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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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Editorial Tip: Measuring the ROI of Social CRM: No easy task
sponsored by Infor
EGUIDE: As more organizations invest in social channels, the question of value becomes increasingly important. In social media, ROI alone may not tell the value of the effort, and benefits to the business from the customer service approach could be gauged by a variety of factors. Uncover how to measure the real value of an investment in social CRM.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Infor

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

Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
DATA SHEET: Read this data sheet for an explanation of how the Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management solution enables organizations to provide a framework that organizes strategic thinking and performance management.
Posted: 23 Sep 2010 | Published: 08 Jun 2010

Oracle Corporation

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

How to Get Lean with Automated Process Discovery - Live demonstration and case study presentation
sponsored by Fujitsu America, Inc.
WEBCAST: The biggest challenge to improving the efficiency of your business processes often lies in knowing how these processes really work in your organization. This webcast will teach you how to visualize and analyze your business processes from historical data, expose process waste and apply lean initiatives to achieve significant value.
Posted: 23 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 23, 2010

Fujitsu America, Inc.

CIO Decisions E-Zine Vol. 10 – Leading the BPM Charge
sponsored by CIO Decisions
EZINE: Business process management may mean transformation at the enterprise level, but for midsized companies it means automating and streamlining workflows and business processes. Learn how midmarket companies are taking control with BPM.
Posted: 26 Jan 2010 | Published: 26 Jan 2010

CIO Decisions

Presentation Transcript: How Dallas Cowboys Merchandising Scored Big with Rapid-fire BI
sponsored by Tableau Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, discover how the Dallas Cowboys adopted BI strategies that optimized their tracking of manufacturing, distribution and sales. Hear from Bill Priakos, Cowboys' COO, as he explains the steps that the team took in order to get a real-time look into the distribution chain as well as seeing trends over time.
Posted: 09 Dec 2009 | Published: 08 Dec 2009

Tableau Software

Service Management Virtual Simulation (tool)
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE CENTER: Check out this virtual forum to access papers and podcasts pertaining to dynamic infrastructure solutions from IBM.
Posted: 08 Dec 2009 | Published: 07 Dec 2009

IBM

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

IBM Cognos Online Conference for Retailers and Manufactures
sponsored by IBM
VIRTUAL SEMINAR: This 2-hour complimentary virtual seminar on performance management (PM) takes place on October 21 and continues on November 4th — Join us to learn how PM can help you improve visibility into your manufacturing business so you can reduce costs, speed delivery and efficiency, satisfy customers and create innovative new products.
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 | Premiered: 21 Oct 2009

IBM

Sybase IQ 15: Addressing the Need for Speed
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WEBCAST: Bill Jacobs, Director of Technical Marketing, Sybase IQ, discusses the speed and performance capabilities of Sybase IQ 15. These enhancements are designed to help make IQ 15 remain the smartest choice for analytic, reporting, business intelligence, data mining, and related applications.
Posted: 31 Aug 2009 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2009

Sybase, an SAP company

Sybase IQ 15: More Flexibility to Adapt and Grow
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WEBCAST: Please join Bill Jacobs, Director of Technical Marketing, Sybase IQ, in this webcast about the first of seven topic areas – as he discusses the new features added to Sybase IQ 15 that enhance the flexibility of Sybase IQ 15 for analytics, reporting and business intelligence applications.
Posted: 31 Aug 2009 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2009

Sybase, an SAP company

Sybase IQ 15: Smarter Analytics
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WEBCAST: Businesses today are facing a very different kind of competition that is rooted in extensive data analysis and demonstrated in decision making that is fast, comprehensive, and based on factual information. In this environment, Sybase IQ shines as a highly optimized analytic server.
Posted: 31 Aug 2009 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2009

Sybase, an SAP company

Do More with Less: The Five Strategies used by Successful SMB Manufacturers
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: A common issue facing small and medium-sized business (SMB) manufacturers today is how to increase revenue and grow their business without significantly adding staff. Read this paper to learn five strategies used by successful SMBs.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 04 Sep 2008

Infor

Automated Business Intelligence: Delivering Real Business Value, Quickly, Easily, and Affordably
sponsored by Birst
WHITE PAPER: This White Paper explores how traditional approaches fall short, what the automated solution and its benefits look like, how the on-demand delivery model best represents the integrated stack necessary for automation, and how the automated, on-demand model brings the benefits of BI to a far broader audience than ever before.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

Birst

Building a Best-Run Finance Organization
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This SAP Executive Insight examines the changing role of the finance organization in today's business environment. Further, it describes how companies can develop best-run finance organizations.
Posted: 08 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

SAP America, Inc.

SAP NetWeaver BPM White Paper - Bruce Silver
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Business process management provides a new management discipline, a new suite of software technologies and tools, and a new IT implementation style based on concrete links between strategy and execution. This white paper explains SAP's place in the BPM landscape and describes its new offering in that arena, NetWeaver BPM.
Posted: 08 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jan 2009

SAP America, Inc.

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 organisation, enabling management by facts.
Posted: 05 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

SAP AG

Manager's Guide to Oracle Cost Containment
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WEBCAST: This Webcast explores a variety of cost containment strategies for IT, as well as potential risk and reward scenarios.
Posted: 19 May 2009 | Premiered: Jun 11, 2009, 14:00 EDT (18:00 GMT)

EnterpriseDB Corporation

To Get Promoted in Customer Support, Do These Five Things
sponsored by Parature, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ascendancy in customer support ranks today demands a mix of both technical and business insight. Professionals that make service and support their career path and successfully move up the ladder, boast a range of skills across both disciplines.
Posted: 10 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Parature, Inc.

EH&S Performance Management for Governance, Risk and Compliance
sponsored by ESS
WHITE PAPER: Business complexity, increasing regulations and market security are driving the adoption of a structured approach to governance, risk and compliance. Learn how performance management can help your organization manage and reduce business risk.
Posted: 09 Jul 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

ESS
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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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