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QPR launches arabised scorecard

United Arab Emirates: Sunday, March 07 - 2004 @ 13:43

QPR develops interactive software products that foster collaborative management in organizations. As per Mr. Antti Ainasoja, Regional Manager-Asia Pacific QPR, their products help world-class organizations commit people to objectives and processes. It seamlessly combines Balanced Scorecard (QPR Scorecard) and Process Management (QPR ProcessGuide) software into one Collaborative Management solution and allows you to define and communicate your corporate strategy and objectives on an entirely new level.

QPR also featured in the “Winning Strategies in Corporate Performance Management” Event held on 1st March in Dubai and in Abu Dhabi on 2nd March, which was attended by VIPs and managers from government and private sector. The Event showcased a number of related Performance Management Themes from organizations such as the Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing DTCM), Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), Ibtikar Management Services (IMS) and Iycon.

Mr. Gary Mason, Director Tourism, DTCM detailed in his speech entitled “Dubai – a Quality Tourism Product” how, through adopting systematic approach to strategy and embracing quality systems such as the ISO 9000 standards and the Business Excellence Models it had prepared itself to be able to face the many challenges of this industry especially for meeting the vision of Dubai. He gave examples of the world crises of 9/11 and how Dubai took positive action and lead the industry to record growth of 31% for Dubai at a time of average world growth of only 3%.

Mr. David Jalili, Managing Partner, Ibtikar Management Services, then highlighted the importance of Automating Performance Management & Reporting Systems. He detailed the different Performance Management Systems and that whilst the perception for “systems” such as the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) appear complicated and arduous, indicated that simplicity in measurement and using performance measures such Key Process Indicators (KPIs) and Critical Success Factors (CSFs) are the important ways, especially if linked to organizational strategies and goals. He also indicated that automation of the processes is a key factor in success.

Mr. Jude Chagas Pereira, Director, IYCON said “In today’s fast paced business environment, competitive advantage is short-lived. So while today’s markets belong to companies with competitive advantage, the future belongs to companies with Adaptive Advantage – The Ability to Master Change.”

Mr. Timo Koistinen, Vice President, government Solutions, and Mr. Antti Ainasoja, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, gave a dynamic role play scenario of using the QPR software tool to highlight its capability as an online system for communicating performance and ongoing “action” in a real environment. In this case as a management tool to monitor specific objectives and communicate requests for action. Also how in a meeting environment QPR Scorecard can provide the basis for discussion of the overall issues affecting performance and developing action plans for the future.

QPR is a Collaborative Management Software that enables personnel at all levels of the organization to identify individual responsibilities and targets so that strategy becomes tangible in everyday operations. QPR makes it easier to drive organizational change, achieve continuous improvement, exceed performance targets and provides the competitive advantage that organization needs to succeed.

QPR was conceived in the 90’s and early customers were companies such as Nokia and Ericsson. Today QPR has over a 1,000 clients in 45 countries. QPR was launched in the region in 2003 and has now launched the Arabic version to meet requests of the client base. QPR has been released in over 30 languages and has customers from a wide range of industries in both the private and public sectors.

To address the potential of the Middle East Market, QPR has tied up with IYCON FZ LLC based out of Dubai Internet City as its regional distributor. IYCON is a technology solution based company offering a number of technology products including QPR Scorecard and Process Guide, and has established a number of channels in the region to ensure it reaches the growing number of clients.

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