Although CPM (aka EPM) starts with strong financial management, it will eventually extend beyond financial planning to almost all areas of corporate activity. Therefore, organizations choosing BI suites should consider both their financial management tools and future integration with key business-area solutions (for example, PLM, CRM, and SCM).
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(ERP), supply chain management (SCM) or customer relationship management (CRM) applications. Once limited to the finance department of large companies, BI/analytics has expanded across departments and now even addresses the needs of customers, suppliers, and partners outside of the firm, given that if BI can help any department understand and serve customers better, that should in turn lead to better financial results. Companies have become adept at storing huge quantities of data on customers, products,