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There’s an oft-repeated quote that 70% of complex, large-scale change programmes don’t reach their stated goals. Whether this is accurate or not, it is true that choosing the right process transformation system reduces the risk of failure. We explore some must-have requirements for a platform to optimise your chances of success.   Do you know…

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With the chance of recession this year on everyone’s mind, is your business prepared? Optimising your business processes will improve your chances of surviving and thriving. Here’s how you can use process improvement to help find your way through challenging times.     The possibility of recession is casting a shadow over 2023 At the…

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Many companies want to develop a data-driven culture, basing decisions on facts rather than subjective opinion. Creating and managing a consistent set of master data can help achieve that.   Defining master data Master data is “data about the business entities that provide context for business transactions” says the DAMA Guide to the Data Management…

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Bemused by business transformation jargon? Improve your understanding with this glossary of frequently used terms and abbreviations in business transformation and software development. It’s regularly updated, so check again soon if you can’t see what you need today.   As-is and to-be processes The as-is state of a process is the current state. It’s how…

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Do you have clear visibility of your business operations? Process documentation can help you achieve it. Using accurate models and definitions allows you to identify, target and resolve problems caused by poor visibility. We look at three key benefits of optimising your process documentation. Process documentation forms the basis of a successful business I worked…

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Most of us would love to be confident of making the right decisions that will lead to beneficial outcomes. We look at how effective scenario modelling helps you achieve your business goals.   Choose your own (business) adventure Did you ever read those choose-your-own-adventure books as a kid? The ones where you were given options…

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It can be difficult to choose a business process transformation system. There are plenty available, with similar features and capabilities. So, to help you, we thought we’d run a quick comparison of some key providers. The facts: capability comparison* Visio: developed by Microsoft, Visio is a Windows-based diagramming software program. You can create flowcharts, organisational…

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How do you currently discover and map your business processes? In our recent LinkedIn poll, 13% of respondents said they used an Excel spreadsheet.  Methods like this can generate all sorts of problems: version control, inputting mistakes – the list goes on. There is a better way.   Using a centralised system gives you more…

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A business process review (BPR) lays the foundations for a successful business transformation. Here’s a handy four-step guide to running an effective review.   A BPR sets you on the right track for business transformation A BPR is simply a way to assess how your processes are working and identify ways to improve them. You…

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It’s always easier to get to your destination if you’ve got a good map. This is just as true in business transformation as when you’re on a walk in the countryside.  Let’s examine how to create a transformation map, why you should use one, and what it should contain.   A transformation map helps you…

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A target operating model, or TOM, represents the ideal future state of your business. If everything were working perfectly, this is how people, processes and systems would function. Read on to discover the benefits of a TOM and four areas to consider when creating one.   A target operating model helps set the business direction…

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Cocoon Technology and BusinessOptix are delighted to announce the formation of a new technology partnership. The software distribution agreement means BusinessOptix fully incorporates Cocoon’s data-integration platform – Connections – into its product suite. The partnership enhances BusinessOptix’s capability to deliver data-mining services and help organisations develop digital twins. Connections integrates any type of data in…

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Defining operational excellence can be a challenge in itself, let alone achieving it. Here’s a quick overview of what it is, why it’s important, and how it can be reached.   Operational excellence helps you stay ahead of the competition Operational excellence is important for businesses of all sizes, in all sectors. At its heart,…

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A good business transformation framework supports you as you travel from strategy to execution. We outline the six key stages to include in your plan.   A business transformation framework guides your approach to change A framework is a key part of business transformation planning. It’s a way of agreeing your approach, taking you from…

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A digital twin offers a risk-free way to test process changes. However, knowing how to develop and install one can be challenging. This useful six-step framework will help get you started on creating and applying a digital twin.   A digital twin helps deliver an effective business transformation A digital twin is a virtual copy…

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As a transformation lead, you may feel the demand for a business transformation process is obvious. However, you must demonstrate the benefits to the wider organisation. Here, we explore why you need to build a case for business transformation and the steps to take.   Why you must build a case for a business transformation…

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The concept of business transformation has been around for years, even if it hasn’t always been called that. Formerly known as change management, the term is often interchangeable with digital transformation. Some may consider it to be a business buzzword. Yes, business transformation can involve software and technology, but it’s about much more than that.…

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