Companies increasingly experience that making decisions in a dynamic market demands more and more of the Performance Management systems. They are eagerly looking for improvements so that the organization is better informed, faster and more agile to respond to changes. A good approach to Performance Management, is an absolute must for any company. It is the collection of processes, methods, applications and technologies used in monitoring, managing and controlling the performance of an organization. It consists of the marriage between Business Intelligence and planning, budgeting and monitoring. It aims for a series of insights in business performance, operational activities and departments, providing a link between corporate strategy and its implementation. Besides an illustration of the various stepping stones of Performance Management, the technical infrastructure needed for this cycle, year after year to be successfully run, is crucial.
Dries is programme director for Corporate Performance Management at the EHSAL Management School (Odisee, Brussels). The program focuses mainly on business consultants and managers who are together with the IT specialists, responsible for the organization, management, control, updating, implementation and monitoring of policy information systems such as business and financial controllers, management accountants, market researchers and policy advisors.