Management Blog and case study

COVID-19 – Reinventing Ourselves to Last!

October 8th 2020

Reinventing Ourselves to Last

The current global pandemic is disrupting our social, economic, and personal environment. I am proposing to you today a reflection that aims to support your managerial approach in this imposed step back.

First, the diversity of economic activities and the intrinsic nature of each industry results in variations in the goals that each company can set for itself during this turbulent period.

Far be it from me to think the vision I share with you is a panacea for everyone's challenges.

Shift to 'Lean' Management with CTRL

September 13th 2019

Shift to Lean Management With CTRL

CTRL management solutions enable and drive the application of three key Lean management principles through some unique features of CTRL’s application platform: CTRL/Smigg, our modular and integrated global management system.

  • Muda: the elimination of anything worthless, be either time or material
  • Muri: optimizing and simplifying the company’s processes to reduce or even eliminate overwork and overload
  • Mura: the variability, or irregularity of the application of processes by material or human resources to increase the quality and volume of goods or services produced

More than just a technology platform, CTRL/Smigg is a business operational platform that offers tremendous flexibility to adapt to the entrepreneur’s vision and key processes.

THE CONSTRUCTION SITE IN THE WEB AND MOBILITY ERA

February 6th 2018

Construction Site | Web and Mobility

In recent years, all sectors have been shaken up by the forced revision of their business model with the advent of the web and mobile technologies.

With new possibilities for the project manager and the site manager to increase their management efficiency and the quality of their deliverables, the construction industry is no exception.

CTRL CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF COMPUTERIZED MANAGEMENT PRODUCTIVITY!

April 3rd 2017

CTRL

Coming from an IT division of an engineering consulting firm, CTRL was founded in 1992.

CTRL’s strategic vision is based on the observation that many companies are looking for an advanced management solution but at a price significantly lower than the ERP solutions offered by the global players in the industry.

Mobile document management for construction sites

August 18th 2016

Document Management | Construction

The volume of documents and communications in the construction industry is no secret.

In fact, few are those who minimize the administrative burden that directly impacts their projects' profitability.

Today's computer science offers us these quick and instant recipes, which are, on the surface, quite simple to implement.

Ultimately, the principle boils down to managing project documents and the exchange of information between project stakeholders. No?

Managing Resistance to Change

April 4th 2016

Managing Resistance to Change

Have you ever had the impression that you were being told anything when faced with a simple prerogative in the progress of a project? That you were being served illogical comments about your structured approach? Comments that were not fundamentally focused on constructive dynamics and advancement of the project? If so, rest assured, you are not the only manager in this situation.

DEPLOYMENT OF "OBJECT" SYSTEMS, SOA IN MANAGEMENT MODE

July 15th 2015

SOA in Management Mode

The web and mobility multiply the operational dimensions of an ERP computerization project. Classical methodologies for deploying systems that were already producing mixed success are now facing an augmented reality, a Rubik's cube of 10 by 10 in terms of the variables to be managed.

This multiplication of variables can more than ever lead a company to significant issues if the computerization project's management is not adapted to the new operational paradigms introduced by web and mobile technologies.

NO MORE INCOMPATIBILITY PROBLEMS. CTRL GROUP: THE INTEGRATED IT SOLUTION!

December 31st 2013

The CTRL Solution

How many times have you heard an employee complain about software running poorly or too slowly on their device; or even say that it is safer to enter duplicate data due to incompatibility of some software? These are just two of many examples. However, there is a way to avoid these kinds of problems and that is precisely what the CTRL Group offers.

CRM – XRM, Back to the Future!

January 23rd 2013

CRM - XRM

During the past few years, I have had the opportunity to be invited to present the operational concepts behind CRMs (Customer Relationship Management), a conference during which I was asked to introduce the less familiar concept of XRMs (Extended Relationship Management).

It is very much intrigued that I had to answer basic questions relating to the operationalization of the tool instead of questions that focused, for example, on a vision, such as “What more could I do in the future with a CRM, what would be my next step?”.

The Human at the Heart of an IT Project

August 30th 2012

Human Factor

An article in “Direction informatique” magazine entitled “Implanter les TI avec succès: tenir compte du facteur humain” (Implement It Successfully: Take the Human Factor Into Account) exposed the human challenges that come with an IT project.

The End of the Web… Seriously!

February 15th 2012

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Seriously…
I'm not used to it, and, above all, I have no interest in sensationalism, polemics for polemics, in short for demagoguery. But here, the misinformation is a bit too exaggerated for me. Excuse this post, maybe a little more emotional; I will recover my senses for the next one.

Technologies: Don’t Confuse “Tool” and “Solution”

December 5th 2011

ERP Solutions and Tools

Through my years of experience, I have noticed that company managers who come up against business problems often confuse a management tool with a solution.

While not negating the role a technological tool plays in solving a management problem, there is a need to acknowledge certain basic principles to avoid exacerbating a problem rather than solving it.

CRM, XRM, Deploy Your Magic!

July 15th 2011

XRM, CRM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management) tools and solutions and, more recently, XRM (Extended Relationship Management) constitute essential levers in customer relationship management.

We seek to optimize contact and communication with our client or a strategic third party for our organization through these tools. The central objective: maximize the positive experience of the customer or the third party in his dealings with our team.

BE MOBILE, YES… BUT NOT ANYWHERE!

February 11th 2011

Be Mobile

Taking a moment to surf a period of accelerated growth, I realize how much time has passed since my previous post.

The first question that comes to my mind is, "what did I do during this period that kept me so busy that I didn't take an hour to share my passion?"

Is Your Customer Better Informed Than You?

January 7th 2011

Do you know your client?

The advent of the Internet has revolutionized the way we view and promote the goods we sell. Today, you are undoubtedly more visible than you’ve ever been before and make a point of constantly investing in optimizing your online position. Sales are what counts, and your Internet portal is a strategic tool.

The Illusion of Performance

October 9th 2009

Recipe for Success

What if I told you that I found the recipe, the exact methodology to drive your business to success by titillating you with some simple yet powerful principles?

Social Networks: Commercial Lever or Management Setback?

May 9th 2009

Social Networks

Obviously, it is a hot topic that firstly imposes a proposal for a definition. I will adopt the definition of "Social Network" as proposed by Wikipedia. It strikes me as fair and well documented.

Structured or Unstructured Information?

May 1st 2009

Sound Management Practices

Referring to the article titled “Legal IT 3.0” produced last April by Alain Beaulieu of the Direction Informatique magazine, I find it reassuring that we are bringing to the fore the notion of “sound management practices” as a start of an effective solution for the exploitation of organizational information.