3 Key Decision Making Technology Enablers at Organizations

Forward-looking decision making in a business environment has always been about making rapid trade-offs in a highly constrained environment based on the available data in an organization. In this blog we explore how it will evolve in the future as well as 3 key technology enablers that needs to be adopted.

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How Enterprise Optimizer is Used to Calculate Opportunity Values

The single most important differentiator for River Logic is its proprietary ability to calculate Opportunity Values™. This is essential in the new economic science, known as Integrated Business Planning (IBP). 

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Seven Decision-Making Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

The topic of supply chain excellence is extremely broad and spans a smorgasbord of topics associated with People, Process and Technology. However, if we focus on key decision-making capabilities that can help companies achieve supply chain excellence, we come up with the following seven areas. By mastering these capabilities, a company is almost guaranteed to succeed in the industry. In fact, supply chain decision making capabilities can result in 2-5% of revenue in bottom-line profit.

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What’s Wrong with Spreadsheet Analysis?

Jim called me the other day. He is an analyst working for a mid-sized CPG company. I went to school with him back in the day. He usually calls with questions about his PC, such as “Why won’t it run fast enough?”

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Enhancing Decision Support and Operational Planning Processes

Linking strategic targets with tactical and operative planning on all levels of the enterprise

Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a holistic planning methodology that global enterprises can employ to generate maximum profit, cash flow, and return on assets. Through IBP, enterprises can eliminate siloed views and partial financials. IBP creates a unified model of the entire enterprise – one that enhances decision support and operational planning processes and builds a complete set of financials.

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Business Modeling: From Tipping Point to Turning Point

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Spreadsheets are no longer enough to support client projects – they're inadequate for creating complex and dynamic business models.

In the best-selling book, The Tipping Point, author Malcolm Gladwell defines the tipping point as that one dramatic moment in an epidemic when everything can change at once. Currently, there is a tipping point, a product of geometric progression, for business modeling.

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OLAP and Constraint Modeling: Which Is Best?

Q&A with FORMER Vice President Technical Development for River Logic: OLAP and Constraint Modeling

Question: Firms are disillusioned with traditional Business Intelligence (BI) today, why?

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Demand Shaping: Strengthening the S&OP Process with What-if Analysis

While embedding financials is the bedrock for expanding the value from S&OP, adding robust what-if analysis capabilities can unleash its maximum potential, thus delivering true Integrated Business Planning.

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Integrated Business Planning: What is it and Why it’s a Big Deal

Q & A: What is Integrated Business Planning?

We sat down with Srikanth Srinivas, an Integrated Business Planning (IBP) expert, and fired off a series of questions to help readers interested in IBP understand the following:

  • The definition of IBP
  • The true value of IBP
  • How to go about finding the best IBP solution 
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Optimizing the Trade Promotion Planning Process

During this Q&A Session with Nathan Goldstein, VP Solutions at River Logic, we discuss how to go about optimizing a trade promotion plan.

Question: What are the traditional methods firms employ to plan trade promotion campaigns today?

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