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Reporting Value of IT Services with Balanced Scorecards
A balanced scorecard is a measurement system for management that provides real insight into the status of a business or some part of it. Developed by Kaplan and

status reporting  real insight into the status of a business or some part of it. According to Gartner, it is the most widely recognized business measurement system. Developed by Kaplan and Norton in the early 1990's, balanced scorecards provide a control system that helps ensure the right balance between different and often times conflicting, perspectives. For example, an insurance company may increase profitability by offering incentives to Claims Assessors for taking a tough stance on payout, but will soon find

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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