Most companies manage their bottom line with the bottom line. What do we mean by that? Company leaders look at a report, go to the summary of the report and say, “We are up by 10%… that’s good…” (and do nothing). Or, “We are down by 3%… that’s not good…” (and make shot-gun decisions).
We take a different approach by presenting company leaders information that pin-points areas that are up when the company is down or areas that are down (and trending down) when the overall company is up. We believe that overall company performance is driven by the sum of its parts. And in order to make the best decision, the parts need to be understood.
The ProfitOptics Margin Bridge provides unique insight into the drivers of margin from a cost, price, mix and/or volume perspective, and key dimension levels (customer, vendor, item). No more are the days of researching and analyzing to answer the question: “Why are we down in margin?” You can have at your finger-tips the facts that explain why your business is down.