Our Hoshin Kanri solution
Deliver well-balanced, connected, and transparent plans with the only rotatable x-matrix inside i-nexus
Crystal clear visibility
i-nexus removes the bad from Hoshin Kanri.
No broken spreadsheets. No searching for the right plan. i-nexus makes everything crystal clear.
Every goal and project feeds success. Automatically create your metric bowling chart. Account for every resource and owner. Every corner of your business connected to the i-nexus x-matrix.
With i-nexus, Hoshin Kanri is simply easier and takes less effort.
The only rotatable x-matrix
The small things matter. So, unlike other x-matrix software or spreadsheets, the i-nexus x-matrix rotates, unlocking unmatched value.
Rotate the plan to the level you’re interested in. Experience an unlimited version of x-matrix planning. Go beyond the surface and pinpoint the operational barriers between you and your strategic goals.
With i-nexus, there’s no printing copies or a need to master spreadsheets. Everything you need is here.
Focus your plan
Our x-matrix puts you in control of building and delivering a focused, balanced plan.
That means focusing on where your team spends their time, balancing your resources by spotting execution overlaps, and delivering that plan with clarity of performance.
Our x-matrix opens up a world of detail to ensure you can spot what makes, or breaks, your plan.
Connectivity is at the core of our Hoshin Kanri toolset.
Our x-matrix isn’t just a planning tool. Build your x-matrix in i-nexus, and you’ll enjoy automatically generated bowling charts based on your plan.
But it doesn’t stop there. You can build supporting projects, countermeasures, and metrics inside the x-matrix and bowling chart.
i-nexus is the place for your goals, cutting admin down to size.
Tools made for Hoshin Kanri
i-nexus takes you out of spreadsheets, slides, emails, folders, and countless project management solutions. In its place are tools that offer a canvas for planning, executing, and tracking what’s driving your Hoshin goals.
The place to plan
Bring your strategic plan to life and leave behind emails, slides, and spreadsheets inside one solution – i-nexus.
With the multi-dimensional x-matrix planning tool, and collaborative catchball goal setting, you can easily build all the elements of your plan, keep them connected, and focus all activity against one shared true north so that you’re confident of an error-free, robust plan.
X-matrix planningBuild a robust plan with our interactive x-matrix, taking you from true north to breakthrough results
Catchball goal settingBuild, cascade, and agree on captivating, inspiring goals that your organization believes in
Build portfolios and projectsCreate a balanced portfolio of improvement priorities, attach strategic themes, and build projects to bring strategy to action
Planning cyclesUse archive, current, and future state mode to call back to previous x-matrix plans, build your current direction on those insights, and plan for future scenarios, so that every plan is covered
Align everything to the plan
Take your plan to action with portfolios and projects, tightly aligned to your short- and long-term goals.
With i-nexus, you control the pace and quality of delivery with best-practice templates and process workflows, powered by a suite of tools to drive home the way you want to work and keep everything focused on true north.
Whether delivering a project, leading the PMO, or providing your executive team with insights, you’ll drive buy-in of the plan, and build a stronger execution and achievement culture.
Portfolio executionTrack real-time portfolio performance and get early visibility of risks and delivery challenges to your plan’s success
Program and project managementCreate and manage projects, from simple “just do it” projects to larger stage-gate projects and complex programs
Govern your executionHelp your Hoshin deployment gain pace with best practice templates, techniques, and workflows to encourage the right steps are taken, by the right people, at the right time
Empower your teamManage your team’s growth and encourage improvement ideas you can execute in projects – all to reinforce shared ownership of achieving your goals
Know if the plan is working
Inside i-nexus, metrics and projects link, forming impactful KPI bowling charts and scorecards to focus your team, all easily updated with data and journals, creating a crisp picture of performance.
With the ability to analyze root causes and implement countermeasures, and use dashboards and automatic reports on financial targets and KPIs, you can keep everything on track, identify exceptions, and prove the impact and benefits of your plan.
Knowing if the strategy is going to plan is painless with i-nexus.
Automated KPI bowling chartTrack your metrics and KPIs real-time, with an on-demand bowling chart, readily updated by your team or integrated apps
A3 root cause analysis and countermeasuresBring the plan back on track with exception reporting, and tools to find and correct root causes with A3 action plans and metric sheets
Clarity and engagementDrive accountability by clearly showing your team how they support strategic goals, and keep them engaged with a view of the impact and benefits they’re creating
Link results to financial measuresKeep track of financial targets across your organization, avoid double-counting, and ensure crystal clear reviews and assessments of results against variable forecast scenarios
More goals, less effort
i-nexus takes you from plan to action with its strategic portfolio management tools. Group projects and programs into strategic portfolios, and keep everyone and everything that matters tightly aligned to your goals.
