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Enterprise Performance Management Done Right: An Operating System for Your Organization

ISBN: 978-1-118-37075-9
186 pages
April 2013
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A workable blueprint for developing and implementing performance management in order to improve revenue growth and profit margins

Enterprise performance management (EPM) technology has been rapidly advancing, especially in the areas of predictive analysis and cloud-based solutions. Real Enterprise Performance Management introduces a framework for implementing and managing next-generation functionality for better insight, focus, and alignment of EPM. This blueprint shows that EPM can have a direct positive impact on revenue growth, operating margin, asset utilization, and cash cycle efficiency.

  • Introduces a framework for implementing and managing next-generation functionality for better insight, focus, and alignment
  • Reveals that EPM can have a strong impact on revenue growth, operating margin, asset utilization, cash cycle efficiency

Today's businesses have a great deal of data and technology, but less-than-fact decisions are still made. Executives need a structured framework for gathering, analyzing, and debating the best ways to deploy capital, people and time. Real Enterprise Performance Management joins IT and finance in a digestible blueprint for developing and implementing performance management in order to improve revenue growth and profit margins.

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FOREWORD xi

PREFACE xiii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xxi

CHAPTER 1 What’s Broken and What’s Possible 1

Strategy-Execution Gap 1

Buckets of Pain 5

The Promise of EPM 7

What Enterprise/Corporate/Business Performance Management Is Not 7

‘‘Business Intelligence with a Purpose” 12

Notes 13

CHAPTER 2 An Enterprise Performance Management Process 15

Context 16

Impact 17

Responsibility 17

Management Operating System 18

Macro and Micro 27

The Middle 28

Summary 29

Notes 30

CHAPTER 3 Gather: Turning Data into Information 31

Management by Exception 33

Your Point of View 35

Information Qualities 38

Information Delivery 40

Management and Statutory Reporting 44

Sustainability Reporting 47

Enabling Technologies 51

Rationalization 53

Potential Quick Wins 54

Summary 54

Notes 55

CHAPTER 4 Understand: Turning Insights into Actions 57

Business Questions 58

Patterns and New Insights 63

Big Data and Predictive Analytics 71

Data Visualization 73

Enabling Technologies 75

Components for Your EPM Roadmap 75

Potential Quick Wins 75

Summary 77

Notes 77

CHAPTER 5 Debate: Turning ‘‘What If” into ‘‘What’s Next” 79

People 81

The Process 83

Scenarios 85

Resilience 88

Drivers: What Moves the Needle? 89

Debate Management 91

Enabling Technologies 94

Potential Quick Wins 95

Summary 96

Note 96

CHAPTER 6 Commit: Bringing Accountability and Focus to the Enterprise 97

Accountability 100

Gaming the System 103

Enterprise Planning and Forecasting 104

Enabling Technologies 108

Ingredients for Your EPM Roadmap 108

Potential Quick Wins 108

Summary 109

Notes 110

CHAPTER 7 Execute: From Insight to Actions to Results 111

Everything Is Connected 111

Sales Performance Management 113

Sales Operations Performance 114

Order to Cash Performance Management 116

Supply Chain Performance Management 119

Marketing Performance Management 123

Summary 128

Notes 128

CHAPTER 8 Strategy: Aligned to the Right Outcomes 129

The Language of Strategy 129

Functional Value Maps 130

Optics: Line of Sight 132

Metrics Equal Focus 134

Profitability 136

Strategic Flexibility 137

Closing the Gap 138

Summary 139

Notes 140

CHAPTER 9 Bringing It All Together 141

Alignment 142

A Common Business Language 149

Maturity Is in the Arrows 151

Return on Investment and Total Cost of Ownership 154

Standard Architecture 156

Your EPM Roadmap 156

Organizational Readiness: The EPM Center of Excellence 161

Paralyzed by Feuds? 161

EPM and Incentive Plans 162

How Do You Get Started? 163

Summary 167

Notes 167

APPENDIX: AN EPM MATURITY MODEL 169

BIBLIOGRAPHY 175

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 179

INDEX 181

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RON DIMON is an experienced enterprise performance management executive with a proven record for strategy-to-execution initiatives. He is the Advisory Services partner at CheckPoint Consulting, LLC, a full-service EPM implementation firm. He previously worked at Hyperion Solutions (now part of Oracle Corp.) as senior director of the office of strategy and started his career with Deloitte. Ron has been a coeditor of or contributor to five books.

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