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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

10 Key Elements for Effective Dashboard Design
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, readers will learn about data visualization tools for effective BI, including 10 key elements for successful dashboard design from expert Rick Sherman.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 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

Why Business Analysis is Essential for Agile success
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: There are many myths surrounding the role of business analysis when it comes to Agile projects. Is it really necessary for Agile success? In this comprehensive webcast, you'll hear from business analysis expert Mary Gorman from EBG Consulting, as she covers the myths and actualities of business analysis for Agile projects.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

IBM

Creating an effective ‘big data’ analytics program
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: You know you need a real-time business intelligence (BI) and analytics strategy, but the proliferation of business data has made real-time intelligence projects too complicated. Read this e-guide to learn the first 5 steps to crafting a big data analytics program and uncover possible challenges you could face and tips on how to avoid them.
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 | Published: 25 Jan 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Adding location intelligence to BI applications
sponsored by Esri
EGUIDE: Location intelligence can provide your business with unprecedented insight into customer behavior, market trends, and more -- so why don't more organizations include location features in their overall BI applications? Read on to learn the benefits of integrating location intelligence with BI and get 7 expert steps for getting started.
Posted: 28 Nov 2012 | Published: 28 Nov 2012

Esri

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

Risk Management: Safeguarding Against a World of Threats
sponsored by HP Enterprise Security
EBOOK: Access this expert e-book to discover all the different components that make up a comprehensive risk management policy. Uncover the importance of accurate risk management metrics, why governance, risk, and compliance are a unified framework, 4 components your risk management strategy may be missing, and more.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

HP Enterprise Security

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.

Alteryx PT
sponsored by Alteryx, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this BeyeNETWORK transcript of a webcast, industry expert and author Cindi Howson details the current state of business intelligence (BI) adoption, the business impact and offers BI best practices from both organizational and technical perspectives.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 12 Dec 2011

Alteryx, 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

M3O® OPERATIONS BOOK D A T A S H E E T
sponsored by Vitria Technology, Inc.
DATA SHEET: Read this data sheet to learn more about Vitria M3O Operations Book.
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2011

Vitria Technology, Inc.

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

Embedding BI in Enterprise Applications: Magnifying the Analytical Impact
sponsored by Birst
ANALYST REPORT: The business world is evolving into one that rewards timely, data-supported decisions as a supplement or replacement for "gut-feel" judgments. For software providers considering the addition of BI capability and end-users exploring its business value, this Aberdeen Research Brief seeks to investigate and quantify the business impact of embedded BI.
Posted: 15 Apr 2011 | Published: 14 Apr 2011

Birst

Step by Step: A methodology to information quality
sponsored by Harte-Hanks Trillium Software
WEBCAST: Do you have an existing information quality strategy? While most organizations understand the need for data quality, they still face the challenge of implementing an effective strategy to provide information that aligns to business requirements. Register for this webcast and learn the 4 steps to a successful information quality strategy.
Posted: 12 Apr 2011 | Premiered: May 5, 2011, 11:00 EDT (15:00 GMT)

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software
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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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