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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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 and innovative strategies

Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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