Enterprise Strategist (ES) is a unique, breakthrough software application specifically designed to help senior leaders/managers effectively manage large, complex organizations and improve performance. The product is a client server application (soon to be web enabled) that can be integrated with your existing databases and applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and legacy databases. It makes maximum use of an organizations existing data structure. Its power is its ability to provide integration and alignment of goals, objectives, strategies, and performance measures across the entire enterprise; its flexibility and adaptability to your enterprise; its affordability; and its capability to effectively support performance-based management.
Ten current and former CEOs from industry provided strategic guidance to the developers of ES. These executives confirmed that despite advances in information technology (IT), top-level executives have been unable to obtain the "actionable information" they need for making well-informed, timely decisions. That is, the languages and models of business and IT have not been the same. There has been a disconnect. And as Peter Drucker states in Management Challenges for the 21st Century (Harper Business, 1999), "top executives have not used the new technology
because it has not provided the information they need for their own tasks."
ERP systems have provided "back office" solutions. But the "front office" has been neglected. Only recently has meeting the information needs of senior managers become a priority. ES is the leader in "topware" now being developed for the front office. It is not designed for the IT people; rather, ES is specifically designed to meet the information needs of senior managersand to make the business and information models identical. By integrating strategies, operations, performance, change, and information technologies to support enterprise knowledge management, it makes creating a living enterprise a real possibility.
It uses a suite of modules designed to interface directly with the organizations existing databases and management systems to accomplish this. With ES, executives can identify and define the performance indicators they want to use to monitoring performance. Once these indicators are specified and the links established, executives can view results presented in real time by performance dashboards on their desktop, thus providing them the basis for making well-informed decisions.