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ALSO CALLED: Business Performance Metrics, Sales Metrics
DEFINITION: A business metric is any type of measurement used to gauge some quantifiable component of a company's performance, such as return on investment (ROI), employee and customer churn rates, revenues, EBITDA, and so on. Business metrics are part of the broad area of business intelligence, which comprises a wide variety of applications and technologies for gathering, storing, analyzing, and providing access  … 
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Why Learning with Analytics Bridges the Gaps in your Workforce’s Capabilities, Improves Performance, and Delivers A Quantifiable ROI
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines the all-too-common workforce capability gap and offers practical advice on how by implementing business metrics and analytics to support training programs, you can start bridging the gaps, improve workforce performance, and deliver a quantifiable ROI.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2014

SAP

A Guide for CIOs: Make Your Mark with Business Transformation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Review this informative white paper to discover the importance of implementing a formal transformation program. Gain insight into 2 business transformation success stories, 9 reasons why you should work with an experienced transformation partner, a simple 5-phase business transformation program, and much more.
Posted: 02 Apr 2013 | Published: 02 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Performance Management Isn’t Only for Executives
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: In today's highly competitive environment, it is paramount that businesses utilize reliable, real-time data in order to improve decision-making and overall performance – but 42% of organizations are dissatisfied with their current practices. Read on to learn how to improve your performance management and business intelligence strategies today.
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | Published: 21 Sep 2012

Information Builders

Gaining an Edge With Business Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: According to Ventana Research, 90% of businesses believe its vital to make business analytics easier to access and simpler to use. Traditional business intelligence (BI) strategies lack the visibility and reliability that today's organizations need. Read this comprehensive report to learn tips for improving your BI and analytics strategies.
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | Published: 21 Sep 2012

Information Builders

Busting 7 Myths about Master Data Management
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Most organizations that have implemented master data management (MDM) are struggling to utilize it effectively. In fact, a recent survey reported that only 24% rated their MDM project a success. Read this essential resource to learn the 7 myths linked to MDM failure and the 7 steps that can lead to an effective MDM initiative.
Posted: 16 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2011

Information Builders

Worst Practices in Business Intelligence: Why BI Applications Succeed Where BI Tools Fail
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses the top 4 worst practices in business intelligence (BI) and provides you with essential strategies for how to overcome these common mishaps.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

Information Builders

Data Quality Management: The Key to Successful Predictive Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: As more and more companies begin to leverage predictive analytics to improve their business intelligence strategies, it's becoming evident that effective predictive models begin with data quality management. Read on to learn more about the impact data quality has on predictive analytics and how to easily improve your data quality.
Posted: 02 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

Information Builders

Leveraging Advanced BI to Increase SaaS Success
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the types of reporting and analysis functionality that users of SaaS applications are looking for, and the business intelligence (BI) capabilities SaaS vendors must incorporate into their solutions to successfully satisfy those demands. Also highlighted are real-world successes.
Posted: 05 Dec 2011 | Published: 05 Dec 2011

Information Builders

How Companies Leverage BizX Software to Drive Excess Shareholder Return
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights the results of a study commissioned to derive what business execution practices are actually driving shareholder value. Read this now and learn why companies that aligned its goals, rated users on the achievement of them and leveraged business execution software to increase their execution achieved elevated stock returns.
Posted: 09 Oct 2012 | Published: 27 Apr 2012

SuccessFactors

How SkillSoft Learning Impacts Performance of Individuals and Organizations
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: In late 2010, Skillsoft asked KnowledgeAdvisors, the world's largest learning analytics firm, to conduct an independent study to determine the value that SkillSoft training provides to individuals and organizations. Check out this white paper to explore the results of this study and key findings.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2011

Skillsoft

Enhancing Decision-Making, Cost-Efficiency, and Profitability With Predictive Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Business and IT leaders are under pressure to make more intelligent decision and more accurate estimates – making effective predictive analytics a top priority in today's business world. Read this paper to learn about a next-generation unified decision-support environment that can simplify the analysis of past, present, and future data.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

Information Builders

Business Intelligence Essentials for Asset and Wealth Managers
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Review this essential paper to learn about the role of business intelligence and analytics reporting in the modern enterprise. Find out why streamlined BI reporting is now critical, how better BI transcends to better business decision-making, which data is most valuable to BI, and much more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

Advent Software, Inc

Strategic Profitability Management
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Very few of today's companies have a reliable way to achieve the widest profitability margins consistent with other strategic objectives, largely because no one person or organization is responsible for it. Read this white paper to find out what Ventana Research recommends as part of an effective profitability management strategy.
Posted: 02 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Cost-Effective Business Intelligence as a Service
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the key requirements for successfully building and deploying SaaS-based business intelligence (BI) applications for external users. It also explains which BI platform is ideal for companies seeking to make vital, timely corporate information available outside the firewall.
Posted: 05 Dec 2011 | Published: 05 Dec 2011

