with PC terminals.

Underwriting Advisor. This system is for sale by Syntelligence Inc. The primary purpose of this expert system is to assist underwriters in underwriting commercial insurance lines of property, general liability, workers' compensation, inland marine, and commercial auto. The system was developed using Syntel ES shell and runs on IBM Mainframe environment with PC terminals.

CASES (Capital Asset Expert System). This system was developed for internal use by IBM Endicott. It assists in the transfer or disposition of pieces of equipment or machinery and determines what forms are needed, what must be filled in, whose approvals are required, and where the completed form should be sent. CASES was developed in ES environment.

Employment Law: Clarifying Dismissal. This system is sold by Expertech Ltd. It helps determine whether an employee is covered under the rules of the Wages Act of 1986 and the Sex Discrimination Act of 1986. The system was developed with XI Plus to run on IBM PC or compatible.

Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) Analyst. This system is for sale by Computer Law Systems. It assists attorneys in analyzing employee benefits accruing from the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The system was developed using PC Consultant Plus and runs on a PC.

Inner Budget. This system was developed for internal use at Georgia Institute of Technology. It analyzes budgets generated by the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet program. The knowledge base incorporates the expertise of senior accounting and financial staff. The system was developed using Interlisp and runs on the Xerox Lisp machine.

More. This system is sold by Persoft Inc. It determines the most profitable prospects on a large-scale mailing list. More was written in COBOL and runs on an IBM Mainframe 4300.


REFERENCES

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Ellis P. January 1983. "Expert Systems--A Key Innovation in Professional and Managerial Problem Solving." Information Age, pp. 2-6.

Feigenbaum E., and McCorduck P. 1983. The Fifth Generation: Artificial Intelligence and Japan's Computer Challenge to the World. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley.

Feigenbaum E., McCorduck P., and Nii H. Penny. 1988. The Rise of the Expert Company. New York: Times Books.

Jackson P. 1986. Introduction to Expert Systems. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley.

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