Welcome to the Office of the 21st Century Pt.3

No one likes to learn new software. Because, as I’m sure you know, adopting new software is a daunting task. From those countless times staring at the screen saying “where is that one button that does that one thing?” To the administration costs of purchasing the software and training employees to be proficient in its use. Most employees prefer to use Excel as it is prolific software, and that is where Jedox has a distinct advantage. Jedox offers is the ability to use excel functions and spreadsheets in addition to their own functions.

Welcome to the office of the 21st century Pt2.

Most companies are trying to gain actionable information with bits and pieces of excel sheets. In the previous Blog, we discussed the advantages of moving from the OLTP space to the OLAP space. To make this move we will look at converting excel data into a three-dimensional cube.

Sensing and Organizational Alignment in Uncertain Times

If there is a trade war with Mexico or China, how will it affect your customers? How will it affect you? In this post, we discuss approaches to prepare your organization. Be ready when and if the change comes to respond profitably and proactively.

Welcome to the office of the 21st century

The primary business tool used universally across all companies is Microsoft Excel. Initially released in 1987. A lot has changed since then yet companies continue to use Excel spreadsheets for forecasting, planning, tracking and business management.

Suffering from Data Overload? Here's one thing you may have forgot

Suffering From Data Overload?”“...The question is how do we avoid costly duplication, redundancies and data audits of the data we have? These problems have been all too common in most organizations.” - Ken Templin

A Ghoulish Example of Adaptive Leadership

Jeff's BlogIt’s was 2:00pm on a quiet Tuesday afternoon, the “Witching Hour” for most executives, when the CEO received the message. His company once again lost another large deal to one of its biggest competitors. It was the 4th big deal the company had lost in the last two weeks. The sales pipeline that was once rock solid was starting to crumble away deal by deal like Count Dracula’s castle. Something had to be done. The company couldn’t afford any more ghoulish surprises. The spooky economy already had investors and shareholders nervous. If the company missed guidance who knows how low the company’s stock price would go.

Alta Via on CEO Exclusive Radio

CEOXclusiveBeing a mid-market company is hard. Pricing pressures combined with competition against enterprise giants is a constant battle. With these factors, many midsized companies end up facing the “Tyranny of the Urgent.” Narrowing the company's focus. This head down approach makes it very easy to get blindsided. By establishing a command center and looking outside your organization you can predict market shifts. Combine this new information with a cross-functional team to find and remove threats.

Adaptive Leadership: Identifying Threats and Opportunities

Jeff's BlogMarket conditions can change in a flash, how does your organization sense and respond?

Does your executive staff meeting feel like it is about to go "Code Black?"

Jeff's Blog Has your executive staff meeting come to feel like an ER room? An endless set of urgent conversations about to go, "Code Black?" We are living in uncertain times. The productivity of the United States declined for the third straight quarter. The presidential election is up in the air as two candidates, with very different ideas, fight to win the hearts and minds of the American voter. Meanwhile, industries such as defense, pharmaceuticals, insurance, and construction hold their breath as they determine whether the next four years will be prosperous or disastrous.

What Now? Using Adaptive Management to Profit in Uncertain Times

Jeff's Blog We live in very uncertain times. Every major economic power on earth is trying to figure out how to stimulate their frail markets. The Bank of Japan just recently announced a $45 billion stimulus package to revitalize its economy, its 26th stimulus package since 1990. China’s growth has dropped to its lowest in decades and Europe is still trying to figure out the impact of Brexit.

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