Tag: EA

Alfabet

Alfabet

ALFABET EA Design and Management

Increase return on IT Investment and decrease IT complixity

Accelerate your IT transformation with Alfabet

Digital transformation is pushing IT to do more. You’re tasked with mastering new tech, collaborating with the business on digital strategies, and recommending strategic investments for the future. How can you do more with confidence? Go with the leader in enterprise architecture management, IT portfolio management and IT planning tools—Alfabet.

We offer unique EA practice by assesing the fitness of application portflio against Business and technical requirements, utilising best practices such as TIME by Gartner.

Industry-analyst-recognized Alfabet helps you invest in IT wisely by managing your current IT portfolio and collaboratively planning for the future.

ALFABET and Enterprise Architecture

Palmira helps you build your Enterprise Architecture including Business Layer (Strategy ManagementBusiness Processes, Performance Management, Service Management), Application Layer, Infrastructure layer (manage your IT portfolio), and Data Layer. On top of your EA, we provide a comprehensive Governance model to manage your internal audit management and Risk Management.

“Enterprise architecture (EA) is a discipline for proactively and holistically leading enterprise responses to disruptive forces by identifying and analysing the execution of change toward desired business vision and outcomes. EA delivers value by presenting business and IT leaders with signature-ready recommendations for adjusting policies and projects to achieve target business outcomes that capitalise on relevant business disruptions. EA is used to steer decision making toward the evolution of the future state architecture”

Gartner “Enterprise Architecture (EA)” in IT Glossary at gartner.com.

Palmira enables organisations to manage their enterprise architecture containing four layers, called the business perspective, the application perspective, the information perspective, and the technology perspective:

  • The business perspective defines the processes and standards by which the business operates on a day-to-day basis.
  • The application perspective defines the interactions among the processes and standards used by the organisation.
  • The information perspective defines and classifies the raw data (such as document files, databases, images, presentations, and spreadsheets) that the organisation requires in order to efficiently operate.
  • The technology perspective defines the hardware, operating systems, programming, and networking solutions used by the organisation.

EA Benefits:

EA has proven benefits and advantages to organisations that include improved decision making, improved adaptability to changing demands or market conditions, elimination of inefficient and redundant processes, optimization of the use of organisational assets, and minimization of employee turnover.

Improve Agility, Increase Productivity, Enhance Transparency, Enforce Culture, Remove Gaps, and Reduce Cost.

In today’s digital and interconnected world, business as usual is not enough anymore!

Organisations should be agile and responsive to the new market requirements, regulation changes, and market trends. Palmira helps you be more agile, responsive, and reduce cost through smart, yet innovative solutions and implementation expertise. Our successful platforms and implementation expertise empowers you with a clear vision for your strategic objectives, keeping your KPIs more aligned towards success and excellence. Our solutions help you grow faster, more agile, and responsive in this ever-changing digital world. It also encourages planning, innovation, and creativity.

Application portfolio management:

The Application Portfolio Management Solution allows admin users to unify on-premises and SaaS applications to eliminate redundant systems and improve organisation and efficiency. Providing a console for mapping an organisation’s application landscape. Helping users standardise technologies, rationalise use cases, and align service level agreements. Understanding the application lifecycle and the impact on other artefacts.

Integrating data from applications in use to help IT managers identify an application’s value, reduce technology overlap, and mitigate risks. The solution presents the landscape in a workflow or mapping model, which allows users to group technologies by use or department and visualise their entire company’s software and service stack

Palmira delivered successful projects throughout the EMEA  region including KSA, UAE, Jordan, and Europe.

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Metrix+

Metrix+

Strategy and Performance management solution

Best digital experience to manage your Strategy-to-Execute cycle

Empowering decision making process
Metrix+ is an evidence-based strategy and performance management solution, empowering organisations to transform their performance management processes from burdensome routines into valuable business practices. It focuses on measuring what matters to achieve your strategic objectives and offering to manage your eco-system with the ability to cascade and aggregate any performance measures.

Corporate performance management

  • Things are moving faster than ever in our always-changing digital world. Your business has to continuously improve and evolve to stay relevant and ahead of the market. New technologies, new business models, challenger brands and new competitors emerging virtually overnight are forever altering customer expectations—and all blend to create the perfect storm of digital disruption. According to Gartner, 40% of decision makers are urged to be faster while 79% of decisions are based on data provided by humans (manually captured).

