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No its not an encrypted password just the jumble of acronyms running around in my head after attending the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Amsterdam this past week. The event was well worth attending a full of great sessions. Over 900 business intelligence professionals from around the globe attended.

The dominant theme from my perspective seemed to be "the next wave of business intelligence" and thats where all these letters come from.

  • CPM - Corporate Performance Management
  • BPM - Business Performance Management
  • EPM - Enterprise Performance Management
  • FPM - Financial Performance Management
  • PM - Performance Management

In the end as this sector matures I think PM - Performance Management will be the term that wins out as the general identifier for these technologies. But in the end if these buzzwords aren't already present in your thinking for your business intelligence plans you are officially behind the times.

A couple of sessions that stood out for me included John Santaferraro, Director of Marketing, Business Intelligence Portfolio at HP covering Operational Business Intelligence and Business Performance Management. HP is positioned for great things in 08, I believe they are the sleeping giant of the BI space and are going to be making a lot of noise this year. Powered by last years acquisition of Knightsbridge, the NeoView solution, and Mark Hurd at the helm things should be interesting as they grab greater market share this year.

I also enjoyed the panel on BI and Performance Management at the Core of Business. It included executives from Business Objects, Cognos, HP and IBM Global Consulting.

During the event I got to spend some quality time with the team from Tagetik. Tagetik serves over 300 clients across the world and is now focusing their attention on the US market having just opened a UK and Ireland operation. As I have mentioned in previous posts you can expect to see emerging companies take advantage of the aftermath of the mergers and acquisitions of 2007. Tagetik brings a proven track record and deep industry knowledge into the market and is poised to be a power player in the CPM space.

Tags: Business Intelligence, Performance Management, HP, Tagetik

Posted February 11, 2008 5:14 AM
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