Getting Started with AcceleratingBiz® Insights

This startup guide helps you navigate AcceleratingBiz Insights, the online platform designed to help you and your team anticipate, assess and address disruptive opportunities and challenges in the Accelerating Business Environment.

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Accelerating Business Environment
  1. Click on the “Accelerating Business Environment” link from website’s main menu
  2. You arrive at a page providing a graphical overview of the Accelerating Business Environment, covering Technology-enabled Accelerators, Market Disruptions, Business Models and Best Practices, and Value Realization
  3. Clicking on a dimension or scrolling down the page provides details and links to specific analysis areas organized into similar clusters
  4. Clicking on a cluster takes you to a page listing all of its analysis areas
  5. Clicking on a specific analysis area takes you directly to a page providing detailed information about that analysis area, including definition, outlook, and potential implications, along with Proof Points, Briefings and other related content
Technology-Enabled Accelerators

Accelerators are technology-enabled trends and developments driving profound, often exponential, change in the Accelerating Business Environment.

  1. Visit Accelerators page to learn more by:
    • Clicking on “Accelerators” link in home page
    • Choosing “Accelerators” from main menu
    • Selecting “view all Accelerators” button after hovering over “Accelerators” link in main menu
  2. The Accelerators page provides an overview of its clusters and analysis areas, which you can navigate by clicking on tabs that correspond to each cluster
  3. Clicking on an analysis area takes you to a dedicated page that provides more information, including its definition, outlook, and potential implications

    Bottom half of page gives you access to related Proof Points and Briefings
Market Disruptions

Market Disruptions include customers, competitors and broader business environment disruptions driven by Accelerators.

  1. Visit Market Disruptions page to learn more by:
    • Clicking on “Market Disruptions” link in home page
    • Choosing “Market Disruptions” from main menu
    • Selecting “view all market disruptions” link after hovering over “Market Disruptions” link in main menu
  2. Market Disruptions page provides overview of clusters and analysis areas, which you can navigate by clicking on tabs that correspond to each cluster
  3. Clicking on an analysis area takes you to its own page that provides more information, including its definition, outlook, and potential implications

    Bottom half of page gives you access to related Proof Points and Briefings
Business Models and Practices

Business Models include company leadership, value propositions, delivery models and economics best practices.

  1. Visit Business Models and Practices page to learn more by:
    • Clicking on “Business Models and Practices” link in home page
    • Choosing “Business Models and Practices” from main menu
    • Selecting “view all business models and practices” link after hovering over “Business Models and Practices” link in main menu
  2. Business Models and Practices page provides an overview of its clusters and analysis areas, which you can navigate by clicking on tabs that correspond to each cluster
  3. Clicking on an analysis area takes you to a dedicated page that provides more information, including its definition, outlook, and potential implications

    Bottom half of page gives you access to related Proof Points and Briefings
Introducing Proof Points

Proof Points are visual representation of key AcceleratingBiz data, which can be in chart or infographic form with findings and analysis.

Selected Proof Point Examples

   

Viewing Proof Points:

  1. Access Proof Points by:
    • Selecting Proof Point among list of recently published Proof Points in home page
    • Clicking “PROOF POINTS” in home page
    • Selecting “view more” in lower right part of Proof Point section in home page
  2. Clicking “PROOF POINTS” or “view more” takes you to Proof Points main page
  3. Different types of membership view

    For Free Members
    • Browse Proof Points by navigating through pages
    • Free members can view up to three pages of recently published Proof Points, while entire database can be accessed by Premium or Charter Members (to upgrade your account, go to Upgrading Account)

    For Premium and Charter Members
    • Browse through proof points by navigating through pages
    • To see more Proof Points, click Next at bottom of page or go to specific page by clicking on page number
    • Narrow search by using keywords or choosing from list of Accelerators, Market Disruptions, and Business Models and Practices
    • Clicking “SEARCH” gives you list of relevant Proof Points based on parameters set
    • Clicking “RESET” clears search options
  4. View Proof Point
    • Each Proof Point has a key findings section that contains bullet point summaries discussing its details; they are also tagged according to analysis areas with a Sources section that provides link/s to Proof Point source/s for more information
Introducing Briefings

Briefings are executive summaries of specific Accelerating Business developments. They give an excutive-level overview or a snapshot of meaningful Accelerating Business events in bullet-point format.


Viewing Briefings:

  1. Access Briefings by:
    • Selecting Briefing among list of recently published Proof Points in home page
    • Clicking “BRIEFINGS” in home page
    • Selecting “view more” in lower right part of Briefing section in home page
  2. You will be directed to main Briefings page where there are two lists of Briefings: “Most Recent” lists Briefings according to date of publication with most recent ones on top and “Top Rated” lists briefings according to popularity measured by number of upvotes
  3. View Briefing
    • Each Briefing has key points discussing what the development is about, is tagged under relevant analysis areas, and provides additional information, such as Sectors field providing industries or sectors affected by the development, Organizations field identifying stakeholders and Sources section sharing link/s to Briefing source/s for more information
Introducing Perspectives

Perspectives are our points of view on selected Accelerating Business topics delivered as blog posts.


Viewing Perspectives:

  1. Access Perspectives by:
    • Selecting Perspective among list of recently published Perspectives in home page
    • Clicking “PERSPECTIVES” in home page
    • Selecting “view more” in lower right part of Perspectives section in home page
  2. Select Perspective
  3. View Perspective

We built collaborative features into the website that enable engagement between teams, as well as with other members of the AcceleratingBiz community.

