Bring resources together within an organization and
experience the benefits of interconnectedness.
Is your organization clicking the way you would like?
Are there some unconnected or under performing "islands" or "stove pipes" in your enterprise?
Did you just acquire another enterprise or were you just acquired? Do you have people who literally
or figuratively speak different languages or work in different ways than you do? Do accounting people
in your organization seem to be from Mars, IT redesigning Pluto, and sales lost in some other planetary
universe? Would you like to experience the benefits of synergy and multiply the potential of one
into powerful results?
We help people and organizations deliver and experience powerful results of
synergy - starting with one of the greatest areas of missed opportunity - getting the enterprise
working together. We bring resources together within an organization - people, systems and processes
in the front office, back office, knowledge management, financial management, sales, marketing, and
more, wherever the enterprise exists.
Many organizations invest lots of money on system integrations that do not include some important
islands in an enterprise. Enterprise acquisitions add complexity. Some organizations pay to tear
down and reinvent what have been dubbed "smokestacks" (i.e. accounting, IT, sales, marketing, et al).
Results have been, and are, costly in more ways than one. We take a different tact. Rather than
knocking down smokestacks or relying solely on a system integration that misses islands or becomes
it's own smokestack, ours is a prove approach of interdependent community - people and systems -
that yield profound results.
What we do and how we do it is unique and adds value at all stages of system and enterprise
development. We work with organizations and internal and external service providers to:
1. Find and bring into view "islands" of people, data, systems, resources and services and associated influencers and stakeholders;
2. Discover potential value of each to the whole and devise simplified interconnections for individual and mutual benefit;
3. Mobilize, focus, and bring resources together in creative and energizing ways;
4. Help the team deliver and experience powerful results.
Beth Harvey instilled in us a concept of integrity as being the integration of
everything into a whole. This applies whether the enterprise or system in which you are trying to
make a difference is a person, business, government or independent community. What we do and how
we do it brings together people and systems to achieve what Scott Peck and Elizabeth O'Connor
describe as community:
Community is a "group of individuals who have learned how to communicate honestly with each other,
whose relationships go deeper than their masks of composure, and who have developed some significant
commitment to rejoice together, and to delight in each other, make each other's condition our own."
".... genuine community is the highest achievement of humankind, (it) demands more
of us than any other endeavor, and is supremely worth the struggle."
A Different Drum: Community Making and Peace
Simon and Schuster
Much has been hyped about the benefits of "system integration" and "enterprise application integration". We more than acknowledge the hype - we deliver results that make it real:
We worked with an international trade promotion agency to provide improved access to resources. (Read more in our Internal Resource Integration case study .)
We brought resources together for a worldwide sales enterprise integrating people, functions, systems, and global regions of the world and more. (Read more in our Global Sales Solution case study .)
We developed a service venture that integrated resources into a central enterprise providing services for states, commonwealths, and territories and associations of public sector officials. (Read more in our Joint Venture Enterprise case study .)
Enterprise integration can be experienced in any organization. What we do depends
on who you are and what your situation is. All that's needed is a person or group interested in better
linking within their own area or other areas anywhere, or everywhere, within the organization.
While the paths on this one may seem winding, circuitous, and perhaps not even necessary, the
journey and what is accomplished along the way can be more rewarding than anyone may initially
The New Community
Harper and Row Publishers
To learn more about what we do and how we have improved access and optimized resources for others
check out our Case Studies
Global Sales Solution;
Business Intelligence; and
Joint Venture. and some of our other
Sales Solutions; and
Access and Optimization
Contact us if you are interested in making
things better for you and those around you.