West Monroe Named in Forrester’s Latest Report “Data Warehouse Automation Platforms Help Close The Data-To-Insight Gap”

West Monroe Named in Forrester’s Latest Report “Data Warehouse Automation Platforms Help Close The Data-To-Insight Gap”

Forrester just released the following report; “Data Warehouse Automation Platforms Help Close The Data-To-Insight Gap.” According to the report’s key takeaways, “agile BI requires more than just agile dashboards” and “DWA enables BI self-service for use cases requiring a data warehouse.” We are honored to see West Monroe’s Rapid Analytics Platform (RAP) cited in this report that covers...

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Uncommon Sense: False Hope

Uncommon Sense: False Hope

In this blog, I identify several pitfalls that can stand in the way of creating value. Unless leaders acknowledge these potential pitfalls and take steps to mitigate them, then the idea of creating value is nothing more than a false hope. This is the third blog in a series I’m writing, targeted to those with a stake in creating value in companies.…

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Time Varying Rates: Helping Utilities Mitigate Modern Day Grid Challenges While Keeping Customer Rates Affordable

Time Varying Rates: Helping Utilities Mitigate Modern Day Grid Challenges While Keeping Customer Rates Affordable

The price that you pay for electricity may be very different from what your neighbor may pay, or the small shop down the street, the farmer upstate, or the large Industrial plant miles away. Utility rates have many components, including the type of customer you are (residential, commercial agriculture, etc.), amount of energy used, income level, location, and many other factors.…

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Perseverance For Women Leaders: An Energy Industry On The Cusp Of Great Change

Perseverance For Women Leaders: An Energy Industry On The Cusp Of Great Change

“Perseverance: Be Energized. Be Bold. Be You!” As a longtime member and supporter of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN), three representatives from our Energy & Utilities practice attended the WEN 2019 National Conference. The theme of the conference focused on how women can use their perseverance, energy, boldness, and unique aspects to shape the future of an industry on the...

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Why a Configure, Price, Quote Solution Can Create Harmony for Sales and Finance Executives

Why a Configure, Price, Quote Solution Can Create Harmony for Sales and Finance Executives

A Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) implementation discussion held in a sales silo can have a detrimental impact both upstream and downstream, but when discussed in unison can provide high value to both sales and finance. For any sales executive, the universal, albeit simplified, goal is to sell products or services that make the company money, ultimately driving commission for said executive.…

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4 Big Mistakes in M&A Sell-Side Divestiture Due Diligence

4 Big Mistakes in M&A Sell-Side Divestiture Due Diligence

Sellers are increasingly focused on speed to deal execution because competition is fierce and valuations are high. In this type of deal environment, it is more important than ever to perform high-quality sell-side diligence to meet timelines and avoid value erosion. In our experience advising on 400-plus deals annually, the quality of sell-side analysis in a carveout situation is often...

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Bringing REV Thinking to the Natural Gas Shortage in Westchester County

Bringing REV Thinking to the Natural Gas Shortage in Westchester County

In 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo launched New York’s signature energy policy, Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). One of the goals of REV is to commit the state to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40%. While this goal is central to the policy’s purpose of creating a dynamic, clean energy economy, it is also not entirely aligned with the construction of new gas pipelines in the area.…

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Software M&A: 4 Trends Shaping the Hottest Mid-Market Sector

Software M&A: 4 Trends Shaping the Hottest Mid-Market Sector

It’s well known that software is one of the hottest sectors for M&A. The middle market, where West Monroe primarily advises, makes up the highest proportion of deal flow this decade, and we don’t expect that to slow down anytime soon. We’ll likely continue to see high valuations and multiples for software businesses in 2019 and expect competition to remain high among private equity and...

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A Cloud Database Platform is Critical for Peak Performance

A Cloud Database Platform is Critical for Peak Performance

I’ve heard it many times.  Business leaders feel that since they moved their databases to a cloud provider, they won’t need their database administrative (DBA) staff.  The thought is, “the cloud provider will manage that.”  While cloud platforms do help alleviate some of the repetitive tasks of database administration, there are many functions that are not automatically accounted for in the...

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Transitioning from College to a Career in Management and Technology Consulting

Transitioning from College to a Career in Management and Technology Consulting

The transition from school to a career in the consulting industry requires a quick learning curve to get up-to-speed on new ways of working, communicating, and developing ideas. For many campus hires, preconceived expectations of how their first few months in the workplace will progress are quickly altered as they begin working with unique clients, on new technologies, and in industries they...

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