Dashboarding From The Bottom Up
A heck of a lot of organizations are rolling out reporting and analytics capabilities to their so-called "line-of-business" workers -- those knowledge employees whose ability to make smart decisions impacts things on the operational level. In other words, the people who really make a business run.
As dashboards spread to more and more folks throughout the organization, one prominent business performance management executive has some advice for companies taking on new dashboard deployments: St
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Dashboarding From The Bottom Up
If you're rolling out new reporting capabilities, think about empowering line-of-business workers first, before taking dashboards into the executive suite.
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This week we bring you two great stories about BPM from our sister publication Network Computing. The first is an in-depth overview of BPM
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