Improving operational performance has a direct effect on the financial performance of any business. The vital link of operational data generated from service, sales, support and production workflows to the machinery and production team levels are now possible thanks to enterprise performance management software (EPM). But what is EPM software? How is it different from corporate performance management (CPM), financial planning management (FPM) or business planning management (BPM)? Is it different at all? Where is EPM going in the near future? This article will answer these questions and many more.