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Dashboard Development and Deployment-A Methodology for Success
A dashboard is a vital tool for monitoring the daily health of your organization. From a single interface, decision makers have access to key performance

monitoring dashboard  a vital tool for monitoring the daily health of your organization. From a single interface, decision makers have access to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) —ac- tionable information that can be used to actively guide business performance. A dash- board is like an executive intranet, a site where everything of interest to you is displayed in logical groupings. At a high level, it may seem relatively easy to build one. Companies that have a good handle on what performance indicators are of strategic

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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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Integrating BI with Enterprise Business Applications Can Add Value for End-users


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monitoring dashboard  of sophisticated decision-making and monitoring power you need. This white paper suggests an integrated solution that will offer more value to the end-user and eliminate the frustration of working with standardized enterprise application reporting, and reporting software packages, and spreadsheets, and the expense and delays incurred by customized reporting requests. Read More

Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations


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