How to use metrics and a dashboard

Berkonomics

Only then, after when the information might have been useful, could I see how well I did. That’s how you would feel if you ran your company without a dashboard containing relevant metrics that drive your company. Have you ever driven a car that had no speedometer?

Ninja Metrics: Apply Predictive Analytics To Makes Games More Profitable

socalTECH

In the world of online, mobile, and social games, there are now petabytes of data being collected by companies on what users are doing in those games--and trying to make sense of all that information. Explain what Ninja Metrics is doing?

Image Metrics Buys FacePro

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation software, said Thursday that it has acquired FacePro , a developer of lip sync technology used by art directors. FacePro develops technology which analyzes audio information to automatically drive facial animation. According to Image Metrics, FacePro's products are used by video game publishers such as Activision, Ubisoft, THQ, Square Eniq, and visual effects studio Industrial Light & Magic.

BetterWorks Adds Metrics Dashboard

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the employee fringe benefits management service, said late Friday that it has added a new company metrics dashboard to its product. The company said the information will help companies build the best solution for their particular company culture. According to BetterWorks, the new feature allows businesses to measure their employee spending habits and interests in fringe benefits.

Ninja Metrics: Applying Predictive Analytics To Make Games More Profitable

socalTECH

In the world of online, mobile, and social games, there are now petabytes of data being collected by companies on what users are doing in those games--and trying to make sense of all that information. Explain what Ninja Metrics is doing?

Ninja Metrics: Applying Predictive Analytics To Makes Games More Profitable

socalTECH

In the world of online, mobile, and social games, there are now petabytes of data being collected by companies on what users are doing in those games--and trying to make sense of all that information. Explain what Ninja Metrics is doing?

Use metrics and a dashboard. ACT upon variances.

Berkonomics

Only then, after when the information might have been useful, could I see how well I did. That’s how you would feel if you ran your company without a dashboard containing relevant metrics that drive your company.

Accounting: What kind of bean counter do you need?

Berkonomics

Many early stage founders and CEO’s believe they can delegate design and creation of metrics, flash reports, analytical reports and more from their bookkeepers. And at some early stages, a bookkeeper can prepare such information. Close.

Does your team know your playbook?

Berkonomics

From experience and from information about the competition, a coach creates a playbook that contains detailed plans for actions or plays that the entire team must know without question and execute without pause in order to win games and advance toward the playoffs.

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How to Prepare for a Board Meeting to Make Sure you Crush It

Both Sides of the Table

Most board meetings are administrative updates that accomplish very little other than inform board members about the performance of the company since the last board meeting. People debate the information you put in front of them.

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Email open rates: Your best marketing test

Berkonomics

Although both metrics vary widely between types of audience, you should work to exceed a six percent open rate and two percent click rate for your emails containing sales or marketing information.

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Create a Powerful Dashboard.

Berkonomics

Real time information is critical to real time decision-making, and increasingly in the modern business world, decisions are made by management without extended meetings or discussion with others. Earliest warning metrics: What good is information if you can’t act upon it in a timely manner?

Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder

SoCal CTO

I promised to do this post as a follow-up to the session to provide additional links and information. Once you build it, they will now ask you about the key metrics that they need proven in order to see if you really are a good investment.

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Eyeballs aren’t everything.

Berkonomics

Back when we were all trying to figure out the real value of traffic on the web, we investors – and acquiring companies – got a bit crazy with metrics used to value acquisitions and investments.

The three step dance – creating a great company

Berkonomics

You can use or discard the information you receive. Making the effort to gather metrics from the field in any form and then ignoring it, takes guts and determination – and in most cases a measure of stupidity. Without this, any information received is suspect.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

What are your key Startup Metrics ? How much member profile information do you need before allowing a user to login? Location/Geography - are you using geographic information? Analytics/Metrics - what are the key startup metrics that you will need to track?

Startups Should Focus On Their Net Profit Score Not Potential Promoters

InfoChachkie

A company''s Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a beloved metric slavishly tracked and reported by product marketing and customer support executives of both established and nascent enterprises. Ask them for the colleague''s contact information.

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Entreprenuer Network

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 1, 2007 Entreprenuer Network Great post by Ben Kuo - The Importance of the “Network&# to Entrepreneurs - the informal connections between people in the technology industry here who have a vested interest in helping entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

What are your key Startup Metrics ? How much member profile information do you need before allowing a user to login? Location/Geography - are you using geographic information? Analytics/Metrics - what are the key startup metrics that you will need to track?

