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Craig Schiff

I am very excited about this opportunity to share my perspectives and experience in my BeyeNETWORK Blog. For those of you who may not have read my articles and newsletters over the past few years, I hope you will appreciate a vendor-independent perspective on all things related to Business Performance Management (BPM). I focus on key topics organizations should consider throughout their BPM project lifecycle, from early stage requirements definition and justification, key measure development, vendor selection and finally, successful deployment and rollout. Of course, market trends and vendor updates will also be part of the mix. Please stop by on a regular basis to see what's new, and to make this interactive, please share your opinions. If you have a specific question, contact me directly at cschiff@bpmpartners.com.

About the author >

Craig, President and CEO of BPM Partners, is a pioneer in business performance management (BPM). Craig helped create and define the field as it evolved from business intelligence and analytic applications into BPM. He has worked with BPM and related technologies for more than 20 years, first as a founding member at IMRS/Hyperion Software (now Hyperion Solutions) and later cofounded OutlookSoft where he was President and CEO.

Craig is a frequent author on BPM topics and monthly columnist for the BeyeNETWORK. He has led several jointly produced webcasts with Business Finance Magazine including "Beyond the Hype: The Truth about BPM Vendors," the three-part vendor review entitled "BPM Xpo" and "BPM 101: Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Business Performance Management." He is a recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. BPM Partners is a vendor-independent professional services firm focused exclusively on BPM, providing expertise that helps companies successfully evaluate and deploy BPM systems. Craig can be reached at cschiff@bpmpartners.com.

Editor's Note: More articles and resources are available in Craig's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!

December 2010 Archives

Achieving the 'Holy Grail' of performance management will be a focus of ours going into 2011. What does this actually mean? In the case of performance management we believe it has two distinct meanings. First and foremost it means the same thing it would mean for most other projects - actually receiving the expected benefits after making a significant investment in time and resources. In the performance management world these benefits should include strategic alignment, one version of the truth, better decision making, improved bottom line and the more mundane but critical error reduction, easier access to information, and shorter cycle times. In addition to that, we believe there is a 'Holy Grail' aspect that is unique: the integration of strategic, financial, and operational performance management. Most organizations are just beginning to scratch the surface in this area.

To help organizations achieve the Holy Grail of Performance Management we have written a whitepaper, are in the process of conducting a survey, and will share early results of the survey in an upcoming webcast. Right now you can help us by taking the Pulse 2011 survey which will get you a copy of the results that you can use to benchmark your own project. In addition, all respondents can download a free copy of our Vendor Landscape Matrix, a 23-page research report that normally sells for $395.

Posted December 13, 2010 12:23 PM
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