Business Analytics Architecture
The real promise of Performance Management can only be delivered when it is part of a well-automated architecture. Those who claim that automation is not needed and that e.g. Balanced Scorecards can exist just fine in MS Excel without the possibility to drill-down to the lower-level data are just wrong. Setting up an integrated PM architecture is not a simple task. In most organisations, some technological PM components may already exist and will need to be supplemented with additional technology. In those organisations where nothing exists yet, the software vendors will obviously all claim they have the best solution for your needs if you buy everything from them. For you as a customer, it is sometimes very difficult to see the forest for the trees.