Integrated Decision Making

How do you make the really big decisions? Today’s business environment requires organizations to react more rapidly to outside influences, ever-changing environments, and stakeholder requirements. Despite wide spread understanding of the importance of having the right data available for decision most organizations approach to gathering information to support decisions hasn’t changed. Traditional heavy weight solutions to information, document and form management add to the problem by creating what can become costly barriers to agility and responsiveness. Powered by Excel and legacy systems this approach to organizational decision-making can be crippling because it so often leads to making decisions using the information the existing system makes available as opposed to the information that would be really useful. We’ve changed all that with ExAM. Performance Management Strategic Planning Enterprise Architecture Facilities Planning Human Resources Capital Planning IT Portfolio...

Understanding performance and assessments

Our performance management poster walks you through getting value from systematically managing the assessment process as a means of gathering information, understanding it and working collaboratively to implement a flexible decision support system. From practical things like managing facilities security inspections from included standard templates to more more complex requirements like maturity model and customer satisfaction...

ExAM Accounts

The Account tab offers you a place to quickly access all of the accounts. In many ExAM use cases the account can be thought of as a facility. Any accounts you have recently opened can be found in the Recent Accounts Box. All accounts can be accessed from the drop down menu at the top left of the page. You can select which type of accounts you want to view with the drop down menu on top right of the page. You can also easily drill down into each Account to see where the school is, the owner of the account, and other relevant information such as the number of employees and the school’s security assessment...

Extensible Assessment Management (ExAM) – Overview

The Extensible Assessment Manager (ExAM) application sits atop the Salesforce.com platform & provides an incredibly effective, versatile, & affordable toolset for process improvement, business analytics, & collaboration. With an emphasis on improving all aspects of facilities , operations, physical security & risk management, MB&A tailored ExAM to provide the following capabilities “out of the box” : Physical security assessments Visitor registration, monitoring& reporting Database management & mining (Crime statistics, performance, incident management, etc.) First rate reporting (tailorable, intuitive and adaptive) Interactive graphical interface (map overlays of crime statistics, boundaries, etc.) Work flow & task management Intuitive & comfortable user interface that emulates the feel of many of today’s popular social media sites Why we built Exam: ExAM directly seeks answers to critical questions regarding the current operations and physical security at a facility. Through the use of intuitive reporting and easy to use dashboards, critical business analytics are derived that will organizations: Reduce costs Reduced travel Make informed and prioritized decisions Increase security awareness Analytics provide a clear picture of current conditions Additional data provided on visitors, student and faculty attendance, etc. Reduce risk Make informed and timely threat assessments Prioritize decision making on critical infrastructure upgrades ExAM – A Powerful Tool For Management & Security Professionals The Salesforce.com platform and its apps can be thought of in much the same way that Apple platform and its apps. By creating a powerful and secure environment for developers Salesforce has enabled us to focus on what we know best…Facilities Management, Security and Decision Support. Because ExAM is hosted in the cloud your organization only pays for the service it needs...

ExAM Reports

The reports tab provides you a flexible analysis capability that will enable you to rapidly access and create reports to support both strategic and tactical decision-making. . The tools powerful out of the box reporting are easily extended to meet your requirements. The folders in the left hand side of the screen allow me to navigate to specific types of reports. The reports down the middle can be sorted to show recently viewed reports, or I can use the drop down menu to view all items, or items created by a specific person. I can also choose to view both reports and dashboards, only reports or only dashboards. All of our dashboards are “drillable” and have reports behind them. I can click through and see that specific report from the dashboard. I can create a new dashboard. To create my own dashboards and report simply click “new” and select the type of report or dashboard you would like to create from the drop down menu. Then select the data you want in your report and click run—It is that easy. Again if you want great results, you have to put a little bit of work into thinking about what information you need presented, but once you have it done its very simple to drag in the type of components you want and choose from data...

ExAM Dashboards

The Dashboards tab allows you many different options for analytic components. I can come in and create new reports and new dashboards very easily. Dashboards can be structured to meet your specific requirements. For this example we are going to show three types of data that can help organizations quickly assess what changes can be made to their physical security to improve their students learning environment. The Assessment Completion Dashboard allows you to quickly and easily tell how many of your assessments have been completed and therefor how complete your current analytics are at this point in time. The Assessment Analytics Dashboard shows you which physical security elements need improvement nationwide. The Crime Dashboard shows National crime incidents in areas surrounding our organization. By comparing the data in this Dashboard with the data in the Assessment Analytics Dashboard we can easily prioritize which facilities are put in the most risk by inadequate physical security measures....