Category: Product news

LATO new release 2/2018 is out

May 24, 2018

This year’s second release serves our customers focusing mainly on improved KPI-features.

Most relevant improvements this time are:

  • Save KPI effective dates into history: Save KPI data with historic time points to track more accurate progress trend over time
  • Improved KPI progress timeline charts: Review and zoom in and out improved time line charts to see more accurate and visual KPI progress
  • Hand-pick sum up KPIs: Create more versatile consolidating KPIs from goal chains.

LATO new version 1/2018 is out

February 28, 2018

We are proud to announce that we have released the first new LATO version for the year 2018.


Major improvements among other improvements are:

  • More new, improved and visual Animated reports to explore strategic proceedings
  • Share goal and action updates and info to chosen people
  • Manage, create and review sub-goals and their actions from the one view of parent goal
  • New comment / discussion view including comment editing and deletion

Coming soon: LATO Animated Dashboards

September 20, 2017

LATO Autumn 2017 major Web app release will introduce new Animated Dashboards among other improvements.

Our goal is to improve Leadership Experience of users by adding new dynamic and lively dashboards. We add fun and intuition into LATO by enabling use of animated dashboards when following, discussing and reviewing strategy and action plan proceedings.

See first preview video below of what is coming out soon.

Animated Dashboard views will be delivered embedded with traditional reports and people based views. We are more than happy to give you personal video demo, so please contact!

Blog: LX – Leadership eXperience has been born / Juho Lipsanen

July 24, 2017

Work in the companies is fast transforming into supply and partner networks. Manufacturing of goods will be reduced and replaced by white collar work such as legal and accounting.

Tools such as ERP designed for old world will not be fit for purpose going into the future. The purpose of the ERP was to automate the cheapest tasks and jobs in the company – the next 10 years will see the digitalization of the most expensive but unnecessary work.

Human resource will partly be replaced with Human Capital, with the task of self leadership as well as leading people and tasks. Manager no longer controls every aspect of work, these will increasingly be delegated.

Side by side with User Experience, UX, will be Leadership Experience, LX. How control brings freedom, reporting is done without reports, and besides numbers you are now in full control of progress of tasks and employees commitment to those.

With the help of LATO each and every employee will lead his/her own work and report real time into the cloud. The task of the leader is to know and make decisions based on the real time information. What you don’t know you cannot lead. When you know, the forecast will become a commitment to succeed and help will be given to those who need it.

LATO LX will make leadership professional, fast and fun for the winning team. Lead yourself, lead things and lead teams with goals and KPI’s, whenever and wherever.

Blog: 4 reasons why strategy alone is not enough / Timo Bruns

June 29, 2017

Increase your velocity

Most of the companies we come across have a good enough or great strategy. It summarizes the journey getting from A to B, and the expected outcome. In many cases all of the management team is in violent agreement that this is exactly what we need to do. But, more often than not is seems like actual execution of the strategy is more like death by thousand cuts than smooth sailing. This is because the plan is not cascaded and delegated to relevant shareholders, and sometimes even not communicated as it should be. If you do this, go from having a plan to making it executable, you will find out that the trip from A to B becomes more predictable and you’ll get to B faster than you had ever hoped for.

Get people onboard and working together

The only way you can make progress with your strategy is having people motivated to move the needle. Everyone is busy, with too much to do, so you must find a way to merge the daily grind with the strategy. If the employee feels like strategic items are ‘yet another thing I ought to be doing’ it is fairly certain that they end up getting done late and not in desired quality. If however the daily work gets merged with strategic items, contributing to individual, team and company goals, the motivation to do them will shoot up and suddenly people are geared up and driving the strategy forward. When this is accompanied with healthy dialogue about the goals and actions in the organization, the train of progress becomes an unstoppable force.

Remove grey areas and wishful thinking

Part of the problem of not moving the needle fast enough, far enough, is the ambiguity in goal setting. And not necessarily in setting the goal itself, but the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that make the goals measurable. If you can’t measure you can’t improve may be a worn expression, but in reaching the goals it is the crucial ingredient. Once during an onboarding, a CEO told me that ‘when we do it like this, the goals become ‘frighteningly concrete’. Getting clarity and precision with KPIs must surely be a good thing, helping to drive the whole agenda as needed.

Get serious, get digital

Too much talk these days revolves around digitalization. That said, when put in the right context, combined with the results from various studies that Millennials form the majority of workforce by 2020 and have little desire to stick around if they are not treated right, will force us to seriously consider any and all means to make work more motivating and transparent. In the case of strategy execution, the answer is obvious – stop doing it top-down and using outdated means and get digital, fast. LATO has a tried and tested answer how a digital tool can become a command center of your execution, as evidenced by nearly 100 customers, so do give us a call and let’s talk more!




New LATO features introduced

September 14, 2016


  • Renewed Setup Wizard for new LATO setups includes intuitive steps to setup LATO ready for your team faster
  • Email reminders/notifications: Activate recurrent LATO email reminders or communicate LATO users on ad hoc basis.
  • Add goals more intuitively: “Add goal” button is available at top navigation all the time for the users who can add goals.
  • First board specific use case: Specify board users and provide them own landing page to review overall goals in first page instead of showing them first personal goals.
  • Free text goal progress update: Use “No goal” KPI-type to allow free text progress updates.
  • Sum-up chained KPI target and achieved values from sub goals: “Chain goals” feature is available with Min-Max KPI type. Calculates automatically sums of sub goals values to upper level (e.g. sales areas).
  • Sum-up parallel goals KPIs: You may like to sum up goals’ KPIs together between same level goals. “Parallel goals” feature is available Min-Max (baseline-target) KPI type (e.g. calculate total sales from new sales, project sales and customer farming sales goals).
  • Single Sign On (Add On Option): With Single Sign On LATO web tool usage would not require username and password to login LATO. SSO would use your organization Active Directory (ADFS2.0) or corresponding identity provider to check whether user is allowed to login and use LATO.
  • Forget/reset password link: Renew forgot password using forget password link from login page. LATO will send the user a link where to renew password for user that has valid password, is active and has already used LATO earlier. ln addition LATO admin can sent a reset password request to a user.
  • “Add team” functionality: Use easier and faster function to add team members into LATO. Use Add team function from User dashboard.
  • New user account delivery process: Prepare user profiles and share LATO user account activation links through email to end users. User dashboard is updated to enable sharing user accounts.
  • Pre-defined default user role/privilege sets: Use pre-defined user roles to set users’ privileges faster and in more uniform way.