Previous Aberdeen research on the topic of enterprise performance management (EPM), revealed that senior executives implementing performance management initiatives had a better understanding of their business, and were able to apply this insight to better define the business strategy for their organization. "Culture, Collaboration and Coordination: Driving High Performance with EPM," prepared by David White, senior research analyst in Aberdeen's Business Intelligence practice, and Nick Castellina, research analyst in Aberdeen's Enterprise Applications practice, reveals that performance management tools, whether enabled by software or process improvements, can benefit employees outside the executive suite by providing access to – and the ability to share – data to enable better informed decision making throughout the organization. Click here to obtain a complimentary copy of this report.
"ERP in Industrial Equipment Manufacturing: Rise of the Machinery," prepared by Peter Krensky, research associate in Aberdeen's Enterprise Applications and Business Intelligence practices, and Kevin Prouty, senior vice president of research, reveals that complex manufacturing projects for products ranging from air purifiers to high-speed drives require intelligent structures supported by powerful technology. ERP serves as the infrastructure and transactional engine for every facet of the business, from product design through to logistics and sales. This Sector Insight examines how top performing organizations are utilizing ERP solutions to improve and integrate processes across the enterprise, reduce costs, and enhance visibility for decision makers.
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"Coffee and BI are for Closers: Mixing Analytics with Customer-Facing Activity," prepared by Krensky, states that, for better or worse, books are usually judged by their covers. The same is true of enterprises, as customers base their first impression – and decision to establish a business relationship – on interactions with customer-facing employees.
Because clients can be won or lost in a single exchange, top
performing organizations properly equip their personnel prior to
engaging the market by using BI to help sales, marketing, and service employees manage relationships and drive new business through detailed knowledge of products and services.
This Analyst Insight examines how top performing organization manage and deliver actionable data to develop BI-savvy employees, and utilize analytics to meet the needs of the customer-facing workforce. Click here to obtain a complimentary copy of this report.
"Crossing the VoIP Gap: Real-time Interactions Demand Optimized
Networks," written by Jim Rapoza, senior research analyst for the
Aberdeen Networking and Application Performance research practice, looks at the performance impact that unified communications, IP-based telephony and real-time video communications have on company networks, and how they demand a strong focus on network performance management and optimization. It analyzes how businesses that invest in managing the performance of UC, VoIP, and other real-time communications build a strong network core to ensure continued high performance for all applications and networks. To build an effective network to handle these types of communications, organizations need to track how key applications are running, what impact they have on network performance, and learn how to best optimize those applications to gain the highest quality of service. Click here to obtain a complimentary copy of this report.