We all know the wisdom of monitoring familiar key performance indicators (KPIs). Turns, gross margin return on investment (GMROI), sales, inventory measures, and other metrics will tell you how your business is faring—and that’s pretty important if you want to keep your hardware store in business.
However, just staying in business isn’t enough in a rapidly evolving retail world, so achieving improved KPI results is essential.
In this Epicor eBook, you’ll learn about eight easy-to-use tools that go beyond traditional KPIs to quickly improve business results, including:
• Reviewing store-to-store sales
• Identifying your top 100 items
• Monitoring excess inventory
• Viewing items with cost change and no retail change
Learn more about these tools, and discover what else you can do to improve your KPI results by downloading this Epicor eBook. Download now and go beyond retail KPIs.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: May 25, 2017
There is a lot of industry buzz about Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), but most contact centers currently focus on only one or two core KPIs, such as “Service Level,” and are only equipped to optimize these KPIs locally. Few contact centers have the tools to manage performance globally.
Business management software can provide improvements in business functions all around. But, making a decision for implementing new software can be a big task. This paper gives key reasons software drives growth in construction and contracting firms.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
Prophix and IMA hosted a webcast, titled “Overcoming Barriers to Implement CPM Methods”, featuring subject matter expert Gary Cokins, the CEO, at Analytics-Based Performance Management. The adoption rate of business analytics and corporate performance management (CPM) methods has been slowed by various barriers. Gary Cokins outlines the causes of this lag, as well as lessons learned about how to overcome obstacles, and obtain buy-in to manage and improve performance. He describes techniques such as strategy maps, balanced scorecards with key performance indicators (KPIs), channel and customer profitability reporting, and driver-based budgeting that can prevent failure when implementing CPM methods.
Published By: UNIT4 CODA
Published Date: Jul 13, 2011
This paper will explore the common Retail KPIs used today across all sales channels, define the formula, discuss potential ways to improve them, and explain their use in the routine management processes of the business.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
Learn how midsize companies are putting in place a business intelligence information infrastructure - making them more likely to adhere to their budgets and deadlines, concentrate on improving the overall business rather than just one department, and reward employees accordingly.
How strong is your renewal program? Are you able to predict and analyze your performance correctly? ServiceSource® believes that the real yardstick of renewal performance lies in a comprehensive set of key performance indicators (KPIs) that can tell a much broader story. Over the last 13 years and over 145 engagements, we’ve identified these twelve critical factors for successfully measuring and growing your renewal revenue. This whitepaper provides a detailed overview of those KPIs.
While free apps proliferate, many fall victim to the download-try-delete cycle, making the average lifespan of an app just 30 days. How can brands keep their place on a customer's mobile device? This whitepaper discusses how an app can deliver value to maintain its place on a customer's phone, and how added value can prompt customers to share some private information and opt in to push notifications. Dig deeper into the key performance indicators (KPIs) for apps that achieve this privacy-value exchange.
This document defines Oracle’s Customer Experience (CX)
Value Equation as the strategic method to identify and measure
the value of organizational CX. This model was originally
documented in “CX Metrics and KPIs – September 2012.”
It has received wide support, and has been the #1 searched hit
and downloaded CX KPI document for 3+ years – a significant
achievement in this industry – in an era where concepts are
replaced daily with the latest, greatest fad.
Since the original publication, I have received significant
feedback that has been overwhelmingly positive, but with a
request to comment on additional topics – most notably: brand
impact, shared services, and Oracle’s Road to Modern. This
updated paper leverages the original work, adds information
around these additional topics and incorporates our continued
Learn how IBM’s change data capture technology can be used in conjunction with IBM’s performance management solutions from Cognos to provide access to the trusted information that systems and employees need to make informed decisions at the speed of business.
This white paper outlines the advantages of WebSphere Portal for System z software and provides essential information to those considering adding Web-facing workloads on their mainframe hardware. Also, with these WebSphere Portal for System z options, IBM illustrates its ongoing commitment to mainframe computing and underscores the business value that remains inherent in the System z platform. Learn more today!
WebSphere Portal remains IBM's strategic front end for SOA. It enables our clients to closely align their business objectives on standards-based platforms with role-based delivery of composite applications across and beyond their enterprise. At the end of June we delivered a new version of WebSphere Portal Version 6.1. This release significantly improves performance by tapping into the 64-bit capabilities of the IBM System z platform. Click here to learn more!
Improving access to core applications and data is just one of many mandates facing IT, along with improving collaboration, reducing administration costs and improving performance. Fortunately, shops running System z have an advantage. You can integrate and enhance your System z assets faster when you use the version 6.1 update to IBM WebSphere Portal on z/OS. Use it to quickly deploy business applications across the enterprise, reduce costs and increase flexibility with workloads centralized on System z.
Business performance depends on how well a company manages its internal processes. Companies with effective business process management in place are able to analyze key performance indicators to monitor efficiency of day-to-day activities and employees against operational targets.
Published By: SwellPath
Published Date: Sep 04, 2012
This guide provides the framework to build a successful analytics foundation in your organization, and shows you how to create an effective analytics measurement program that provides actionable insights and results driven recommendations.
Published By: EchoSign
Published Date: Jul 23, 2010
The merger of contract management processes with sales processes will become a top priority for CEOs and CFOs as the ability to get contracts signed, tracked and filed becomes a critical component in driving revenues. According to a recent study by Aberdeen Group: "Within the next two years, the percentage of a company?s revenue that is dictated by contracts will increase from 56% to 68%." From renewals to projections and compliance, the ability to close the contract in the shortest timeframe possible and readily access the executed contracts across the enterprise will become the leading performance indicator of a company?s long term success.
Find out how to meet the challenges facing your midsize company and benefit from the road map that takes you through the process of deploying a BI solution, enabling you to start small and then build incrementally on your initial success to make fact-based and BI-driven decision making pervasive in your company.
This study showed that as companies adopt cloud strategies for sourcing and building IT services,
they are both expecting and achieving significant gains in business key performance indicators
(KPIs) including revenue growth, strategic IT budget allocation, IT costs, quicker time to provision,
and increased ability to meet SLAs. Further, our study showed that as businesses increased their
orientation to cloud, these KPI benefits accelerated. IDC has identified five stages of cloud maturity:
ad hoc, opportunistic, repeatable, managed, and optimized (in increasing maturity), and while
there are immediate benefits from moving even from ad hoc to opportunistic, the benefits accrue
and grow as you move up the adoption curve. Organizations studied are realizing $1.6 million in
additional revenue and $1.2 million in reduced costs per cloud application.