What are key performance indicators? At the most basic level, they are a metric (a measurable value) that allows you to gain an accurate idea of how well your company is doing. It is a way for you to measure the performance of your company and its progress towards your objectives. For your business to be successful, you need to implement KPIs at different levels and in different departments. From process-oriented KPIs to those that measure the performance of your company as a whole, each one is unique and important. Where did they come from, and why are they so popular today? These are some of the questions you can expect to be answered below.