ESM Software Group

ESM Software GroupIn March 2005, MCP acquired three professional service firms, Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, Painted Word, and ThinkFast, which merged to form Palladium Group to provide strategy services through education, conferences, consulting, and technology. In March 2015, all service channels, except for technology, were sold to GRM Futures Group.

The technology group emerged to rebrand as ESM Software Group, which delivers a suite of web-based applications and coaching support to facilitate robust strategy/BSC and performance management. ESM software enables organizations to link employee and division performance directly to the enterprise strategy for effective execution.

With over 17 years of history, ESM is the original BSC cloud Software as a Service platform -- and the only strategy management software created under the guidance of Drs. Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton - creators of the Balanced Scorecard methodology. Risk management, Employee Performance Reviews, and Initiative Programs integrate with ESM to help a diversified client base manage their businesses.

Date of Investment: March 2005
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MCP Contact: Mark Thomas


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