A picture says a thousand words, so I thought I would begin my post with one. It's official, SAP acquired Pilot Software last week, and you can read the press release here: SAP Strengthens Leadership in Analytic Applications Market with Acquisition of Pilot Software. Pilot's flagship application, PilotWorks, is highly interactive and has the visually engaging user experience you see above and below:
So what does PilotWorks do? It's an integrated system for delivering the goals, metrics, and initiatives to every person in an organization to help align them to the overall strategy. What we loved about the application as we got to know it better is how incredibly flexible it is. It is completely methodology agnostic. If you want to use the Kaplan and Norton Balanced Scorecard methodology, you can, but any of a number of other performance management methodologies are supported as well.