Go beyond your patchwork of technologies for crystal clear visibility of projects, investments, and resources, ensuring business agility to adapt to tomorrow.
With i-nexus, you’ll prioritize and align your portfolios with tools that help you
Assess portfolios’ alignment and impact on your goals
Balance capacity, demand, and schedules
Digitalize your ways of working
Evaluate performance, funding, and people
Analyze delivery and dependencies
Portfolios managed in i-nexus include
- Private Equity
- Mergers & Acquisition
- Operational excellence
The i-nexus difference
We wrap around you
i-nexus wraps around how you want to deliver your goals. Languages, locations, products, processes. Exactly how you want it. All inside one solution.
We use two decades of experience in strategy execution, Hoshin Kanri, Lean, and project management to help you overcome challenges, spot gaps, and accelerate success.
i-nexus is your single source of truth, connecting project management software, ERP, CRM, and other critical systems to give you a total view of what matters to deliver results.
Trusted by global organizations
The place to deliver your goals
We’ve helped organizations like yours
Universal Robots | Manufacturing
Strategy execution + Hoshin Kanri | Denmark
Key challenge: Digitalizing Hoshin Kanri method and implementing countermeasures
i-nexus has enabled us to take the next evolutionary step beyond KPI reporting
“We needed saving from spreadsheet hell. i-nexus transformed our Hoshin Kanri method, replacing spreadsheets with a digital solution. Better still, i-nexus has enabled us to take the next evolutionary step beyond KPI reporting and towards building a stronger countermeasure culture.”
Senior Director, Universal Robots A/S
FSN Capital | Private Equity
Strategy execution + Hoshin Kanri | Europe
Key challenge: Digitalizing business system and governing its execution across portfolio companies
i-nexus made it easier to deploy and manage our strategy execution framework
“We were really struggling to efficiently manage and deploy strategy in the portfolio with the historic spreadsheets as they become hard to use in policy deployment throughout the year. The match between our strategy framework and the Hoshin basis of i-nexus as well as the reporting features, made us go for i-nexus as our strategy deployment tool.“
Chief Financial Officer, FSN Capital Partners AS
Aerospace and Defense Company
Strategy execution + Hoshin Kanri | USA
Key challenge: Traceability of business unit portfolios to strategic goals
Goals are now effectively cascaded through the business with metrics feeding a complete view of performance
"Prior to i-nexus, our Hoshin Kanri method struggled due to no effective way to cascade our goals to business units. With i-nexus, we are now able to effectively cascade our goals and show how business units are supporting our goals. i-nexus are excellent to work with, and your responsiveness is something others should hope to one day achieve."
Continuous Improvement Team Lead
Food Production Company
Strategy execution + Hoshin Kanri | Europe
Key challenge: Connecting matrixed organization to strategy
The x-matrix helped us consolidate, prioritise and align our objectives at each level of the business as part of our Hoshin Kanri deployment
“In our large, complex, and heavily matrixed organization, we have many strategies from functions, regions, and businesses. It is often difficult to communicate and coordinate actions to meet all of these objectives, given these different inputs and players. The x-matrix helped us consolidate, prioritize and align our objectives at each business level as part of our Hoshin Kanri deployment.”
Hoshin Kanri + operational excellence | USA
Key challenge: Having a single source of truth across Lean, improvement, and strategic portfolios
With i-nexus, we're re-using learnings from across our division, driving effiencies, reducing project delivery times, and saving on legacy system
"As the world's largest renewable energy generator, we have many divisions supporting our transformation efforts. But, without a clear line of sight across our divisions and their Lean and project, it's hard to visualize their impact in terms of cost savings, revenue, and efficiencies. With i-nexus, we're encouraging re-use of learnings from across our division, driving efficiencies, reducing project delivery times, and saving on legacy systems."
Global Leader of Quality and Operational Excellence
State Department of Health Care Policy | Legacy Customer
Strategy execution + Hoshin Kanri | USA
Key challenge: Digitalizing Hoshin Kanri method and governing processes
With the rotatable x-matrix, we can see the gaps in our execution, significantly reduce our administrative efforts, and align our functions and resources to our goals
"Prior to i-nexus, the Department used spreadsheets to manage our x-matrix, and admin overheads grew with updating, collating, and managing multiple spreadsheets. This created limited visibility of performance, delivery risks, and how everyone contributed to our goals. With the rotatable x-matrix, we can see the gaps in our execution, significantly reduce our administrative efforts, and align our functions and resources to our goals."