Tom Davenport, author of the article Competing on Analystics that I wrote about in a previous post,
spoke this morning at CFO Magazine's CPM conference. He observed that
the planets are aligned for business analytics: companies are growing
again and emphasizing innovation, technologies are more mature and less
expensive, enough transacition data has ammased in ERPs and other
systems to support robust analysis, and companies are recruiting
personnel with analytic prowess.
His remarks closely followed his HBR article:
"Competing on Analytics"
by Thomas H Davenport
Harvard Business Review, January 2006
Available (for purchase) from HBR's website.
This has been a dispatch from CFO Magazine's CPM Conference in Chicago
Other posts in this series:
- Corporate Performance Management
Wal-Mart & Sustainability
- CPM Case Study: Corning
- Aligning Compensation to Drive Performance