    MetrixPlus enables decision making processes, empower responsive organisations and provide the agility to manoeuvre in ever-changing market conditions. MetrixPlus dynamicity offers you a user friendly experience to manage your strategy-to-execute processes, enabling you to cascade and aggregate any performance meausres. MetrixPlus is the next generation of xP&A (Extended Planning and Analytics)

  • Metrix +

This is achievable in four simple steps:

  1. BUSINESS CONTEXT INFORMATION MANAGER
    Create your Digital Twin Organisation capabilities by capturing the organisation contextual dimensions, as well as providing multi-dimensional relationships. Empowering you to build logical connections between identified organisational elements such as processes, channels, products, customers, departments, etc and Performance measures
  2. METRICS MANAGER
    With an evidance based capability, MetrixPlus offers flexible digital experience to identify, manage and assess performance metrics. You can set tasks and accountabilities to get data on-time. MetrixPlus supports different types of KPIs (Automatic, Manual & Aggregated) associated with organisation context to ensure proper proof about what is measured and what should be measured yet.
  3. DECISION MAKER ASSISTANT
    Decision makers have valid and evidence proof about the organisational context and performance data where future planning and budgeting will be accelerated and more accurate. The software supports intelligent performance risk issues and suggests corrective and preventive action to ensure proper and systematic governance toward total corporate performance management.
  4. PERFORMANCE VIEWS DESIGNER
    Metrix+ enables users to build and publish visual, interactive and relational dashboards to display performance perspectives according to audience interests. Metrix+ enables you to visualise organisational context in hierarchical view, providing the audiences more insight about cascaded and aggregated performance data and to study the impact of low-level organisational context to the top-level.

Features:

  • Dynamic views and perspectives
  • Dynamic workflow and SLAs
  • AI based to Foresee outcomes
  • Dynamic forms and surveys

Built to achieve higher-performance and enable decision making process

MetrixPlus offers:

  • Seamless Integration with ARIS by SoftwareAG
  • Ability to integrate with other Enterprise Architecture solutions to capture the organisational context
  • Ability to integrate with other budgeting tools like Hyperian, Port…etc

Metrixplus CPM strategy planning

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Performance Management

Corporate Performance Management

A smart solution to formulate organisational strategies and enable decision making processes

Discover, measure and analyse your processes to continually improve them. Enhance quality and efficiency by tracking relevant KPIs and plotting out proper courses of action for your business.

A smart solution to formulate organizational strategies and enable decision making processes

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) refers to a tool used by corporations to formulate organisational strategies through prescribed methodologies, data analysis, processing, and reporting to monitor and manage the performance of an enterprise. In other words, CPM helps corporations use proven and tested methods and processes to improve their business management. CPM are interchangeably named Performance management software or Performance management Solution (PMS)

  • Performance management solution

  • According to Gartner: “Corporate performance management (CPM) is an umbrella term that describes the methodologies, metrics, KPIs, processes and systems used to monitor and manage the business performance of an enterprise. Applications that enable CPM to translate strategically focused information to operational plans and send aggregated results. These applications are also integrated into many elements of the planning and control cycle, or they address BAM or customer relationship optimization needs. CPM must be supported by a suite of analytical applications that provide the functionality to support these processes, methodologies and metrics.”

    Although CPM is misleadingly described as a business intelligence, its concept is straightforward. The CPM output is vital to the organization in ensuring to maintain its key metrics and KPIs to improve its outcome and subsequently build capability of agility and resilience.

Importance of Corporate Performance Management Software

In the era of business management intelligence, corporations must embrace processes automation. Here are some of the benefits of adopting a CPM solution like MetrixPlus.

  • Real-time feedback
    Performance Management Software (PMS) has smart dashboards that contain every measurable metric and KPIs a management team needs for the decision-making process. However, the advantage is not in the variety. It’s in the ability to read and use data as changes happen in real-time across all parts of the organisation. That is why you need a dynamic interface and capability to build multiple views to have resilience and agility in responding to organisational changes and market distributions.
  • Data consolidation for easy management
    The tools have the intelligence to gather, group, and combine data from multiple sources, whether it is departments, spreadsheets, or building forms with defined SLA to get data on time.
  • Provide simple data feedback and access Performance management tools enable managers to have ease of access to information while still fostering accuracy and quality.
  • Provide ease of risk management One significant advantage of CPM is the impact analysis. For instance, the model empowers managers to mitigate risks and make informed decisions based on the analyses of the best-and worst-case scenarios.
  • Ease of collaboration CPM tools are not only locally integrated but also cloud-connected, which allows all users to stay in sync across all departments.

SOURCES OF METRICS

Information used in the creation of CPM metrics originates from data laying in databases or manually captured from concerned personnel. Those data could contain transactions processed for specific services or information generated from accounting books such as cash flow statements, balance sheets, and income statements. Other sources may include planning, budgeting, and forecasting data, which contain reports such as resource planning, including human resources, services transactions, and financial aspects. Once sources of metrics are identified the KPIs can be formulated.

