Category Archives: Financial Planning

How Low Can You Go? –  Part IV – Essentials for building, sustaining & improving corporate competitive advantage.


This article attempts to bridge the gap between operational methods such as ACM/BPM/CPM/RALB and FOMM and methods used to evolve business strategy.The mission of all strategic and operational initiatives is to build, sustain and augment competitive advantage. See “Theories of … Continue reading

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A Lean Horse For The Race


When you spend months justifying an initiative, it’s important to get a good start coming out of the gate. Projects are typically multi-dimensional. Each alternative can have different benefits, risks and uncertainties. When preparing an ROI, you owe it to … Continue reading

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Where there’s fire there is smoke


If you find you are spending too much time firefighting and not enough time on medium term planning and long term planning, chances are there are workflow issues that could be addressed by improving internal processes and customer-facing communication. There … Continue reading

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A Formula for Operational Excellence


Goal setting in most organizations takes place during strategy sessions, during ROI preparation and during annual budgeting. Each has its own timeframe, all are interconnected.  At least in theory. In practice, things can be quite different. Without collaboration and cooperation, … Continue reading

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The future isn’t what it used to be


Within the current economic climate, where funding is being cut back, the temptation is to simply batten down the hatches and scale back operations. The problem is you are likely to put your organization on a slippery slope where cutbacks … Continue reading

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Welcome to Accounting 2012


“Accounting” is one of the oldest professions, dating back to 4500 B.C. Before investments and taxation, things were pretty straightforward, money came in and went out and what was left was called “savings”. Over time, the process became complicated to … Continue reading

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Success with EHR Implementations


Failure rates of EHRs are reputed to be in excess of 70% according to a LinkedIn discussion group that has more than 2,300  posts and counting.  If you want to be in the 30% cluster the following will be of … Continue reading

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Best Practices – Knowing when to hold, when to fold


The reason people follow best practices is that until they improve their best practices, there is nothing better than what they have/are using, considering the investment they have made in these and the ongoing effort they have made to improve … Continue reading

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How much is that EHR in the window?


You probably see the analogy – many of the EHR offerings are ‘dogs’, and the two things to avoid when looking for EHR software are: 1) acquiring software for the sole purpose of qualifying for ARRA HITECH financial incentives. 2) reaching a … Continue reading

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