Month: November 2018

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Documentation: Critical Business Applications. Conducting my spot checks in many companies around, I discovered that some locally developed applications have little or no documentations at all. Yet, these “orphans” are critical to business for enhancement of financial, production, procurement, safety, logistics  etc processes. These old apps were either developed by ex-staff of IT departments who…

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Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). Let’s be very simple in describing this gigantic process at this very beginning because the only way to eat this elephant is piece by piece. There may be a lot of headaches, misses here and there without an automation of this process Whenever you suddenly cannot find your favorite product…

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. In this day and age when natural disaster is competing with terrorist attack, cyber-crime is at its peak, these are not times when businesses will let down their guards. As they say “as sure as death and taxes” business managers must be sure of the continuity of their businesses in…

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Route to Market is the route to money. Customer is king, they say. No matter how great your product is; your main goal is to get it to your customers in exchange for their money. If you don’t sell the way your customers expect you to sell; they will not buy the way you expect…

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Business Intelligence & Analytics. Business intelligence (BI) encompasses tools, technology, strategies for data analysis to help business operators to make informed decision.  Making a decision that is not based on discretion or impulse but proven by data evidence. Business intelligence gives you what has been happening historically to your business for you to see your…

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Balanced Scorecard: Thanks to Robert Kaplan and David Norton who developed the framework called balanced scorecard. Balance scorecard is looking at how to translate the company’s mission statement and strategic plan/vision into a set of measurable performance objectives. This framework gained exposure into the limelight in 1992 paper published in the Harvard Business Review. This…