Articles by John Colbert

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New Research on Spreadsheet Usage for Budgeting and Planning in Midsize Organizations Summary
John Colbert reviews the results of a survey of midsize businesses that was conducted to understand the current pains with their internal processes for planning, budgeting and forecasting.

Topics: Performance Management

by John Colbert | 0 comments
09-15-2009
Extending Your Business Performance Management Initiative with Profitability Analytics, Part 1 Summary
John Colbert looks at how profitability optimization and the supporting profitability analytics technology capabilities have evolved and now have greater visibility in advanced performance management deployments. He explains the differences between business performance management and profitability analytics.

Topics: Performance Management

by John Colbert | 1 comment
08-11-2009
The Market Speaks: Performance Management Trends Summary
John Colbert provides a high level overview of two recent surveys that looked at performance management market trends, economic perspectives and technology adoption.

Topics: Performance Management

by John Colbert | 0 comments
07-14-2009
Performance Management in Turbulent Times Summary
John Colbert provides an overview of the results of BPM Partners’ annual BPM Pulse Survey that monitored performance management market perceptions, strategic initiative interest and vendor satisfaction.

Topics: Performance Management

by John Colbert | 1 comment
06-17-2009
Defining and Using Key Performance Drivers Summary
John Colbert describes how key performance indicators and key performance drivers enable organizations to make sound operational decisions.

Topics: Performance Management, KPI

by John Colbert | 0 comments
06-17-2009
On-Demand Business Performance Management and Business Intelligence Summary
John Colbert provides a fresh look at on-demand solutions as an alternative to traditional deployment approaches for performance management and business intelligence.

Topics: Performance Management, Business Intelligence

by John Colbert | 2 comments
05-13-2009
Measure Twice, Cut Once: A Case for More Effective Profit Optimization Summary
John Colbert looks at the question of how executives know whether their proposed staff reductions and plant closures will help the company be more competitive in the future, or if they are potentially lopping off productive and profitable parts of the business that have taken years of investment to flourish.

Topics: Performance Management

by John Colbert | 0 comments
02-11-2009
How the New Obama Administration Might Impact Business Performance Management Summary
The 2008 election was a campaign of change for both the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government; now it is up to performance management professionals to find a way support that change from a software and systems perspective.

Topics: Performance Management

by John Colbert | 0 comments
11-12-2008
Vendor Differentiation in Business Performance Management Summary
The market is responding favorably to the efforts of 2nd tier business performance management vendors.

Topics: Performance Management

by John Colbert | 0 comments
09-17-2008
Performance Management Goes Green Summary
The same systems that support financial forecasts, operational analytics and balanced scorecards are the perfect residence for a corporate sustainability reporting effort.

Topics: Performance Management

by John Colbert | 0 comments
05-14-2008
The New SAP in 2008 Summary
What does SAP’s acquisition of Business Objects mean to existing SAP clients, Business Objects clients and prospects considering new business intelligence and performance management offerings?

Topics: Performance Management, Business Intelligence

by John Colbert | 0 comments
03-19-2008
Relevance of Leadership in Performance Management Summary
Clear leadership is an imperative in successful performance management and business intelligence deployments, from both the internal project team and the technology vendor.

Topics: Performance Management

by John Colbert | 0 comments
02-20-2008
The Transition from Spreadsheet Budgets to a Packaged Application Summary
In many cases, small and medium-sized businesses still manage the difficult and error-prone process of budgeting on spreadsheets even though Excel's capabilities are often inadequate to support the critical nature of budgeting and forecasting.

Topics: Analytics

by John Colbert | 0 comments
01-23-2008
The Last of the Great Performance Management Acquisitions? Summary
Although some industry consolidation will likely continue in the near term in this highly competitive market, IBM's acquisition of Cognos is likely one of the last multibillion dollar transactions of note.

Topics: Performance Management

by John Colbert | 0 comments
11-14-2007
Caveat Emptor: The Impact of Vendor Consolidation on Business Performance Management Buyers Summary
How will vendor consolidation impact buyers of performance management and business intelligence technology? With fewer choices, will the selection of a vendor be easier?

Topics: Performance Management

by John Colbert | 0 comments
10-17-2007

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