A podcast bringing clarity to commonly
misunderstood business jargon.
misunderstood business jargon.
If you’re going to invest time and money implementing a new ERP, you want to do it right. One of the biggest challenges organizations face during an ERP implementation is determining how to divide responsibilities among Finance, IT, and Operations (i.e who does what, who owns what, and who is accountable for what). We’ve seen organizations […]
When it comes to making improvements and leveraging new technologies, organizations tend to invest in their procurement and payables processes instead of their customer billing and collection processes. The problem is, most of the inefficiencies and opportunities for valuable improvements exist in the customer billing and collection process. This is where cash comes in the door….and […]
In this episode, we’re discussing the newest edition of our State of the ERP Handbook (how to use it, who should use it, what’s included, etc.). Our handbook provides new information and an unbiased view into widely used ERP solutions. We clarify what an organization should focus on when considering a new ERP. What should […]
Financial Planning & Analysis is a critical function within most organizations and the team wears multiple hats. In its simplest form, FP&A provides the organization with the right forward-looking information for decision support. However, the role of FP&A is broader and the value the FP&A team provides extends into pricing, sourcing, working capital allocation, and […]
We keep hearing the term “business operating system” tossed around. It doesn’t mean what it sounds like (i.e. it doesn’t have to do with computers or software). Put simply, it’s how you operate consistently as a company while adhering to the overall mission, vision, and strategy of the organization. You may have previously heard this […]
Business intelligence has changed a lot in the past 10 years. In this episode, Bill Aimone and Todd Boutte discuss where BI has been and where it’s headed considering recent advancements in artificial intelligence. They talk about how organizations should approach AI when it comes to reporting, plus best practices for utilizing business intelligence tools […]
Economic pressure is causing many organizations to reevaluate their cost structure and find ways to save. As a result, companies are laying off employees and cutting costs across the board. The problem is, many find these costs creeping back in when the cost cutting pressure is off. Why? Traditional cost cutting methods don’t work. In […]
In this episode, Peter Purcell and Senior Manager Katy Wyrick offer a fresh perspective on purchasing cards. They discuss why they’re important, when to use them, and how to use them along with practical advice for implementing P-Cards within organizations. They also share how clients are successfully using P-Cards to simplify purchasing, prevent unnecessary expenses, […]
Purchase orders are often cumbersome, but they don’t have to be. In this episode, Peter Purcell and Alex Perry discuss how to correctly use purchase orders to track expenses, help with cash flow forecasting, and prevent unnecessary overspending. They talk about when to use a PO, when not to use a PO, and how to […]
What are the business use cases for ChatGPT? In this episode, Peter Purcell and Todd Boutte present the possibilities for ChatGPT as a business tool. They talk about where it might show up across organizations in the future as the platform continues to grow, and they share best practices for implementing, maintaining, and taking advantage […]
The recent Southwest Airlines debacle has elevated the term “Technical Debt” into a household word. In this episode, Bill Aimone and Lauren Conces discuss technical debt risk management and share how our clients are proactively addressing technical debt and reducing the risk of technology-related business interruption. Get JAR(GONE) the Book! In JAR(GONE), authors […]
There are pros and cons to outsourcing a large portion of an IT organization. Benefits include quick access to expertise, lower IT costs, and the ability to scale operations rapidly. While the pros are easy to realize, it’s crucial to ensure partnership with an external IT vendor doesn’t indirectly create problems that outweigh the benefits. […]
There’s a new challenge in the ERP world as many systems integrators have moved to a fully remote work schedule while their clients are in the office. Consequently, companies going through a remote ERP implementation with remote systems integrators are facing unexpected challenges. In this episode, Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell discuss this recent trend, […]
The buzz around artificial intelligence has picked up again with the public release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT late last year. In this episode, Bill Aimone and Trenegy’s technology lead, Todd Boutte, discuss ChatGPT’s possibilities and pitfalls. Can it replace Google search? How much can we influence ChatGPT’s intelligence, or even trick it into learning incorrect information? […]
Running a successful service company requires keeping a close eye on profitability across customers, service lines, and types of jobs. Understanding the total costs to provide a particular service to a specific customer (job profitability) is a must for pricing decisions, evaluation of capital investments, and hiring strategies. In this episode, hear how leading service […]
Tracking IT assets is one of the best things an organization can do to help IT improve their value and return on investments. Failure to properly commission, maintain, and decommission assets can cause major problems down the line. Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell have helped organizations save millions of dollars per year in this area, […]
We hear the term “IT transformation” thrown around all the time. But what does it really mean? In this episode, Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell discuss what IT transformation means, why it’s important, and how IT can be a successful business partner by focusing on four key things: reliability, predictability, security, and responsiveness. Everything else […]
Cybersecurity continues to be talked about from the boardroom to the shop floor. In this episode, Bill Aimone interviews Joseph Janeka, CEO of Parsolvo, who shares why traditional cybersecurity isn’t enough to protect critical assets and what it means to implement a zero trust cybersecurity model.
