The AcumenSMS was developed to assist both for profit businesses,
and not-for-profit organizations focus on actions that deliver
both immediate results and improve an organizations long term competitive
positioning in changing and dynamic marketplaces.
The AcumenSMS software
helps leadership build tools and techniques to manage across five
different perspectives: financial, internal
business process, customers, learning & growth, and vision,
governance and continuity. As we developed versions 1.0 and 2.0
of the AcumenSMS software we interviewed and worked with a variety
of businesses and organizations across the US and Europe. The organizations
we worked with provided excellent practical insights.
following examples provide a sample of the issues organizations
identified as important.
How do you reduce costs yet stay competitive? How do you balance
family and business needs to ensure growth and continuity? Which
product-market segments are most attractive in today's environment?
How can you differentiate your offering in ways that create value
for customers and for the company? What changes are needed in
your organization and operations to successfully and profitably
a highly differentiated value proposition? How do you restructure
your business portfolio and prune under-performing assets without
sacrificing long-term growth potential? How do you build growth
and learning for both family and non-family management?