Shibumi Appoints Douglas Gordon as Chief Marketing Officer

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Mark DiGirolamo

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Stamford, Conn. – Shibumi, provider of the leading software-as-a-service platform for executing strategic programs, today announced the appointment of former Intralinks, Inc. and Bain & Co. leader Douglas Gordon as Chief Marketing Officer.

As CMO, Gordon will be responsible for all Shibumi marketing activities, including market strategy, messaging, sales effectiveness, awareness building, demand generation, and customer business value realization. He will also be working closely with key Shibumi partners to strengthen the combined value proposition and identify new growth opportunities.

Gordon brings to Shibumi extensive experience in SaaS and enterprise technology, as well as hands-on understanding of the design and execution of strategic programs for global enterprises. Prior to Shibumi, he was Senior Vice President of Industry and Product Marketing at Intralinks, a leading SaaS provider of content sharing and collaboration solutions (acquired by Synchronoss Technologies). Before Intralinks, Gordon was a Principal at global management consulting firm Bain & Co., where he led enterprise technology-focused projects across strategy, M&A diligence, go-to-market design, process improvement and cost transformation.

“We’re excited to have Doug join our leadership team,” said Bob Nahmias, Shibumi’s CEO. “The foundation of Shibumi’s long-term success is maintaining an intense focus on the needs of our demanding customer base, while demonstrating to both advisors and enterprises the full business benefits of adopting Shibumi. Doug’s track record driving SaaS growth with senior business buyers and his deep understanding of Shibumi’s advisory and enterprise customers will be invaluable as we execute on our plan.”

Adoption of Shibumi by leading advisory firms and enterprises has accelerated over the last two years, driven by the urgent need of global businesses to deliver results from strategic change programs, including cost management, org transformation, process automation and post-merger integration.

“I recognize from personal experience the critical value that Shibumi is bringing to its customers,” Gordon said. “Bridging the gap between great strategy and strong execution is one of the toughest challenges for complex enterprises, and both business leaders and their advisors need purpose-built technology to help them manage that challenge. Shibumi is uniquely positioned in this market, and I’m thrilled to be joining a great team.”

About Shibumi                                                                 
Founded in 2012, Shibumi is used by leading consulting firms and enterprises to maximize the business impact of strategic change programs. Named a cool vendor in Gartner’s 2017 “Cool Vendors in PPM, 2017” report, Shibumi’s highly configurable SaaS platform enables program leaders and their advisors to define repeatable methodologies, track and optimize execution, identify risks, empower fact-based decision making and manage value-focused stakeholder reporting. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Shibumi is a privately-held company. To learn more about Shibumi, visit www.shibumi.com.

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Shibumi recognized by Gartner as a PPM “Cool Vendor”

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Mark DiGirolamo

Strategy execution platform transforms how organizations execute strategic initiatives to deliver better results

Shibumi.com, the platform designed to execute strategy and deliver results, today announced that it has been named as a cool vendor in the “Cool Vendors in PPM, 2017” report by Gartner, Inc.

According to Gartner, “Through 2020, solutions like these will help PPM leaders decide among complex, bimodal trade-offs, striking the right investment balance between advancing future business goals and keeping today’s operations running smoothly.” Shibumi provides a single flexible platform to enable strategic execution. PPM leaders involved with enterprise program management offices, strategy realization offices, and business transformation offices should care because Shibumi is essentially the first offering directed for their needs.

“We are honored to be recognized by Gartner for the innovations that we have brought to market. Shibumi is changing the way executives, PMO leadership, and advisors execute and report on their most critical strategic initiatives,” said Bob Nahmias, CEO of Shibumi. “We are working with some of the largest enterprises and advisory firms globally to transform the way they deliver value from their strategic initiatives. We believe this report validates our vision and how critical a platform like ours is in the digital age.”

The Gartner report authored by Robert Handler, et al was published on May 22, 2017. The complete report may be found at https://www.gartner.com/document/3723717.

About Shibumi
Founded in 2012, Shibumi is a platform that allows organizations to define, optimize and accelerate strategic initiative delivery. Enterprise leaders and their advisors leverage Shibumi to rapidly productize their methodologies, leading to better reporting and more informed decisions. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Shibumi is a privately-backed company. To learn more about Shibumi, visit www.shibumi.com.

Gartner Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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Shibumi Helps Sales Teams Reinvent Quarterly Business Reviews

Posted on April 1, 2015 by Mark DiGirolamo

Shibumi’s sales execution platform is transforming static QBR presentations into actionable plans for driving growth.

