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Buy or Build KPI Software?

Buy or Build KPI Software?

by Clive Keyte. One of the questions that our Clients often ask as they review their strategic management process is whether they should buy or build in their KPI management software. Buy or Build KPI software? At Intrafocus, we understand where the desire to buy a...

Spider Impact is Available

Spider Impact is Available

Winchester, England. September 25th, 2020. Intrafocus is delighted to announce the availability of Spider Strategies® strategic performance management system, Spider Impact™. Spider Impact™ is a strategic performance management system, written by Spider Strategies®,...

Are you a Strategic Thinker?

Are you a Strategic Thinker?

by Clive Keyte. Are you a strategic thinker? Welcome to the third and final instalment of our mini-series on Strategic Thinking, so far we have looked at Innovation and the Blue Ocean Strategy. Today we're going to put strategic theories and models to one side for a...

Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy

by Clive Keyte. Welcome to the second in our latest series of articles on Strategic Thinking. Last time we looked at Innovation. Today, we are going to look at the Blue Ocean Strategy and a Strategy Canvas Blue Ocean Strategy The Blue Ocean strategy describes how...

Strategic Thinking – Innovation

Strategic Thinking – Innovation

by Clive Keyte Welcome to the latest in our short series of strategic business topics. In this series, we will look at strategic thinking, and focus in turn on three key areas; the first being innovation. The value of innovation A culture of innovation is vital for...

Quality Index

Quality Index

In our current series of articles, we're looking at a few well-known KPIs and focusing on each one in turn. So far we've reviewed customer satisfaction and financial KPIs, and today we're going to look at quality - and the concept of a quality index. Why you need to...

Financial KPIs

Financial KPIs

This is the second article in our series of Key Performance Indicators that all businesses need to understand, and we'll be focusing on those all-important financial KPIs. Making it personal As we said in our first topic on customer satisfaction measures, we never...

Customer Satisfaction

Customer Satisfaction

by Clive Keyte Customer Satisfaction Customer Satisfaction - In our next series of articles, we're going to look at a selection of well known KPIs and focus on each in turn. We will examine why the KPI should be included in your set. But first, let's touch on why it...

SpaceX – Seven Steps to Success

SpaceX – Seven Steps to Success

by Clive Keyte SpaceX On May 30th, Elon Musk's company, SpaceX successfully launched two astronauts into space with a huge degree of global interest. The commercial business already has a long line of 'firsts' to its name, and its successes have inspired business...

Business and Employee Management

Business and Employee Management

by Clive Keyte As a manager of an organisation, you will naturally be focused on both business and employee management issues. From setting KPIs to holding appraisals, these twin activities will take up a sizeable chunk of your time, effort and resources. But what...

COVID-19 Working from Home

COVID-19 Working from Home

by Clive Keyte As the UK gets to grips with the reality of the COVID-19 national lockdown, it has been interesting to see the effects on daily working patterns. For example, the Intrafocus team tends to do most of its work online. Our strategy consultants are...

What is Benchmarking?

What is Benchmarking?

by Clive Keyte Benchmarking - We're on to the final instalment in our series about strategic planning tools. So far we have looked at useful models such as Porter's Five Forces, SWOT analysis and PESTLE analysis and looked at how businesses can employ them to create...

Porter’s Five Forces

Porter’s Five Forces

by Clive Keyte It's time to continue our strategic planning series, as we look at the variety of tools that are available to companies when they progress their strategy. This time, we turn our attention to Porter's Five Forces. As we said before, these tools are not a...

What is Gap Analysis?

What is Gap Analysis?

What is Gap Analysis? - In this series, we have been looking closely at strategic management and some of the tools that exist to help managers in their strategic planning and implementation. Today, we'll turn our attention to Gap analysis. As with the other tools we...

What is SWOT Analysis?

What is SWOT Analysis?

What is SWOT? - We continue our article series that looks at strategic management and some of the useful strategic tools that exist to help take their strategic processes forwards. Previously, we looked at the popular PESTLE tool. Today we will turn our attention to...

What is PESTLE?

What is PESTLE?

PESTLE - In this series of articles, we are looking closely at strategic management and some of the useful tools or frameworks that organisations use to help implement and manage their business strategies. One of the best known of these tools is PESTLE. Now, it can be...

What is Strategic Management?

What is Strategic Management?

Welcome to our latest article series where we deep-dive into a number of linked topics on strategic management. Firstly, we'll take a look at what strategic management actually is, before moving on to look at the most commonly used strategic analysis tools: PESTLE,...

What is a KPI Dashboard?

What is a KPI Dashboard?

Welcome back to our strategy refresher series for the start of 2020. After reviewing KPIs, we'll now turn out attention to the KPI dashboard. Check out our sample dashboards page What is a KPI dashboard? When you're going to the trouble of gathering, measuring and...

How to create useful KPIs

How to create useful KPIs

Welcome to our latest 'January refresher' article for 2020. This time we are looking at how to construct a useful KPI. We will look at how to combine your KPIs in a way that actually provides value to decision-makers and we'll touch on building a KPI dashboard - but...

7 Step Strategic Process

7 Step Strategic Process

It's a brand new year and we're working through some strategy refreshers to help managers and decision-makers feel primed and ready to go! Recently, we looked at business plans and business scorecards. Today, we'll turn our attention to the 7 step strategic process....

What is a KPI Scorecard?

What is a KPI Scorecard?

New to scorecards or looking for a refresher as you get to grips with your business strategy? Never fear - we're starting 2020 with a 'back to basics' refresher on business scorecards, and the Balanced Scorecard methodology. So grab a leftover mince pie, top up your...

Write a Business Plan

Write a Business Plan

For many business owners, the prospect of writing a business plan for the first time can be a daunting one. However, with the right approach and tools, it needn't be. The trick lies in using a tried and tested process which guides you through the necessary steps....

Lead and Lag Indicators

Lead and Lag Indicators

At Intrafocus, one of the strategy topics that we find most interests our clients is lead and lag indicators. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at what these measures are, and provide some real-world examples to bring the theory to life. Review: What are lead and...

Free Shared Dashboard Function

Free Shared Dashboard Function

Press Release: October 31st, United Kingdom: Free Shared Dashboard Function Intrafocus is very pleased to announce that dashboards, the mainstay of QuickScore, can be published externally free-of-charge. Whereas in the past a user license was required to view...