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The CAPA Software Buyer’s Guide

Posted by Greg Jacobson

Jun 5, 2018 12:01:49 PM

Correcting and preventing problems are two of the most important things that any organization can do. That’s the driving force behind the increasing interest in CAPA (Corrective Action/Preventative Action) software. If you’ve decided to invest in technology to support your improvement efforts, you have many options. This post will give you some guidance on what to look for and how to get your implementation off to a fantastic start.

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Topics: Continuous Improvement Software, Change Management Software, Innovation Software

Considering Change Management Software? Don’t Overlook Reporting.

Posted by Greg Jacobson

Apr 10, 2018 1:00:44 PM

If you are in the market for change management software, we’d like to help. One of the most frequent questions we get asked is what to look for in a change management and improvement platform. Most people know the basics of what they need but aren’t completely versed in all the possible capabilities that technology might bring. We find that it is common for people to be so concerned with getting data into a software solution that they don’t place enough emphasis on getting data out. However, measuring and reporting on the impact of change is central to the success of a culture of continuous improvement.

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Topics: Change Management Software

How to Choose a Kaizen Management System

Posted by Jeff Roussel

Mar 21, 2018 10:02:00 AM

Organizations implement technology to support Kaizen for a number of reasons. It provides structure for improvement, allows for active management of projects, forms a repository of knowledge, gives leaders insight into the health of Kaizen, and allows for tracking of results.

People who try to manage Kaizen work in spreadsheets quickly find that they lack the interactive capabilities necessary to spread and sustain improvement.

Use this free download to compare and rank different Kaizen management systems:

 

 

Continuous Improvement Software Comparison Matrix

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Download this free matrix to:

  • See a list of all features and functionality available in improvement platforms
  • Calculate a weighted score for each platform based on available features and your organization's unique needs
  • Make an educated, intentional choice about which improvement platform is the best fit for your organization
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Topics: Software, Innovation Software, Continuous Improvement Software, Change Management Software, Kaizen

An Invaluable Change Management Software Selection Guide

Posted by Maggie Millard

Feb 20, 2018 3:46:17 PM

Is 2018 the year that your organization puts some structure around positive change? If so, congratulations! When teams take a more thoughtful approach to improvement, they see better results and get work done faster.

Change management software takes the game to a whole different level enabling collaboration, real-time management, impact reporting and so much more.

Most people don’t buy change management software very often, so we’ve put together this selection guide to help you know what you should look for when evaluating solutions.

For the full guide, download:

Change Management Software Comparison Matrix

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Topics: Change Management Software

Why You Need Change Management Software for the 3 Phases of Change

Posted by Greg Jacobson

Nov 2, 2016 8:58:00 AM

Merriam-Webster’s defines chaos as, “a state in which behavior and events are not controlled by anything.” You probably wouldn’t describe your organization as chaotic, but that’s exactly how uncontrolled change can feel.

Change is a good and necessary part of business, but when it isn’t effectively managed it can lead to poor outcomes, disengaged employees, and unintended consequences.

That’s why change management software has been developed to ensure that each of the three phases of change is handled with intention and attention.

 

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Topics: Change Management Software

5 Ways Change Management Software Accelerates Improvement

Posted by Maggie Millard

Mar 11, 2016 2:18:13 PM

Modern companies face the challenge of delivering results today while creating a path to sustainable growth for tomorrow in a fiercely competitive environment. Swiftly changing market conditions are forcing leaders to adapt and change more rapidly than ever before. New opportunities and threats present themselves with increasing frequency, requiring leaders, managers, and front-line employees to be flexible and collaborative.

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Topics: Change Management Software

"Build a Change Platform?" Yes, We Did

Posted by Mark Graban

Sep 22, 2015 7:48:00 AM

I first got introduced to the thoughts and teachings of Professor Gary Hamel back in 1997 or so, before I headed off to MIT for grad school. Hamel taught corporate strategy, his specialty, at Harvard, but I didn’t hold that against him.

This article that he wrote for McKinsey, co-authored with Michele Zanini, caught my attention recently: “Build a Change Platform, Not a Change Program” and there’s lots of great stuff there.

First is their list of three common problems with change management programs:

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Topics: Change Management Software, Continuous Improvement Software, Customer Testimonials

Bridging the Vision/Technology Gap: Live Video Streaming and KaiNexus

Posted by Mark Graban

May 28, 2015 3:31:00 PM

You might have heard about new video streaming technologies like Periscope and Meerkat, that allow anybody to use a phone to broadcast live to the world. Maybe you've played around with these technologies and maybe you've even found a way to integrate them into your business. Why do these technologies remind me of KaiNexus and our customers? Read on...

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Topics: Change Management Software

Do You Need Project Portfolio Management or KaiNexus?

Posted by Jeff Roussel

May 22, 2015 9:01:00 AM

There are a number of technology solutions designed to help companies accelerate improvement initiatives and support business process improvement disciplines such as Lean and Six Sigma. It isn’t surprising that software buyers can become confused or overwhelmed by all of the choices. When it comes to project portfolio management (PPM) and continuous improvement software, we find that often buyers are unsure about whether and how they differ. People often wonder if they must choose one or the other - or if both can work together. Let’s have a closer look.

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Topics: Change Management Software

Does PDSA Software Actually Work?

Posted by Greg Jacobson

May 19, 2015 3:48:00 PM

Today’s business leaders have hundreds of options when it comes to deploying technology to support business processes. This presents both an opportunity and a challenge. Implementing carefully selected tools and solutions can boost productivity and bring a host of other benefits. However, the sheer number of options available can make it difficult to sort out exactly which technologies will be effective and which would be a waste of time and money.  To avoid going down a dead end, it is important to know exactly how a given technology will impact the process it is designed to support and to understand how it will lead to a positive return on the investment. Today, we’re going to take a look at PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) software and how it can play a role in an organization’s continuous improvement initiatives.

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Topics: Change Management Software

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