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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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unified business performance management and the application of predictive analytics  in class EPM solutions...a unified and integrated platform, process support for what I call financial governance. And financial governance is an area that I''ve been working on for some time where we know that finance is...drives a lot of these processes. I don''t want to call them the gatekeeper because that puts us back in the dark ages, but certainly the ability to push information out to end users, but also maintain a controlled framework. Those responsibilities can really be met by this best in class Read More

Asset Performance Management: The Secret to Uncovering Hidden Profits and Ending Operating Surprises


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unified business performance management and the application of predictive analytics  solution features a centralized, unified view of all refrigeration systems across all stores. This enterprise-wide solution adds the ability for the company to make decisions that directly improve operational performance, through monitoring and analysis of specific operational metrics such as: Temperature vs. energy consumption and cost Maintenance cost vs. temperature trend Cooler efficiency by store Preventive maintenance compliance vs. refrigeration alarms, spoilage incidents, and refrigeration leak Read More

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SAP BusinessObjects Edge is now TEC Certified for online comparison of business performance management (BPM) solutions in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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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

The New Business Analytics (Analytics for Every Need, to Answer Every Question)


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unified business performance management and the application of predictive analytics  New Business Analytics (Analytics for Every Need, to Answer Every Question) One of the main functions—perhaps the most important one—of a business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) application has always been to process data and transform it into actual information, by taking the “right” data, performing the “right” analysis, and showing meaningful results. But in some organizations this BA functionality has not been completely realized. Why? This promise of BA applications Read More

Expanding BI's Role by Including Predictive Analytics


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unified business performance management and the application of predictive analytics  BI''s Role by Including Predictive Analytics Traditionally, organizations have met their prioritized objectives by using business intelligence (BI) information to make informed decisions. Increasingly, organizations are finding that the benefits of BI can be enhanced when complemented by predictive analysis. See how more insight can be gained, and even better decisions made, by coupling business-relevant information with an easy-to-use predictive analytics solution. Read More

The Right Data at the Right Time


Among top-performing companies, nearly half deliver key information to business users when they need it in the moment. Get the details in this infographic from a report titled “Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality” provided by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

unified business performance management and the application of predictive analytics  Right Data at the Right Time Among top-performing companies, nearly half deliver key information to business users when they need it in the moment. Get the details in this infographic from a report titled “Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality” provided by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. Read More

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