Fast, good decisions can make or break your company. If you don’t have actionable data all the way down the line, then your business processes are inefficient, and you are losing money. Your company needs to get the right data to the right people, at the right time and in the right form. Make good decisions from the field to the corner office by keeping the flow of information both accurate and accessible for the people who need it.
We get a lot of inquiries from people who are either running out of time or running out of money, because they are spending huge amounts of man hours updating systems that don’t talk to each other and creating reports that take so long to create that they are irrelevant by the time they reach decision-makers. If you aren’t efficiently updating, then someone is operating on bad data. This is a solvable problem.
Bryan Sauer from Emerson advised industry representatives at the World Shale Gas conference to think about their decision critical data in the military terms of ‘Observe, Orient, Decide, Act’. In order to compete at the top, you need to get your decision makers through this loop both faster and with better intelligence than their competition. Since it’s such a good way to get you started thinking about how your business uses information to make decisions, we’ll talk about each step in turn.
- Observe: Make sure that you are gathering good data and verifying it.
- Orient: Integrate your data into real-time information.
- Decide: Get that information to the right people in actionable form.
- Act: Trace the follow-through and measure the result.
Entrance has enhanced company performance in each area of the Observe, Orient, Decide, Act loop. We are specialists in tailoring information architecture to business processes, and can make sure that your data puts you ahead of the competition.