Investors, MVPs and Evidence of Traction

SoCal CTO

If you do build the MVP and show it to them, they will ask you about your metrics. They really want metrics, not a product. However, the good news is that for most investors, you can certainly change the question and get a lot more information without ever building the MVP.

Does Your Team Know What Success Looks Like?

Alon Schwartz

It didn’t change the metrics that were important for the business. The vision of success for the overall business is a critical piece of information that is often not clearly communicated to everyone. Shot of a group of businesspeople high fiving in an office.

Evolve Media Partners With Viewability Audit Firm

socalTECH

Moat will provide Evolve Media with information on brand metrics for display and video ads, as well as information on viewability, to Evolve. Los Angeles-based Evolve Media , the parent company of CraveOnline and TotallyHer, said late last night that it is in a partnership with Moat , where Moat will help to audit the viewability of all of its properties.

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Could you answer these tough investor questions?

Berkonomics

In my years of investing, I’ve developed a set of tough questions that are sure to elicit both information and a vibrant dialog – questions not on the usual checklists of angel groups or investors. By: Arthur Lipper.

Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

Both Sides of the Table

When you raise money from investors you produce information that you are told they want and care about: A fund-raising deck that articulates your company strategy, plans, team, market, competitors and so forth. If “no” then you know it’s a waste to send the information.

I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund-Raising Decks as a Link.

Both Sides of the Table

Detailed roadmap of features you plan to build Detailed customer information Salary information Any other information you wouldn’t want seen or know by your competitors or a larger audience In short, there is nothing in your deck that should give you pause or make you feel like you can’t just send the damn file to somebody. I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund-Raising Decks as a Link.

Document Your MVP for a Developer

SoCal CTO

For example, if you are trying to determine viral coefficient (see Startup Metrics ), then the focus should be around those aspects of the MVP. It's fine to send out documents that have older information.

Burstly Buys TestFlight

socalTECH

TestFlight's product provides iOS developers with information on an app's audience, revenue, engagement, and other metrics.

How The Promise Of Social Media Advertising Is Measuring Up For Adly

socalTECH

It''s a combination of leveraging our data to provide activation of users, by sending out the posts, and really providing brands with the metrics of before, during, and after a campaign. In addition, those platforms are not providing the metrics that marketers need.

How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

In the real world you build board decks with financial information, administrative information and key strategic topics you’re trying to flesh out and decisions you’re trying to make or seeking approval on. The full financial details and metrics were in the deck. So my time was freed up to call board members in advance and walk them through our metrics and understand any concerns. Establishing Metrics & Monitoring Success (or Failures).

If it can be counted, the CFO owns it.

Berkonomics

Failure to manage to plan, and failure to inform the board of dangerous excursions, caused this company to fail as the VC’s decided ultimately not to continue to pour money into the investment. There is a simple way to define the responsibilities of the chief financial officer.

The new Berkus SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS COLLECTION – eBooks and books

Berkonomics

Creating metrics. How much information do you give an investor? New forms of metrics for your business. Announcing EIGHT new mini-books and eBooks by Master Entrepreneur, Dave Berkus , just released by The Berkus Press.

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5 Virginia Startups at Collision 2018 That Should Be on Your Radar

Tech.Co

The product blends data mining, cognitive AI, and learning science to analyze a company’s competencies and present the information through simple reporting in order to gain valuable insights from their big data.

Santa Monica’s Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Products

LATechDigest

Our clients now have access to four distinct analytics applications that will help them to make smarter, more strategic and more informed talent decisions.”.

Accountants “plan-alyze”. Bookkeepers count beans.

Berkonomics

Many early stage CEO’s believe they can delegate design and creation of metrics, flash reports, analytical reports and more to their bookkeepers. And at some early stages, a bookkeeper is capable of preparing such information. There is a benefit to using a good accountant to help devise critical reports for a corporation; and CEO’s must quickly become financially savvy in the analysis of financial statements and metrics that measure the health of a business.

Why You’re Not Getting the Most out of Your Board

Both Sides of the Table

Provide enough information that non management board members could have a real debate about my strategic issues. Provide information / context (15%). Provide information (40-50%). What information should be provide & when.