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What does a best-in-class data-driven executive management look like?

In this article, we discuss how best-in-class data-driven executive management looks like. We define executive management as tasks including the planning process, reporting & controlling, decision making and execution. All these areas can have varying degrees of maturity concerning data-driven management. In this blog article we introduce a quick maturity assessment so you can assess …

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Top 5 OKRs every SaaS startup & scaleup needs to use – including benchmarks for managing expectations what “good” means for a certain key result

OKR is a methodology where you define objectives (the “O” in OKR) on corporate and department level and make them measurable with key results (the “KR in OKR”). OKRs empower employees by giving them the freedom to decide how a certain objective is achieved. While there are several OKRs that are generic, we would like …

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Evaluation-criteria of system landscapes for B2B SaaS-startups & -scaleups

ValueWorks is an analytics company that integrates SaaS-systems across all company domains. Therefore we have unique insights which systems are used by B2B SaaS-startups & -scaleups from customers and sales discussions. We also have a clear perspective which systems make sense at which company stage. In this blogpost, we will introduce the evaluation criteria a …

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The path to complete integration of OKRs within your organization

Many companies have developed elaborate tools for the effective application of Objectives & Key Results in companies and organizations. However, we found that while some tools started integrating with other functional systems, none is fully integrated with the complete data cube that is available to companies. As a result, planning, execution, and reporting are disconnected …

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ESG

ESG for Tech Companies: How to quickly fulfill the expectations of investors, public authorities & young talents

Situation Investors are increasingly demanding transparent communication of the implications of corporate actions for the environment and society, as well as their consequences for the business model, as part of ESG (environmental, social and governance) reporting. Significant developments are also currently taking place at the regulatory level and among various private sector organizations that will …

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Scalability of your SaaS business

Is your SaaS business scalable? How to get an indication of scalability through your gross margin

One of the most used buzzwords in the start-up ecosystem is scalability. But this doesn’t make it less important. In his last TED talk in April 2022, Elon Musk elaborated lengthy on the importance of being able to deliver at scale, being the most important factor on why TESLA has been successful, while other car …

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Project Profitability Calculation

How ValueWorks helps professional services companies to enhance the profitability of their projects

Situation: complex cost-structures of projects in professional service companies Professional service companies as management consultancies, IT consultancies, creative -, media- or recruitment agencies work in a project-based business model. The project code serves as the primary key to merge data around a project such as turnover and costs of individual projects. Costs in the professional …

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Total Cost of Ownership comparison: Traditional BI project vs. ValueWorks

ValueWorks provides a cost-effective and significantly faster alternative to a traditional BI project to build appropriate enterprise control. ValueWorks reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) by more than 50%. The following article presents a sample calculation. The traditional approach in the area of business management is to build an individual solution using BI tools …

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DATEV Startup Community: Wie man die DATEV-Finanzdaten als SaaS Unternehmen mit wenig Aufwand investorenfreundlich aufbereitet

Abstract: Eines der typischen Probleme von Startups ist es, die bestehende DATEV-Finanzdaten aus dem in Deutschland weit verbreiteten Gesamtkostenverfahren in einen Investoren-freundliches Format (sprich ins international übliche Umsatzkostenverfahren) zu bringen. Der Artikel behandelt drei Fragestellungen: 1) Was ist im Kontext von SaaS eine sinnvolle Struktur für das Investoren-Reporting, 2) Wie kann ich diese Struktur effizient …

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ValueWorks partners with Microsoft Azure to run cloud operations

As a startup targeting SME customers from the digital economy, we had to select a cloud platform that supports our growth from cloud qualities, cost and trust perspective.We selected Microsoft Azure as our preferred cloud platform because of: Provisioning of needed technology components for front-end, back-end and data warehouse Leading cloud qualities (incl. availability, security, …

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