Application Performance Management The cornerstone of software quality is automation and performance. Why does the performance of software systems mean so much, to so many? Performance issues creep in slowly over a period of time. Irrespective whether it is an ERP or financial or HR or sales application in any domain; be it manufacturing, government, healthcare, social a “poor performance” will lead to disastrous consequences in the form of huge financial losses and sometimes, loss of human life. CIOs and CTOs invest heavily in application performance management to prevent precisely these kinds of catastrophic incidents.