The KPI Dictionary, Volume 1 is launched! Explore over 3,200 examples from prime functional areas

April 20th, 2015, Melbourne, Australia – The KPI Institute announces the launch of KPI Dictionary – 3,200+ Key Performance Indicator Definitions, Volume 1: Functional Areas, a publication that compiles for the first time a comprehensive list of KPI examples, definitions and calculations grouped by functional areas.

The result of a 7 years research program run by The KPI Institute, this KPI Dictionary complements the already published KPI Compendium, which lists over 20,000 KPI examples. The novelty in this new publication of The Institute is the inclusion of more details for each KPI example and the separation of the content in two volumes: volume 1 for examples grouped by Functional Area and volume 2 for KPI examples grouped by Industry. All volumes contain a unique KPI identification number that traces the example to its file on, a KPI examples database operated by The KPI Institute.


The KPI taxonomy presented in the dictionary covers different functional areas, such as:

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Services
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Finance
  • Governance, Compliance and Risk
  • HSSE (Health, Safety and Security)
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Knowledge and Innovation
  • Management
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Online Presence- eCommerce
  • Portfolio and Project Management
  • Production and Quality Management
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Supply Chain, Procurement, Distribution

“Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are essential evaluation tools, yet they are often times misunderstood and improperly deployed. This KPI dictionary will help practitioners and researchers alike with getting a better understanding of what a KPI is, how it looks like and how it should be documented. The KPI Institute has added two key ingredients in producing this new publication: a standardized approach to naming KPIs and a rigorous taxonomy which makes navigation among the 3,200 KPI examples easier for readers.” Aurel Brudan, CEO, The KPI Institute

The publication is available in paper copy on Amazon (order here).

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About The KPI Institute

The KPI Institute is the global authority on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) research and education, providing through its publications and training courses insights on how to measure and learn with KPIs. It developed the first KPI Management Framework and operates several research programs dedicated to performance management, strategy, Balanced Scorecard and Key Performance Indicators. Over the last 11 years, The Institute assisted over 28,000 organizations in finding solutions to their KPI needs.

Media Contact

Adelina Chelniciuc, The KPI Institute, Tel: +40 741 511180, Email: [email protected]

The KPI Institute April 22nd, 2015 Broad Topics, Research