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William McKnight

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I will periodically be sharing my thoughts and observations on information management here in the blog. I am passionate about the effective creation, management and distribution of information for the benefit of company goals, and I'm thrilled to be a part of my clients' growth plans and connect what the industry provides to those goals. I have played many roles, but the perspective I come from is benefit to the end client. I hope the entries can be of some modest benefit to that goal. Please share your thoughts and input to the topics.

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William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at

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Imagine looking at real tablular output from your operational system or data warehouse, wondering what the impact would be on all the other cells if you actually changed the value in one of the cells. In Maxager, an enterprise profit optimization (EPO) solution, that is possible. Maxager is a business intelligence application that tackles the complex multi-variable analysis in determining return on assets (ROA). ROA, in turn, can help companies decide on what products to produce and emphasize, who to sell to, where to produce the goods and how to charge for them - the main decisions of Maxager's target market. Marketing can be refocused, capacity reallocated, products rationalized, pricing adjusted and 'hidden winners' pushed based on Maxager's analysis.

Unfortunately, the target market is currently limited to 'heavy industry' type companies. However, at least, I wanted to share the idea of editing report output and seeing the impacts as a potential feature for the broader business intelligence market to consider.

Posted November 17, 2006 2:29 PM
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