Shibumi, the cloud-based leader in business execution, introduced a new turn key sales execution app this week that leverages key sales data from the industry’s most widely-used sales tools. This new app gives sales and marketing leaders increased insight and tools to develop action plans that drive increased pipeline and revenue. Shibumi helps create a consistent approach to execute revenue growth initiatives as well as territory, account and opportunity plans that exceed objectives.

“Having run sales organizations for most of my career, we had success using used our CRM platform to store and manage account, opportunity and forecast information. However, I was always amazed that we were still relying on manual presentations, spreadsheets and documents to do Quarterly Business Reviews, Account Plans and Opportunity Close Plans,” said Bob Nahmias, CEO of Shibumi. “Sales teams are running at 110 percent, they don’t have time to waste. Shibumi automates the aggregation of Salesforce.com data into views relevant to Strategic Initiatives, QBRs, Account Plans and Opportunity Plans and gives sales teams a simple way to communicate a plan to grow pipeline, drive revenue and execute objectives for the current quarter and beyond.”

Salesforce is the world’s No. 1 CRM company and an integral technology for many sales teams. Shibumi’s integration with Salesforce empowers its customers to leverage their pipeline and forecast data on one of the most advanced and scalable platforms for business productivity.

Make QBRs actionable with dynamic plans that drive increased pipeline and revenue

Users of Shibumi are now able to view their sales and pipeline data side by side with dynamic action plans. This unique approach allows organizations to use real time performance insights to refine a plan of action that will improve results. “With Shibumi and Salesforce, I’m able to measure the effectiveness of our region and territory plans and analyze trends to see what is having the biggest impact on our pipeline and revenue. Our sales leaders use this insight to coach our reps on the best practices that will result in consistent performance,” said Chris Lynch, VP, Sales at Alfresco Software. “Our Region and Territory Plans are now active dashboards and action plans that we use to manage the business rather than our old static QBR decks which were quickly out of date and stuck in a folder.”

Increase your ROI on revenue growth initiatives

Every year organizations invest significant resources in key growth initiatives with the expectations of improved performance. Everyone from the executive team to marketing to product development needs to understand the objectives, metrics and action plans that will determine success. With the new integration with Salesforce, Shibumi can help teams across an organization collaborate, track status, automate reports and update plans around key corporate initiatives and teams can get instant feedback on the impact their efforts are having. “Shibumi has allowed us to communicate objectives, collaborate on action plans and measure performance of some of our most important growth initiatives. Prior to Shibumi our team wasted time managing and reporting initiatives in multiple spreadsheets and presentations. I now have more timely information on what’s working to drive sales and we can spend our time executing programs instead or reporting their progress,” said Sandra Moran, Chief Marketing Officer of INTTRA.

Shibumi finally provides a central location for executives, sales and marketing teams to collaborate and visualize the impact of their efforts on their organization’s top line without resorting to countless emails, status meetings and disjointed spreadsheets and presentations.

To learn more visit http://www.shibumi.com

About Shibumi

Founded in 2012, Shibumi is a cloud-based application that provides a secure, central location to manage initiatives and deliver better results. Shibumi reduces the need for time-consuming manual effort coordinating status, impact assessments and performance results and helps teams focus on their most important job – executing. Whether driving new sales opportunities, executing cost optimization or managing a change portfolio, Shibumi helps accelerate the actions that will produce measurable results. Headquartered in San Francisco, Shibumi is a privately-backed company. To learn more about Shibumi, visit www.shibumi.com.

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Shibumi & Prolocity Consulting Announce Partnership

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Mark DiGirolamo

Actionable insight to how your BPM program should be defined, deployed, measured and monitored

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Shibumi.com and Prolocity Consulting announced a partnership to deliver a series of offerings that will enable business and IT to accelerate the adoption of Business Process Management (BPM) throughout the enterprise.  Combining the power of Shibumi’s cloud-based business execution platform with Prolocity’s knowledge and expertise for deploying the BPM management discipline, business and process professionals now have a single place to define, measure and manage the execution of BPM initiatives.

“We have observed that the majority of companies struggle to efficiently and effectively deploy their Enterprise BPM program as they progress throughout the plan year.  Timely communication, disciplined oversight and improved reaction time to key program indicators are the essential ingredients that allow our clients to understand why they are not meeting their program objectives and deployment targets,” said Tom Dwyer, Partner at Prolocity.  “It is for this reason we are excited to announce this powerful capability using our proven approach to practicing the BPM discipline, combined with the industry-leading business execution platform to enable our clients to achieve the objectives of their BPM adoption program.”  “Having a firm like Prolocity deploy its expertise in conjunction with Shibumi’s capabilities is a huge win for any organization serious about improving its processes and making sure the changes stick,” said Ken Pellegrino, Chief Strategy Officer of Shibumi.

