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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  … 
Business Metrics Reports
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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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Globalization: Gaining Leverage from Size and Scope
sponsored by E2open
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn key considerations a company should review before embarking on a globalization initiative that will assist in minimizing costs, maximizing new revenue opportunities and increasing competitiveness.
Posted: 15 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

E2open

TDWI Report: Best Practices for Deploying Dashboards and Scorecards
sponsored by TDWI content provided by Advizor Solutions
WHITE PAPER: With dashboards and scorecards, organizations benefit from the convergence of performance management and business intelligence. Learn how dashboards and scorecards help executives to better communicate, monitor and adjust business strategy and plans.
Posted: 01 Sep 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

TDWI content provided by Advizor Solutions

How to Implement Technology Portfolio Management
sponsored by Borland Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Technology Portfolio Management is an essential component of any complete Technology Governance strategy. Understand the Technology Portfolio Management process and introduce Portfolio Management into your organization.
Posted: 24 May 2006 | Published: 01 Apr 2006

Borland Software Corporation
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