Research Overview

The Advanced Performance Institute conducts internationally recognised high-quality research with the aim of understanding and disseminating the latest trends and best practices in the field of enterprise performance management.


We conduct research and best practice reviews to produce reports and white papers in any topical area linked to organisational performance including corporate performance management approaches, balanced scorecard implementations, business intelligence or people performance management. Our studies include:




We have conducted some of the world's largest and most influential research in the field. Many of our studies and publications are supported by and jointly published with corporate sponsors such as leading software firms or industry bodies. All our research is academically sound commercial research that is of practical relevance to today's performance orientated organisations.

Recent examples include:


  • Global study of 553 companies to explore their processes used for managing organisational performance "Performance Management: Current Challenges and Future Directions"  (sponsored by Tagetic Software)
  • Global case research and white paper on "Evidence-based Decision Making: Using Business Intelligence to Drive Value" (jointly commissioned by the CIMA, CMA Canada and the The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)
  • Global case study research and white paper on "Performance Management in Banking and Financial Services Firms"
  • UK study of over 400 government organisations: "More with Less: The New Performance Challenges for the UK Public Sector"
  • The largest global study of strategic performance management approaches in government organisations: "Strategic Performance Management in Government and Public Sector Organizations" (sponsored by CIPFA and Actuate Corp.)
  • A series of individual best practice case studies on corporate performance management, balanced scorecard and performance measurement implementations (various sponsors)




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Bernard Marr has delivered a clear, engaging and practical guide to implementing strategic performance management initiatives and projects. His new book reveals best practices – as well as traps to be avoided – for any organization seeking secrets to success in performance management. As a leader in performance management software, Hyperion is proud to be associated with this groundbreaking book, as well as being an ongoing sponsor of Marr’s research with customers.
Godfrey Sullivan, CEO and President, Hyperion Solutions
We utilized Bernard Marr to develop two guidelines for our members on intellectual capital management and evidence-based management. Bernard has a sophisticated understanding of performance management, a practical approach to implementation, and is very effective at communicating his ideas. The guidance documents and the related webcast presentations have proven to be valuable resources for our members and Bernard was excellent to work with in all respects on these projects.
Ken Witt, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
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Bernard Marr
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