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November 2022

ERP: When and How to Upgrade Your System

When analyzing the effectiveness of your ERP system, consider the following questions: Are you relying on multiple systems and software solutions to manage your business? Do you feel a lot of time is being wasted on manual processes and data input? Do your current business systems suffer from an obvious lack of features, slow or […]

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April 2022

EPMO and Attrition

During 2021, we experienced record breaking changes in employment. In fact, 2021 delivered the highest average on record for employees leaving their employer, which equated to an average of 3.9 million resignations each month. You may be thinking that is old news, or you may be thinking it really isn’t that important. What these staggering […]

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March 2022

Questions for 2022 Pt. 4: Automation

Today we offer the final post in a series focusing on questions for 2022. You can read the previous posts on data literacy, price increases, and expense control here, here, and here. This week, we further explore the opportunity to evaluate (or reevaluate) business cases for increased automation in light of the current business environment, […]

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March 2022

Questions for 2022 Pt. 3: Cost Structure and Expenses

This week, we’ll further explore the pressing need to review cost structures and all major business expenses in light of how business has changed (and will never go back to how it was pre-pandemic). What we already know: Once again, let’s take what we know about 2022, and then apply it to the question: Some […]

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February 2022

Questions for 2022 Pt. 2: Price Increases

Two weeks ago, we wrote about four questions for 2022 based on factors that we can all agree will influence our business this year. We went further and addressed the first question: Is your organization data literate enough? We’ve received some interesting comments related to the need for greater data literacy in organizations. This would […]

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February 2022

Thought Starting Questions for 2022

It’s that time of year again. Businesses are going about making confident predictions on what the next twelve months will hold for them. And yet, even at the best of times the accuracy of these predictions will be questionable by December. Given all that, perhaps the point of these predictions is less about being right, […]

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August 2021

Surprising Productivity and Cost Advantages to Hiring a Consultant Over an FTE

If you’ve struggled to find the right candidate or retain people central to your operations, you’re not alone. According to a recent Microsoft report, nearly 41% of the global workforce is contemplating quitting their jobs. The term for this change is the “Great Resignation.” This massive transition means that keeping existing projects alive – and […]

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August 2021

Efficiency and Effectiveness Assessment: Could You Benefit?

When your annual budget is heavily reliant on grants or federal, state, or local funding, your financial resources are limited. Trying to allocate them in a way that drives down expenses and maintains (or even improves) services can feel impossible. Does this sound familiar to you? Is it time to think about new ways to […]

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April 2021

Solving Cloud Sprawl: What Does It Mean?

Solving Cloud Sprawl is the term we have been using to describe the growing complexity of managing cloud access and spend. Before you solve it, you have to know what it is. Cloud services come from companies and services like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, and if you have these services then you know that […]

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February 2021

PMO: Basics of Project Management Office Start-Up

There are so many challenges when an organization decides to setup a Project Management Office (PMO). These challenges range from strategic to tactical, theoretical to practical. The question is how do we implement an effective PMO? Understand Your Environment It is essential that you understand the environment in which you will be setting up an effective PMO. […]

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