Defining, Developing and Deploying Strategic BPM Initiatives

Throughout 2015 Prolocity Consulting will demonstrate their approach for introducing the many practice areas that comprise the BPM discipline.  Each practice is defined by clear objectives, critical performance targets and key indicators.  Those practice areas include:

  • Aligning Process Performance to Business Strategy
  • Defining an Enterprise Business Process Architecture
  • Strategic BPM Planning and Adoption
  • Process Discovery, Measurement, Assessment, and Improvement
  • Process Governance

To assist clients with the design, deployment and management of Prolocity’s BPM services, Prolocity and Shibumi will provide service elements within the Shibumi business platform.  For each BPM Service, these service elements consist of goals, objectives, initiatives and tasks with their associated performance targets.  Availability of the Shibumi support for each of these BPM Services will be the subject of future announcements in 2015.

Map key business processes to strategy. Easily communicate process improvement objectives. Define performance targets and initiatives.  Increase transparency and program accountability. Deeply cascade performance targets. Track progress and react to changes in your business and the market.  Gain command of your strategic goals and transform them into actionable components that can be measured and monitored.

 

Contact your Prolocity or Shibumi Sales representative today to find out how we can enable you to ensure success.

 

About Shibumi
Founded in 2012, Shibumi is a cloud-based application that provides a secure, central location to manage initiatives and deliver better results..  Shibumi allows enterprises to stay focused on achieving their goals, collaborate, measure impact and adapt plans as circumstances invariably change. Headquartered in San Francisco, Shibumi is a privately-backed company.  To learn more about Shibumi, visit www.shibumi.com.

About Prolocity Consulting

Prolocity Consulting provides business transformation services which align job activities, processes and organizations to enable innovative “process thinking”, operational improvements and alignment of process performance to corporate strategy.  Utilizing BPM as a management discipline, our approach improves company performance by improving the performance of the processes that run that company.  We help our clients meet expectations for a process from both the customer’s and the company’s point of view.  Prolocity Consulting has offices in Sacramento and Boston.  To learn more about our services please visit www.prolocityconsulting.com.

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Shibumi & Salient Process: Aligning Process Performance + Business Strategy + Measurement

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Mark DiGirolamo

Actionable insight to how your improvement projects should be defined, measured and monitored

 

Salient Process and Shibumi.com today announced the launch of an offering that enables business and IT to collaborate on alignment of business performance with business strategy. Combining the power of the Shibumi’s industry-leading business execution platform with Salient’s knowledge of Balanced Scorecard ™ method, business and process professionals now have a single place to define, measure and manage the execution of improvement initiatives in a collaborative environment.

logos2“We have observed that the majority of companies struggle to gain desired visibility into leading indicators and effective measurement mechanisms for the Balanced Scorecard ™ as they progress throughout the plan year. Measurement, actionable insights and improved reaction time to the leading indicators are the magic bullets that allow our clients to understand why they are not meeting their Scorecard objectives and performance targets”, said John Robinson Vice President of Solutions at Salient Process. “It is for this reason we are excited to announce this powerful capability using our process-driven, Balanced Scorecard ™ framework combined with Shibumi’s cloud platform to deliver maximum value from improvement efforts and increase our client’s competitive capabilities.”

Align Strategic Objectives with Performance of Key Business Objectives

Map strategy to key business processes. Easily communicate objectives, Define performance targets and initiatives. Increase and control transparency. Cascade performance targets. Track progress and quickly cascade and react to changes in your business and market. Gain command of your strategic goals and transform them into actionable components, initiatives and improvements that are measured and monitored.

About Shibumi

Founded in 2012, Shibumi is a cloud-based application that provides a secure, central location to manage initiatives and deliver better results. Shibumi reduces the need for time-consuming manual effort coordinating status, impact assessments and performance results and helps teams focus on their most important job – executing. Shibumi is a privately-backed company. To learn more about Shibumi, visit www.shibumi.com.

About Salient Process

Founded in 2011, Salient Process is a premier provider of Business Process Management (BPM) and Decision Management (BRMS and CEP) consulting services. Salient Process enables organizations to actualize the measurable benefits of better decisions by linking process outcomes to corporate goals. Utilizing a proven methodology Salient Process partners with organizations to ensure they successfully navigate the process and decision-centric maturity journey. Headquartered in Sacramento, CA the company has offices in Denver and Miami. To learn more about Salient Process, LLC visit www.salientprocess.com.

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