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Sales Performance Management
A productive sales force must concentrate on acquiring, growing, and retaining profitable relationships with its clients. This requires clear, detailed views of

implementing performance measurement  turn insight into action. Implementing an effective sales process is an enterprise-wide endeavor that requires comprehensive knowledge of your business and sales cycles. An integral part of that knowledge is recognizing that sales processes, which entail sales-cycle management and execution, involve both early planning and ongoing performance measurements. Developing a successful sales process or enhancing an existing one involves several challenges. You need to match the appropriate sales professionals

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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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End-user Performance: Building and Maintaining ROI


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Keys to Implementing Project Portfolio Management


Project portfolio management (PPM) is a tool-supported process for optimally managing an organization’s “portfolio” of projects. And although PPM can provide real value, many organizations are finding PPM implementations difficult. However, there are key approaches that can increase your likelihood of success, as well as an effective step-by-step process for implementing PPM within your organization.

implementing performance measurement  defines the logic for implementing the PPM principles, but, you need process to make it work. In many organizations, process is not well defined, or actual process does not follow written documentation. Who makes decisions, how, and the steps involved are part of organizational culture, and the informal authority is not always readily apparent or easily understood and navigated. In contrast, PPM must be established as a formal, consistent, documented, and repeatable process. How well the process is Read More

Mistakes in Performance Management


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implementing performance measurement  managers and the organisation. Implementing Performance Management on Paper In large organisations, manual Performance Management systems typically fail 18 months after deployment. Compliance typically reduces to less than 30% after 18 months. This is because manual systems do not facilitate effective and timely reporting. Therefore, line managers learn that they can avoid the process by simply not doing it. HR are then blamed for lost forms, line managers don’t complete the process and the process Read More

Enterprise Performance Management: Cycle II


In February 2009, Quocirca interviewed 800 individuals across eight geographies about their views on, and usage of, enterprise performance management (EPM) tools and processes. The research was repeated in December 2009 and there was a clear improvement in understanding of EPM basics. However, much remains to be done. The overall increase in the EPM sub-indices does not mean there is room for complacency. Find out why.

implementing performance measurement  within and across them. Implementing the processes enables a coherent and effective EPM strategy to be built up.   Quocirca, in conjunction with Oracle, has created the EPM Index. The purpose of the index is to provide a baseline, against which future trends and improvements in how well organisations perceive that they are dealing with the various aspects of EPM can be measured. The overall index is based on an average of six sub-indices, each of which concentrates on a specific area critical to the Read More

Factors Inhibiting the Widespread Adoption of Business Performance Management


Business performance management (BPM) and business intelligence (BI) solutions are at a crossroads. Vendors from each domain compete in the same market. BPM vendors are at a disadvantage due to BI's penetration and expansion into the BPM market.

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J2EE/Java EE Performance


This white paper looks at ways to increase system performance without touching the code, and to formulate a strategy for adopting best practices provided by Apache, Red Hat JBoss, Sun JDK, and various other distributed components.

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Application Performance: Don't Fly Blindly Into the Cloud


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Unified Business Performance Management: How to Streamline Budgeting, Reporting, Analysis, and Forecasting


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SAP Financial Performance Management


Enterprise performance management (EPM) applications for finance, which are part of the SAP BusinessObject EPM solutions, cover the full lifecycle of financial management. The applications integrate enterprise data and processes to streamline traditional finance processes.

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Moving from Potential to Performance


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Top 12 Performance Appraisal Meeting Dos and Don’ts


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New Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance


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Innovative Healthcare Company Drives Business Performance with SumTotal


When Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) had concerns about the effectiveness of performance evaluation process, it sought to increase workforce productivity by aligning corporate and individual goals that would result in improved business performance. FCHP selected SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform and gained substantial improvement in performance evaluations from the previous year, among other benefits.

implementing performance measurement  Healthcare Company Drives Business Performance with SumTotal When Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) had concerns about the effectiveness of performance evaluation process, it sought to increase workforce productivity by aligning corporate and individual goals that would result in improved business performance. FCHP selected SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform and gained substantial improvement in performance evaluations from the previous year, among other benefits. Read More

Operational Business Intelligence and Performance Management: Key Differentiators


The distinction between business performance management and operational business intelligence is sometimes unclear. Many vendor offerings overlap in terms of features and functionality, making it difficult to distinguish between the two. However, there are some differences worth exploring.

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