PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. , Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ActiveStrategy , Inc. (www.activestrategy.com), today announced the release of version 10.0 of its ActiveStrategy Enterprise (ASE) software application, which is the most comprehensive strategy and performance management software currently available. ASE software allows businesses of all types and sizes to more effectively manage overall business performance, align people and activities to strategic and operational goals, and drive actions that improve results. This new version, called ASE 10, includes a streamlined user interface, a flexible new “engine” called ActiveView™ that creates dynamic dashboards and other presentation views, robust new reporting features, and a comprehensive new audit feature for system administrators. Also available is a powerful new data integration tool called ActiveDI™, which makes it easy to securely load, update, create, and delete large amounts of data in ASE using web services.
In addition to these new capabilities, ASE 10 continues to support and enable all areas of business performance management, strategy management, and performance measurement within one enterprise application – including everything from strategic planning and prioritization, to Balanced Scorecards and operational dashboards, KPI deployment, initiative and project management, and performance improvement. ASE 10 is web-based and available either as a cloud-based (SaaS) solution or as software installed on a client's premises—either way with little or no IT support needed.
In a recent study of the Corporate Performance Management (CPM) marketplace conducted by Gartner Group, the analyst firm found that “Strategy management remains less widely adopted than other core components of CPM,” but also found that “current level of inquiries and vendor interest show that strategy management is high on the list for implementation within the next 12 to 24 months.” According to the report's author, Neil Chandler , “When adopted enterprisewide, strategy management applications are an effective way to lead an organization and align people and resources to meet strategic objectives. This can have a significant, positive impact on corporate performance.”
ASE 10 was specifically designed to enable enterprisewide adoption by making it more familiar and simpler for all types of users. ASE 10 is a Rich Internet Application (RIA), which means that the user experience is almost identical to that of desktop applications with which they are familiar, yet ASE 10 is delivered as a web-based solution, so users do not need to install an application and they are able to access it from any location with internet accessibility.
Hundreds of current ActiveStrategy clients participated in a beta testing program for ASE 10, which was successfully completed this summer. Existing clients are already in the process of converting to the new system and new clients will be able to begin implementing ASE 10 starting this month. A series of free webinars introducing ASE 10 are being held over the next month. A schedule and registration information may be found at www.activestrategy.com/webinar.
Miami-Dade County government has been using ASE software to help drive alignment and manage performance across the organization's almost 30,000 employees since 2004. According to Ray Scher , Assistant Director of Miami-Dade County Office of Management and Budget, “We anticipate that ASE 10's more intuitive user interface and better capability to customize presentation views will enable us to engage an even wider cross-section of government staff in performance discussions. We expect the new ActiveView presentations, in particular, to facilitate broader adoption of performance management from higher level executives to front line supervisors.”
Patty Azar , Chief Strategy Officer of Vision Alignment, Inc., an ActiveStrategy strategic consulting partner, said, “In a business world of complex and complicated systems, it is refreshing and rewarding to offer our clients ASE with its simple, yet dynamic approach to executing strategy. We have found no other tool that allows you to maintain organizational focus on executing strategy in such a simple framework.”
Based near Philadelphia, PA , ActiveStrategy's singular focus is enabling results through performance management and measurement. Through a combination of the world's most comprehensive performance management software, ActiveStrategy Enterprise, and leading management consulting services, ActiveStrategy helps organizations of all sizes and in all sectors dramatically improve their business performance.
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