JAR(GONE) is a podcast about how companies are successfully addressing challenges where others have failed.
The Trenegy best business podcasts provide a thought provoking and frank point of view on what is happening within the inter-workings of corporations. We provide a fresh point of view on what other consultants are pitching and the jargon they are throwing out there. We hear terms like Robotic Process Automation, Blockchain, Corporate Performance Management, Big Data, Enterprise Risk management. What are companies really doing? Our podcast is a reality check and we also get into what companies are really doing to improve. How are they really integrating their ERP systems, managing mergers and acquisitions and getting value out of their controls? Listen to our best business podcasts of 2018.
Making Finance and IT Strategic
Description: Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell recognize that companies who give Finance and IT a seat at the table during strategic operational discussions perform better. Tactical business issues are proactively resolved and new solutions are identified to plug gaps and increase efficiency. In this episode, you’ll learn how to involve these groups more so they can provide maximum value to the business.
All You Really Need to Know About AI, Machine Learning, and Robotic Process Automation
Description: If you are a technology expert this episode is not for you. The purpose of this episode (along with our others) is to simplify consultant terms and phrases so that leaders of organizations understand how these technology trends apply to their business. In this episode we simplify and explain the following, with practical business applications in mind.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Machine Learning
- Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
The Power of Journey Mapping
Description: You’ve heard of process mapping, but what about journey mapping? Peter Purcell and Bill Aimone discuss what journey mapping is and how it differs from process mapping. They also go over best practices to consider when creating journey maps for a product or service.
Common Sense Outsourcing
Description: In this episode we dive into outsourcing – what functions can be outsourced, when outsourcing makes sense, when it doesn’t, and how to tell whether 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
Description: Companies often make the mistake of undergoing the expensive and rigorous process involved in getting a new ERP because they want more data, better reports, and advanced functionality. Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell discuss ways in which companies can get the functionality, data and reporting they need without all the hassle of a full-blown ERP implementation.
Description: Companies are finally realizing Cybersecurity is not just an IT problem, but an overarching business problem. While having the proper security tools in place might make a company “compliant” in their industry, compliant does not equal secure. Why? Because of humans: human error, lack of training and knowledge, improper training, lack of ownership – the list goes on. So who (person or department) should OWN Cybersecurity in a company? Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell debate the topic in this podcast episode.
Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
Description: When companies think of SOX controls, oftentimes they associate controls with business prevention. Controls slow business processes down, right? Not necessarily. Listen below to hear Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell, the co-founders of Trenegy, discuss how controls can be reviewed and implemented in a way that streamlines processes and increases efficiencies.
Description: What’s all the buzz around blockchain? If you aren’t considering blockchain, you’re losing ground and not optimizing revenue……right? Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell discuss the facts and myths about blockchain and how it can impact your business.
Description: 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 and learn Bill Aimone and Peter Purcell’s practical and realistic approach to fostering a culture of change in your company.
Human Resources as a Crutch
Description: 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 either handled by other departments or outsourced completely. Listen as Peter Purcell and Bill Aimone, Co-founders and Managing Directors of Trenegy, discuss the areas in which companies rely too heavily on HR and who should really be responsible for leading these efforts.
Oil Field Services Merger Integration
Description: With oil prices up, many Oil Field Services companies are looking to grow through acquisitions. 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.
4 Myths about IT Support Services
Description: 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 the 4 Myths most companies believe about IT Support Services.
Future of the Finance Organization
Description: Modern technology platforms are quickly re-shaping commerce, talent acquisition and knowledge sharing. Technology crowd sourcing and multi-sided platforms have changed consumer behavior and are changing corporate organizational behavior. This shift in corporate behavior will dramatically change how corporations operate. Finance and accounting will be in the center arena and will need to drive these changes. Trenegy’s own, Bill Aimone, shares the specific opportunities for finance in this ever-changing technology driven world in a recorded session at Houston’s CPA Society CFO/Controller Conference.
Cyber Security Reality Check
Description: The traditional corporate methods for preventing cyber-attacks (hacking, phishing, ransomware, etc.) are not working and corporations are spending millions. Cyber-security threats can only be prevented by people. 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 towards successfully preventing cyber-attacks.
Get IT Right
Description: You can’t run a business without Information Technology (IT) and most business owners take a traditional approach to IT 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 small and medium size business owners can eliminate the traditional IT support model and solve computer problems.
In JAR(GONE), authors of Trenegy 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 provides a clear explanation to several commonly misunderstood business concepts. With expertise, wit, and straight talk.
JAR(GONE) will help you understand what the buzzwords really mean, and more importantly, what they don’t.
“I am 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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