Why now is a good time to discuss KPIs: “Be Relevant”

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For many companies, like here at SAP, October is the pressure-filled time to set projections for next year.  These targets must be gauged and translated into performance metrics or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).  So, since a lot of us are involved in this activity, let me share a few pragmatic tips that may help you approach KPIs from a fresh perspective without going into detailed theory.

For performance metrics to best help us monitor and steer our organization,  they must have two fundamental features: Continue reading

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The Democratization of Data

While digital data is practically doubling every two years (according to IDC figures), only a small percentage (1 to 5%) of the data available from a single company is actually being leveraged to better manage the business.

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Reasons?   Continue reading

Welcome to Simple Strategies & Management

After 18 years of dealing with the complexities of devising effective Strategies & Management every day, I have decided to launch this blog because I want to share the thoughts, trends and ideas that catch my curiosity and will also interest you.

“Simple Strategies and Management” is more than a blog title, it’s my frame for work and life. Keep things simple, readable, and understandable.

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German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer notably wrote, “In every art simplicity is essential.” And management is no different. Continue reading