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Sales Force Performance
Understanding market drivers is key to managing customer behavior. To do this, organizations must state and qualify their assumptions about the real drivers of

example performance summary  customer needs. A classic example of this is where production ships according to its promise date, but the delivery is not tracked or is unknown. Does shipping on time translate to the desired customer experience? Note that this item may relate to alignment or it may be an overlooked customer need. The Customer Buy Process . For years now, software vendors have positioned sales force automation (SFA) as a means to shorten the sales cycle. Although it is true that SFA can introduce mechanisms that

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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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IBM Continues RS/6000 Performance Focus


IBM has just released benchmark results for its mid-range Unix server, the RS/6000 M80, showing it to be a top performer in transaction processing and Web serving.

example performance summary  two months (as an example). Since HP has stated they are putting more emphasis on improving their price performance, the actual advantage vs. HP may be less than claimed. [Note: although HP has stated their new focus on price/performance, publication of figures still lags, making it difficult to gauge their commitment accurately.] Although IBM has a compelling hardware story, their Unix story (i.e., AIX) is not as compelling as Sun's Solaris. This is not an indicator of quality; the issue is the amount Read More

Performance and Talent Management Solutions


Many companies struggle to adapt to their ever-changing workforce, as employees start the job and then leave for better offers. Competition is fierce—and retaining highly skilled job candidates has never been more difficult. In order to achieve their business goals and stay competitive, many companies are turning to integrated talent management (ITM). Find out how you can get started on your ITM development plan today.

example performance summary  equally relevant data. For example, Plateau Systems' Compensation's Executive Dashboard shows a real-time graphical overview of the compensation process, including drill-downs and rollups, and configurable metrics for things such as adherence to pay for- performance guidelines, budget summaries and progress against deadlines Advanced Features The advanced features in the ITM suites found in this Buyer's Guide largely come down to the core strengths of each vendor, and they can be a major factor in Read More

Is There a Magic Pill for Web Performance Problems?


The growth of sites and users on the Internet is beginning to create concerns about performance and the effects of any performance problems on E-commerce.

example performance summary  an alternate pathway. For example, iBeam, which recently received $42 million in funding from Intel, Microsoft and others, deploys its own servers linked by satellite to avoid network delays. Read More

Mistakes in Performance Management


Performance reviews are typically based on the definition of what an employee was originally hired to do. However, appraisal systems fail to address the fact that jobs change as the business environment evolves. Performance management systems should thus deal with critical focus areas rather than basic functions. Appraisal without these objectives in mind risks being a total waste of time.

example performance summary  the organisation. Take for example an organisation with 500 staff. The lowest cost per employee will be in the region of $50,000 per annum assuming all on costs are included. This means that the organisation is deploying some $25 Million dollars of human capital each year. Assuming a 1% improvement in performance, this equates to $250,000 that can be used to justify a Performance Management system. Summary Performance Management is a very powerful process if implemented correctly. Mistakes can be avoided Read More

The Forrester Wave: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2009


Business performance management (BPM) is a set of processes, frameworks, and systems for planning, measuring, communicating, and monitoring business results. In July 2009, Forrester conducted evaluations of 10 business performance solutions (BPS) vendors: Board International, Clarity Systems, Host Analytics, IBM Cognos, Infor, Longview Solutions, Oracle, SAP, SAS Institute, and Tagetik. Find out what they learned.

example performance summary  Forrester Wave: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2009 Business performance management (BPM) is a set of processes, frameworks, and systems for planning, measuring, communicating, and monitoring business results. In July 2009, Forrester conducted evaluations of 10 business performance solutions (BPS) vendors: Board International, Clarity Systems, Host Analytics, IBM Cognos, Infor, Longview Solutions, Oracle, SAP, SAS Institute, and Tagetik. Find out what they learned. Read More

Small Business Endpoint Protection Performance Benchmarks


Objective performance testing was performed on four publicly available small business endpoint protection products and a pre-beta version of another endpoint protection product, on Windows 7. The products were benchmarked using thirteen performance metrics to assess product performance and system impact on the endpoint or client machine. This report presents the results from these performance tests.

example performance summary  Business Endpoint Protection Performance Benchmarks Objective performance testing was performed on four publicly available small business endpoint protection products and a pre-beta version of another endpoint protection product, on Windows 7. The products were benchmarked using thirteen performance metrics to assess product performance and system impact on the endpoint or client machine. This report presents the results from these performance tests. Read More

Application Performance: Don't Fly Blindly Into the Cloud


In Managing Application Performance in the Cloud, you'll get a straightforward guide to understanding...

