Averting Data Scatter in Performance Measurement Programs

Many companies experience the roadblock of data scatter when trying to develop their performance management program. But corralling your systems and people to come up with systematic process and approach for extracting the right metrics is often a...


While many companies choose to adopt in-house solutions to solve data scatter problems, others are turning to business performance management (BPM) software as the answer. The Boston-based Aberdeen Group estimates that the BPM market will hit $5 billion by 2005, up from $2.2 billion in 2001. That growth will be driven in no small part by technology that can extract data from ERP systems and translate it into the chart-of-accounts language, transform data from a transactional to an analytic environment and provide managers with better insights for more accurate decision-making than ever before. Another reason for growth in the BPM market is that these systems are becoming increasingly easy to use.

About the Authors: Kate Vitasek is managing partner of Supply Chain Visions, a consulting firm specializing in supply chain strategy and education. She is on the Executive Committee for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. You can contact her at 425-985-6396 or kate@scvisions.com

Hubert Goodman Jr. has been the director of Business Intelligence for a Fortune 1000 company and has designed data warehousing solutions since 1998. You can contact him at (812) 525-9539 or hubertgoodman@att.net

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