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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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How to Build a Data Analytics Platform
sponsored by Matillion
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how a cloud-based data analytics platform can integrate a multitude of data sources into an enterprise wide analytics system and 6 benefits this can lead to.
Posted: 09 Jul 2020 | Published: 09 Jul 2020

Matillion

You are what you measure
sponsored by Sage
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to learn about the dangers of relying on traditional business metrics for financial processes and explore a 3-step process to help you improve your strategy.
Posted: 15 May 2020 | Published: 15 May 2020

Sage

Benefits of Digital Transformation for Oil and Gas Companies
sponsored by TIBCO
WHITE PAPER: A recent IDC Analyst Infobrief outlined 6 specific challenges in making sense of oil and gas companies’ data that posed the greatest concern. Access this white paper to view these challenges and to gain exposure to 3 use cases that reveal how analytics can help you outcompete your peers in the oil and gas industries.
Posted: 24 Feb 2020 | Published: 24 Feb 2020

TIBCO

Manufacturing Intelligence in the Age of Industry 4.0 and the IoT
sponsored by TIBCO
WHITE PAPER: Expanding analytic capabilities can help manufacturers ignite business digitization, costs optimization, innovation, and digital disruption resilience. Download this white paper to explore the key areas of opportunity that organizations should consider when trying to achieve smarter manufacturing.
Posted: 21 Feb 2020 | Published: 21 Feb 2020

TIBCO

Leveraging Maintenance and Repair Data to Support Operations Excellence
sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
WHITE PAPER: Use this industrial IoT guide to understand how you can enhance maintenance approaches with IoT data and ultimately reduce labor and repair costs.
Posted: 10 Dec 2019 | Published: 10 Dec 2019

Hitachi Vantara

Get The Most From Your AI Investment By Operationalizing Analytics
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations blindly approach their analytics without ever aligning them with business goals and KPIs. Download this AI analytics guide, which dives into 7 steps to fully operationalize your analytics, and how to get the most out of AI analytics.
Posted: 09 Dec 2019 | Published: 09 Dec 2019

SAS

Is your business running you?
sponsored by Sage
WHITE PAPER: Read through this white paper for to explore 10 common challenges that plague ERP and enterprise management solutions, and how to combat them.
Posted: 03 Dec 2019 | Published: 03 Dec 2019

Sage

Audit Your Demand Generation Success: Part 3
sponsored by TechTarget
WHITE PAPER: Download this demand generation guide to understand the 4 stages of demand generation and the KPIs that go with them.
Posted: 25 Nov 2019 | Published: 25 Nov 2019

TechTarget

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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