13 Feb 2018

I’m From the Future, and Your Financial Forecast is Wrong

By | February 13th, 2018|Categories: Advisory, Business, Financial Performance Management|Tags: , , , |

February 2018 By Andrew Hombach   When done well, a good financial forecast allows the business to make the right investments at the right time and allows finance to set more accurate expectations with investors. Unfortunately, many financial forecasts do not consider enough variables, consider the market perspective, or have a flexible yet robust process. [...]

1 Feb 2018

How Mature is Your Data?

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Advisory, Business Solutions, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , |

February 2018 By David Michelson   It seems like data and analytics is on the top of everyone’s agenda these days. If you are accountable for providing any type of reporting, business analytics, or predictive analytics, then you are aware of the demands being placed on your time, data, and systems. If you are an [...]

22 Jan 2018

With New Tax Laws, Do Your FP&A Modeling Capabilities Set You Up for Success?

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Advisory, Business, Financial Performance Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

January 2018 By Nick Fotos   The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will undoubtedly have broad implications across the corporate landscape as updates to the tax code will necessitate major changes to certain financial management decisions. Finance needs a solid FP&A modeling foundation in order to lead tax-related decision making within their organizations. [...]

6 Sep 2017

Advanced Analytics for the Biopharmaceutical Industry

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Data Science, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

September 2017 By Pam Askar   For players in the biopharmaceutical space, it is becoming increasingly clear that advanced analytics can be of enormous assistance in solving many of the unique challenges the industry faces. To understand the extent of the impact that advanced analytics can make, it’s first necessary to examine how healthcare in [...]

12 Jun 2017

The Iterative Data Warehouse: A Modern Take on Centralized Analytics

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Information Management, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

The simple truth about data warehouses is that the traditional “big bang” method of building them doesn’t work for most organizations anymore. The diversity of data sources and formats we can access is constantly expanding, and taking them all on at once to form a single central repository results in a massive project that can [...]

11 May 2017

The Cost of Technical Debt in Analytics

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Information Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the world of data and analytics, technical debt is what happens when organizations make conscious decisions to solve short-term problems, even when they know there could be long-term and potentially negative implications around their actions. It exists in every organization, including yours. Not all technical debt is bad, as long as it is strategically [...]

1 May 2017

Words of Warning: 5 Dangerous Dashboarding Terms

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Data Visualization|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  When planning your next dashboard project, watch out for these 5 dashboarding terms that could possibly jeopardize its success.     Introduction: Bracing for a Challenge You already have a headache preparing for your new dashboard project. Your gut churns while thinking of the battles that lie ahead over feature prioritization, stakeholder alignment, and resource [...]

29 Mar 2017

Purposeful Persona Building: Design Thinking Part 2

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Business, IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Remember our friend Empathy from the previous article? Well, now that you've interviewed, observed, and worked alongside your end-users and fully understand what it means to walk in their shoes, it’s time to leverage that new knowledge. You’ve likely interviewed people in many different groups or roles within your organization. While analyzing your notes, you [...]

17 Mar 2017

Why an Incentive Compensation Health Check Matters

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Business, Incentive Compensation Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Squeaky wheels usually don't go away; they just get louder. Imagine you purchase a new car. The car is shiny and runs great, but after a year maybe there are few things you wish were different – the seat design could be more comfortable or the road noise is louder than you expected. Maybe you [...]

10 Mar 2017

How Pitney Bowes’ New Data Practice Helps Our Clients Succeed

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Pitney Bowes, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Yesterday, Ironside's partner Pitney Bowes announced that they are forming a new data practice built to accelerate businesses' digital transformation initiatives. This practice will reach across the whole company to accomplish the goal of helping organizations "utilize data and analytics to deliver a superior customer experience, support product and service innovation, and optimize business processes" [...]

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