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Business Performance Management Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization
Business performance management (BPM) includes setting key performance indicators, using data mining to discover data patterns and using software to help drive

business maps  strategic objectives and strategic business goals. These KPIs are related to the priorities and goals set by the organization, be they financial, operational, customer-related, or qualitative. With respect to data, scorecards help align a corporation's short-term and long-term goals with the actual metrics developed by the organization. Other measurable metrics include risk factors as well as industry and corporate performance benchmarks. For organizations with offices or sales channels in multiple

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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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Improving Business Efficiency with Digital Dashboards


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