Therefore, companies should put in place viable frameworks to ensure there is actual performance management and to implement a dynamic CPM solution like MetrixPlus to enable the decision-making process with data on-time according to the updated framework. Below are common frameworks.

Balance Scorecards: A collection of several organisations’ viewpoints

EFQM Excellence Model: A framework that bases strategies on how a competitive organisation should operate. This includes several Government Excellence Programs such as:

  • Dubai Government Excellence Program
  • Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program
  • The King Abdullah II Centre for Excellence (KACE)
  • MPO: Maps strategies or trends of how a business should be adapting to the changing global business experiences
  • Six Sigma: A data-driven framework that ensures the successful operations of a company by eliminating defects by using a simple DMAIC (define, measure, analyse, improve, and control) approach
  • Global Star Rating for Services
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Measures performance of the above frameworks
    • ADAA as a performance measurement framework developed by The National Centre for Performance Measurement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Vision 2030)

The strength of MetrixPlus comes from the ability to adopt any framework without the need for IT development skills. The features of building views are vital for strategy management because strategy is about continuous improvement processes for the whole organisation.

HUMAN PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (HPM) VS. CPM

Sometimes in corporate management, it is not apparent what strategic managers mean when they refer to performance management. Although this might create confusion with other systems and impose a differentiation between human performance management (HPM) and corporate performance management (CPM). MetrixPlus enables organisations to define any element (Process, employee, department, service, application, etc.) and easily identify the KPIs related to this element and manage it.

However, and for a matter of clarification, the HPM, performance management refers to the performance of human resources. It pertains to employees’ productivity, their level of satisfaction, employees’ turnover, or their operational capabilities. On the contrary, CPM is about how to communicate, align, and deliver actionable strategies through strategic frameworks, as discussed earlier. Therefore, it’s important to clarify the context of performance management in the discussion.

HOW TO AVOID CORPORATE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PITFALLS

When a company communicates effective performance management across the organisation, it must draw critical expectations, as well as expected results. However, this does not always happen smoothly, depending on the dynamicity of the selected solution. As a result, CPM faces significant challenges that need remedies in the initial stage as outlined below.

Strategic alignment with organisational context

This refers to ensuring that every part of the organisation’s processes and all vital elements are aligned with the primary objective such as initiatives, projects and program management, risk management, services, employees, etc.

Smart automation

A poorly executed CPM will mean absolute failure. That’s why a corporation should establish an accessible, elaborate, and dynamic Performance Management Software. A PMS like MetrixPlus is capable of automating the collection of data using a low-code workflow engine. A PMS that easily integrates, processes, and reports as per proposed standards.

Goals synchronisation

Companies should not just use existing strategies without even focusing on their unique strategies. They should instead focus on articulating their primary goals across the corporations so that CPM and all stakeholders are in line with the set strategies. That is why it is again important to select a CPM like MetrixPlus that is capable of building views according to end-user requirements.

Collection of Key Performance Questions (KPQ)

Though derived from KPIs, KPQ is about collecting meaningful, relevant, and usable data by asking the right questions of the proper departments and sources. This is achieved easily by MetrixPlus through a form builder and workflow engine that automate the collection of data on-time.

Fostering a positive learning environment

Once data has been collected, analysed, and interpreted, the next course of action is using the information in meaningful ways. That is, ensuring that organisations have empowered relevant departments to use, correct, and improve areas suggested by CPM metrics and KPIs.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE AN EFFECTIVE CPM SOFTWARE SOLUTION

With the wide range of options in the market, it can be difficult to choose high-performing CPM software. Therefore, below are two fundamental elements to consider when shopping for a CPM solution.

Flexibility and adoption of change

Look for a product that delivers your requirements and is flexible to adopt changes in the future. Concentrate on the features and outcomes that the CPM will provide you.

A product from a reputable organisation

A good product must have positive feedback because it drives satisfaction. The opposite is also true for an average product. However, there is an exception to this rule. Some companies may have a great product, but they are relatively new in the market and have yet to receive some feedback. The best way to move forward, in this case, is to use their trial version before committing to purchasing the full package.

MetrixPlus is an evidence-based corporate solution that enables decision making, monitoring goals, processes, services, employees and systems using innovative methodologies, and metrics for large organisations.

It enables organisations to capture context, correlate diverse internal elements and link them to well-defined metrics and results. MetrixPlus enables a proactive practices, manage the full cycle of Strategy-to-Execute including a robust management review, and automated SLAs to assign accurate roles roles and responsibilities to departments and employees, all with the help of AI algorithms.

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