See the BPM Software Buyer's Guide 2011 here
A faster monthly close. One version of the truth. Less painful budgeting. These are benefits that business performance management (BPM) software vendors have been claiming for their products for years. BPM Partners' 2011 Pulse Survey shows that their customers agree. These are real gains that many organizations have achieved after implementing performance management systems.
This is, of course, something of a rarity. How many technology initiatives actually realize the benefits promoted by vendor marketing? Not many. Performance management, though, really appears to deliver on its promise.
Or so it would seem ... but there's more to the story.
While BPM adopters are reaping many valuable rewards, their initiatives are falling short in two key areas: achieving strategic alignment and improving the bottom line. Unfortunately, those two benefits are critically important when it comes to realizing the ultimate vision of BPM -- better performance.