Advisory: Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

1. Why EPM?

Are you confident of your organisation being successful now as well as in the future?

Today’s economic environment is marked by increasing global competition, intensifying regulation, growing cost pressures and tighter financial opportunities.

How can Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) help? EPM is a mechanism for:

  • making the right information available at the right time
  • in an efficient manner
  • to the right decision makers –those who can drive performance and translate organisational strategy into sustainable performance

Consider the following question before reading how we can help you:

  1. Is there a clearly defined future state for our organisation expressed through strategic objectives? Are the strategic objectives being achieved?
  2. Are value drivers mirrored in risk drivers to understand our risk exposures?
  3. Are budgeting and forecasting fundamental to our strategic planning process?
  4. Is there a clear link between organisational objectives and the employee reward structure? Does our organisational culture promote performance management?
  5. Do our operations contribute to our strategy and how do we know this?
  6. Does the IT infrastructure provide the right information at the right time to our key decision makers?
  7. Is the monitoring of our strategy execution appointed to a single function in our organisation?

Successful organisations create a strong strategic focus to drive performance and align resources organisation wide to facilitate strategic execution. An effective EPM builds strategic focus and alignment in an organisation by creating a comprehensive strategy execution framework, aided by a business intelligence infrastructure.

Strategic focus and alignment

Conditioning your organisation to achieve performance leadership

Is your organisation going nowhere?

With no overarching strategic objectives and misalignment of resources, organisations will spin in circles.

Are employees acting as individuals?

With strategic objectives defined, organisations may know where to go, but without alignment, achieving those objectives will be a ‘hit or miss’ exercise.


 

Is your organisation left clueless?

An organisation can act as a cohesive whole with full alignment. However without guiding objectives, the organisation can head in new, uncharted directions - a classic case of ‘how do we know if we’re there, if we don’t know where we are going’?

Are you a performance leader?

These organisations act as a coordinated whole to achieve clearly defined objectives. It gives all the people and elements within an organisation a direction to work towards, empowering them to act and rewarding them when strategic objectives are achieved.


 

2. How do we see EPM?

3. What's in it for you?

4. Benefits realised