" Corporate Performance Management

Corporate Performance Management

Learn more about performance management, the future of business intelligence

3 May 2007 (14-21)
Location: Sofitel Diegem (Diegem near Brussels (Belgium))
Presented in English by
Price: 540 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

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 Learning Objectives

Why do we organize this seminar ?

Corporate Performance Management is hot! Consultants and vendors emphasize the importance of implementing CPM as the next big way to better understand, manage and improve company performance. But also customers are massively accepting the concept and investing in implementing performance management. Both internationally and locally the market is growing at over 30% per annum. Investments in the space have reached over 12 million € just in software sales in Belgium last year. Total external investments - including consulting, implementation and hardware - are estimated to be up to 5 times that amount or over 100 million just in Belgium alone.

But there is a lot of confusion on the concept. There is CPM, BPM (Business Performance Management) and EPM (Enterprise Performance Management). And then also it seems CPM is the future of Business Intelligence. Or is CPM then just a new name for Business Intelligence? Or is Business Intelligence part of CPM. What is the link between both anyway?

This session will explain the concepts, the issues CPM addresses, the functionalities required when implementing CPM, the key players offering solutions in the market place, the link with Business Intelligence and major future trends in Corporate Performance Management. This day will allow you to separate hype from reality and start building your plans for implementing CPM in your company !

What will you learn during this seminar ?

This seminar answers these and many other questions:

  • What is Corporate Performance Management ?
  • What is the relationship between CPM & Business Intelligence and how do they complement each other ?
  • What are the drivers for the current interest in CPM ?
  • What problems in current processes do CPM solutions address ?
  • What are typical functionalities that I can expect to find in CPM solutions ?
  • What are the key players in the CPM space and how to select the right solution for my organisation ?
  • How does a typical CPM roadmap & project look like ?

Who should attend this seminar ?

This seminar targets anyone who wants to better understand or who prepares to implement Corporate Performance Management. It also is an ideal program for Business Intelligence Project managers who work on their longer-term BI roadmaps, in which CPM increasingly will need to find its place. It helps Business Intelligence professionals to avoid that new CPM "islands" are born in their organisation. The seminar is of particular interest to :

  • Financial Directors or Managers
  • Managing Directors looking to better understand & manage company performance
  • Financial Controllers or analysts
  • Business analysts
  • Consolidation, Planning and Forecasting managers
  • Balanced Scorecard / ABC / ABM project leaders
  • Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing project leaders and team members
  • Business, technical or sales consultants working in the domains of Business Intelligence, Financial (Analytical) Applications or ERP
  • ICT managers / CIOs

 Full Programme

13.30h - 14.00h
Registration, coffee/tea and croissants
14.00h - 14.30h
Business Intelligence Today, Performance Management Tomorrow ?
  • Business Intelligence: a mature & consolidating market
  • Managing current & future performance: the missing link ?
14.30h - 15.40h
Corporate Performance Management
  • Definition & variations
  • CPM ... is not just about technology
  • Market drivers from customer & vendor perspective
  • Market & segment sizing
  • Analyst views on CPM/BPM
  • Vendors in CPM and vendor market shares
15.30h - 16.00h
Coffee/Tea and Refreshments
16.00h - 16.30h
Financial Consolidation & Statutory and Financial Reporting
  • Compliance regulations (Sarbanes Oxley, IFRS, ...)
  • The issues in the current processes
  • Typical Functionality Required
  • Vendors offering solutions
16.30h - 17.00h
Scorecard Applications
  • The Balanced Scorecard
  • The issues in the current processes
  • Typical Functionality Required
  • Vendors offering solutions
17.00h - 17.30h
Profitability Modelling and Optimization
  • Activity Based Costing /Activity Based Management
  • Time driven ABC
  • The issues in the current processes
  • Typical Functionality Required
  • Vendors offering solutions
17.30h - 18.00h
Strategy Formulation & high level Simulation
  • The issues in the current processes
  • Typical Functionality Required
  • Vendors offering solutions
18.00h - 19.15h
19.15h - 20.00h
Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting
  • Beyond Budgeting
  • The issues in the current processes
  • Typical Functionality Required
  • Vendors offering solutions
20.00h - 20.40h
Implementing Corporate Performance Management
  • From individual functionality to "true" Corporate Performance Management
  • The essential links between your Business Intelligence & CPM initiatives
20.40h - 21.00h
Final Q & A
End of this seminar


Stijn Vermeulen (element61)

Working in these areas since 1991, Stijn Vermeulen (39) is an expert in Performance Management in terms of both vendors and product offerings and the practical project implementation of these technologies. After an initial career focused on Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing, Stijn has since 2002 increasingly been exposed to and taken interest in how Corporate Performance Management changes the face of Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing.

Stijn is currently partner & managing director at element61, the thought-leading Performance Management consulting company in the Belgian marketplace.

Stijn has a Commercial Engineer in Management Informatics-degree (KULeuven, Belgium) and an MBA in Applied Marketing (Institut d'Administration des Entreprises, Aix-en-Provence, France).

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