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Performance Management and Business Intelligence: A Power Combination

by Nancy Williams, Steve Williams


Published: August 16, 2010

Steve Williams and Nancy Williams of DecisionPath Consulting conducted extensive research on the convergence of business performance management (BPM) and business intelligence (BI). This report examines the extent to which organizations have embarked on a BPM program utilizing BI and BPM technologies, current usage patterns and tool adoption rates.

Executive Summary

The history of business management reflects continuous improvement in the methods and tools used to drive company performance. Since the beginning of the industrial age, company leaders and managers have sought to predict, plan and control company performance―in part to satisfy shareholders and in part to advance their own careers. Just about any lever that affects business performance has been studied, and disciplines ranging from industrial engineering to...

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About the Authors

Nancy Williams -

Nancy serves as Vice President for DecisionPath Consulting. Focusing her work on how business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) can be leveraged to improve business performance, Nancy is a well-known industry educator, author, and practitioner. Nancy’s experience includes more than 25 years of business management and technical experience. She has been involved in numerous consulting engagements, providing expertise in the areas of BI/DW assessments, BI/DW strategy, portfolio development and roadmaps, BI/DW requirements and data modeling, and BI/DW project and program management. Nancy is a regular speaker and keynote presenter at TDWI industry events,  co-hosts the BI impact channel on the BeyeNETWORK, and is co-author of the highly rated book The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence. She received her MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. 

Editor's Note: Visit Nancy and Steve Williams' BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel for more articles and resources as well as Nancy's blog.

Steve Williams - Steve Williams is the President of DecisionPath Consulting. With more than 30 years of experience, he is a leading strategy consultant in the business intelligence (BI), analytics, and performance management fields. His clients have included Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Pinnacle Foods Group, Principal Financial Group, McCormick & Company, Toronto Hydro Electric System, and the U.S. Treasury and the U.S. Social Security Administration. Steve is a frequent speaker on BI, analytics, performance management, and business strategy at a number of industry events. Steve holds an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.