This year, 2015, went by so quickly. It was a rapid year of change for me and my clients. Now I want to settle into 2016 and set my intentions before the year begins.
Closing Year-End is Like a Month-End Close on Steroids
2015 is coming to an end and 2016 will be here before we know it. It is time to starting thinking about closing 2015 and drafting resolutions for 2016. Let’s talk about ending 2015 first. Closing year-end is like a month-end close on steroids. Because so many people look at the year-end financials, you owe it to yourself and your readers to do the deep house cleaning on the December financials. Start with a detailed listing of tasks. Make sure that note when each task was completed. That will allow you to understand timing. Need some help starting the close process? Take a look at Orchestra's month-end close page.
Optimizing OBEER is about Vision
Optimizing OrchestratedBEER is a series of concepts designed for a brewery to get the most out of the software. Whether you are a beginner or the largest brewery out there, you can benefit from applying these concepts at your brewery. There are two major concepts to understand; the OBEER Lifecycle and the OBEER Organizational Groups. The lifecycle is defined as Implementation, Stabilization and Maximization. Implementation ends when modules "go live". That means that all modules are installed and the brewery is using some part of each module. Stabilization occurs when everyone in the brewery trusts the data. It takes a while to truly trust the numbers in the system. It is very important to get to this level so that frustration level of the brewery to decreases back to normal levels. Maximization occurs when the brewery relies on OBEER to run the brewery. Tall order, yes, but that is ultimately why the brewery purchased the software in the first place.