Upvoting / Downvoting Content
  1. Select content
  2. Select arrow in upper left corner of page to upvote or downvote
Commenting
  1. Select content
  2. Share your thoughts in comment box (when logged in)
  3. Click “POST COMMENT”
Discovering Related Content
  1. Select content
  2. Right side of each Proof Point and Briefing displays related content
  3. Select related Briefing or related Proof Point
Downloading Content (for Premium and Charter members)
  1. Select a Proof Point
  2. Click Powerpoint icon on bottom left side to download Powerpoint version of Proof Point
    • A “Save As” window will appear
    • Select file download location
    • Click “Save” to download
  3. Click PDF icon on bottom left side to download PDF version of Proof Point
    • You will arrive at online PDF page of Proof Point
    • Click download button on upper right side
    • Select file download location
    • Click “Save” to download
Signing Up

Becoming a member is quick and easy. Free membership entitles you to content available only to members, access to community features and receive weekly email updates. To become a member, just follow the steps below:

  1. Click “Become a Member” at upper right corner of website
  2. Choose membership type you want, then click “Sign up”
  3. Different types of membership registration
    • For Free Membership registration
      • Fill out all the required fields (First Name, Last Name, Username, Email, and Password)
      • Password strength should be “Medium” or stronger
      • Read and agree to the Terms of Service
      • Click “Sign Up” to complete registration
    • For Charter Membership registration

      Charter Members can enjoy unlimited access to content, download PowerPoint and PDF files of infographics and charts, engage with our CEO, participate in quarterly reviews, access a dedicated client analyst, gain unlimited license to use our content for internal or external use, and help in prioritizing new content and website functionalities.

      • Fill out all required fields (First Name, Last Name, Username, Email, and Password)
      • Password strength should be “Medium” or stronger
      • Read and agree to the Terms of Service
      • Click “SIGN UP” button
      • You will be taken to PayPal’s payment interface, please read all the billing information
      • If you have a PayPal account, please select “I already have a PayPal account” option and click on “Log In” to process payment
      • If you do not have a PayPal account yet, please select “I need to create a PayPal Account”
      • Complete required information
      • Click “Continue” to complete registration
Logging In / Signing In
  1. Click “LOG IN” at upper right corner of website
  2. Enter username and password
  3. Click “LOG IN”
Retrieving Account with Forgotten / Lost Password
  1. From log in page, click “Forgot Password”
  2. Provide username or email address
  3. Click “REQUEST PASSWORD RESET”
  4. Follow steps provided in email sent to you
Updating User Profile

By joining AcceleratingBiz Insights, you become part of a community of like-minded individuals interested in how technology-enabled trends are disrupting markets and transforming business models. To maximize use of platform, we recommend completing your profile so that others can know you better.

To edit your profile:

  1. Click “Account” at upper right corner of website (while logged in)
  2. Select “Profile” from left panel menu
  3. Click “Edit”
  4. Fill all required and optional fields under “Edit,” which are “Profile”, “Work” and “Social Media”
  5. Change visibility of fields as you want
  6. Save changes made
Changing / Uploading Profile Photo
  1. Click “Account” at upper right corner of website (while logged in)
  2. Select “Profile” from left panel menu
  3. Click “Change Profile Photo”
  4. DDrop image file inside box, select file or directly take photo
  5. Image will automatically be uploaded, crop area as desired

    Note: Circle preview will be profile photo’s display.
  6. Click “Crop Image” to save
Changing / Uploading Cover Image
  1. Click “Account” at upper right corner of website (while logged in)
  2. Select “Profile” from left panel menu
  3. Click “Change Cover Photo”
  4. Drop image file inside box or select file
  5. Image will automatically be uploaded
Upgrading Account (for Free Registered members)
  1. Upgrade your account by:
    • Clicking “Upgrade” at upper right corner of website (while logged in)
    • Clicking “Upgrade Account” on Profile Page
  2. You will be taken to Upgrade Page
  3. Click “SIGN UP TO CHARTER MEMBERSHIP”
  4. You will be taken to PayPal’s payment interface, please read all the billing information
  5. If you have a PayPal account, please select “I already have a PayPal account” option and click on “Log In” to process payment
  6. If you do not have a PayPal account yet, please select “I need to create a PayPal Account”
  7. Complete required information
  8. Click “Continue” to complete registration
Messaging Community Members
  1. Click “Account” at upper right corner of website (while logged in)
  2. Select “Messages” from left panel menu
  3. Click “Compose”
  4. Enter community member’s username or name
  5. Fill in subject of message
  6. Type your message
  7. Click “SEND MESSAGE”

Contacting AcceleratingBiz

If you encounter issues with the website or just want to drop a message to the AcceleratingBiz team, you may do so through our Contact Us form.

  1. Go to website’s footer
  2. Under Contact, click “SEND MESSAGE NOW”
  3. For visitors, you will be directed to Contact Us form
    • Input your name
    • Enter your e-mail address
    • Type in company name
    • Select your position/role from scroll down menu
    • Pick your Industry from scroll down menu
    • Enter your message title
    • Type in your message in content box
    • Click “SUBMIT” to send message
  4. For Registered Users, Premium and Charter members, you will arrive at AcceleratingBiz Member Services page
    • Set Purpose of your feedback by choosing from list
    • Type in your message in the content box
    • Click “SUBMIT” to send message

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