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Top 15 KPIs for Small Businesses

Top 15 KPIs for Small Businesses

Top 15 KPIs - All businesses, large and small, need to have a clear strategy and accompanying KPIs if they are to be successful. Without a guiding vision and purpose, strategic projects and a good management framework, even the smallest businesses cannot expect to be...

Seven Plus or Minus Two

Seven Plus or Minus Two

Today, we will look at two useful points for business strategy development. They both relate to Key Performance Indicators; firstly in relation to the 'ideal' number that any organisation should set, and secondly, in relation to leadership. So let's dive right in. 1....

ALMI Tankers – Case Study

ALMI Tankers – Case Study

Almi Tankers is an oil tanker management company committed to offering top quality, reliable, cost-effective, safe and efficient services to customers, that meet and exceed, all safety, environmental and quality requirements set by clients and regulatory...

The Focused Organisation

The Focused Organisation

The Focused Organisation - To develop and deliver a successful business strategy, we need to focus. When asked what made them successful in their field, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet said, 'focus'. Yes, we need a strategy system, the right KPI choices, appropriate...

Power Jacks – Case Study

Power Jacks – Case Study

Power Jacks is a British design and manufacturing company, specialising in electromechanical actuation, lifting, and positioning. Customers in 80 countries across the world depend on Power Jacks to provide screw jacks, linear actuators, lead screws, bevel gearboxes,...

OBF – Case Study

OBF – Case Study

Consolidated Paper Mills (known in Russia as ОБФ) is a group of manufacturing enterprises in the pulp and paper industry. OBF is one of the top 15 largest enterprises in the pulp and paper industry in Russia. It ranks fourth in domestic containerboard manufacturers...

Gexcon – Case Study

Gexcon – Case Study

Gexcon is a world-leading company in the field of safety and risk management and advanced dispersion, explosion, and fire modelling. Headquartered in Norway, Gexcon has offices all around the world including the United Kingdom. Gexcon has detailed knowledge of...

KPI Monitoring Software

KPI Monitoring Software

KPI Monitoring Software Welcome to our fifth and final article in our series about Key Performance Indicators. For this final topic, we turn our attention to the advantages of KPI monitoring software. Remember, before these sophisticated automated software tools...

Interpreting KPI Results

Interpreting KPI Results

Interpreting KPI Results Welcome to the fourth article in our series on Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs. This week we are going to focus on interpreting KPI results. Once the hard work has been done to create and implement the right measures, how are these then...

What are KPI Objectives?

What are KPI Objectives?

Welcome back to our series on Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs. Last time we introduced the concept of KPIs and investigated their organisational context and application. This week we are going to move on to our first specific area of interest: the relationship...

KPI Overview

KPI Overview

Over the next few weeks, we are going to take an in-depth look at  Key Performance Indicators, commonly known as KPIs. We'll begin with a KPI overview and explore the importance of setting KPI targets, known as 'thresholds'.  We will then examine a set of specific...

Spider Impact® Version 5

Spider Impact® Version 5

Intrafocus delivers Spider Impact® Version 5 by Spider Strategies® WINCHESTER, United Kingdom, November 2nd 2021 - Intrafocus is delighted to announce that as a trusted Spider Strategies reseller they will be delivering Spider Impact Version 5 into Europe, the Middle...

Sharing Your Strategy

Sharing Your Strategy

Sharing your strategy - Creating a strategy is often the most enjoyable part of strategic planning. The excitement of looking to the future, creative minds are encouraged to think big, like-minded people come together to work with each other. But when the strategy has...

Selecting a KPI Management Tool

Selecting a KPI Management Tool

To manage Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) effectively you need an established KPI software solution. Some organisations have the benefit of fully integrated ERP, CRM and Finance systems, however, most do not.  For most organisations pulling together a monthly report...

What is VRIO?

What is VRIO?

What is VRIO? - When it comes to strategic analysis, structured frameworks are extremely useful for guiding your development work. We've already looked at SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) as a key strategic development tool and today...

KPI Dashboards

KPI Dashboards

KPI Dashboards - When businesses begin their strategic planning journeys, motivation is high and everyone wants to see results as soon as possible. So it's natural that there's going to be a lot of enthusiasm for your KPI dashboard. After all, that vital piece of...

A Data Driven Strategy

A Data Driven Strategy

by Clive Keyte. Data Driven Strategy - As a business leader, we know you are passionate about your strategy. In fact, your leadership team probably meets on a regular basis to share exciting ideas on how to take your business forwards for success. A Data Driven...

The Customer Voice

The Customer Voice

The Customer Voice - In this article series, we are looking at reputation management and the importance of online customer reviews (which - let's recap - boost your credibility and reputation in the market, stimulate better customer relationships and increase SEO and...

New Strategy Resource Centre

New Strategy Resource Centre

Intrafocus is delighted to announce the availability of its free Strategy Resource Centre. The new resource centre has consolidated all of the Intrafocus free strategic planning resources into a single place. Many new resources have been added. "We have always offered...

Managing Online Reviews

Managing Online Reviews

Managing Online Reviews - In this series, we're looking at online reputation management - or the strategies that businesses use to influence the way that their brands are perceived and valued online. A central aspect of reputation management involves managing online...

What is Reputation Management?

What is Reputation Management?

by Clive Keyte. What is Reputation Management? Quite simply, reputation management is a strategy used to influence the way that people (and AI systems!) perceive your brand. It's also called online reputation management (or ORM), impression management, brand...

What is Digital Transformation?

What is Digital Transformation?

Much has been made about digital transformation and its pivotal role in business today. But what exactly are we talking about when we discuss digital transformation, and what type of businesses does it actually apply to?   Digital transformation is business...

What are your post-Covid flight plans?

What are your post-Covid flight plans?

by Clive Keyte. What are your flight plans? Many industries have been hit hard by the global pandemic and its accompanying lockdown measures. In the UK, one of the biggest is the air transport industry, with holiday and business flights heavily impacted long before...

Activity-Based Costing

Activity-Based Costing

Regardless of your industry, Activity Based Costing is an important accounting methodology. In this how-to guide, we're going to look at the ABC of... ABC! Activity-Based Costing Activity-Based Costing, abbreviated simply to ABC, is a method of cost accounting that...

Evidence Based Management

Evidence Based Management

by Clive Keyte. Evidence-Based Management may have its roots in medicine. But - thanks to books such as The Intelligent Company by Bernard Marr and Evidence-Based Management by Eric Barends and Denise M. Rousseau, the approach has gained a powerful following amongst...