Author Archives: Mark Allen

Illustrate new product information

When an interesting new product was acquired in a merger, Mercer needed a way to differentiate it from the other, similar report products available. We offered three visual options for describing how a human resources executive might benefit from this new product. The workforce modeling tool enables careful analysis of important decision points like compensation strategies, expansion planning, or demographic modeling. How can a company use the valuable reports to most efficiently address all these Read more

Sales organization, as an infographic

Sales planning for large organizations touches manufacturing, shipping, procurement, trade discounts, events, and other areas. Sales management activities are obviously crucial to the success of most any organization. In our visual depiction of sales, we strove to provide a good context for synchronized interests in an SAP implementation. Read more
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Planning process shown in several ways

We frequently provide several options to clients to fit their priorities and communication interests. As they say, there are many ways to skin a cat. Eww. I would never do that. Here are several alternative sketch approaches proposed to National Gypsum while preparing to explain how planning services would improve under a new SAP implementation. Annotations can be made in PPT for different groups and locations as the presenter manages the change. Read more
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Domain migration planning

Many enterprises find their file servers and the means employees use to log into them evolving rapidly. This can leave a patchwork challenge of software resources on various network and authentication venues. Explaining this challenge is very difficult for technologists and nearly impossible for mere mortals to imagine. Take for example this recent project, in which multiple development streams needed to be brought together thoughtfully for the benefit of one future client access platform. Read more
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Corporate procurement visualization

As a company grows larger, the purchasing function becomes more complex and important. The goal is to efficiently buy materials and services to eliminate wasteful spending and improve the supply chain. The following series shows the evolution of our visual representation of procurement used in an SAP software implementation. Read more