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How Change Management Software Promotes Innovation

Posted by Lisa Hanna

Mar 4, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Agility is perhaps one of the most essential qualities of successful modern companies. The ability to adapt to changing marketing conditions and customer needs is crucial to survival in today’s hyper-competitive environment. Organizations that are prepared to change when necessary can capture new opportunities, eliminate threats, and delight customers.

Change management software helps ensure that change does not become chaos. Adjustments to processes should be made thoughtfully, preferably using a structured improvement cycle like PDSA, or DMAIC. With change management software in place, innovation becomes deliberate, and the thinking behind each improvement is transparent. Here are six ways that change management software helps to promote sustained and purposeful innovation.

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Topics: Change Management, Change Management Software

Looking for the Best Change Management Software? Here’s Your Guide.

Posted by Jeff Roussel

Dec 19, 2018 7:11:00 AM

Whenever I think about the process of buying software two quotes, come to mind. The first is, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” The second is from Henry Ford on the invention of the car. He famously said, “If I’d asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” These lines explain why buying software is so complicated. If you don’t know what’s possible, it’s hard to know if you’ve found the best solution.

Change management software is something that many organizations are looking to implement for the first time, so it’s no surprise that many of the people we chat with don’t really know what they should be looking for. They wonder if regular project management software is sufficient - as well as what sets the most complete solutions apart.

We want to help. This post will break down the capabilities and technical requirements of change management software into critical categories and identify the specific functionality you should consider. We’ve also put it all into a spreadsheet that you can use to compare solutions and determine the essential items for your organization.

Download the comparison worksheet here.

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Topics: Change Management, Change Management Software, Software

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

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

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