Decision Inc. Blog
05 August, 2021 | Training and leadership development underpin the pursuit of progress at Decision Inc.. We recently celebrated the Leadership Development Programme’s class of 2021.
If ever there was a time to marshal all the tools and technology available to help you respond to change as it happens, that time is now. Today’s volatile marketplace calls for continuous planning— a proven approach where static, annual plans are replaced with a continually updated process. By monitoring actuals continuously, you can not only keep a close eye on organizational financial health, you also can identify trends and patterns and recommend course corrections when needed. That’s where scenario planning enters the picture.
30 June, 2021 | The retail industry is becoming more competitive by the day. Promotions can be an effective way to increase demand. But to do so optimally remains a challenge for businesses. Even if increased volume is positive, what really matters is the total profits compared to the discount – the return on investment (ROI).
Business Intelligence (BI) Projects are often marketed as ‘self-service’ and we see many organisations embracing Self-Service BI as the way to facilitate their analytics requirements. But there is a gap between Self-service BI and the underlying enterprise analytics platform that is needed to deliver it.
Board International and South African based global technology services provider, Decision Inc. announce partnership
09 June, 2021 | Board International, a leading software vendor of an all-in-one decision-making platform, has signed a partnership agreement with Decision Inc. a leader in information-driven transformation with a global presence across South Africa, UK, and Australia.
22 April, 2021 | Qlik Sense is the complete data analytics platform. It’s used by thousands of businesses like yours to deliver a new generation of analytics.
14 April, 2021 | The global move towards subscription-based models has seen numerous leading brands reshape their licensing offerings to match changing customer and market needs. Find out more.
14 April, 2021 | Cloud-based technology and innovation has given rise to inventive approaches to service and solution delivery. Qlik, a global leader in data analytics and data-driven solutions, has recently deployed an enterprise-grade Software-as-a-Service deployment that’s customisable, agile and highly scalable.
06 April, 2021 | Whether you consider a business-to-business or business-to-consumer company, much of its success comes down to how adept it is to build customer engagement and deliver a good experience.
09 March 2021 | Microsoft has announced the availability of Microsoft Power BI Premium Per User from 01 April 2021 – a move that’s set to have significant impact on organisations looking to fully unpack and leverage the value of data and analytics within the business.
04 March, 2021 | In a recent survey by Harvard Business Review, 80% of respondents said their organisations are struggling to become mature users of data and analytics. 55% of them named data silos and data management difficulties as the biggest challenges to their data and analytics strategies.
02 March, 2021 | Companies who stand still and do not actively find ways to progress in this digital era risk being left behind and ultimately becoming irrelevant. Now, more than ever, it’s important to build momentum by embracing the new.
Feb 24, 2021 | Decision Inc., a global leader in information-driven transformation, has become one of only four companies in South Africa to have achieved the Qlik Elite Partner Status, the highest tier available.
Feb 18, 2021 | Decision Inc., a global leader in information-driven transformation, has achieved Level 4 B-BBEE contributor status, an achievement that underscores Decision Inc.’s commitment to transformation and diversity.
15 Feb, 2021 | A picture speaks a thousand words. That’s what Power BI does to your data. It transforms one of your most valuable raw assets – your data – into rich visuals and analytics – that is easy to consume.
Feb 03, 2021 | Decision Inc., a global leader in information-driven transformation, has announced the appointment of Aiden Heke as the new Chief Executive Officer of Decision Inc. Australia.
Jan 26, 2021 | You want full business partner participation in planning, budgeting, and forecasting but you struggle to engage other departments in the process.
Jan 19, 2021 |It’s an exciting time to be in finance. FP&A teams are in a unique position to provide strategic guidance to decision-makers, and financial modeling is one way to forge that path. Want to get a seat at the strategy table?
Jan 15, 2021 | When it comes to business, collaboration is vital. After all, no single department can do its job for long without the other departments pulling their own weight.
