Building an Embedded Enterprise Performance Management Solution: An Exploratory Case Study

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis


Nowadays most companies are struggling to manage large data and spending a lot of money on storing and capturing. To benefit from the stored data, enterprises implement Business Intelligence solutions and technology-driven processes. The most significant advantage of BI is analyzing actionable information and data-driven business decisions for executives and managers. Since technology is evolving very fast, Business Intelligence processes are getting more advanced every day. These advancements are promoting accountability, visibility, timely actionable information, increased return on investment, connected business processes, standardized management processes and augmented organizational flexibility. In a relationship with BI, enterprise performance management provides more predictable answers on these advancements by improving planning, budgeting, financial reporting, and consolidation. Therefore, this study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the implementation processes of embedded Enterprise Performance Management Solutions in ERP Embedded BI Platforms by revealing its methodology, steps, significant milestones, and effectiveness of the organizational structure. The embedded approach is going to be maintained by Business Intelligence based Business Planning and Consolidation tool on Enterprise Resource Planning System. Embedded Enterprise Performance Management solutions consist of Analysis Reporting, Business Planning, and Consolidation. Thoroughly they cover budgeting, planning, and consolidation as an advance altogether. The Implementation of an artefact aims to satisfy market competition requirements and to compete with financial demands which are originated from the growth rate at the organizational level There are several studies in the literature focuses on the critical success factors of BI projects, but there are not many studies which are mainly focused on the process evaluation of embedded enterprise performance management solutions and their success on organizations. This study will be an exploratory design research case study of a Group Company which is professionalized in language translation in 30 different countries on five different continents.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMaster of Science
Awarding Institution
  • NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS)
  • Neto, Miguel de Castro, Supervisor
Award date20 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2018


  • Budget Planning
  • Consolidation
  • EPM
  • Enterprise Performance Management
  • Embedded Systems
  • Real-Time
  • Business Intelligence

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