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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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Hitting the Moving Target of Operational Excellence


Accessing the right information is a crucial step in achieving operational excellence. But companies can examine performance in so many ways—and deliver that information through so many platforms—that it’s hard to know where to begin. Learn how your company can move toward operational excellence, following the three key steps of internal assessment, competitive benchmarking, and resource prioritization and acquisition.

improved operational efficiencies  how performance can be improved. IDC has found that certain technology attitudes and philosophies are associated with competitive success among midmarket firms. While investments in IT resources can often be linked to effective operational results, the attitudes rather than the dollar amount spent set the stage for success. These attitudes can be directly tied to information management practices that work, which, of course, raises the next question: How can companies best nurture the attitudes that are Read More

Engineering Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management


Traditionally, change management in product development and engineering has been viewed as a way to control cost and improve efficiencies. But companies are becoming aware that better change can drive top-line benefits—and are developing processes with an eye towards improving speed-to-market. Find out why good change management is becoming more important—and how you can use it as a tool to increase product profitability.

improved operational efficiencies  a key enabler of improved change decision making. At an almost elementary level, the Best-in-Class are 37% more likely to use virtual meetings or meeting collaboration technologies as Industry Average companies (Figure 3). This gap extends to over three times when comparing the Best-in-Class to Laggards. Given the trend towards global design and manufacturing, the need to extend personal collaboration and decision-making to the virtual team is critical. As identified earlier, Best-in-Class take a more Read More

5 Building Block Scenarios for Understanding the Challenge of GS1 Barcode Label Printing in Your Global Supply Chain


Beyond the operational efficiencies and cost savings of an improved product audit trail, standardized GS1 barcode labels contribute to greater supply chain security by protecting against the entry of counterfeit products into a legitimate supply chain. There are many complications to having fully conforming GS1 barcode labels, however. Find out how to address these issues with five strategies for the global supply chain.

improved operational efficiencies  cost savings of an improved product audit trail, standardized GS1 barcode labels contribute to greater supply chain security by protecting against the entry of counterfeit products into a legitimate supply chain. There are many complications to having fully conforming GS1 barcode labels, however. Find out how to address these issues with five strategies for the global supply chain. Read More

ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations


IT is often characterized as distinct groups pursuing individual agendas and launching disconnected initiatives to increase operational efficiencies. To overcome this, organizations need a set of capabilities that can help improve coordination between IT and the rest of the business while facilitating effective service management. Adopting foundational technologies and a best-practice benchmark is a good place to start.

improved operational efficiencies  corporate policy for significantly improved IT performance. Powerful decision support If IT decisions are really business decisions, IT needs to find ways to align resources with business objectives on a consistent basis. With powerful analytics, HP DecisionCenter software makes it far easier for your IT organization to, on an ongoing basis, measure and understand service performance as it relates to business goals, helping to drive continual service improvement. Additionally, HP DecisionCenter Read More

The Business Case for Marketing Automation


With capabilities that span inbound and outbound marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) integration, and robust measurement, marketing automation offers tremendous value to businesses, including improved operational efficiencies, reduced costs, marketing and sales alignment, more and more-qualified) leads, and increased revenues. This eBook will help you create a compelling case for adopting automation technology.

improved operational efficiencies  value to businesses, including improved operational efficiencies, reduced costs, marketing and sales alignment, more and more-qualified) leads, and increased revenues. This eBook will help you create a compelling case for adopting automation technology. Read More

Commerce One: Connectivity Improved


During the eLink 2000 conference, Commerce One announced two new partnerships/alliances designed to improve connectivity.

improved operational efficiencies  One: Connectivity Improved Event Summary On February 22nd, during the eLink conference, New Era of Networks, Inc., (Nasdaq: NEON) an e-Business infrastructure platform provider, and Commerce One, Inc., (Nasdaq: CMRC), announced the availability of the Commerce One BuySite to ERP Connector for SAP R/3. The Connector, based on NEON''s e-Business infrastructure products, integrates Commerce One Buysite 6.0 with SAP R/3. Commerce One BuySite is an e-procurement application that provides direct access to Read More

Why Professional Services Organizations Need Improved Financial and Resource Management


Professional services organizations (PSOs) currently face a number of financial and resource management pain points. Discover the benchmarks PSOs can use to improve management capabilities and how business applications can help PSOs achieve their goals, including streamlining their businesses, increasing operating margins, and meeting the internal and external challenges posed by today’s fast-paced global marketplace.

improved operational efficiencies  Professional Services Organizations Need Improved Financial and Resource Management Professional services organizations (PSOs) currently face a number of financial and resource management pain points. Discover the benchmarks PSOs can use to improve management capabilities and how business applications can help PSOs achieve their goals, including streamlining their businesses, increasing operating margins, and meeting the internal and external challenges posed by today’s fast-paced global marketplace. Read More

