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STEM User Group Meeting 2017

04 May 2017

2017 sees the launch of a new business model for Implied Logic. Our annual customer forum will explore the changing requirements we have adapted to, as well as the new ways of working we are introducing which will ease adoption and refine the experience for existing users.

The STEM User Group Meeting in September 2017 will literally start over with no assumptions in terms of prior knowledge. We will build a detailed, generic business case from the ground up, comparing the approach of a fixed resource base, milked for all it is worth, with a more agile, driver-based approach. We will generate all the essential technical and financial outputs as a matter of course while exploring the impact of varying levels of service activity. What we think of as traffic in telecoms might look like per-customer sales volume in an online retail model. This agenda plays to the new or even prospective users in the audience, but it also presents an opportunity for existing users to review their own approach and potentially pick up a few tricks along the way.

Previous guests will testify to the open and fearless approach of these sessions where the audience is encouraged to ask the hardest questions as an opportunity for the host to demonstrate the coolest solutions! You can expect to see the structure and assumptions of these models iterated in real-time, and for the STEM visual software for the reliable modelling of business to just keep working.

Wednesday 27 September 2017 Thursday 28 September 2017
Modelling reset: setting the scene for a detailed, generic business case to build from the ground up The new business-model canvas for Implied Logic: making STEM more accessible and affordable
A driverless case: comparing a fixed resource base with a more agile, driver-based approach A simpler way of working with STEM 8.0: ever closer to a ‘whiteboard-like experience’ on-screen
All in a day’s work: routine solutions for secondary costs, non-linear effects and multiple constraints Guest presentations: we invite speakers to share their recent modelling experiences
From a single vehicle to a regional fleet: how STEM holds your model together at multiple levels of scale Future development clinic: interactive discussion on platform, company and community evolution
GALA DINNER at King’s College Informal meal at Robin’s favourite pizza restaurant

Provisional programme for the STEM User Group Meeting 2017

The 22nd STEM User Group Meeting will be held in the forward-thinking environment of King’s College, Cambridge, UK, on Wednesday–Thursday 27–28 September 2017. This is a once-a-year opportunity to mingle with and influence the STEM modelling community.

Formal and more detailed invitations will be sent out in June but you are more than welcome to register in advance via our new online store. Attendance to the event itself is free, but you are required to meet your own travel and hotel expenses. Accommodation can be scarce in this thriving hi-tech city, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Free subscription when we review your business model

How well do you understand your business? It may be profitable now, but how prepared are you for this to change? We have a track record of analysing individual services or entire businesses in an interactive workshop style that engages and informs. Our visual software enables multi-disciplinary dialogue about the business you thought you knew and the more uncertain future ahead.

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STEM User Group Meeting 2017 proceedings

Our most recent customer event was held on 27–28 September 2017 at King’s College, Cambridge. The modelling track explored three growth models for a start-up business, from unconstrained to measured to driven. The remainder of the event covered the forthcoming STEM version 8.0, the revised business model for Implied Logic, and two guest presentations.

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A freshly baked model of a start-up

We examine Michaela’s Best Bread Direct service, from her first unconstrained vision, through a more realistic measured phase and finally to a more ambitious, customer-driven approach. We demonstrate how STEM can be applied to almost any business topic and always delivers a systematic and reliable treatment of time and money.

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Business-case design and training at your service

Ever wondered what we do at Implied Logic? We have recently posted a comprehensive update to our services portfolio online which is effectively a self-service proposal for everything from online training on-demand through to on-site business-modelling consulting and hosting services for business models on the web.

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Connecting elements to graphs and publishing online

In what is likely to be the final preview article for the forthcoming STEM version 8.0, we explore visual connections between individual icons and a related graph, as well as intuitive, interactive options for adding an element to an existing graph. We also explore new layout options for pushing a presentation of results in STEM to the web.

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Our latest help and training materials

Documentation is never regarded as a very exciting activity, but our comprehensive help and training materials are a vital element of the self-serve experience with STEM. In the last quarter we have posted two significant updates to our online help site which enhance both of these aspects.

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A radical re-think on STEM pricing

We announce a new freemium strategy for accessing the STEM software, including a free and fully-functional demo system for small projects and study as a taster for an innovative minimal-support subscription to the Conventional STEM (C-STEM) desktop solution at just GBP 330 p.a..

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Vision for the forthcoming STEM 8.0

As part of our vision for a more intuitive way of working that bridges previous mental leaps wherever possible, we preview another two features of the forthcoming STEM version 8.0 – direct-draw connect mode and more flexible user data – that form part of a joined-up approach to fulfilling this dream.

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