5 Reasons Why You Need to Make a Leap from Excel

When we need to record expenses, prepare budgets, chart data and crunch numbers, Excel naturally comes to mind. Since its launch in 1985 by Microsoft, it has morphed into a de facto tool for a variety of tasks. This versatile spreadsheet is used for forms, checklists, record keeping, data analysis,… [More]

How to Overcome Top 5 Operational Excellence Challenges

Customer expectations and competition continue to exert pressures on businesses to strive for operational excellence. Despite a familiar topic for executives and senior leaders, there is still ample room to grow and excel in creating exceptional customer value through operational excellence. A recent survey conducted by Proqis on the Global… [More]

How to Use Measurement to Foster Collaboration

Successful businesses have an integrated approach to carry out the work required to create, produce, and deliver what they offer to their customers. This allows them minimize potential hiccups that lead to poor customer experience and hence, customer dissatisfaction. Collaboration across the organization is key to integrate activities performed in… [More]

Do Your Operations Need to be Re-optimized?

Dining out is a great way to have a relaxing evening with friends. There are no cooking and no mess to clean up afterward. My expectations are no different from others who love dining out: good food and service. Last week’s experience at a local restaurant was a test for… [More]

How to Capture Process Intelligence

Intelligence on processes offers abundant information on the operations of a business. You can use the insight to determine the root causes of problems and prioritize where you need to invest for improvement. For businesses which plan to undertake a major transformation initiative, process intelligence also provides the background information… [More]

Design for Process Exceptions

Process exceptions are productivity dampers. Some exceptions are caused by human errors such as incorrect data entry. Others are triggered by unanticipated situations such as a customer request that doesn’t fall into any predefined categories. With evolving customer needs, exceptions will arise more often. They pose as challenges to established… [More]

Self-service and Operational Excellence

Self-service has become a key option many businesses offer to their customers. It is appealing to the customers who are eager to take on the onus to get things done at their convenience. It is appealing to the business for many reasons. The business shifts the work to the customer,… [More]

Are Your Templates Killing Productivity?

Businesses use physical forms and electronic templates for completing all sorts of work. Examples of common customer-facing forms and templates include the account application form, customer satisfaction survey, invoice, and auto-response email to inquiries. In the back office, there are the business case template, data entry screen, and performance dashboard…. [More]

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