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AuraPortal: A BPM Vendor Worth Checking Out
AuraPortal, a new business process management (BPM) vendor, offers a solution that creates business process execution models without the need for heavy IT

consolidate vendor files  figure 12). Customers can consolidate information by gathering data from different sources and gain visibility of all the KPIs monitored. For a direct business activity monitoring (BAM), users can define specific process views, queries, and dashboards for showing only what they need and how they need it. Figure 12 The Visual Tracking functionality of AuraPortal Monitoring permits viewing the status of the process, the route taken, the results obtained, etc. Featured is the common method of drawing a

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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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