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CRM and BPM: “We Goes Together Like Peas and Carrots”
In 2009, I attended two Gartner Summit events: the Gartner Business Process Management (BPM) Summit in March in San Diego; and Gartner Customer Relationship

bpm tools and audit  premise is that some BPM tools are helping with concrete CRM (and even SCM) processes, and those BPM vendors that just continue to peddle technology without the concrete value prop will not have that much success in the long run. A case in point: with this ongoing consolidation, Pega might remain as the only leading BPM + CRM provider, with a no-integration-necessary unified product with out-of-the-box support for call centers, customer interaction management, and so on. Is this fact the reason that the

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Business Performance Management

Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more.  

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