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“If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there.” *
A quote attributable to the character of the Cheshire Cat in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll, British mathematician, photographer and author (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1832-1898)

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Benjamin Franklin, American founding father, author, printer, inventor and statesman (1706-1790)

No one knows for sure who said “if you don't measure it, you can't manage it” the first time. But truer words about business have never been spoken.

More than ever before, organizations are seeking new performance management solutions to aid decision making. Successfully implementing a new performance management program requires an approach that flows from a strategic plan, measures progress against carefully defined goals and rewards employees for behavior and actions that meet those goals and support the strategy.

A good Corporate Performance Management (CPM) program is not a technical fix – a mere adjustment to the management information program. It is a new way of using information to get things done. It represents significant change for an organization, so success requires a strategy-based approach, strong leadership and sensitive change management skills. Most attempts to install a CPM program will be resisted by some managers or employees, who see the change as threatening or unnecessary, and many a CPM launch has been wrecked on the shoals of such resistance. Corporate Planning Resources can help you develop and use information to drive the value of your business – timely delivered, fact based information can drive problem resolution and business plan execution.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Planning & Budgeting Processes
  • Process Improvement
  • Monthly / Quarterly Management Reviews
  • Timely Identification & Resolution to Problems
  • Integration of Financial Information with Operations Decision Making
  • Benchmarking Against Key Competitive Metrics & Industry Peers
  • Working Capital Optimization
  • Cost Management
  • Contribution Margin Analysis
  • EVA – Economic Value Added Programs

* Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) and the actual dialog between Alice and Cheshire Cat went like this: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat. "I don't much care where--" said Alice. "Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat. "--so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough." Chapter VI: Pig and Pepper, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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