"The way we see the
is the problem."
"The significant problems we face cannot be
at the same level of thinking that created them."
know that tough problems are only solved when two things happen:
Managers take a
new, objective look so they "see" it with a new focus and perspective.
The knowledge and
attitudes, that allowed the problem to occur, change in ways that
discover and address the root causes.
Results = New Knowledge
X New Decisions
New knowledge about your
problems, their costs, causes, and drivers will lead you and your managers to
quickly implement new permanent solutions.
AIM-Activity Information ModelingTM
solves the toughest problems because:
It delivers new fact-based information that helps you see
the problem differently and understand it better.
It leads managers to make new decisions with a
new level of thinking.
AIM0dels are built on the activity, the
core of all organizational endeavor.
AIM captures the activity when it's
occurring, and surrounds the data record with the other pertinent information
you need, such as" Who is doing it, Why are they doing it, What product is it
for and Which customer is it for?
information that you want can be collected, organized, analyzed and modeled so
you will make the best decisions. There is no performance dimension that AIM can
AIM Rudiments & Concepts
The person who does the work
understands it best. AIM captures its information from your staff employees, the
experts who understand all of its nuances and complexities.
Memory is unreliable and
becomes altered by personal preference and
opinion. AIM captures data from people at the moment it occurs. Nothing is ever
Managers need the whole
picture to make accurate assessments and plans. AIM delivers data that has been
collected from everyone over the entire work day.
Accurate data analysis
requires large amounts of data. Typical AIM projects deliver more than 100,000
data points. Large organizations, such as Citibank and Zurich Insurance will
assemble databases that exceed 500,000 data points in a few weeks. The
confidence factors exceed 99.9 and decisions about costs and labor hours are
AIM creates and delivers
statistical models, the most powerful yet easily used management tools
AIM data is secure and tamper
AIM is a discovery tool. It
discovers what is really occurring and why. Traditional performance management
tools and activity based costing fail because they do not discover the causes
Modeling makes you smarter and more effective.
you the causes and drivers of your performance. You will
thoroughly understand both the macro and the micro aspects of your business.
You'll know product and customer profitability while also seeing every task that
is conducted for your products and customers. This is powerful information
because you will be able to pinpoint the few, most significant causes of your
scenario planning models.
You can play
the best "what if"
you have ever imagined.
Discover and understand new causes of your
Easily and accurately test alternate
solutions until you have the
results you want.
Develop permanent solutions to your toughest problems
addressing the root causes.
Precisely predict your new profit, productivity, and
improvements for your ROI, ROA, and ROE reports to Directors.
Quickly see the new results you predicted
The AIM-Activity Information
ModelingTM Project Plan
We work with you to carefully design the
goals and scope of an AIM-Activity Information Modeling project. We do not proceed unless we can guarantee to your
satisfaction that the reports, models and other documents will achieve the new
results you want.
2. Data Collection
Our systems collect the data from your employees.
Data collection spans 5 to 25 days. Employees love AIM because it gives them an
easy but effective vehicle to detail the real problems they deal with everyday.
3. Modeling &
We assemble you into models with metrics, such as process models with time
measurements for each activity. Your reports, graphs and models are prepared and delivered
within days of your data collection. We carefully take your managers through their
reports and models. We make sure that they know what new information
they have and how to best use it.
4. Analysis & Planning
Your managers will prepare new plans with
specific changes. They will know the precise performance improvements, to the
these changes will achieve. We
coach your managers when they need help conducting their analysis or preparing action plans.
AIM information is used by many groups
Operations reduces costs and improves quality.
They use their predictive models to plan the precise staffing changes as product
IT uses the process and activity models to
identify and analyze those processes that will be most impacted by system
changes... and the actual ROI of IT expenditures.
HR uses the staffing models for more effective
recruiting and career pathing.
Marketing uses the product models for product and
customer profitability analysis. Using AIM for marketing strategy information
guarantees that they won't promote those products that lose money.
The CFO uses the AIM models to precisely
allocate shared expense on a consumption basis rather than the revenue or head
CEOs use AIM to demonstrate to the board that
they and their managers are achieving their goals, quickly and economically.
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Averages can hide the truth so we
usually don't use them... but we're proud of these.
Our average client
gets a 16 to 1 first year return on their AIM project.
The average AIM project costs
The average 5 year ROI exceeds 100 to 1! AIM is always
rated as the highest
ROI project of the year by our clients CFOs.
What are your worst problems costing you?
Are you in a circular pattern
applying the same "solutions" and expecting new results?
Why not solve them... quickly, permanently and for little cost?
AIM proves itself everyday in operations just like yours.
We offer a no-cost way to
discover if AIM will help you.
Learn about our 5 day No-Cost Evaluation