When making a decision, often times it is important that you ensure that you are the most informed on the situation at hand. In order to increase the chances of you making the correct decision you want to have access to the most amount of data as well as ensuring you aren’t flooded with useless information that bogs down the decision making process. While it is theoretically impossible to ensure that you have every important piece of information that will play a role in the outcome of your decision, skilled decision makers will do everything in there power to weight out everything that is available to them.

Often times the process of executing important decisions can prove to be quite a taxing endeavor. The sheer gravity of decision making can often lead even the most experienced limited to execute the decision with not having gathered all the information they would like to or to spend excess time and resources tracking down all the information only for variables to have changed due to time and cost deposited into the efforts.

Let’s talk about these two executions of decision making in a real world scenario such as a portfolio management system. Occasionally a company may want to undergo a portfolio management audit in order to gather information on everything they are involved so they can make decisions on items such as resource allocation, budgeting, etc. The process of executing a portfolio management audit is daunting as it evaluates basically everything and with a scope as large as that there is going to be some friction points. You will most likely have to gather information through several mediums as well as having to target different information when it comes to different topics. Through the process of executing information collection described above you are likely left with gaps in information that could have been lost through many of the transfer points or even just not targeted in the initial gathering. This leaves you with the option of utilizing the information that you have access to, even though it might be only 80 percent of the information you wanted to have, or going through the hassle of recollecting and compiling the information again with the possibility that you still have gaps in the information or during the time it took you to execute the data collection and compiling the variables have since changed thus putting you into a vicious cycle that seems to pressure you into executing decisions based partial data or utilizing excess resources. While these issue are often times inevitable and part of the reason why you want to rely on intelligent experienced individuals executing cost risk analysis to assist decision making any person would most likely say that they would be enthralled to have to not deal with the issues described or at least minimize their presence. That is where ExAM comes in.

Driving Decisions

The ExAM product stemmed from the seemingly simple idea of enabling the action of driving large scaled data into a Salesforce Org and putting it in the context of both standard and custom object that you were already working with. While this idea is simple enough before ExAM came along we had traditionally seen it executed through writing custom data collection for every application you had and as well as a large amount of data manipulation in order to get everything to work properly. One of the aspect that ExAM really prides itself on is the ease of integration with Salesforce and its ability to augment Salesforce vast usefulness. One thing that Salesforce is uniquely good at is the ability to manage people and facilitate the communication that is necessary to drive informed decisions. ExAM is also uniquely equipped to pull in information to your Salesforce Org and connect it to so that it is actually digestible and connected. In that sense ExAM has already solved a large pain point and it does not stop there. You also have access to ExAM expansive toolkit so that you can gather data to a greater degree of specificity, increasing the quality of the the data as well as serving it in a easily digestible manner.

In the context of the example that was described previously you can use ExAM’s versatility to distribute assessment targeted to gather specific information from different groups of people. You could send accounting oriented questions to your accounting department while also sending logistics question to the logistics crew all while bring that information back into your Salesforce Org so it can be undergo complex reporting and dashboard to visualize the data. While this is a very simplified explanation of some of the functions that can be executed it is easy to understand how this process provides you with a higher quality of data as well as making it much more accessible.

ExAM’s extensive experience in the space of data collection as well as willingness to constantly improve has allowed us to continuously deliver and develop a better mousetrap when it comes to this space. We strive to provide you with additional tools as well as augment Salesforce so that you are able to have the best data so you can make the best decision!