business metadata

Metadata? Or Business Metadata?

Eric Peterson

Business metadata adds context to the data that is either created or used by business people, and it exists all over the organization. Unlock the real value in your business [...]

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business lake

Where is the Business Lake?

Eric Peterson

Perhaps you have heard the term data lake before. The term data lake entered the technology lexicon as big data gained traction. But what are [...]

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kpi performance management

Storytelling with KPIs

Eric Peterson

Introduction From the beginning of time, humans have told stories. Why? Because they are easily relatable. Stories help us to easily understand complex situations in ways that are engaging. How good is your business at communicating its story? And how are you communicating your performance management story? Today, more than ever, organizations use KPIs and [...]

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business intelligence and analytics

Is More actually More?

Eric Peterson

Several customers have asked me about adding status colors, such as blue to suggest over-achievement, and black for underachievement. But why stop there? What not have over-over-achievement? And over-over-over-achievement? [...]

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Corporate Performance Management

What is implementation?

Eric Peterson

The success of your performance management implementation involves more than choosing the right software. You also require the right implementation. But what is implementation? With Corporater EPM Suite, customers license an out-of-the-box solution. This means [...]

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Corporate Performance Management

Rules-based Reporting

Eric Peterson

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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How to Report Team Performance

Eric Peterson

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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Performance scorecard

What is your score?

Eric Peterson

I have encountered this question a few times regarding the Balanced Scorecard framework. Using EPM Suite, customers can place a status gauge on the scorecard as a whole, or they can display the “scores” of various KPIs or scorecards. A few customers use [...]

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Summit of the Americas 2010 in Review

Eric Peterson

Before I begin, I would like to share my impressions of the 2009 summit– one year later: the strike! I arrived in San Francisco late at night and was greeted by striking hotel workers (and I don’t mean “good looking”) [...]

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Event Season

Eric Peterson

I am currently traveling– heading to San Diego for the Palladium Americas Summit. This is our fifth sponsorship of the event, which alternates between San Francisco and San Diego. I always enjoy the energy of this event, which focuses purely on the methodology [...]

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Welcome

Eric Peterson

Starting a new blog is a daunting task. It feels much like moving into a new, empty home– before there is any furniture, and before it feels like home. Of course with blogs, the time line moves backwards, so reading chronologically, this introductory [...]

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