Two ActiveStrategy Clients Take Top Honors at Ventana Research Performance Management Leadership Awards

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ActiveStrategy, Inc. the leading provider of complete Enterprise Strategy Execution solutions, announced that two of its clients, Miami-Dade County, Florida and Kaiser Permanente, have been selected as top winners at Connections 2007, Ventana Research's Business Intelligence Conference for Operational and Customer Performance Management, in San Francisco, CA.

Ventana Research is pleased to recognize Miami-Dade County, Florida as the 2007 Overall Performance Management Leadership Award winner and also congratulates Kaiser Permanente as the Operational Performance Management Leadership Award winner

ActiveStrategy, Inc., the leading provider of complete Enterprise Strategy Execution solutions, announced that two of its clients, Miami-Dade County, Florida and Kaiser Permanente, have been selected as top winners at Connections 2007, Ventana Research's Business Intelligence Conference for Operational and Customer Performance Management, in San Francisco, CA.

"Ventana Research is pleased to recognize Miami-Dade County, Florida as the 2007 Overall Performance Management Leadership Award winner and also congratulates Kaiser Permanente as the Operational Performance Management Leadership Award winner," said Mark Smith, CEO and EVP of Ventana Research. "ActiveStrategy has demonstrated through these world class deployments that the successful adoption of best practices and aligning people and processes with applications enable performance management."

Overall Performance Management Leadership Award Winner - Miami-Dade County, Florida
The Miami-Dade County performance management system has been built in partnership with ActiveStrategy. Since 2004, ActiveStrategy has helped the 30,000-employee governmental organization become more strategy-focused and results-oriented through a combination of strategic management consulting and ActiveStrategy Enterprise software.

ActiveStrategy has steered the county through the development and effective implementation of departmental and division Balanced Scorecards, which link the high-level strategic plan to day-to-day operations throughout the county's 60 departments. The Balanced Scorecards are automated and proactively reviewed in ActiveStrategy Enterprise software, ensuring ongoing focus and communication about effective strategy execution.

"We are honored to be named a Performance Management Leader by Ventana Research. ActiveStrategy has helped our results-oriented government become a model for other local governments who want to successfully implement performance management systems," said Ray Scher, Assistant Director for Miami-Dade County's Office of Strategic Business Management.
This is Miami-Dade County's second performance management award this year; they also won The Performance Institute's Overall Performance Management award in March.

For more information on Miami-Dade County, visit http://www.miamidade.gov

Operational Performance Leadership Award Winner - Kaiser Permanente
ActiveStrategy has worked closely with various groups and regions within Kaiser Permanente for several years, helping to develop strategic Performance Dashboards for health plan functions. The Operational Performance Leadership award recognizes the achievements of the Health Plan Service Administration sector of Kaiser, specifically the 300-person Claims Administration Department in Southern California. ActiveStrategy has helped this department streamline the process for achieving regulatory compliance, as well as realize an 85% increase in employee satisfaction and a 93% increase in timeliness of claims processing.

"The Claims team has proven that clearly articulating strategy and translating it into action via a Balanced Scorecard framework provides incredible opportunities for change and success," explained Daniel Edmonds-Waters, Vice President, Business Performance Management and Sales Operations. "This framework has allowed Kaiser to make business decisions quickly and efficiently, and to deliver business results in line with leadership expectations."

To read more about Kaiser Permanente, visit http://www.kaiserpermanente.org.

"We are proud to have helped both Miami-Dade County and Kaiser Permanente be recognized as leaders in performance management. Both organizations are committed to driving results by aligning their employees, processes, and information technology to their strategic goals. We congratulate them on this achievement and look forward to being a part of their continued success in the future," said Jack Steele, Chairman and CEO of ActiveStrategy.

About ActiveStrategy, Inc.
Based in East Norriton, PA, ActiveStrategy, Inc. exclusively focuses on helping clients achieve business results through a combination of management consulting services and the leading enterprise application suite to facilitate and accelerate the execution of strategic business plans.

ActiveStrategy applications support all major management methodologies including the Balanced Scorecard, Malcolm Baldrige Criteria, Six Sigma, and Management by Objectives. ActiveStrategy clients include leading biotech, educational, financial services, governmental, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit, and pharmaceutical organizations. For more information, visit http://www.activestrategy.com.

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