How to visualize product lifecycle management

Product lifecycle management story

If your work requires explaining complicated subjects to people that have to understand, then visuals are a great tool. As a goal this year, I'll post a new visual business story on a monthly basis. For those of you that follow my blog (hello out there?) there will be something to look forward to regularly! It is interesting to watch the evolution of a visual explanation from the initial conversations I had with clients through their final illustration. Rather than get hung up on the precise Read more
snippet from an illustration on MDM

How to explain Master Data Management

Technically difficult to explain topics benefit from clear visual explanations. We recently undertook a wide-ranging series of topical illustrations to help implement an SAP software upgrade. Here's one from the series, with definition, sketch, and final file. Master data management (MDM) is a comprehensive method of enabling an enterprise to link all of its critical data to one file, called a master file, that provides a common point of reference. When properly done, MDM streamlines data sharing Read more

Visualize Return on Investment (ROI) to promote products

Put the financial advantages of your services in perspective to influence thinking. We combine the analytical power of numbers with an emotional appeal. If work can be made easier and the entire office becomes much more efficient, why not try it? The Return on Investment happens so quickly that it makes perfect sense from a financial perspective. For US freight brokers that work with complex and fast-moving data, we provided an image that put them at the center of services that make them more efficient Read more
image of some problems like old hardware, and bottlenecks

Hey, is the internet slow today?

When an IT department fields calls about internet problems there are often causes beyond their control. These include the use of older equipment/software, the online activities of colleagues, and automated updates being pushed over the network. We recently assisted our friends at the Forest Service in visually describing some typical challenges to networks. We discussed the misconception that IT departments have complete (magical?) control over network performance issues and how best to Read more
Integrated Delivery Networks IDN

What is an IDN, and why should you care?

An IDN, or Integrated Delivery Network, is a managed care network that may exert more influence over care recommendations than your doctor or insurance company. An IDN can determine what the standard of care is for a specific ailment, and which drugs are going to be 'on formulary' and most often available to you as a patient. For pharmaceutical companies, the rise of IDNs in different markets complicates sales and distribution success by introducing an organization with varied objectives by Read more