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Quote-to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators
Providers of complex products, systems, and services should view quote-to-order (Q2O) systems as enablers that can improve competitive advantage. At the same

graphical performance series  of simple and convenient graphical tools goes a long way to facilitate configurator maintenance. Even if the company manages to motivate its staff to share knowledge, the endeavor will fail if the technology behind it is cumbersome and not user-friendly. If configurators are going to be useful, they must allow rules to be captured and published very easily (otherwise the rules will change before they are issued), and rule maintenance must be simple and quick. Even worse, a configurator that cannot be

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Business Performance Management

Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more.  

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