Collectively, our practitioners have worked for over 500 clients ranging from non-profits, universities, and government organizations, to many of the Fortune 500 companies.

Not only do we help you design and develop your Business Intelligence strategy, your decision-making processes, your strategy to execution management operating system, and your overall enterprise performance management environment, but we also show you their impact on the business.

The Business Foundation partners with I.T., Finance, and business units to help rationalize your portfolio of initiatives and investments.

When you focus on one or two financial results, and the impact that Business Intelligence and Performance Management initiatives can have on them, you can see the potential value available to the business.

Let’s look at an example.

Lenovo is the largest IT enterprise in China and acquired IBM's Personal


Computing Division in 2005. The company manufactures and distributes brands such as ThinkPad and has manufacturing, distribution and support clusters around the world. We benchmarked Lenovo to the following competitors:

Apple, Inc., Dell and Gateway

Using only publicly available GAAP data for the last four quarters for each company, we looked at a variety of results and focused in on two: cost of goods sold (COGS) as a percentage of revenue, and days payable outstanding (DPO).

With only a 2 percent improvement in COGS and a 2 percent improvement in DPO, these incremental improvements would produce $167.7 million in cash as well as $239.7 million in recurring benefits for Lenovo. And we know 2 percent is possible in their industry since the competition is achieving results beyond 2 percent.

We can show you how to move the needle 2% in the right direction by focusing and aligning on the right things.

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