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Business Analytics: Managing the Business Story – Part 1

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Business Analytics: Managing the Business Story – Part 1

Analytics is one of those business terms that appears to be the latest miracle cure for managers wanting to improve corporate performance.  But like most technologies, the hype is often in the realms of fantasy, which can’t be realised unless managers first understand how and when it should be used.

That’s the subject of this series of blogs – how to use analytics to manage organisational performance. In this blog we are going to look at defining business analytics and why ...

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Finance: Improving Strategy Deployment. Part 3/3

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Finance: Improving Strategy Deployment. Part 3/3

This is the last of three blogs on the topic of Strategy Deployment, and the evolving role of the Finance function.  Previously I looked at the linking of budgets to strategy and ensuring that strategic initiatives were being implemented as planned.  In this blog we will look at the topic of continuous planning and execution.

  

Strategy deployment is not a single event, and it’s not something that should be conducted on an annual basis.  Instead, strategy deployment is a continuous event ...

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Finance: Improving Strategy Deployment. Part 2/3

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Finance: Improving Strategy Deployment. Part 2/3

This is the second of three blogs on the topic of Strategy Deployment, and the role of technology in supporting the Finance function.  In the first blog I looked at how strategy is related to activities not currently being performed by the organisation, whose purpose is to improve overall performance.  In this blog I look at monitoring the impact of strategic initiatives.

 

Monitoring strategy execution

In the BIMAC survey mentioned in the last blog, CFO’s cite strategy deployment as their number 1 ...

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