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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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Operational Intelligence: What It Is and Why You Need It Now
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces operational intelligence, a way of gathering machine-generated data and creating a real-time foundation for better business performance.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Splunk

Hire the Right Talent - Realize the Positive Impact That Assessments can have on Business Metrics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find out how assessments can help HR obtain objective information on the qualities of potential candidates. Make sure you're picking the top talent, and not the top resume.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

Multi-Faceted Predictive Analytics for Your Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to enable your organization to use predictive outcomes and business results to improve your operations and business processes.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Analytics for the Mid-Market: Why You Can't Survive and Thrive Without BI
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report explores how mid-sized companies are harnessing the power of business analytics to exploit more data, equip more business users with decisions support, and ultimately deliver substantial performance improvements.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

5 Qualities of an Effective Self-Service Business Intelligence Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why it's important for enterprises to select a self-service business intelligence option that paints a full picture of the business's past, present, and future in order to enable quick and confident decision-making.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 18 Feb 2015

IBM

High-End In-Memory Data Platform Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to see survey results from enterprise executives regarding business intelligence and analytics strategies. Find out what SAP platforms require to be successful.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

Harness Your IT Data to Gain Valuable, Real-Time Business Insight
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at one way of improving your analytics capabilities and gaining end-to-end visibility into the trends and behaviors of customers, services, and systems.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Apr 2012

Splunk

Better Business Outcomes with Business Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Business analytics is the means by which organizations can optimize business outcomes. Using insights that can be accessed, shared and acted on by employees at every level, organizations can increase profits, reduce costs, manage risk and make more accurate predictions to prepare for future outcomes.
Posted: 12 May 2011 | Published: 21 Apr 2011

IBM

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

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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