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Quote-to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators
Providers of complex products, systems, and services should view quote-to-order (Q2O) systems as enablers that can improve competitive advantage. At the same

example key performance indicators  their items simultaneously). For example, the self-service purchase of personal computers (PCs) may result in thousands of customer specifications and configurations generated in any one day on the Internet. However, in other industries, such as industrial machinery or capital equipment, there may only be a handful of configurations, specifications, and quotes performed on any given day, although these are likely to be extremely complex and may still involve some back-office function. In any case,

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Enterprise Performance Management: Cycle II


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Business Performance Management Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization


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