Information Builders

The Truth About Mobile BI: Five Common Myths Debunked
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Mobile computing is taking over the technology industry, but what about the business intelligence (BI) behind these tools? This paper discusses the myths of mobile BI's complexity as well as why your organization should be using mobile BI to benefit its success.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

Information Builders

How to Transform Your Business: A Strategic Roadmap for Delivering Value
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Inside this white paper, learn about the top priorities for executives and the challenges for achieving them. Then, discover the information platform that is allowing organizations to consolidate their business and IT goals to encourage an environment of innovation and growth.
Posted: 28 Jul 2011 | Published: 28 Jul 2011

SAP America, Inc.

The Power of Real-time Continuous Intelligence™ with ESP
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the inherent challenges of dealing with "big data": overwhelming information that seems to come from everywhere and everything. Continue reading to discover strategies for overcoming these challenges by processing "big data" and providing impressive, real-time decision making.
Posted: 12 Jul 2011 | Published: 12 Jul 2011

Sybase, an SAP company

Practical Business Process Improvement
sponsored by Progress Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The promise of BPM is to make business more efficient and deliver that ever elusive continuous improvement. This is a challenge for all businesses. The key question remains, “How can I know what needs to be improved?” This paper will shed light on how to continuously improve business processes in order to stay competitive.
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Mar 2011

Progress Software, Inc.

Enterprise Performance Management: Connecting The Dots
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how an enterprise performance management (EPM) system connects people and processes, metrics, businesses, and systems. It introduces important criteria for successful design and implementation while also exploring the far-reaching benefits of EPM: improved decision-making and greater competitive advantage.
Posted: 08 Dec 2010 | Published: 11 Oct 2007

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Driving Profitable Decisions with Business Rule Management
sponsored by FICO
WHITE PAPER: Business rules management systems (BRMS) help organizations efficiently develop, execute, and maintain their business rules in a centralized environment. Learn about how these solutions work, how they help businesses make profitable decisions, what to look for in a BRMS, and keys to a successful and profitable BRMS initiative in your organization.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

FICO

8 Essentials of Business Analytics
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Leading banks use business analytics to predict and prevent credit fraud, saving millions. Retailers use business analytics to predict the best location for stores and how to stock them. But these advanced business applications tell only part of the story. What's going on inside these market-leading companies that sets them apart?
Posted: 29 Jul 2010 | Published: 29 Jul 2010

SAS

HP and CollabNet: Collaborating for Quality
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: Working together, HP and CollabNet offer a true end-to-end ALM solution. This paper describes the integration that offers efficiency improvements leading to higher quality software delivered at increased velocity. Enterprise-wide, stakeholders can stay in their specialized environments and still take advantage of improved processes.
Posted: 14 Jul 2010 | Published: 13 Jul 2010

CollabNet

Calculating Earned Business Value for an Agile Project
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, CollabNet’s Dan Rawsthorne defines Earned Business Value (EBV), a new metric for Agile projects that replaces standard Earned Value Analysis (EVA) metrics. With EBV, Agile teams see a clearer picture of a project’s progress, which can be used to strategically adapt to evolving business conditions.
Posted: 14 Jul 2010 | Published: 13 Jul 2010

CollabNet

Business Intelligence on a Budget: Is Software as a Service Business Intelligence right for your organization?
sponsored by Indicee
WHITE PAPER: With no upfront cost and minimal effort required for set up, SaaS BI solutions are ideal for small to mid-sized businesses, for addressing specific business needs or when few IT resources are available. SaaS BI solutions quickly provide access to critical reporting and analysis without the time needed for a full-blown on-premise BI implementation.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 | Published: 05 Apr 2010

Indicee

Achieving Sustained Growth through Operational Excellence
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Operational excellence is a simple concept with complex implications. Consistently doing things well across every element of the value chain is clear enough in principle. The ultimate goal is a "single source of truth" where senior executives have shared visibility into all parts of the organization, enabling management by facts.
Posted: 29 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

SAP AG
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BUSINESS METRICS DEFINITION (continued): … A business metric is any type of measurement used to gauge some quantifiable component of a company's performance, such as return on investment (ROI), employee and customer churn rates, revenues, EBITDA, and so on. Business metrics are part of the broad area of business intelligence, which comprises a wide variety of applications and technologies for gathering, storing, analyzing, and providing access to data to help enterprise users make better business decisions. Systematic approaches, such as the balanced scorecard methodology, can be employed to transform an organization's mission statement and business strategy into specific and quantifiable goals, and to monitor the organization's performance in terms of achieving those goals.

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