The new role of the CFO in connecting the whole organisation together to improve effectiveness
The role of the modern Chief Finance Officer entails much more than being a budget gate-keeper, ensuring a financial system of record is accurate and statutory reporting is delivered.
When and Why InPhase is saying farewell to old browser technology
With the withdrawal of support by Microsoft, the final bell is tolling for Internet Explorer. Most of us have realised that Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) has not been the king pin in browsers for many years!
Showcase of this years winners of our InPhase Customer awards
I am really proud to announce the winners from this years annual user group! This was the first year we ran an awards ceremony and following the successful feedback I had from other customers, next year, we will be adding more categories so please watch out for nominations later in the year.
So without further ado, let's introduce the winners!
Target setting should not be treated lightly!
A key element of managing performance is to set challenging but achievable targets against meaningful performance indicators.
The achievement of these targets is a key element in an organisations duty to continually improve their services and to deliver their aims, objectives and priorities.
Target setting can come with its own problems, but listed below are 18 things to consider, which will help you avoid many of these.
Our definitive list of reasons why integrated NHS assurance is a the way forward
Assurance is a vital aspect of governance within an NHS Organisation. Boards need to ensure that their organisations can deliver the financial sustainability and quality care that they declare within their annual governance statement.
It is well known that it is vital to have effective assurance systems in place to ensure that reality is not distorted from ward to board. However with increasing pressures on the NHS, regular and continued organisational change and the need for constant innovation what does an effective assurance system look like in 2018?
From origins and evolution to the current business context of dashboards.
In a modern working environment, we often hear or talk about dashboards, an information hub that brings relevant information to our fingertips or more accurately our eyes. Before we dig into why we need a dashboard it helps to understand the origins of this term.
Councils and housing trusts all over the north joined us for a morning of performance, see how it went!
Excited delegates from Councils and Housing Trusts across the UK gathered in the cafe of Chesterfield Library sharing stories, guzzling coffee, snacking on breakfast treats and eagerly awaiting the start of what was to be a fantastic morning of insightful and engaging demonstrations at the InPhase Local Authority Performance Conference with Derbyshire County Council.
So, how did it go? … See for yourself, watch the video below!
A great Bernard Marr article: "How Google Sets Goals: The OKR Approach"
We've seen a great article from Bernard Marr and how google adopted the OKR (Objectives and Key Results) approach as a start up.
We love OKRs at InPhase which is why we've automated the whole OKR process to help you define, cascade and manage business plans, collaborative goals, projects, risks, and key results from the strategic to the transaction level, from the CEO to the individual member of staff.
See the Bernard Marr article below:
We all need to save cash, let's do it based on positive outcomes!
Austerity is an issue all the whole of the public sector are facing, and financial resources can be scarce for everyone. Organisations can utilise outcomes based budgeting (OBB) practices to better allocate and prioritise their resources. Here we will take you through what Outcome Based Budgeting is all about, it's advantages and how you can implement it.
Quickly respond to challenges in short timeframes using industry leading software
Agile working involves responding in short time-frames to changes. Those changes may be fresh knowledge that comes from new data insights, or internal re-organisations, priority changes, unplanned resource availability changes, or a host of external factors.
Use the great project management features inside InPhase to help roll the system out to the rest of your organisation
When embarking upon your first implementation project with Inphase, it’s a good idea to decide what you would like to build first, i.e. Phase I of your Inphase project. This may already be defined in your PID, or other project documentation.
Free InPhase PMO PowerPoint Deck Download
There is a shift we have seen by our customers to integrating the Project Office reporting and information into the overall enterprise performance management of the organisation.
The Project Office is often the real driving force for change and improvement in any organisation. From complete transformation with mergers, restructures, divestments, to major asset change, to process changes, to specific operational projects.
New InPhase v16 Halo now supports embedded Tableau data visualisations 9 Feb 2018
Businesses seeking to either co-exist Tableau and InPhase, or migrate fully from Tableau to InPhase now have a new option.
InPhase now supports embedding and integrating Tableau server visualisations.
It's as simple as S.I.P
After rolling out many systems and solution for many years, and watching many systems get implemented in my own business it can be an overwhelming process and a difficult one to get right first time.
For me and many other professionals in the field, the concept of meaningful implementation and engagement leading to sustainable improvement and measurable outcomes is second nature but too many it probably isn’t.
London: February 2018
Say Halo to automating the production of reports in MS Word and say goodbye to hours and hours of reworking, updating and copy and paste! Oh yes – and your data will be consistent too!