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Performance Management Simplified by MSPs
IT infrastructure consisting of networks, servers, databases, and even parts of application systems forms a networked computing system (NCS) whose performance

performance measures  link NCS and business performance measures Availability measures to record uptime Activity measures to record resource consumption Performance measures to record quality of service Event management and response escalation to reduce downtime/poor performance time Fault isolation to pinpoint performance fault cause Capacity measures to record resource availability Capacity modeling to plan for resource expansion Data integration and reporting to bring various infrastructure component data into a cohesive,

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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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The 1 Percent Solution: How to Drive Your Financial Performance


There are seven core operational measures that can be leveraged to fine-tune a company’s business processes and achieve a higher return on capital employed (RoCE). Even modest gains in these measurements can spur a significant increase in RoCE. If the level of performance against each core operational measure rises by just one percentage point, for example, RoCE can nearly double.

performance measures  to Drive Your Financial Performance There are seven core operational measures that can be leveraged to fine-tune a company’s business processes and achieve a higher return on capital employed (RoCE). Even modest gains in these measurements can spur a significant increase in RoCE. If the level of performance against each core operational measure rises by just one percentage point, for example, RoCE can nearly double. Read More

Massive Data Requires Massive Measures


One thing we learned in the data warehouse and data management world is that when it comes to the analysis of big data, there is also a lot of big money involved in order to gain position. But is the analysis of extensive amounts of data really a key component for the corporate business world?

performance measures  scalability, energy efficiency, and performance, Oracle intends to keep the pace and leadership positioning with respect to other vendors in the market. Still, the question remains: Is Oracle planning a big data warehouse acquisition in the near future? Microsoft and SQLServer Microsoft is relying on the release of SQLServer 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse , which contains specific enhancements for data warehousing tasks, to gain presence in the data warehouse market. With this release, Microsoft intends Read More

The Next Phase of Supplier Performance Management in the Retail Industry


Supplier performance management in the mass merchandising market is undergoing a renaissance of sorts. Increasingly, retailers are deploying vendor scorecards as a means of better aligning their supplier network with their corporate direction. Suppliers need to consider the implications and begin preparing for this or face considerable risk.

performance measures  want to move supplier performance forward. While a supplier's monthly deductions can provide clues as to how a retailer views their performance, the scorecard aggregates the impact of all transactions for the period and presents them in categories important to the customer. The Retail Compliance Council, a sister organization to the Vendor Compliance Federation, has had an opportunity to complete a comparative analysis of scorecards for eleven retailers. This study revealed that seventy-eight different Read More

Assessing the Drivers of Sales Performance


Outmoded measures are being used to develop marketing strategies and allocate resources. Existing go to market models often fail to consider the customer's total experience, and provides little information for planning. The solution is to reorient performance metrics to become value-driven.

performance measures  the Drivers of Sales Performance Introduction Most organizations manage business development in a context of cost containment. Metrics such as sales cost per dollar revenue are used for budgeting purposes with the intention of maintaining bottom-line profitability. This approach of managing by trend or history assumes that history is a good approximation of the future. However, these practices are the result of having little insight as to what actions actually drive results, forcing organizations to use Read More

Enterprise Performance Management


To realize the benefits of enterprise performance management (EPM), the focus needs to be on facilitating collaboration between senior management and business unit management. In practice, most organizations do not programmatically incorporate two-way communication into the planning process. Yet this is where many organizations find the greatest benefit in improving business performance—and the most difficulty in making the change.

performance measures  Performance Management To realize the benefits of enterprise performance management (EPM), the focus needs to be on facilitating collaboration between senior management and business unit management. In practice, most organizations do not programmatically incorporate two-way communication into the planning process. Yet this is where many organizations find the greatest benefit in improving business performance—and the most difficulty in making the change. Read More

Five Steps to Better Sales Performance: How to Coach Your Sales Team to Higher Performance


A giant gap exists in most organizations between the highest performing sales reps and everyone else. Much depends on the critical role of sales managers. This paper reveals the proven methods the best sales managers rely on to close the sales performance gap between average performers and all-stars. Read more about the key sales performance behaviors you can put into practice to transform your sales teams.

performance measures  Sales Team to Higher Performance A giant gap exists in most organizations between the highest performing sales reps and everyone else. Much depends on the critical role of sales managers. This paper reveals the proven methods the best sales managers rely on to close the sales performance gap between average performers and all-stars. Read more about the key sales performance behaviors you can put into practice to transform your sales teams. Read More

High-performance CPM Is Redefining the Role of Enterprise-quality FP&A Tools


High-performance, enterprise-quality corporate performance management (CPM) is opening the door to providing more comprehensive and real-time analytics across the enterprise. It expands the traditional forecasting, planning, and analytical (FP&A) capabilities within finance and extends CPM’s decision support analytics to line-of-business (LOB) operations. Find out more in this profile of performance management solution provider deFacto.

