CEO’s Conductor Baton
CP4 provides simultaneously collaborative simulation from different business units to visualise the impacts of different decisions and future actions.
CEO is often asked to make a final call for a critical decision with very limited options provided by different departments. For an operational decision, it usually involves with main business units while many uncertainties are raised by different units. It is common that different unit has its own view about the risk and uncertainty. Moreover, the decision usually only has very limited options, and due to the votes are splitter cross business units, the decision is sent to CEO. However, most of the information received by CEO actually has been largely re-worked and simplified. At that moment, with all the business unit heads around the table, there is no tool available for CEO to ask a simple question, what-if we do this and how about we do that? Can we estimate the impacts now? In a traditional meeting, the typical answer will be every business unit go back to their team to do different assessments and evaluations, and maybe take another few days to consolidate, but we need a decision now. That means, CEO is often asked to make an non-informative decision.
For critical decision, CEO should be able to work with different business units like an orchestra. By controlling the baton, the music can be played in a harmonious way. CP4 is designed specifically to make sure such a collaborative planning and what-if simulation is possible when CEO needs the precision what-if simulation for impacts and what if the future actions are executed.
When various planning models are linked with cubes cross business units and consolidated through hierarchical organisation. CP4 provides the capabilities to allow simultaneous planning adjustments in real-time. Certainly, any what-if may require a domain expert to adjust the planning model. However, as long as the planing cubes are connected the planners can adjust their own model simultaneously in real-time. When one planner changes the simulation model to fit in the new scenario, the other dependent planning model will be adjusted automatically, hence, planners from different business units can collaboratively simulate the new scenario. Then, it is possible to explore various future scenarios, possible actions, create future events to compare the impacts and assessments in front of CEO. If CEO is the conductor for an enterprise orchestra, CP4 is the conductor baton, so the orchestra even composed by different players can follow the interpretation from CEO to play harmonious music beautifully.