Cisco uses BizPlanBuilder to launch academies in developing countries…
The Cisco Networking Academies are in the process of formalizing the business processes at each of its networking academies.
These academies are usually in or associated with Universities all over the world. In order to be highly successful, good business processes and practices must be in place at each academy. This involves both education as to business processes in general as well as the business process of running a Cisco Networking Academy.
The primary source of income for these academies is tuition. A customized version of BizPlan Builder has been developed for each academy to go through a series of documents and excel worksheets answering questions and entering numbers and ultimately arriving at a business plan that contains the details for their break-even (or net recovery) point.
In addition to the standard BizPlanBuilder documents, the Cisco plan includes customized templates:
- The Strategic Planning Process
- Vision & Mission
- Basic Financials
- Gap Analysis
- Driving & Restraining Forces
- SWOT Analysis
- Strategic Plan 2004-2008 (Logframe)
- Financial Model (specially designed for a Cisco Academy)
- Plan Acknowledgment
Additional Resource Documents
- LDC Academy Agreement
- Profile & Timeline of an Academy
- Why Gender Equity?
- Script for Soliciting Donations
- A sample plan from the successful Stony Hill Jamaica Academy
- We also include a version in French (only the Cisco-specific docs)
Business Power Tools chosen to support Least Developed Countries
The pilot program for the Cisco Networking Academy Least Developed Countries Initiative (200 in Sub-Saharan Africa) is now in place—generating business plans from the same tool creates reasonably consistent and predictable business plans which can be systematically executed.
Cisco managers can now review each individual academy plan and offer suggestions and support. It’s a great deal for the Cisco Networking Academy and it relieves many people at Cisco from a tremendous amount of work.
Special Pricing for Cisco Academies
Cisco Academy managers may purchase a copy of BizPlanBuilder at your special price by contacting Business Power Tools directly via email or by phone. Cisco Academy Directors click here to order & download special version for you
Customized BizPlanBuilder for your company
Business Power Tools can customize BizPlanBuilder to provide your company with a personalized, company-wide business-planning platform—enable everyone in your organization to follow your defined process and submit their business plan in a standardized format. Click here to learn more about having a customized enterprise business plan system.
Special offer for Cisco Academy Directors Cisco Systems supports global network of Networking Academies