Jan 14, 2021|Financial modeling is like a superpower—one that lets you test your assumptions and hypotheses across dimensions, versions, and time before executing budgets and plans.
Jan 11, 2021 |2020 will be remembered for a long time to come. Here in South Africa, the global pandemic has highlighted just how fragile our business ecosystem is. And for our economy to recover, it’s important that every company – regardless of sector – re-establishes stability and profitability.
Nov 17 2021 |The world is changing rapidly. Businesses need to make decisions at a faster and faster pace. And the job of gathering the required data to make these decisions usually lands at the feet of the CFO.
Oct 26 2020 |Instead of being once-a-year exercises, rolling forecasts happen on a regular cadence. Unlike budgets that may have hundreds or thousands of line items, they focus on key business drivers. And rather than focusing on the past, rolling forecasts act as early warning systems when you’ve drifted off course.
Oct 22 2020 | Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been shown to improve efficiency, accuracy, and compliance for repetitive and rule-based processes. When RPA is combined with Artificial Intelligence (AI), it creates a range of new automation opportunities.
Republished Oct 20, 2020 | Gain Business Agility with Rolling Forecasts. Learn why rolling forecasts are the key to staying nimble. By keeping your forecasts aligned with reality, you will be better positioned to take advantage of new opportunities and navigate unexpected roadblocks.
Oct 14, 2020 | Decision Inc., a global leader in Digital Transformation, has appointed Rick Newbould as the new Managing Director of Decision Inc. United Kingdom with the objective of driving the group’s expansion strategy and harnessing new client opportunities in the United Kingdom and European markets.
Sept 17, 2020 | The manufacturing sector in South Africa forms 13% of the country’s GDP. The impact of COVID-19 has left it reeling, falling to an almost 40% decline over the past several months. . So, what is the way forward for manufacturing post Covid-19?
Republished Sept 03, 2020 |Take spreadsheets. You might spend time every month fixing broken links, reconciling data from multiple sources, or creating complex, custom sheets. Like many tried-and-true but outdated tools, spreadsheets may function effectively for these tasks—but efficiently and quickly? Not so much.
Decision Inc.’s New Managing Executive of South Africa – Global Vision, Same Dedication to our Customers Success
Sept 01, 2020 | Decision Inc., has announced that founder and CEO, Nicholas Bell, will be focusing fully on his role as Group CEO of Decision Inc. and handing the country leadership for South Africa to incoming Managing Executive, Allan Saffy.
Aug 27, 2020 | Artificial intelligence (AI) is not about replacing jobs but rather enhancing them. As the technology grows in sophistication, so too does its potential for business, but are companies open to embracing it as an enabler for growth?
Published Aug 08, 2020 in ITWeb Feature File | What does it mean, precisely, when human resources (HR) and the media talk about ‘workforce transformation’? Find out what industry experts have to say about this subject in the ITWeb Feature File Brainstorm.
Aug 12, 2020 | Gender equality in the workplace tends to be a very heated discussion. This usually overcompensates to either end of the spectrum. The constant competitive nature of this topic leaves a gap for growth, success, and collaboration.
Aug 04, 2020 | ABM Systems is rebranding as Decision Inc. Australia from 1 August 2020 transforming into a fully-fledged digital technology platform business. By fully embracing the Decision Inc. organisation, it can leverage the global expertise of the group.
Aug 03, 2020 | There’s a lot of talk these days about business agility. Yet it’s much more than just a trendy new business term to throw around at a networking lunch. Ask any C-suite executive if their organization could be more agile, and they will likely answer yes. But what does agility mean, and why does it matter?
July 22, 2020 | Even though Mandela Day is special every year, this was an especially unique one given the challenges that exist with the lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, it is important to reach out and foster community. Thanks to the unfailing support of our staff, the company has once again been able to make a difference and take that step to help others,” says Natalie Meikle-Braes, HR Manager at Decision Inc.
July 09. 2020 | The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted the supply chain industry in several ways, many that will change it forever.
