Indecision is a decision. One that can impact your financial results especially at the speed of business in today’s marketplace. Edwin Miller and the 9Lenses approach, gives you the tools and focus to make the necessary changes to stay focused on your business goals and objectives. Edwin, a dynamic and engaging speaker, incorporates a real life perspective into his presentation and pushes you to use the 9Lenses of business to think outside the box on how to productively move forward.
Edwin presented a change management workshop for our team. His approach, method, and software tool were spot on in capturing our complex issues. His expert facilitation of the change management process was engaging, dynamic, and put the correct “lens" on the discussion. I would strongly recommend Edwin for future use.
Today's business environment is complex. To best serve your clients and stay ahead of the competition you need to look at your business from many views. Snapshot9, an offering of 9Lenses, gives you a penetrating view of your company’s financial model and valuation opportunities. 9Lenses allows you to focus on areas to take your business to the next level.
9Lenses’ crowd sourcing software provided piercing insight into every part of my business. I’ve never seen anything comparable! It’s like McKinsey’s analytics meets Yammer’s social engagement platform—but better. 9Lenses’ application sessions are entirely cloud-based which enabled us to pinpoint actionable opportunities for improvement in hours, not weeks or months. The analytics are rich, deep, and comprehensive. A must have for any business committed to continuous improvement.
As the leader of a rapidly growing business, I needed to begin the process of gaining clarity across the organization to drive informed and improved decision making. The 9Lenses is helping me begin this assessment in an extremely clear and concise way. The 9Lenses provides great clarity into the business. It cuts through the labyrinth of management and strategy theories that leaders are constantly trying to adapt to their organizations and really pinpoints the areas where focus is needed.
At ODIN we provide visibility to our clients and internally we spend a lot of time and effort creating performance dashboards for each project; yet we never have had a lens on the health of the whole company. The 9lenses is the only application I have ever seen that leverages a company's internal intellectual property to expose weaknesses and create real strength. The on-going information has really focused our communication, strategy and brought the whole company, in five different locations, much tighter together.
As a former management consultant who delivered company assessments for many multiples of what the 9Lenses costs, I initially told Edwin I will either be the best friend 9Lenses ever had or its worst nightmare. As a four-time CEO who just recently took over as CEO of another company, it was critical for me to understand all aspects of the business as quickly as possible while making sure I listen to all stakeholders in the company. The 9Lenses application provided exactly what I needed. In fact, it enabled me to build further credibility across the company by reinforcing the culture of openness and intellectual honesty we are trying to create. I am now 9Lenses' best friend.
You have taken what can be a very challenging process and created a tool that can help create clarity for the evaluation of any business entity. This is a tool that can be very useful to any CEO, investment banker, investor, or anyone interested in evaluating the true health of an organization.
We have been running so fast and fighting so hard for new opportunities, no one fully knew if our feet were actually under our body! The 9Lenses tool offered clarity around the health of the company and provided specific insight into what aspects of our business needed support to sustain the pace and realize our goals. The 9Lenses tool also proved to be a very collaborative process that pulled the company together for meaningful and actionable dialogue.
As a venture capitalist currently sitting on two public boards, I have seen the explosive growth CEOs and executives can achieve when they keep their teams on point, and I've also seen the utter failure when they don't. In today's high velocity business world, 9Lenses gives an immensely practical, social, and repeatable approach to replicate the successes and avoid the pitfalls. The social layer of the 9Lenses uniquely engages the participants allowing for real time execution with deep insight into what is actually happening in the business, thereby turbocharging enterprise performance in companies of all sizes.
After attending a CFO Alliance event, I was exposed to the ‘final product’ of all these years of hard work, experience, systematic and methodical information gathering that Edwin has been able to translate into a compilation of tools called the 9Lenses. At this event we had the opportunity to witness the simplicity of the application of one of the Lenses (Financial), and the remarkably positive impact that it can have in all types of businesses and organizations. I look forward to other events where I can get to see, in more detail, the benefits of the other eight Lenses, and introducing them to my organization.
Although we are in the early stages of analyzing our 9Lenses results, the insight gained so far has been nothing short of amazing. The 9Lenses has provided us a framework to examine every aspect of our business, not a just a few. We now have a baseline of analytics within each Lens and Sub-lens that will be used to measure future progress. Most importantly, 9Lenses has uncovered communication gaps," said Dusty Wince, CEO, Knowledge Consulting Group, "after reviewing the results, my first thought is that it takes a certain amount of courage to assess your company from the inside-out. I now believe it would be leadership suicide not to assess the company on a regular basis. The entire 9Lenses process to achieve the deep dive analysis into KCG was straightforward and uncomplicated. There was no labor investment required. In the past, we've used the well-known consulting firms to analyze the company and provide us an assessment. It was intrusive and invasive on everyone in the company's time, took far too long for results, and the amount of time KCG had to educate the consulting firm on our business was enormous. Not to mention the results were mostly what we told them versus what they analyzed and identified. The price is a tremendous bargain.
