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 unified business performance management and the application of predictive analytics

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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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Unified Business Performance Management and the Application of Predictive Analytics


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.

unified business performance management and the application of predictive analytics  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. Read More

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Consolidation in the enterprise performance management (EPM) market has led to a glut of misleading, and sometimes overstated, vendor claims. This has served to confuse end users evaluating solutions, just at the time when an EPM strategy is so important—particularly for organizations looking to broaden their EPM strategies. Find out what you need to know before you start evaluating EPM solutions for your organization.

unified business performance management and the application of predictive analytics  EPM solutions are a unified and integrated platform of performance management applications and business intelligence (BI) capabilities that complement the enterprise architecture of the company, drawing information from a multitude of sources and presenting that information in a decision support context. A true complement to enterprise systems requires the EPM vendor to have a solid strategy for managing the end to end process of information integration, process support for business functions such as Read More

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unified business performance management and the application of predictive analytics  XML-based data-sharing, and provides unified, secure access to information via Web services. More information on Agresso and its solutions is available at www.agresso.com . This concludes the two-part series An ERP for Services Vendor Poised to Overtake the Market . About the Authors Predrag (PJ) Jakovljevic is TEC''s principal analyst, with a focus on the enterprise applications market. He has nearly twenty years of industrial experience within the discrete manufacturing sector, including machinery and Read More

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unified business performance management and the application of predictive analytics  replacement opportunities). Certainly, the unified Windows 8 development platform for desktop PCs, Windows smartphones, and tablets, and the USB drive availability are some advantages over the iPad, but not necessarily over other tablets in the market. On the down side, Surface pricing is yet to be announced, and some observers have questioned how Microsoft manufacturing Surface on its own might affect Microsoft’s current hardware partner ecosystem. —P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst Technorati Read More

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