STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwire - December 15, 2010) - BPM Partners, the leading independent authority on business performance management (BPM) and business intelligence solutions, today opened registration for its annual "Beyond the Hype" webcast scheduled for January 20, 2011, at 1:00 pm ET. This year's theme is the "Quest for the Holy Grail of Performance Management," focusing on the myths that continue to plague the industry and the real world benefits some users are finding. (Register.)

The yearly vendor-independent webcast provides a thoroughly researched and unbiased review of the performance management market including:

  • End user trends and insights, including end-user ranking of new vendor offerings
  • Vendor trends, positioning, vision and significant changes over the past year
  • The 2011 "core" vendors, those vendors that most companies should consider

The webcast will also provide a preview of the 2011 BPM Pulse survey data, highlighting project status, planned expenditures and the percentage of projects that met or exceeded their initial expectations. The BPM Pulse survey opened recently. Participants, project leaders and end-users involved in BPM roll-outs, receive a copy of the results as well as a free copy of the current Vendor Landscape Matrix (valued at $395). End users of performance management and business intelligence solutions are invited to participate in the 2011 BPM Pulse Survey.

The Beyond the Hype panel includes Jack Sweeney, editorial director, Penton Media, the publishers of Business Finance magazine and producers of the BPM Summit, and Craig Schiff, CEO and founder of BPM Partners. This webcast is a key industry event for buyers of performance management solutions.

"This is a must-see webcast for anybody in the middle of or considering a BPM project in the next year," said Craig Schiff, CEO of BPM Partners. "In addition to the empirical data we present from the annual survey, we will also be summarizing various approaches to the strategic, financial, and operational aspects of performance management and discussing how a unified approach can maximize results."

A whitepaper defining the 'Holy Grail of BPM' can be ordered here:

About BPM Partners
BPM Partners is the leading independent authority on business performance management (BPM) solutions. The company helps organizations address their budgeting, planning, financial reporting, regulatory compliance, profitability optimization, key performance indicator (KPI) development, and operational performance challenges with vendor-neutral experts who can guide companies through their BPM initiatives from start to finish while both reducing risk and minimizing costs. BPM Partners has specialized packages that lead clients through project justification, requirements definition, vendor selection and deployment of departmental or enterprise-wide BPM or business intelligence (BI) systems. For further details, go to

Contact Information:

John Colbert
BPM Partners, Inc.
(203) 359-5639