KPI

KPI is more than a number. It is a Story!

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What is a KPI? The answer depends on who you ask. For most IT and Business Intelligence people, a KPI is simply a number representing performance for a specific process, domain, or subject. But a KPI is more than a number. [...]

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KPI

Confused by KPIs? You Are Not Alone.

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KPIs are a vital part of any Performance Management or Strategy Execution system. Yet how many times have you struggled to understand or to explain what is meant by “KPI”? What is so difficult to understand about those 3 little words? [...]

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corporate performance management

Mixed-Up Mess: CPM and EPM

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Have you ever struggled to understand or explain the labels CPM and EPM? What do they mean? Are they synonymous or is there enough difference that anyone should even care? CPM and EPM have become synonymous. For the sake of simplicity, we will use the Gartner label of [...]

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CPM corporate performance management

Are You in Excel Hell or CPM Heaven?

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Have you invested in expensive reporting systems yet your business users are still doing a considerable amount of “cut, copy and paste?” of information in order to create your Corporater Performance Management reports? Well, I have two words for you [...]

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Corporate Performance Management

Performance Measurement is Everywhere

One of the many benefits of performance measurement is its ability to help us understand and provide context to the past. Most modern organizations, which find themselves drowning in a sea of of raw data while yearning for real insights [...]

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leader business management platform

Three Resolutions for Every Leader

At the beginning of every calendar year, many of us will be thinking about how we can change our lives for the better. Accordingly we will make a number of resolutions. For all of the leaders out there, here are the three resolutions I suggest you to improve [...]

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Corporate Performance Management

Rules-based Reporting

Did you know that the Reporter module has far more capabilities than just being able to report on elements in the web? Building on my previous blog entry, reports can be written that follow the same “rules” that businesses use in reporting and distributing information [...]

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corporate performance management

Reporting Performance by Teams

I frequently become involved with customer cases involving the Reporter module. This is a bad habit of mine that I am struggling to break, but I just cannot help myself. My involvement gives me insight into actual customer needs. This insight results in me carrying [...]

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corporate performance management

The Power of Leading Indicators – As Important As Ever

In the Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard worlds we often highlight the value of leading indicators of success. An effective system should contain a mix of lagging and leading measures [...]

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Enterprise Performance Management

Process support in your EPM system – three types of EPM systems

Over the years I have seen that Performance management systems mainly collect data and present them to mangers/ users. These systems go by many names – decision support systems, business intelligence, and [...]

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