performance measures  High-performance, enterprise-quality corporate performance management (CPM) is opening the door to providing more comprehensive and real-time analytics across the enterprise. It expands the traditional forecasting, planning, and analytical (FP&A) capabilities within finance and extends CPM’s decision support analytics to line-of-business (LOB) operations. Find out more in this profile of performance management solution provider deFacto. Read More

Why Performance Management? A Guide for the Midsize Organization


Midsize companies must rapidly grasp the issues influencing business performance, and secure the resources to deal with them efficiently and effectively. Managers need to access the data that can give them the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. But data is often siloed in disconnected systems. Learn how to break your dependence on spreadsheets and attain better insight and performance.

performance measures  Performance Management? A Guide for the Midsize Organization Midsize companies must rapidly grasp the issues influencing business performance, and secure the resources to deal with them efficiently and effectively. Managers need to access the data that can give them the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. But data is often siloed in disconnected systems. Learn how to break your dependence on spreadsheets and attain better insight and performance. Read More

10 Reasons to Use Storage Performance Validation Processes


From determining the best flash/SSD deployment strategy to ensuring a smooth private cloud migration, storage architects have a better way to ensure performance and optimize costs for their future storage products. Read this info brief on the top 10 reasons to adopt storage workload modeling.

performance measures  Reasons to Use Storage Performance Validation Processes From determining the best flash/SSD deployment strategy to ensuring a smooth private cloud migration, storage architects have a better way to ensure performance and optimize costs for their future storage products. Read this info brief on the top 10 reasons to adopt storage workload modeling. Read More

Cezanne HR Performance Management


Performance transforms labor-intensive and fragmented performance management processes into a centralized and streamlined activity that delivers benefits for everyone. Make employee performance management simpler and more satisfying for everyone with this powerful online performance planning and appraisal module.

performance measures  HR Performance Management Performance transforms labor-intensive and fragmented performance management processes into a centralized and streamlined activity that delivers benefits for everyone. Make employee performance management simpler and more satisfying for everyone with this powerful online performance planning and appraisal module. Read More

Embracing Complexity: A Speedy Business Performance Management Solution


Applix is a leading business intelligence and performance management vendor for Global 2000 mid-market organizations. For users considering implementing a solution such as Applix TM1, it is vital to consider key TM1 modules and strengths, along with opportunities for improvement.

performance measures  Complexity: A Speedy Business Performance Management Solution Company Overview Applix provides a complete performance management software solution for finance and operations, without compromising its strong customer focus. The company has over 2,200 unique customers, and is growing at a steady rate. Aside from being top-rated in vendor satisfaction by BPM Partners Pulse Survey , Applix was ranked by The OLAP Survey as a leader in overall business benefits achieved by customers, and was ranked in the top Read More

Managing Performance Data for Business Advantage: A Targeted Approach to Performance Management


Performance reviews are an essential and productive use of employee and manager time. A well-defined competency model can discover insights into individual, workgroup, and even entire workforce performance, helping enterprises gain true business advantage in their industries and marketplaces. Employee consultations and reviews, appraisals, and developmental decisions no longer need to exist as isolated business functions.

performance measures  Performance Data for Business Advantage: A Targeted Approach to Performance Management Performance reviews are an essential and productive use of employee and manager time. A well-defined competency model can discover insights into individual, workgroup, and even entire workforce performance, helping enterprises gain true business advantage in their industries and marketplaces. Employee consultations and reviews, appraisals, and developmental decisions no longer need to exist as isolated business 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.

performance measures  Performance Management: Cycle II Quocirca is a research and analysis company with a primary focus on the European market. Quocirca produces free to market content aimed at IT decision makers and those that influence them in business of all sizes and public sector organisations. Much of the content Quocirca produces is based on its own primary research. Source: Quocirca Ltd Resources Related to Enterprise Performance Management: Cycle II : Business Performance Management (BPM) (Wikipedia) Read More

Fault Meets Performance -- Comprehensive Infrastructure Management Part 2: The Solution


Seamless integration of real-time problem detection and historical trend analysis helps companies keep their IT infrastructures delivering peak performance.

performance measures  Meets Performance -- Comprehensive Infrastructure Management Part 2: The Solution A View of Historical Trends Performance management technology emerged in 1995, giving IT managers the ability to see the errors, capacities and behaviors of their devices. While fault management tells IT staffs whether a device is up or down, performance management tells them more about these devices so that they can understand the context of what is going on. Usually, performance relies on SNMP polling to assess the Read More