The Alignment-focused Organization

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To close the gap between strategy, risk, and execution, companies need to build strategic alignment across all aspects of the business. Learn how your company can benefit from deploying strategy management software as part of a larger corporate performance management solution—encompassing business planning and consolidation, profitability and cost management, spend analytics, and governance, risk, and compliance.

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Case Study: IBM's Adoption of Sugar: A Lesson in Global Implementation

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IBM leveraged SugarCRM's user-focused customer relationship management (CRM) to transform its global sales organization, deploying a new system for reps that manage millions of opportunities worldwide. Read an analysis of how IBM completed this task. Read More

How Do Your BPM Metrics Measure Up?

While many business process metrics are “inside-out,” focused on efficiency, it can also be useful to look at them from the “outside-in,” focused on successful business outcomes. Accurate, relevant metrics are becoming increasing important to companies seeking to make smarter business decisions. As John Dixon, a Gartner Inc. research director, says: “BPM without metrics is just a shot in the dark.”

With the scope of process widening beyond traditional organizational boundaries to large-scale... Read More

Smarter Compensation Enables a Smarter Workforce: The Connection between Compensation and Career Advancement

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For many organizations, human capital is one of the organization’s largest investments, accounting for up to 70 percent of operating expenses.

Given the value of this asset and the cost of maintaining it, organizations seeking a true return on their investment in people must develop a deep competency in compensation and rewards, not only to help ensure packages that attract, retain and engage key talent, but also to help ensure that budget is optimized in alignment with the organization’s... Read More

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