SOURCE: Northwood Advisors

Northwood Advisors

June 11, 2012 11:15 ET

Northwood Advisors Launches Two-Day Business Intelligence Workshops for Companies Nationwide

BI Experts Equip Companies With Tools for Effective and Sustainable BI Strategy, Roadmap and Governance

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - Northwood Advisors, a business intelligence (BI) and decision systems advisory firm, is now offering two-day workshops to help companies understand, implement and maintain successful business intelligence systems. The two-day workshop format mixes classroom-style delivery with group working sessions so attendees can begin applying the concepts in real time. The unique, on-site workshops blend training with advisory consulting to launch or revitalize company BI efforts.

Northwood Advisors is comprised of leaders in BI with extensive experience in psychology, training and adult education, which ensures materials are crafted to communicate key actionable ideas in a memorable way. Company founder and managing partner, Myron Weber, offers more than 20 years of diverse business experience, systems thinking, unique insights and creative approaches to solving problems as he consults and trains business teams in the development and implementation of business intelligence strategies. The company works with all personnel from technology departments to C-suite staff and focuses purely on advisory services rather than pushing any particular products.

"These workshops are an ideal way to launch a BI program, because they offer more than just the knowledge and tools to get started," says Weber. "It's an ideal opportunity to get all key BI stakeholders on the same page. When a team understands exactly what needs to be done and why it's so important, they're incredibly motivated to contribute to the project's success. And the support doesn't end when the training is over; Northwood Advisors is committed to providing the follow-up service that virtually guarantees success."

Workshops focus specifically on a client's business -- not on the newest trends in technology -- in order to educate and equip each organization to function as a coordinated team focused on BI success. The materials are communicated in terms that executives, managers, analysts and users can understand and relate to. Technical and non-technical employees learn to apply performance optimization concepts, how the advantages of BI translate into business benefits, best practices and implementation tools, and how to evaluate vendors and technology options to support BI initiatives.

The Northwood Advisors team offers more than 15 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, assembling programs that allow clients to reap the benefits of solid BI processes. Companies learn to close the gaps between IT and finance/operations and to apply technology that supports decision-making with improved information-sharing plans that deliver the reporting, analysis, planning and forecasting necessary to run their businesses as efficiently and successfully as possible.

The company's commitment to partnering with clients makes working with Northwood like having high-level business intelligence in-house. BI thought leaders are available to clients throughout the process, giving clients access to expert guidance as they roll out and implement new systems and strategies.

ABOUT NORTHWOOD ADVISORS: Based in Irvine, Calif., Northwood Advisors is a business intelligence and decision systems advisory firm that helps companies design and implement BI strategy, roadmap, governance and best practices for increased efficiency and greater ROI. Northwood Advisors' powerful on-site training and consulting program allows clients to create departmental alignment and mutual buy-in with key stakeholders of any business intelligence initiative to build a path of least resistance and most profitability. Northwood Advisors' training is unique, focused and implementable and will equip any team with the practical knowledge and tools for effective and sustainable business intelligence strategy, governance and roadmap. For more information, visit

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