example performance summary  Performance: Don't Fly Blindly Into the Cloud When you move your company's applications to the cloud, serious performance problems can occur. Unfortunately, you may not even be aware of these problems—or have the tools necessary to diagnose and resolve them. However, there are solutions. In Managing Application Performance in the Cloud , you'll get a straightforward guide to understanding how to deal with performance management challenges particular to cloud computing the network-based Read More

5 Tips to Effective Workforce Performance Management


Performance management systems enable organizations to automate and optimize their performance processes and align employee development and goals with corporate objectives. This field guide will explore five critical steps to ensure that you get the most out of your workforce performance management investments.

example performance summary  Tips to Effective Workforce Performance Management Performance management systems enable organizations to automate and optimize their performance processes and align employee development and goals with corporate objectives. This field guide will explore five critical steps to ensure that you get the most out of your workforce performance management investments. Read More

Improving Human Performance by Identifying the Gaps


Mariano Bernárdez, expert in performance improvement, was interviewed in Buenos Aires (Argentina) by Learning Review's Verónica Inoue. Inoue asked Bernardez about his new book, Tecnología del Desempeño Humano (Human Performance Technology), and how this issue affects the Latin-American market.

example performance summary  do things correctly. An example of this is a company that has a very unorganized system, where competent people are assigned all the tasks that other people in the organization are not able to complete. This creates a situation where some employees do very little work, and others, too much. Such conditions can generate a high rate of turnover, where people leave the organization while new, enthusiastic individuals come in; a few weeks later, these new employees either leave too or start a crisis. The Read More

Performance Management Simplified by MSPs


IT infrastructure consisting of networks, servers, databases, and even parts of application systems forms a networked computing system (NCS) whose performance must be actively managed to ensure continual business support. But the skills and tools necessary to ensure that network and server systems provide adequate levels of services and performance are expensive and scarce. Management service providers (MSPs) that specialize in performance management can apply expert personnel and 24/7 monitoring at a fraction of the cost required to staff the function internally.

example performance summary  offerings here as representative examples of what is to come and what every IT manager must consider. Luminate (www.luminate.com) takes SAP R/3 performance management from the level of drudgery and mysticism to that of fact-based decision-making. The company's operating model is simple. The client downloads and executes a free monitoring module for SAP R/3 and authorizes it to commence data collection and transfer to Luminate's Intelligence Center. From this point on, serious performance problems will be Read More

Why Performance Management? A Guide for the Midsize Organization


Midsize companies must rapidly grasp the issues influencing business performance, and secure the resources to deal with them efficiently and effectively. Managers need to access the data that can give them the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. But data is often siloed in disconnected systems. Learn how to break your dependence on spreadsheets and attain better insight and performance.

example performance summary  Performance Management? A Guide for the Midsize Organization Midsize companies must rapidly grasp the issues influencing business performance, and secure the resources to deal with them efficiently and effectively. Managers need to access the data that can give them the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. But data is often siloed in disconnected systems. Learn how to break your dependence on spreadsheets and attain better insight and performance. Read More

Breakthrough Performance Management: Tying Performance Metrics to Business Strategy


For many organizations, there is a disconnect between strategy and day-to-day activities. Strategy, resources, and risks are discussed at the executive level, but day-to-day activities and performance metrics are not connected to them. As a result, organizations can measure performance, but can’t manage it. The key to breakthrough performance management is tying performance metrics, resources, and risks to strategic objectives.

example performance summary  Performance Management: Tying Performance Metrics to Business Strategy For many organizations, there is a disconnect between strategy and day-to-day activities. Strategy, resources, and risks are discussed at the executive level, but day-to-day activities and performance metrics are not connected to them. As a result, organizations can measure performance, but can’t manage it. The key to breakthrough performance management is tying performance metrics, resources, and risks to strategic Read More

Managing Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution


In Managing Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution, learn how a unified, closed-loop performance management system...

example performance summary  Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution Managing Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution Virtually all businesses produce plans and budgets—and then measure company progress against objectives. But high-performing companies go a step further by employing an enterprise performance management (EPM) solution to measure, manage, and monitor performance. In Managing Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution , Read More

Managing Performance Data for Business Advantage: A Targeted Approach to Performance Management


Performance reviews are an essential and productive use of employee and manager time. A well-defined competency model can discover insights into individual, workgroup, and even entire workforce performance, helping enterprises gain true business advantage in their industries and marketplaces. Employee consultations and reviews, appraisals, and developmental decisions no longer need to exist as isolated business functions.

example performance summary  Performance Data for Business Advantage: A Targeted Approach to Performance Management Performance reviews are an essential and productive use of employee and manager time. A well-defined competency model can discover insights into individual, workgroup, and even entire workforce performance, helping enterprises gain true business advantage in their industries and marketplaces. Employee consultations and reviews, appraisals, and developmental decisions no longer need to exist as isolated business f Read More