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Leadership Through Business Intelligence and Performance Management Examined in New Cognos Podcast

Emediawire (press release) - Ferndale, WA, USA - Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, today announced the availability of the fifth episode of BI Radio, its innovative new podcast program.

Dubbed "Perspectives on Leadership," the episode explores the different ways organizations use business intelligence and performance management software to deliver outstanding business results.

The 30-minute episode features interviews with authors Patrick Lencioni, Roland Mosimann, and Patrick Mosimann, as well as with consumer packaged goods leader Fiskars Brands.

In the show's first segment, Lencioni describes the "four obsessions" of the extraordinary executive and the role of performance management software in helping executives build a high-performing team.

In the second segment, Roland and Patrick Mosimann explore the use of business intelligence to identify "information sweet spots" that lead to better decisions and higher performance, based on findings presented in their new business book, The Performance Manager.

In the third segment, Fiskars brands discusses its use of business intelligence to build a high-
performing and market-leading supply chain.

Good decisions are the building blocks of great business performance. The performance management system from Cognos integrates software, services, best-practices, and partners. The result - a common understanding and accountable actions based on answers to your performance management questions:

How are we doing? Measuring and monitoring performance with scorecards and dashboards tracks your key metrics.

Why: Reporting and analysis let you see data, gain context, understand trends, and spot anomalies.

What should we be doing: Planning, budgets, and forecasts let you set and share a reliable view of the future.

Getting answers and acting on them means integrating reporting and analysis, planning, and measuring and monitoring--across your organization. This integrated approach is the Cognos performance management system.

By integrating information, technology, and people, your decision-makers can become performance managers. Performance managers look at metrics, plans, and reports in their functional area to make the best possible decisions.

They also use this same approach to connect with others. For example, if Marketing decisions improve demand, then Sales and Operations needs to know to ensure the supply is ready.
In this way, your good decisions cause other good decisions. The end result is better alignment, accountability, and performance.

BI Radio is a half-hour podcast exploring trends, ideas, and developments in business intelligence and performance management. Previous episodes include:

Tales from the Trenches: Cognos customers discuss lessons learned on the journey to performance management.
Performance management: in theory, in practice, and in place of business as usual: features an interview with David Axson, author of Best Practices in Planning and Management Reporting.

Each week, BI Radio attracts an average of 4,300 new subscribers.
Source : Originally Published Emediawire (press release) - Ferndale, WA, USA, Aug 1, 2007
Celebrities : Roland Mosimann, Patrick Mosimann, Patrick Lencioni
Categories : Business Books, Business Speaker News, Author News
Posted 8/1/2007 12:08:52 AM | Permalink
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