"Closed loop" performance management
The Microsoft dimension
Corporate performance management (CPM) suites
Tier 2 CPM suites
ERP/Accounts systems with budgeting tools
Desktop budgeting tools
Five years ago, I wrote, "In recent years, budgeting has been getting a bad press." Not much has changed on that front. Budgeting remains an entrenched habit - and some would argue a weak spot - in financial management.
Even when companies do embrace the concept of business performance management, suppliers report that the most common inquiry they get is for tools to help customers automate and manage their budgeting processes.
"Most of the corporate performanc...