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December 15, 2014 | Lori Gibson

How Data Impacts the Value Drivers of a Business - Part 2

While almost every company has a system to capture core financial data, it is the systems that capture operational data – i.e., those that hold the key performance metrics of the operations - that drive value the most.  Read on »

December 5, 2014 | Tim Deskin

How Business Analytics Can Accelerate Hospitality Company Success

Improving efficiency, launching new marketing, and increasing profit – every hospitality business has goals. Yet, not all companies have effective methods for achieving those goals. The reasons for this inability to move forward often include limited budget, limited time, or limited resources.  Read on »

November 21, 2014 | Lori Gibson

How Data Impacts the Value Drivers of a Business - Part 1

All business owners eventually face the day when they exit their business, often meaning the company will be sold. In order to operate most profitably, and prepare for the day they may sell, savvy owners and their advisors anticipate what buyers will be looking for and plan a corporate strategy around a set of business value drivers. Read on »

August 12, 2013 | Lyle Myers and Bob Tinglestad

Data Quality - Part 2: EKS&H's Data Quality Assessment Offering

EKS&H's Data Quality Assessment Offering is a one-week engagement through which we analyze a subset of a client’s data, profile it for data quality, help the client understand the quality of their data and their organization’s level of data quality maturity, and discuss solutions to any issues that are uncovered. Read on »

July 21, 2013 | Lyle Myers and Bob Tinglestad

Data Quality - Part 1: Why Assess Data Quality?

At EKS&H we frequently encounter data quality problems on our business analytics projects. Poor quality data can hinder the quality of business intelligence (BI) reporting, and poor quality reports can lead to bad business decisions based on the data. Given the importance of source data to a BI initiative, we encourage our clients to implement a formal data quality process. Read on »

July 3, 2013 | Bob Tinglestad

EKS&H's Path to Making Data-Driven Decisions - Part 3: Tracking Employee Skills

EKS&H employs a staff of highly talented individuals with a wide range of data and business analytics skills. Over the past couple of years our company has grown rapidly, and the number of consultants has increased to the point where it is no longer possible for project leaders to know or remember the vast and constantly growing skillsets of our consultants. Read on »

May 2, 2013 | Bob Tinglestad

EKS&H's Path to Making Data-Driven Decisions - Part 2: Financials

Any organization, whether public or private, must have sustainable financials. While there are nuances to each organization’s financials and financial needs, understanding trends in revenue and expenditures is a universal requirement. Accordingly, the goal of Phase 1 of our internal BA project was to build tools that would provide EKS&H staff with the financial information they need to do their jobs. Read on »

March 22, 2013 | Bob Tinglestad

EKS&H's Path to Making Data-Driven Decisions

EKS&H is experiencing a pain that is familiar to many of its clients - being "data rich, but information starved." Like its clients, EKS&H has decided to become a data-driven organization. In this series the EKS&Hteam shares its experiences along the road to becoming data-driven. In the first post, Bob Tinglestad, Managing Partner - Delivery, discusses how EKS&H's management came to the conclusion that data-driven decision making was critical for managing Infolink's future growth. Read on »

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