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The Confessions of An Integration Advisor

It is critical to view an integration advisor (post-acquisition) as a “trail guide” or someone who knows the way and what to watch out for.  Here are my thoughts and the best tips for post-acquisition. Engage senior leaders from both sides early and often. The benefits of this are great. Not only will this process generate [...]

By |2019-12-07T00:57:08+00:00December 7th, 2019|General, Merger & Acquisition|Comments Off on The Confessions of An Integration Advisor

How to Define the Real Value Drivers in an Acquisition

Why did the acquisition occur? What was the concept for combining the two? What were the key variables that drove value in the financial model? Identify those value drivers for the acquisition and focus on these, using Pareto’s 80 - 20 Rule. The real issues are: how to use value-added applications to generate more revenue how to translate [...]

By |2019-12-07T01:05:42+00:00November 12th, 2019|Merger & Acquisition|Comments Off on How to Define the Real Value Drivers in an Acquisition

Be an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century

Are you ready to be an entrepreneur? Entrepreneurship is all the rage in this 21st century. Even though a lot of definitions exist, the truth is that an entrepreneur is someone who develops a business, acquires the necessary resources to run it and operates for its success. Having that said, this sounds very vague, thus [...]

By |2019-10-30T21:13:11+00:00October 30th, 2019|Principal Program|Comments Off on Be an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century

Creating a Power BI Dashboard: Power Query

This post is the second in a series describing our experience using Microsoft Power BI for an internal dashboard project.  In our first post, Creating A Power BI Dashboard, we discussed our dashboard needs, goals, and our approach. Now, we'll dive into how to actually get the data with Power Query. Our dashboard initially will report on billable and non-billable hours [...]

By |2017-02-09T22:10:53+00:00May 26th, 2015|Data & Analytics|Comments Off on Creating a Power BI Dashboard: Power Query

Creating a Power BI Dashboard

This post is the first in a series describing our experience using Microsoft Power BI for an internal dashboard project. When not delivering Business Intelligence/Analytics, Data Warehousing, and Collaboration/Portal solutions to the world's leading brands, we periodically consider ways to improve our own business processes. We recently decided we could improve the way we track [...]

By |2017-02-09T22:10:54+00:00May 20th, 2015|Data & Analytics|Comments Off on Creating a Power BI Dashboard