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Cognos.com Tip: Current status queries frequently employ techniques, such as scorecards and business dashboards, to establish baseline business performance metrics. In today's data-rich business environment, repositories containing historic data and trends are manipulated to provide an understanding of the “why” questions. Likewise, BI enhanced business planning and forecasting functions help users to acquire a more reliable view of the future in order to provide answers to what are the next steps.
Business performance management's promise to the quest for higher levels of business effectiveness couples integration of the decision process with the broader set of BI tools to enable your business to more quickly respond to change.