The systematic and See business objective. assessment of a solution to determine its status and efficacy in meeting objectives over time, and to identify ways to improve the solution to better meet objectives. See also A specific numerical measurement that indicates progress toward achieving an impact, output, activity, or input. See also metric.; A quantifiable level of an indicator measured at a specified point in time., Collecting data on a continuous basis from a solution in order to determine how well a solution is implemented compared to expected results. See also metric; indicator..