IMS Quantum Corporation offers a wide range of possibilities for tapping the quantitative revolution that the company has envisioned. Each of these mechanisms has characteristics that suit the particular circumstances of a wide range of individuals, small businesses, large corporations, and government agencies. The following categories and topics will take you to explanations of the characteristics and approximate cost of each approach to training – from the very beginning of electronic spreadsheet utilization all the way to the development of comprehensive budgeting and planning tools that integrate the areas of operations, finance, accounting, economics, etc.

Types of Training

These are opportunities for employees to engage in a learning environment in which discussion concerning the application of the topic to their own work can take place in the work setting without the costs and time commitments of off-site training.

One-on-one Coaching
IQ personnel can work with an individual to help him or her to develop the skills necessary to develop the kinds of tools in which IQ specializes.

In-house Company Training
Longer sessions can be structured to allow in-depth learning and discussion.

Whole-day Workshops
These are often done off-site to eliminate any distractions and allow for the possibility of joining with employees from other organizations to reduce individual costs and facilitate dialogue.

Custom Training Courses
Training can be developed to pinpoint the specific needs of one or more employees

Custom Training Programs
The most sophisticated approach that IQ offers is to work with the management and Human Resource professionals to design a comprehensive training program that transforms employees into highly productive contributors in the context of the specific corporate culture in which they must function.

Training Topics

Integrated Budgeting and Planning
How budgets are developed utilizing critical factors for success that involve operational, economic, financial, and other issues.

Integrated Managerial Finance
How financial decision making tools are developed that integrate operational, economic and financial issues.

From People to Profit
Seeing the impact that the quality of your people have on the bottom line of the company.

From Business to Company
Overcoming the Challenges Facing the Transition from an Owner-centered Business to Management-centered Company

Integrating Markets, Pricing, and Economics
Showing the relationships between supply and demand in the marketplace and how they influence pricing strategies. How pricing strategies can result in high sales and zero profits – an explanation of the “gambler’s revenge.”

Integrated Research and Development Decision Making
How quantitative evaluations of the expected costs and benefits of certain products in the context of rapidly changing markets and long developmental lead-times can result in better decisions and higher long-term company profitability

Integrated Process Description and Improvement
Systems Concepts for Managers – How the quantitative description of manufacturing or administrative processes can lead to rational improvements in efficiency by reducing costs and improving productivity while improving the workplace conditions. Shows how “lean” principles follow naturally from a disciplined understanding of processes.

Integrated Maintenance Decision Making
How replacement time and cost are linked to opportunity costs in the operation to yield a rational basis for the fix or replace decision.

Integrated Strategic Planning
How strategic planning flows from annual tactical planning as reflected in the annual budget and how the annual budgeting process can incorporate strategic issues.

Integrated Managerial Information Systems
How the structure and content of management information systems flows directly from the quantitative understanding of how the business makes and spends money to generate profits

Integrated Management Systems
How the structure of the company management system, including descriptions of positions in the organization, the development of individual goals and measures of performance, and the incorporation of this structure into the employee performance appraisal process, can reflect and support the company’s strategic and tactical planning processes.

Integrated Marketing
How the positioning and/or branding of products in the marketplace flows from the company’s self understanding as reflected in its planning systems and how those planning systems are influences  by the requirements and characteristics of the markets in which the company functions.

Stock – The Currency of Business
How and understanding of the fundamental unit of ownership an influence the company’s planning.

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