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PwC Challenge 2015 Case Competition: The Dividenders

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This is a collaborative presentation proposing a solution to an accounting problem posed by the 2015 case featuring Pandemonium Technologies. This year's theme was data analytics. We presented our findings and solution along with providing an executive summary to judges from various locations and functional areas at PwC, competing against three other teams at Fairfield University.

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PwC Challenge 2015 Case Competition: The Dividenders

  1. 1. Our Strategy: Pandemonium Technologies November 4, 2015 The Dividenders - John Barrasso, Steven Boccia, Andrew Killian, Daniel Lehman
  2. 2. Goals:  Increase revenues to cover operating costs  Maximize cash flows for investment  Minimize costs
  3. 3. Strategic Data Sources Financial Data Non-Financial Data • Increase in gross profit • Increase in research and development costs • Increase in interest expense • Liabilities • Sales • New platforms • Expansion plan • Technological advancement • Customer feedback
  4. 4. Key Points • Turn around net loss • Expand to new platforms and international markets • Innovate with expertise and technology
  5. 5. Turn Around Net Loss • Net Loss from 2012 - 2014 • Currently engage in high research and development costs • Liabilities outweigh assets • Develop plan to pay off long term debt • Increase the price of the app
  6. 6. Expand to New Platforms and International Market • Expand on Android Platform • Renew lease on headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska • Expand to Asia Pacific - Capital City, Tuong
  7. 7. Expand to New Platforms (1)
  8. 8. Expand to New Platforms
  9. 9. Current Leases • Renew lease on headquarters and development studio in Omaha, Nebraska (2) • Phase out California studios until their leases are up (3) COST OF LIVING Omaha, Nebraska United States Overall 88 100 Grocery 96.5 100 Health 101 100 Housing 77 100 Utilities 93 100 Transportation 97 100 Miscellaneous 87 100 COST OF LIVING Long Beach, California United States Overall 158 100 Grocery 110 100 Health 111 100 Housing 262 100 Utilities 111 100 Transportation 111 100 Miscellaneous 105 100
  10. 10. Asia Pacific - Capital City, Tuong: Expansion SWOT Analysis Strengths: ● Leader in CCDs ● Globalization Weaknesses: ● Cultural barriers ● Short-run expenses Opportunities: ● Economic growth ● Increase Sales Threats: ● Government ● Economic downturn
  11. 11. Innovate with expertise and technology • Predictive modeling - PwC Advantage • Introduction of an Enterprise Resource Planning System • Customer satisfaction • Restructuring/Division of Labor
  12. 12. Organization Restructuring • Hire an IT specialist both at the domestic and international headquarters • Divide labor between IT specialist and Stephanie Toronto, Director of Operations
  13. 13. Thank You! Q & A
  14. 14. Works Cited http://www.idc.com/prodserv/smartphone-os-market-share.jsp (1) http://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/city/california/long_beach (2) http://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/city/nebraska/omaha (3)

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