Founded in 1988, the Aberdeen Group provides fact-based research and insights on the global, technology-driven value chain in Boston. Its programs and services include market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs and conference support for the Global 5000 value chain. The Aberdeen Group offers research, tools and services to executives for assessing their value chain performance, developing improvement strategies and selecting value chain solution partners. Its research teams provide technology solution providers and enterprises with fact-based research, professional training and advisory services. Its clients include Authoria, Autodesk, Axeda Systems, Bell Canada, Best Software, Cactus Commerce and Cambar Software. Headquartered in Boston, Aberdeen has research and consulting divisions in Atlanta; Chicago; Palo Alto, Calif.; and Fort Collins, Colo.