The JAR(GONE) podcast brings clarity to commonly misunderstood business terms and practices.
Jar(gone) provides a fresh, thought-provoking point of view on what other consultants are pitching and the jargon they toss around. We hear terms like robotic process automation, blockchain, corporate performance management, big data, enterprise risk management—what do these mean? And how are companies really integrating their ERP systems, managing mergers and acquisitions, and getting value out of their controls? Listen in.
Making Finance and IT Strategic
Companies that give Finance and IT a seat at the table during strategic operational discussions perform better. Tactical business issues are proactively resolved and new solutions plug gaps and increase efficiency. In this episode, learn how to involve Finance and IT so they can provide maximum value to the business.
All You Really Need to Know About AI, Machine Learning, and Robotic Process Automation
In this episode, we’ll simplify consulting terms and phrases so business leaders can better understand how technology trends apply to their business. We’ll address the following with practical business applications in mind:
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Machine Learning
- Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
The Power of Journey Mapping
You’ve probably heard of process mapping, but what about journey mapping? in this episode, we’ll explain what journey mapping is and how it differs from process mapping. We’ll cover best practices to consider when creating journey maps for a product or service.
Common Sense Outsourcing
In this episode, we dive into outsourcing—what functions can be outsourced, when outsourcing makes sense, when it doesn’t, and how to tell if it’s an effective strategy for your business. We also talk about offshoring and how it’s different from outsourcing.
Getting the Most out of Your ERP
Companies often mistakenly undergo the expensive, rigorous process of implementing a new ERP because they want more data, better reports, and advanced functionality. In this episode, we’ll discuss ways companies can get the functionality, data, and reporting they need without the hassle of a full-blown ERP implementation.
Companies are finally realizing cybersecurity isn’t just an IT problem—it’s an overarching business problem. While proper security tools might make a company “compliant” in their industry, compliant does not equal secure. Why? Humans. Human error, lack of training and knowledge, improper training, lack of ownership—the list goes on. So what person or departments should own cybersecurity in a company? Bill and Peter debate the topic in this episode.
Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
When companies think of SOX controls, they often associate controls with business prevention. Controls slow business processes down, right? Not necessarily. Listen in to hear Bill and Peter discuss how controls can be reviewed and implemented in a way that streamlines processes and increases efficiencies.
What’s all the buzz around blockchain? If you aren’t considering blockchain, you’re losing ground and not optimizing revenue, right? Bill and Peter discuss the facts and myths about 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 encourage your people to do their job differently and not revert back to old habits? Change management, of course! Listen and learn Bill and Peter’s practical and realistic approach to fostering a culture of change in your company.
Human Resources as a Crutch
Many small to medium-sized companies imitate Fortune 500 companies by using their Human Resources department as a crutch to complete initiatives that should be handled by other departments or outsourced completely. Listen as Peter and Bill discuss areas where companies rely too heavily on HR and address who should be responsible for leading these efforts.
Oil Field Services Merger Integration
With oil prices up, many Oil Field Services companies are looking to grow through acquisitions. Bill and Peter 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.
4 Myths About IT Support Services
Is your company’s IT support slowing you down? Do you feel stuck or trapped with your current IT support provider? Bill Aimone, Founder and Managing Director of Trenegy, shares four myths most companies believe about IT support services.
Future of the Finance Organization
Modern technology platforms are quickly reshaping commerce, talent acquisition, and knowledge sharing. Crowdsourcing and multi-sided platforms have changed consumer behavior and corporate organizational behavior. This shift will dramatically change how corporations operate. Finance and Accounting will be in the center arena and will need to drive these changes. Bill Aimone shares specific opportunities for Finance in this ever-changing technology-driven world in a recorded session at Houston’s CPA Society CFO/Controller Conference.
Cybersecurity Reality Check
Traditional corporate methods for preventing cyber attacks (hacking, phishing, ransomware, etc.) 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 toward preventing cyber attacks.
Get IT Right
You can’t run a business without IT. Most business owners take a traditional approach to IT because they don’t know their options. Businesses have an opportunity to recapture lost revenue and improve productivity by getting IT right. IT Strategist and Trenegy co-founder Peter Purcell shares how small and medium-sized business owners can eliminate the traditional IT support model and solve computer problems.
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.
“I’m glad to see the Trenegy consultants debunking business buzzwords instead of adding more just to make themselves look innovative.”
—Chris Robbins, Chief Financial and Accounting Officer, USD Group LLC
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