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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!

February 2011 Archives

Every year we publish a list of core vendors in the space to help customers cut through the noise and focus on just those vendors that are most likely to be of value to them. We define a core vendor to be an active and successful vendor of robust performance management solutions with a broad appeal. These vendors tend to be application-focused but several offer a strong business intelligence capability as well. We have just revealed this year's list and the vendors are: Acorn Systems, Adaptive Planning, Host Analytics, IBM/Cognos, Infor,  Longview, Oracle/Hyperion, Prophix, SAP, Tagetik. Not every vendor in this list is right for everyone, but it is a good starting point to create your own short list of vendors to evaluate. During the webcast where this list was unveiled we also identified who each of these vendors are best-suited for as well as their BPM Pulse customer satisfaction ratings. You might be surprised when you see which of these vendors had the highest satisfcation ratings. While the lowest rated vendor may not be as surprising it is noteworthy that their rating fell out of our satisfaction gauge's green zone and dipped in to the yellow. You can see and hear all of the details yourself by viewing this on demand webcast.

Posted February 21, 2011 9:06 AM
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