Order Promising: Pre-Condition Your Enterprise for Operational Excellence


Simple questions often have complex answers. Whether they are speaking with you on the phone or placing an order on a Web storefront, your customers expect immediate gratification. They want to know when their order will ship the moment it is placed. How do you respond?

improved operational efficiencies  lower inventory levels and improved customer service. Because your promising methodology is pre-coordinated using the planning knowledge base, you can achieve more profitable use of your intellectual capital and your supply chain assets. By understanding the costs and margins associated with different fulfillment options, you can reduce cost of goods sold and improve the profitability of customer orders. Read More

Technology's Role in an Effective Enterprise-wide Operational Risk Program


The current focus in operational risk management is on enterprise-wide data capture across loss events, key risk indicators and self-assessments, with follow-up actions based on triggers. A system should satisfy regulatory requirements, such as Basel II and the US Sarbanes Oxley Act, and be built in a manner that minimizes the impact of changing business management functionality.

improved operational efficiencies  s Role in an Effective Enterprise-wide Operational Risk Program The current focus in operational risk management is on enterprise-wide data capture across loss events, key risk indicators and self-assessments, with follow-up actions based on triggers. A system should satisfy regulatory requirements, such as Basel II and the US Sarbanes Oxley Act, and be built in a manner that minimizes the impact of changing business management functionality. Read More

5 Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean


Lean delivers what companies need in today's competitive world: shorter lead times, improved quality, reduced cost, increased profit, improved productivity, and better customer service. Lean advocates have come to recognize that enterprise resource planning and lean work well together: the five lean principles are supported and enhanced by the information control and management tools delivered by end-to-end enterprise software suites.

improved operational efficiencies  world: shorter lead times, improved quality, reduced cost, increased profit, improved productivity, and better customer service. Lean advocates have come to recognize that enterprise resource planning and lean work well together: the five lean principles are supported and enhanced by the information control and management tools delivered by end-to-end enterprise software suites. Read More

Five Ways to Increase Efficiencies with SuccessFactors Employee Central


Start by managing all of your core human resources (HR) data in the cloud, then open up a full 360-degree view of your employees with integration from talent management and third party-solutions. Follow these five recommendations to streamline processes and increase efficiencies for small to medium-size businesses.

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Operational Excellence in the Process Industries: Driving Performance through Real-time Visibility


To achieve operational excellence, process manufacturers must be able to control costs while meeting customer expectations. Best-in-class process companies provide visibility into manufacturing operations while using real-time interoperability between manufacturing systems and business systems. Discover how best-in-class process manufacturers accomplish this, as well as other characteristics that help them succeed.

improved operational efficiencies  Excellence in the Process Industries: Driving Performance through Real-time Visibility To achieve operational excellence, process manufacturers must be able to control costs while meeting customer expectations. Best-in-class process companies provide visibility into manufacturing operations while using real-time interoperability between manufacturing systems and business systems. Discover how best-in-class process manufacturers accomplish this, as well as other characteristics that help them Read More

Five Critical Software Requirements for Improved Product Safety and Traceability


Food, beverage, chemical, and pharmaceutical companies are being forced to leverage new technology to meet evolving product safety and lot traceability requirements related to stringent FDA and USDA regulations. For you to take advantage of these sophisticated new tools, there are five critical software requirements your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software should meet. Download this white paper to find out what they are.

improved operational efficiencies  Critical Software Requirements for Improved Product Safety and Traceability Food, beverage, chemical, and pharmaceutical companies are being forced to leverage new technology to meet evolving product safety and lot traceability requirements related to stringent FDA and USDA regulations. For you to take advantage of these sophisticated new tools, there are five critical software requirements your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software should meet. Download this white paper to find out what they are. Read More

Maximize Asset Productivity and Operational Performance


In this paper, you’ll learn about predictive maintenance, the specific benefits it provides asset-intensive organizations, and how IBM Business Analytics software has helped many businesses make it possible.

improved operational efficiencies  Asset Productivity and Operational Performance In this paper, you’ll learn about predictive maintenance, the specific benefits it provides asset-intensive organizations, and how IBM Business Analytics software has helped many businesses make it possible. 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.

improved operational efficiencies  Business Intelligence and Performance Management: Key Differentiators Originally published - August 8, 2006 The key differentiators between business performance management (BPM) and operational business intelligence (OBI) are unclear. In the past few years, vendors have been moving away from traditional business intelligence (BI) to position themselves in one of two areas: either BPM or OBI. Although there are in fact differentiating factors, many vendor product offerings overlap in terms of Read More