I was extremely impressed with the 9Lenses customization for the small-to-mid size federal IT contractor. The analytics were very insightful and demonstrated a deep understanding of the federal IT marketplace and OnPoint's key business drivers. I was also very impressed that the 9Lenses assessment was able to identify OnPoint's major organizational challenges in less than a day. Our leadership team has engaged in many years of in-depth strategic planning and self-analysis, had this been available prior we could have saved extensive time and energy. With the 9Lenses results in hand, we can develop a "path forward" to improve communication across the organization and close some of the identified knowledge gaps.
The 9Lenses are an outstanding framework and web applications that provide a very comprehensive approach to measure and prioritize key opportunities for your entire company,” said Gustavo Lisboa, Americas Lean & Quality Manager at Rexam. “It is an excellent platform to evaluate how efficient were the decisions taken overtime. In my opinion, all business executives should consider the platform to maximize results and improve visibility of their whole organization.
Whether your strategy includes acquisitions or internal operational fitness, the 9Lenses provide a framework to assess the key vital elements of an operation. This lays out all the data points in an organized and systematic fashion in which you can logically measure strengths and weaknesses and clearly see where your opportunities for growth and improvement may abound.
As a former public company CEO and current growth equity investor,” said John Burton, Managing Partner of Updata Partners. “I have always looked for a consistent method, both qualitatively and quantitatively, to objectively assess company merit and performance. The 9Lenses is the only framework I have seen that performs that task, and does it across all types of companies. Any CEO, Director or investor needs to learn about this game-changing approach.
As a CEO, I have tried several different models to measure my company's overall health and provide a framework for continuous improvement. None were comprehensive enough or easily tailored for my business. The 9Lenses is helping me assess and align ALL aspects of my business. For the first time, I feel like I am implementing a framework that is comprehensive, repeatable, and will actually work for my company. The feedback from our initial assessment and application of the 9Lenses has been extremely positive. The web-tools make the implementation easy for my managers and me.
I wish I had the 9Lenses 3 years ago when I joined China Telecom.
Its very challenging to try to find something that is comprehensive and yet I can hold it in my head” and its cohesive.. -The 9Lenses- is thinking about business that I found extraordinarily powerful after 30 years of working in executive programs and MBA programs around the country.
Snapshot9 gives you a powerful and intuitive diagnostic of where your organization is now and points to ways to drive your business forward by focusing on three levers of performance: touch, margin, and volume. As an accounting professor, I have worked with executives and their organizations that struggle with getting and understanding and using information to make decisions to solve their business problems. What is refreshing and novel about Snapshot9 is its simplicity and power to give a clear roadmap to improving your firm’s overall profitability and market position.
For me, 9Lenses was the ultimate business learning solution. As XL Associates and ALON Inc. began to merge, I sought out an enterprise management platform capable of revealing and synthesizing each organization's strengths. I wanted to move toward harmony and stave off the confusion that so often accompanies large acquisitions. 9Lenses provided insight beyond my wildest expectation. It's like E-Discovery gone social. With 9Lenses, it's easy to conduct internal assessments and business intelligence studies inside one platform. Best of all, 9Lenses' analytics made my data insightful and immediately actionable. Any company in the government services sector who wants to keep their edge and avoid falling into the "just another contractor" syndrome should invest in 9Lenses.
The perspective we gained from the 9Lenses 360 was really extraordinary and invaluable. In just three days elapsed time, we had a rich, multi-facetted and comprehensive perspective on our company and our team. We have used these insights in numerous ways, and we can can’t speak highly enough of the process and the value of doing it. We were initially skeptical due to the size of our team (under 20 people). I am very grateful we didn’t allow this to hold us back from the 360, as we would have “walked right past”, invaluable revelations that are now key to steering the company in the right directions. I am also thrilled that we’ll be able to redo the 360 and quantitatively measure our progress in areas that previously would have been entirely subjective!
I am enthralled with the approach 9Lenses takes to focus “process improvement” initiatives and eager to gain greater insight into the analytical underpinnings of your platform. I Look forward to a rewarding partnership and broadening the 9L's “sphere of influence” across Raytheon.
9Lenses is a leading provider of Social Enterprise Performance Software, and delivers a breakthrough insight platform for the most critical resource in our business – our people. With a fast growing customer set, we empower our customers to have a quantifiable approach for driving clarity, collective learning, and alignment. Determine how your business performs across all 9Lenses today, through the eyes of your key stakeholders.