Tag: KPIs

Is Your Business Bankable?

Businesses call us for many reasons but here are two very common reasons why we get called… They are growing and want to strengthen the financial function. OR They are in financial distress and can’t find a way out. Why does a business need to be bankable? What does being bankable mean? In this blog,

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Financial Leadership in the Digital Age

There is more information available today than in another other age before. It’s overwhelming. Instead of having verbal conversations with one another, there is a room of people on their phones or laptops communicating with other people around the world. We are processing thousands (if not millions) of pieces of information a day. And that’s

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Customer Profitability

See also: Identifying Profitable Customers Segmenting Customers for Profit 3 Benefits of an Analysis of Customer Profitability Customer Profitability Definition The customer profitability definition is “the profit the firm makes from serving a customer or customer group over a specified period of time, specifically the difference between the revenues earned from and the costs associated with the customer relationship

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Productivity of an Accounting Department

Most people (especially those outside the finance side of the business) see the financial function as a cost center. Although an accounting department does not generate any revenue, it has the potential to dramatically improve profitability. Think about this: you should be able to convert 1-2% of sales into profits if the department was more

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Key Elements When Seeking Financing

This past week, one of my clients met with a banker to develop a new banking relationship. He hands the banker the company’s financial statements, expecting the banker to look at the income statement. Instead, the banker flips to the back of the financial statements to look over the balance sheet. As the coach, I

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Cloud Computing: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

As I sat in my car, stuck in Houston traffic, I looked around and saw many other people stuck in a similar situation – frustrated, impatient, and banging their heads against the wheel. How easy would it be to never go into work, avoid traffic, and just stay at home or work at a local coffee shop

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The Trump Effect | Part 2 How to Combat Uncertainty

Uncertainty looms as we inch closer to election day on November 8, 2016. Companies are starting to bite their fingernails hoping for one result but not really knowing what to expect from any candidate. Brandon Julio, Professor at the London Business School and co-author of “Political Uncertainty and Corporate Investment Cycles,” wrote… [quote]“Election outcomes are

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KPI Overload

It’s that time of year…  There’s so much going on and it’s becoming difficult for you to stop and breathe. Kids are finishing up school, which entails end-of-year parties, standardized testing, and projects. Businesses are pushing to boost sales as the end of the second quarter quickly approaches. Summer vacations are booked. You may feel a

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Business Advisory System

You may be familiar with the advisory system (pictured at right) formerly used by the Department of Homeland Security to disseminate information regarding the risk of terrorist acts.  Despite its being replaced by a new system in 2011, most of us remember the color-coded warning system that came in the wake of September 11. But,

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Doing More With Less – Improving Productivity

Whether in response to low oil prices or simply in an effort to run leaner, companies across the globe are cutting jobs.  Last week, Chevron announced that it plans to lay off roughly 10% of its workforce, roughly 6000 to 7000 workers, in 2016 to deal with the plunge in crude prices.  Deutsche Bank recently

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Why KPIs Are Important

You’ve probably heard the term KPI (short for Key Performance Indicator) thrown around before. You may have even considered using KPIs to manage your business. Before setting out on the path of developing and tracking your company’s KPIs, let’s first take a look at what KPIs are and why KPIs are important… According to Investopedia,

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Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

See Also: Flash Reports Normalized Earnings Continuous Accounting: The New Age of Accounting Collection Effectiveness Index Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Definition Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are defined as the key drivers of economic activity for a company In essence, KPIs measure the productivity of an organization. By performing a key drivers analysis of the most

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