SAP Businessobjects Strategy Management
Deliver On Corporate Strategy With Enterprise-Wide Alignment
Business agility means that everyone – from C-level executives to front-line workers – needs to execute on changing strategies. Everyone needs to communicate plans clearly, translate them into priorities and tasks, and instantly monitor and report on progress to any level of detail. At the same time, employees need the tools to execute properly on a day-to-day basis, as well as make well-informed decisions.
To realize your organization's goals – and stay ahead of the competition – you need solutions that integrate all three pillars of strategy management: goals, initiatives, and key performance indicators. Plus, you need the ability to link these to accountable individuals within your organization. Only when these elements are aligned can your organization hone decision making and achieve your short-, medium- and long-term objectives:
- Goals – Goal-setting must involve a variety of stakeholders (top down and bottom up), be interactive, be updated frequently, and tie explicitly to organizational operations and initiatives.
- Initiatives – Employees need better insight into the strategic relevance of projects so that they can make informed choices about which projects should take precedence over others.
- Key performance indicators – Organizations need metrics that everyone trusts, complete with drill-down functions and the ability to create personalized, reconfigurable views that are relevant to each employee.
Strategy Management Across the Enterprise
SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management can be deployed at the department level, not just at the corporate level, for immediate results. For example, your marketing organization can roll out the software to ensure execution of marketing initiatives needed to drive sales – and deploy it jointly with the sales department for more effective collaboration on reaching sales goals. Smaller operational implementations allow your company to quickly develop a record of success – and then scale the application across the enterprise. Once deployed on a corporate level, you can align corporate and operational strategies with ease and gain complete visibility from a performance management perspective.
Risk-Adjusted Strategy Management
With secure, role-based access to data from across the enterprise and interdependency diagrams, employees can better understand how their work affects (and is affected by) other stakeholders and departments. They can quickly measure ongoing progress toward their objectives, assess risk, and determine where efforts are most needed. This insight frees executives, managers, and analysts to spend more time executing on strategy and identifying new or more optimal opportunities for the business.
Delivering All Your Enterprise Performance Management Needs
SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management is part of SAP solutions for enterprise performance management – a comprehensive set of solutions that help your company capitalize on the value of your existing data assets. With these solutions, your organization becomes more agile, gaining organizational alignment, visibility, and greater confidence to give you optimal control and competitive advantage.
SAP solutions for enterprise performance management can work with SAP Business Suite applications; SAP solutions for governance, risk, and compliance; and the business intelligence platform from SAP. As a result, you can maximize business profitability, manage risk and compliance, and optimize corporate systems, people, and processes.