ways that systems, processes, and organizations affect
one another internally become critically important. With
all engagements, Point Balances objective is to
structure strong strategy, process, technology, and organizational
components that reinforce each other offering strength
Activity-Based Costing Implementation Training: A complete
costing system must be capable of providing accurate cause
and effect cost information that managers can use in making
critical business decisions. The costing system must be trusted.
Companies who do not have costing systems or use outdated
"arbitrary allocation" or Budgeted Hourly Rate (BHR)
cost systems are blind to the economic realities of the work
they perform. It is predictable that managers operating with
inadequate costing systems have a distorted view of the true
sources of profit and loss. It is equally probable that these
managers consistently misidentify profitable activities as
losers and losers as profit generators. Imagine the type of
mistakes that are made and never understood!
Implementation: The answers to a few questions can take
your business to the next step. Why does your organization
exist? What is important to your organization and your customers?
Does your organization need to transition and change? What
is the organizations game plan? Even when the answers to these
questions are methodically identified, implementing strategy
throughout the organization remains a significant challenge.
Creating value in the eyes of your customers and actually
accomplishing this goal requires a proven process.
Audits: Point Balance
has significant experience across a number of application
disciplines in analyzing operational and business environments.
Often, companies can use help getting their bearings. Management
may have ideas of what needs to be done without an understanding
of the most effective way to proceed. Or, they mistake a symptom
of this problem for the problem itself. Possibly, they perceive
the need for radical change but, in fact, they need a report
card on their readiness to successfully implement the program.
We can tailor an investigation that is cost effective, timely,
and articulate to provide a proactive roadmap for change.
Strategy & Planning: Print-centric organizations developing
new media businesses must understand their existing operations
and internal competencies in order to align their business
strategy within their resource constraints. Point Balance
builds business strategies capable of being effectively implemented
through short- and medium-term initiatives that then fuse
into your comprehensive long-term program.
& Technology Selection: Traditional printers and publishers
must recast their process and technical infrastructures for
networked and digital operations. This usually involves considering
the extended supply chain and alignment with operations, policies,
organizational structure, and significant partners. What are
the process and operational dynamics that drive and justify
technology adoption and organizational change? Buying technology
without understanding your business model is counterproductive
and, in today's business environment, dangerous. Point Balance
applies proven process and project management principles to
minimize risk and facilitate change.