Appreciative Inquiry Provides Bigger Returns in Process Transformation

This document tells the story of a recent appreciative inquiry with a large Australian Shire Council that engages the team in transforming a key permit management process, dramatically improving service levels and increasing employee and customer engagement.

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Why Enterprise Resource Planning Software Is Your Best Business Intelligence Tool

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If a business is going to successfully operate competitively, it needs to expand its analytics processes beyond the rear-view mirror. In-context analytics derived from both historical information and real-time data provides more accurate and intuitively structured intelligence. Accessing this information through a built-in BI tool within an ERP environment enhances the process and empowers users to improve business outcomes in real time. Read More

Keeping Score: Evolving Wholesale Credit on a Maturity Model

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The inner workings of a global financial institution can contain literally hundreds of systems in which credit risk is recorded. This risk may be managed with dozens of different, disparate systems, which can appear to be an overwhelming and resource-intensive process. This is where a maturity model comes into play. A maturity model scorecard provides banks with a single point of reference to understand what they are, where they wish to go, some practical ideas about where to start, and how to do... Read More

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