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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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As companies demand more from their decision support systems, unified business performance management (BPM) will play an increasingly important role in planning and decision-making. Thus, predictive analytics, applied with BPM, bridges the gap between real-time activity monitoring and calculated execution. Before embracing predictive analytics, however, companies should know that only a unified solution can help capitalize on this promising technology.

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