C-level executives are struggling with a very real problem: how to gain access to the real-time data that drives their business. In the new on-demand economy, if an enterprise doesn't have control of its real-time data, it's difficult to compile meaningful results that help a business grow and compete.
Most conventional enterprise performance management (EPM) platforms were designed for a slower business climate and fail to produce actionable insights from current and relevant data inside a relevant window of opportunity. In addition, most older implementations are complex and difficult to manage, requiring power users to serve as data gatekeepers. Automation is what it's all about in 2014.
However, EPM is evolving, and as a result, it's changing the way enterprises operate around the world.