With the need for business performance management (BPM) adoption widely accepted, why do some companies still lack plans to move forward? Cost is an issue, and until a few years ago, it was a very valid one for smaller companies looking at BPM. However, to address this concern, several vendors have introduced attractively priced solutions for the midmarket and offer software as a service (SaaS) or hosted alternatives to reduce demand on IT staff and infrastructure. Other companies may lack BPM plans because they don’t want to be pioneers or early adopters, so they sit on the sidelines until the technology hits the mainstream. With the large number of companies that have successfully deployed BPM, it would seem that it has, in fact, hit the mainstream. So why do some companies continue to sit on the BPM sidelines? Unfortunately, there are a couple of situations that get in the way of BPM.


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