It has been a year of complete and comprehensive change. The 2020 pandemic has altered the way people work and live. It has changed the ways in which different sectors approach business and growth.
June 23, 2020 | The new normal requires a different management approach to business. Simply returning to how things were done before will not be a sustainable approach in the future.
Even in adversity, there are opportunities to reposition an organisation that is willing to find more innovative ways of challenging the status quo.
June 09, 2020| Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Advanced Analytics have become hot buzzwords in the business world. But for many business analysts and business owners, they are nothing more than that – just words.
June 1 2020 |The current Coronavirus pandemic has caused many countries – such as UK, USA, Italy, Spain, Greece, and Germany, among others – to follow a lockdown approach. Globally, organisations are turning to virtual meeting tools in a bid to remain connected to their employees and to engage with their customers.
25 May, 2020 | At the beginning of March, few decision-makers could have anticipated the significant impact a lockdown would have on operations. Apart from the human tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic, this black swan event has resulted in great economic uncertainty requiring a massive repositioning of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) activity.
Published 06 May, 2020 – ITWeb | Is business process automation (BPA) really worth it? Is it genuinely the essential tool that every organisation should consider in a recession? Perhaps the best quote to answer these questions is the one from Byron Reese, CEO and publisher at Gigaom: “Individuals need to ask themselves, ‘What drudgery do I engage in that I can use technology to destroy?”
May 14, 2020 | Data and analytics fuel digital business and play a vital role in the future survival of organisations worldwide. This however means very little if employees are unable to assess the value of the data they have on hand, interpret it properly, and use it to drive better business outcomes, a core skill for digital business.
May 11, 2020 | User experience (UX) is fast becoming one of the most vital elements an organisation must incorporate into its product development cycle. One bad customer experience can easily result in lost business.
Published Apr 13, 2020 in CHRO Magazine | Decision Inc. Group HR Executive Tarryn Swemmer started her career at McKinsey while finishing off her Master’s in Chemistry. She joined the research division and worked her way up until she was managing it. She loved it, but she realised that, in order to get to the next level within that space, she would have had to travel more and focus less on people, which was not what she had in mind for herself.
Apr 23, 2020 | Decision Inc., a global technology services business with a core focus on data, digital, and performance intelligence, has launched an innovative Customer Engagement division that sees the company now providing clients with a complete suite of integrated solutions and services, spanning the entire customer journey.
Apr, 8,2020 | It’s time to remove static and complex issues around a legacy distributed network architecture by abstracting higher-level functionality. SDN helps to virtualise the business networking infrastructure and is still a key in taking networking to the next level in terms of automation and improving user experiences.
Apr, 1, 2020 | The economic and human impact of the lock down in South Africa will be felt for years to come. Of course, the immediate priority is heeding the brave leadership of our President to ‘flatten the curve’ and minimise the spread of the corona virus. Inevitably, for all of us, this is introducing new ways of remote working to ensure companies remain operational during the next three weeks.
Mar 27, 2020 | The impact of Covid-19, also known as the coronavirus, is being felt across the global business landscape. The Presidential address on 23 March 2020 has placed South Africa under lock down for 21 days – a step that’s aligned with global best practice but that’s set to change the working landscape for a long period of time. Organisations have to find new ways of working as employees are required to work from home (WFH) in order to limit the spread of the virus and maintain health.
Mar 5, 2020 | Effectively calculating a return on investment (ROI) is not the most intuitive exercise at the best of times. But given the growth of data in business today, it becomes a particularly challenging undertaking. Often, the sheer amount of information works against decision-makers. However, organisations need to ensure they get the best value out of what has become their biggest asset – their data. And to do that, they need to determine its ROI.
Feb 24, 2020 | Hyper-automation is considered to be one of the most important trends in the ICT sector today. Companies looking to increase the momentum of their digital transformation journeys must embrace this if they are to remain relevant and competitive in the connected business environment.