Local entrepreneur, Raina Knox, launches strategic planning software service

Stratex Solutions, LLC Launches Ascend, transforming the strategic planning process

Stratex Solutions, LLC, released today Ascend, a proprietary software empowering organizations to reach their goals. 

Ascend software transforms typical organizational planning cycles to an approach that embeds planning into daily operational functions.  This creates a strategic planning process that is virtually effortless and allows the organization to spend less time planning and more time executing the most critical priorities.

Built upon the elements of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, Ascend focuses on sustainable approaches to the organizational process of defining its strategy, identifying execution methods, and making decisions on allocating resources to pursue the strategies determined to be the highest priorities.

CEO and co-founder, Dr. Raina Knox, DM-IST MBA PMP says, "The Ascend product was developed in partnership with our client base to provide the most effective strategic planning process resulting in improved organizational outcomes. We've transformed the 'dusty binder on a shelf' approach to facilitate our client's development and management of a sustainable strategic plan."

Founded in 2015 by Knox and co-founder Courtney Cole, Stratex Solutions provides the answer to the organizational challenge of developing, executing, and measuring strategic and tactical planning processes.  Strategic Solutions Clients span across various sectors.  To learn more contact@stratexsolutions.com.  

Tina Kirsch, Corporate Performance Officer with Midwest Transplant Networks says, "Prior to Stratex our plan was managed utilizing spreadsheets, datasheets, word documents, etc.  With Stratex we have streamlined the process from our 5-year SWOT and goal setting to short term action items.  Plan time management has been cut up to 75%, especially during the initial planning stages and ongoing annual planning.  I can't imagine having to manage our plan again without Stratex!"

Ascend joins Stratex Solutions' other suite of products including Apex which provides software for organizational performance assessments and state program award applications and evaluations using the Baldrige Performance Excellence criteria featuring assessment questions, core values and concepts, and guidelines for evaluating organizational processes and results.  Apex integrates the assessment and awards process from Baldrige criteria adoption to award recipient.

Additionally, Stratex offers full organizational performance consulting.  

Stratex Solutions will be presenting Ascend and Apex at the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program/NIST 31st Annual Quest for Excellence Conference April 7th-10th at the Gaylord National Harbor in National Harbor, MD.