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How to Unbalance Your Scorecard to Better Measure Business Performance
The Balanced Scorecard is one of the most popular methodologies for measuring business performance, with a view to enhancing it. First made popular in the early

benefit change letter  initiatives in order to benefit from them. Organizations are being urged to: Set and configure the right metrics to measure. Establishing the right metrics to measure is a complex problem not only when deploying a balanced scorecard, but across the business performance space at large. The complexity of defining what to measure and measuring it accurately commonly forces organizations to adopt customized practices—not only with regard to the balanced scorecard, but in general, to the entire performance

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Not Small Change: World-class Financial Automation Delivers Dramatic Benefits


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