Why We Love @RISK Software

Why We Love @RISK Software

If you are a middle market business CFO or CEO, get a copy of @RISK software from Palisades. @RISK uses Monte Carlo simulation to run risk analysis showing the multitude of possible outcomes in your spreadsheet model and shows how likely they are to occur.

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Spotlight on Pricing with George Stelling

Spotlight on Pricing with George Stelling

As an executive and private investor, George Stelling has helped many struggling businesses improve their gross margins and profits. During his career, George has developed innovative pricing strategies, managed and restructured pricing organizations, and changed the fundamental tenants of pricing tactics management in technology and consumer companies. “Companies that undertake price-management improvement programs with a point of view that understanding price elasticity differently typically see between a 3 to 5 percent improvement in profits after eighteen months,” he says. Like many people’s personal cash flow controls, small changes in the management of pricing processes, policies, and strategies can make a huge difference in profits. The balance of supply and demand is sensitive — a decrease in price will expand demand and an increase in price will chase away customers. But the key is to segment your customers based on their willingness to pay for a certain product or service and to test various pricing methods and tactics. “Segmenting customers based on what they’re willing to pay,” says Stelling, “can be a powerful way to improve profitability in any business.” Understanding what the customer will pay The first step toward improving profits using price management is to understand what customers are willing to pay for a product or service and why they buy. In addition, it is critically important to analyze pricing variability, as you will often find that discounts, whether in the form of upfront price reductions or back-end rebates, influence a customer’s willingness to buy a product. “Understanding this ‘pocket margin’ — the real amount of money a company makes on a product or services after all discounts,... read more
George Stelling to Moderate LP Roundtable at 27th Annual Buyouts East Conference

George Stelling to Moderate LP Roundtable at 27th Annual Buyouts East Conference

On March 24, hundreds of LPs, GPs and intermediaries will gather in Boston, Massachusetts for the 27th Annual Buyouts East Conference, for two days of networking, fundraising intelligence and transaction trends. Quadrillion Partner’s Managing Partner George Stelling will be in attendance to moderate “LP Roundtable: Finding the Top Decile Sub-$200M Fund,” on March 24 at 3:30 p.m.. The session will include a lively panel discussion facilitated by Mr. Stelling. Panelists include: Sanjay Gupta, Executive Director, Adveq Management Eric Woo, Founder and Managing Partner, Trigo Ventures Marc J.M. der Kinderen, Managing Partner, 747 Capital Scott Reed, Partner, FLAG Capital Management, LLC View the full Buyouts East Conference agenda. Learn more about the 27th Annual Buyouts East Conference. If you’re planning on attending the conference and wish to connect with the Quadrillion Team, contact George Stelling at gstelling@quadrillionpartners.com or +1 214-301-5000. We look forward to meeting... read more
Big Data’s Growth Spurt

Big Data’s Growth Spurt

The number of devices in the world and the data created by them is exploding exponentially — what will it look like in 2020? The Economist recently cited that half of the adult population of the world today has a smartphone (really a super computer, by historical standards) and that number will grow to 80 percent of the adult population by 2020. At more than 7 billion people in world today, with almost 58 percent over the age of 18, that is about 4.1 billion people with smartphones, generating almost 2.5 MB of data each minute. With all of our data creation — B2B transactions, tweets, emails, blogs, online video and games, clicks, likes, M2M transfers, etc. — our expanding digital-data universe highlights a compelling story about our needs and wants, our cultures, and our integrated world. This infographic from EMC tells the story of our journey and what the digital universe will look like by... read more
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