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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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Business Metrics Reports
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See The Leader in the Forrester Business Cloud Intelligence Platforms
sponsored by Birst
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how your company can execute a single platform analytics plan that is as inexpensive to launch as it is easy to operate. You'll learn how to utilize a unified BI instance that allows for an unlimited number of tenants, navigate an interactive dashboard, painlessly upgrade your analytics capabilities, and more.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

Birst

Pricing E-book: 5 Proven Tips for Maximizing Profits with BPM
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover 5 best practices for determining a price-point to maximize profitability, including: know the difference between cost and value, prove your worth, and 3 more. Additionally, learn how a business management platform can assist you in putting these best practices to work.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

ConnectWise

How to Use Hadoop as a Piece of the Big Data Puzzle
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to pair analytics capabilities with the power of Hadoop to maximize business potential. Also learn how one analytics tool can allow you to keep data in-memory across your distributed architecture, support multiple users for querying against data, and more.
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

SAS

Data-driven organization design
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: This extract from Data-driven Organization Design by Rupert Morrison provides a practical introduction for HR and organisation design practitioners, to using analytics to transform their organisations.
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Reinventing Self-Service for Wide-Scale Adoption of Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers the essential questions when it comes to implementing self-service analytics. Access now to see what role big data plays, how to cater to the needs of different users, and if your data is self-service ready.
Posted: 27 Oct 2015 | Published: 27 Oct 2015

Information Builders

Big Data and Predictive Analytics: On the CybersecurityFront Line
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the intersection between big data, analytics, and cybersecurity. Furthermore, gain an in-depth look at the types of attacks and the steps you can take improve organizational security, including: map and tap into existing data sources, use deep analytics to refine and sharpen the picture, and more.
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

SAS

Stronger Business Insights for Finance Leaders
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video considers one system that sheds light business performance metrics, with particular focus on analytics and business intelligence. Watch now to see if a system like this can help your senior executives steer your business down the right path.
Posted: 16 Dec 2015 | Premiered: 16 Dec 2015

IBM

Information, Technology and Innovation in Business Management, Part 1: Schumpeter's Gale
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the role and impact of information technology on management to date, and which of these recent developments will combine to have a transformative impact in the near future. Additionally, learn what to keep in mind when selecting a business analytics software option.
Posted: 16 Dec 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

How Workflow Intelligence Helps Align Radiologists and the Enterprise
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses the advantages of taking a proactive approach to leveraging data can reveal fast, effective pathways to improving quality. Read on to find out how to stop being reactive with your workflow improvements, and how focusing on quality can help mitigate risk.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 16 Nov 2015

McKesson Corporation

6 Components of a Healthcare Analytics Plan
sponsored by Dimensional Insight, Inc.
EBOOK: This expert whitepaper dives into 6 components of a healthcare analytics plan, a blueprint to clarify what should be focused on to drive success. Access now for an in-depth look into a variety of topics.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Published: 06 Nov 2015


Healthcare Analytics Survey Brief
sponsored by Dimensional Insight, Inc.
EBOOK: Clinical analytics is making inroads inrevenue cycle management, but its use isstill driven mainly by population healthand government compliance. This eguidewill discuss the recent healthcare analytics survey resultsconducted by SearchHealthIT.com & College of Healthcare InformationManagement Executives (CHIME).
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2015


Top Ten Best Practices in Embeded Analytics
sponsored by LogiAnalytics
RESOURCE: Access this resource for the top 10 reasons why embedded analytics will bolster your existing business applications, and see real ways your operations can benefit from such insights.
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 | Published: 21 Oct 2015

LogiAnalytics

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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

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

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
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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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