Corporate Performance Management

Corporate Performance Management

Learn more about performance management, and how it impacts your business intelligence and data warehousing strategy

10 December 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" was originally defined in 2001 as a new approach to business governance by Gartner. Gartner defined CPM as the processes, methodologies, metrics and systems needed to measure and manage business performance. In the six years since, this approach to management has been credited with many success stories and turnarounds. 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.

Corporate/Enterprise Performance Management (CPM/EPM) includes functionalities such as Planning & Budgeting, Consolidation, ABC & ABM, Scorecarding & Strategy Formulation. CPM/EPM, sometimes also referred to as Financial Analytic Applications, have been the driver for an impressive series of recent acquisitions in the Performance Management space. Just to name a few: Oracle bought Hyperion, Cognos acquired Adaytum, Frango and Applix, and SAP bought Outlooksoft and now intends to buy Business Objects, which has bought SRC Software, ALG Longview and Cartesis.

What will you learn during this seminar ?

  Related seminar:
This seminar is part of a 2-day series by Stijn Vermeulen but can be followed separately. The Corporate Dashboards and Scorecards seminar, December 12th focuses on performance metrics.

You can register for both workshops with a discount.

This session will discuss what the rationale is behind the sector consolidation and why it matters for Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing professionals. It also will review how CPM functionality answers pressing business needs of most organisations, how the data warehouse plays a crucial role in implementing CPM and how this fundamentally changes the knowledge & skills required for integrated Performance Management.

This session will explain the functional concepts and issues CPM addresses, the functionalities required when implementing CPM, the key players - and their integrated product roadmaps - offering solutions in the market place.

This day will allow you to separate hype from reality and start building your own roadmap and architecture for implementing Performance Management in your company and integrating it with your Business intelligence architecture !

We will answer the following 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 business 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 ?
  • What are the vendor's roadmaps in terms of integration (Oracle / Hyperion, SAP / Outlooksoft & Business Objects / SRC Software, ALG Longview and Cartesis and Cognos / Adaytum, Frango and Applix)

Who should attend this seminar ?

This seminar targets anyone who wants to better understand or prepares to implement Corporate Performance Management. It also is an ideal program for Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing Project managers who work on their longer term BI roadmaps, in which CPM increasingly will need to finds 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:

  • Business Intelligence & Data warehousing project leaders, professionals and team members
  • Financial Directors, Controllers or Analysts
  • ICT managers / CIOs
  • Business analysts
  • Consolidation, Planning & Forecasting managers
  • Balanced Scorecard / ABC / ABM project leaders
  • business, technical or sales consultants working in the domains of Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Financial (Analytical) Applications or ERP

 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 - 15.30h
Corporate Performance Management
  • Definition & variations
  • CPM ... is not just about technology
  • Market drivers from customer & vendor perspective
  • Overview of acquisitions and their background
  • 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 - 16.40h
Financial Consolidation & Statutory and Financial Reporting
  • Compliance regulations (Sarbanes Oxley, IFRS, ...)
  • The issues in the current processes
  • Typical Functionality Required
  • Vendors offering solutions
16.40h - 17.20h
Profitability Modelling and Optimization
  •   Related seminar:
    This seminar is part of a 2-day series by Stijn Vermeulen but can be followed separately. The Corporate Dashboards and Scorecards seminar, December 12th focuses on performance metrics.

    You can register for both workshops with a discount.

    The issues in the current processes
  • Activity Based Costing / Activity Based Management
  • Time driven ABC
  • Typical Functionality Required
  • Vendors offering solutions
17.20h - 18.00h
Scorecard Applications
  • The Balanced Scorecard
  • The issues in the current processes
  • Typical Functionality Required
  • Vendors offering solutions
18.00h - 19.15h
19.15h - 20.00h
Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting
  • The issues in the current processes
  • The Beyond Budgeting alternative
  • 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
  • Business Intelligence + CPM = "Performance Management" ?
  • Vendor roadmaps in building Performance Management suites
  • What the future might bring and how to prepare for it
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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