Business Decision Making With SmartOrg

SmartOrg is about making choices. Not small ones, like what brand of coffee to have in the break room, but the big, hairy, complex business decisions that determine whether or not companies succeed or fail. Decisions where large risks are involved – and you won’t know if you’ve made the right decision right away. For example, choices about what products to develop, what services to offer, what technologies to pursue, what companies to acquire, what regions to penetrate, where to cut costs and which opportunities will provide the best return on investment. Learn more

Successful Product Innovation

Successful product innovation requires you to have to have processes and the right tools to discuss, compare and evaluate ideas. This is where things get tough! SmartOrg gives companies the ability to evaluate their ideas and test them before they invest time, money, and energy in product development. Learn more

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Strategic Business Planning

Making the right decisions for today is a huge challenge for business leaders – but it’s nothing compared to the difficulty of strategic planning that will affect a company’s long-term success. From identifying the right projects to determining the best allocation of resources, the choices you make today will have major repercussions for years. SmartOrg’s strategic business planning software makes it easy for you to plan for the future and make the right choices for the long term. Learn more

Strategic Financial Planning

Effective financial planning is especially important for product and services-led companies.  You want to feel confident that you are maximizing your return on investment. SmartOrg’s software makes it easy for you to identify your options, determine the best places to invest and see where you can free up funds.  Learn more

Thought Leadership

The SmartOrg team brings decades of collective, in-depth industry experience and decision analysis knowledge. Our team includes the founders of decision analysis, acknowledged leaders in management science and strategic decision making, and published authors of management books, articles and papers in professional journals. Read about the many variables that go into making choices that payoff.


David Matheson
Stuart Creque
Stuart Creque
Somik Raha


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SmartOrg Founders Join Faculty of USC DECIDE Professional Certificate Program in Strategic Decision Making

Strategic Decision Making in Organizations course will be taught June 7-9, 2017 SmartOrg’s David Matheson and Jim Matheson will teach the course Strategic Decision Making in Organizations, one of the four courses […]

June 07, 2017

Join us for a webinar: Portfolio Management Evolution, with Julia Reznick, Teva Pharmaceutical

Julia Reznick is the VP of Global Portfolio and Pipeline for Teva Global Specialty Medicine, a division of the Top Ten global pharmaceutical company. In this (free) webinar, Julia will explain why she describes portfolio management as the “spinal cord” of an organization. She will describe the role SmartOrg® played in Teva’s portfolio management […]

April 25, 2017

The Smart Organization, 2nd Edition, Now Available

The second edition of The Smart Organization, by David Matheson and Jim Matheson, has been published. Click the thumbnail to order from CreateSpace (also available on

New! Strategy Workshops

SmartOrg now offers Portfolio Strategy and Innovation Strategy workshops on-site at your organization. Find out more


SmartOrg has announced the release of version 6.0 of its Portfolio Navigator® software, running on its proprietary Rangal™ operating platform. This advanced decision analysis software supports strategic portfolio management for innovation.

SmartOrg Named Outstanding Innovator

PM360, a leading publication serving pharma marketers selected SmartOrg as one of its list of 2015 Innovators based on development of new ways to “push the industry forward.” We are pleased to be recognized for our contributions to the life sciences, helping companies navigate the rapidly shifting dynamics of drug development. The industry has always faced the challenges imposed by long-term investments, high risk and high failure rates from discovery to commercialization, however it has never been more challenging as evidenced by the acceleration in M&A within the industry.

Read the full article: Forecasting When the Future is Uncertain

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