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Selecting Balanced Scorecard Software

It was noted in last week's Insight that 29% of Balanced Scorecards are managed using basic documents.  These documents include free-form text, presentations and spreadsheets.  It is the latter, spreadsheets, that are the most prolific....

29% Scorecards Managed Using Basic Documents

The 2014 Balanced Scorecard survey was a joint effort between 2GC Active Management and Intrafocus. Using two companies with different approaches to the market to conduct the survey has resulted in a much more ‘balanced’ result (forgive the...

Intrafocus praised by Cuchullain Credit Union

Press Release: Intrafocus receives praise from Cuchullain Credit Union “Scoreboard, where were you before 2012 when at last I found you? You have made part of my credit union management life so much more enjoyable. The preparation &...

The Results Are In! The Balanced Scorecard Survey 2014

Press Release: January 12th 2015 The results are in!  During October and November last year we conducted our third Balanced Scorecard Survey.  This time we worked in collaboration with 2GC Active Management who has been conducting their own...

Impossible Goals

“Dear Boss, our 2015 goals are impossible” – writes Liz Ryan, a regular contributor to Forbes on-line. It is a wonderful article written from the perspective of an on-the-ground employee who is once again disillusioned with the impossible...

RCREEE selects QuickScore from Intrafocus

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) has selected QuickScore from Intrafocus as its business performance management application. RCREEE were looking for a tool to help them plan, set targets and monitor...

Using a Composite Index

Any given objective may have one or more associated metrics to determine its success or failure. When an objective can be measured through a 1:1 relationship, that is one objective has one metric, then the measurement process is usually quite...

Intrafocus Sponsors The Bridge at Leicester

The Bridge at Leicester is a voluntary organisation providing services to the homeless. This includes the provision of food and clothing and a two-day drop in centre. They serve over 300 meals every week, provide emergency clothes and bedding...

Do You Need a Strategy Director?

Ask any Board of Directors if they need a Strategy Director and more often than not the answer will be no. They will quickly point out that Strategy is everyone’s job, it is not something that should be considered a bolt-on. They will point...

How to deal with change

The weather in the United Kingdom has been extremely mild for this time of year. We have had the warmest September since records began and what is shaping up to be the mildest October. It is only in the last couple of days the signs of autumn...

Do things in the right order!

How many times have you started a strategic planning session with a ‘brain-storm’ to think up a bunch of projects that will form the basis of a three to five year plan? How many times have you been asked by the executive to come up with a...

Stacey Barr Reviews Intrafocus e-Book

Press Release – Intrafocus e-Book is positively reviewed by Stacey Barr. The Intrafocus e-Book Developing Meaningful KPIs has been given a four star review by Stacey Barr, world renowned performance measure specialist. Intrafocus has re-published its e-Book...

Take Control of Your KPIs

We like to measure things. In business we are very familiar with the phrase “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”. Interestingly this phase is often wrongly attributed to W. E. Demming, ironically, what he actually said was “It is wrong...

5 Reasons to Automate KPI Management

Businesses usually review progress through monthly reporting. Within a typical monthly report will be a set of slides and/or spreadsheets that purport to contain all of the information required to make decisions for the following month(s)....

Should I use a Metric or KPI?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any name would smell as sweet”. The central quote from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that encapsulates the entire story. Juliet Capulet meets and falls in love with Romeo Montague. Their romance...