The digital revolution in IT departments requires improving service delivery, automating IT operation management, and optimizing IT asset management. In this episode, Bill Aimone interviews Peter Purcell to break down the IT jargon including ITSM, ITAM and ITOM.
At some point, every company will be faced with pressure to cut costs. In this episode, Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell discuss how traditional top-down cost-cutting measures don’t work and why a two-pronged approach is better. A combined top-down and bottom-up approach to cost reduction is a path to sustainable reductions with the highest return.
Cutting costs isn’t fun or easy, but companies that grab the bull by the horns will see the most success. In this episode, Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell share how to proactively cut costs and do better with what you have.
E&P companies have unique complexities, and tracking work processes is no easy task. Today’s E&P companies have to navigate through a maze of technology solutions to find the best fit. In this episode, Bill Aimone and Katy Wyrick share their direct experience selecting and implementing E&P business solutions and provide an independent perspective of what’s working today.
What’s all the buzz around blockchain? If you aren’t considering blockchain, you’re losing ground and not optimizing revenue… right? In this episode, Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell discuss the facts and myths around blockchain and how it can impact your business.
People don’t usually adjust well to changes in the workplace, but companies can’t grow if they don’t change. How do you get your people to do their job differently and not revert back to old habits? Change management, of course! Listen as we share a practical and realistic approach to fostering a culture of change.
Many small to medium-sized companies imitate Fortune 500 companies by using their HR departments as a crutch to complete initiatives that should be handled by other departments or outsourced completely. Listen to our discussion of the areas in which companies rely too heavily on HR and who should really be responsible for leading these efforts.
With oil prices up, many oilfield services companies are looking to grow through acquisitions. In this episode, Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell discuss the common struggles companies face as they take this approach. Listen to find out how a company can effectively grow without spending a ton of money on the integration.
You can’t run a business without Information Technology (IT) and most business owners take a traditional approach because they don’t know their options. Businesses have an opportunity to re-capture lost revenue and improve productivity by getting IT right. IT Strategist and Trenegy Co-Founder, Peter Purcell, shares how business owners can eliminate the traditional IT support.
The traditional methods for preventing cyberattacks are not working and corporations are spending millions. Leading companies are taking a different approach toward threat prevention by focusing on the people side of the equation. IT strategist and Trenegy co-founder, Peter Purcell, shares how corporations are taking proactive measures to successfully prevent cyberattacks.
Modern technology platforms are quickly reshaping commerce, talent acquisition, and knowledge sharing. Technology crowdsourcing and multi-sided platforms have changed consumer behavior and are changing corporate organizational behavior, dramatically transforming how corporations operate.
Is your company’s IT support slowing you down? Do you feel stuck or trapped with your current IT support provider? Bill Aimone, co-founder and Managing Director of Trenegy, shares four common myths most companies believe about IT support services.
The Discussion Continues in Our Book
In Jar(gone), Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell clarify the buzzwords currently plaguing the consulting world.
What are actionable analytics? Why is change management necessary? What is value stream mapping? In simple language, Jar(gone) answers these questions and more, providing clear explanations for commonly misunderstood business concepts. With expertise, wit, and straight talk, Jar(gone) will help you understand what buzzwords really mean and more importantly, what they don’t.