Getting a SINGLE Version of the FACTS

Cowan, Tom
December 2002
Financial Executive;Dec2002, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p51
Academic Journal
The article discusses Business Performance Management (BPM) software, which facilitates corporate planning and decision making by organizing information from throughout the company into a unified report. BPM has an advantage over other business intelligence software such as enterprise resource planning or customer relationship management because it integrates structured and unstructured business data. The implementation of BPM at SPL WorldGroup improved the accuracy of the company's forecasts. Six suggestions for selecting a BPM solution are explained.


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