Our services for your success

Systematic performance improvement of companies with concepts, technologies and agile leadership – this is our world. The avantum Performance Improvement Framework underlines our consulting services with its flexible structure and enables us to systematically improve your business performance.

Our services

Professional and Technical Analysis and Conception

In the digital business world, there is a constant challenge to analyze and design new requirements both for professional interests and for the needs of IT. Ideally, concepts are developed that can be used directly by both parties for implementation. Mostly, however, there is a lack of conception at the interface between IT and the specialist department, and frictional losses inevitably occur. 

  • Business requirements are not understood by the IT department
  • Business requirements must be based on IT requirements
  • Technological potentials are not recognized by the specialist department 
  • Technical implementations do not adequately reflect technical requirements
  • Several development and optimization cycles are necessary
  • Concepts do not experience the implementation phase due to complexity 

We know how to combine our broad technical knowledge with our well-founded technology expertise and to avoid the above-mentioned friction losses and offer you:

  • Technical expertise paired with technical know-how
  • Solution competence for professional and technical challenges
  • Standardized procedure for structured requirements’ recording and analysis
  • Documentation and visualization of the concepts
  • Concepts for direct implementation
  • Moderation between IT and specialist department
  • Project management

Implementation of Analytics Solutions

An existing analytics concept must be implemented and rolled out. For this project you need additional support or even a complete project team. We will put together a team of experts that is perfectly tailored to your needs and will also gladly assume the role of general contractor in projects involving several parties.

We offer you the key factors for your success: 

  • Many years of consulting experience
  • Sound knowledge, in particular with the top solutions from SAP and IBM - supplemented by business management know-how
  • State-of-the-art technology - our employees regularly attend training courses
  • Practice-proven, standardized, and agile project procedures: High quality of results, short implementation time, transparent project progress, solid project management, project work on-site or remotely
  • Access to our broad network of software and implementation partners
  • Cooperation based on partnership
  • Know-how transfer - if we go, you can operate your system independently
  • Best solutions - from the individual implementation to the finished solution
  • Our solutions based on SAP and IBM - these guarantee short implementation times and individual solutions

System Checks & Optimization

The quality of corporate management and processes depends on the supporting technologies. If the performance of the systems used is not right, the causes should be identified as quickly as possible and the quality improved again with adequate measures. 

From our experience, we know that measures do not necessarily have to lead to a new system - often the existing solution can be optimized and further used.

When does a system check make sense? 

  • Non-performant system behavior: slow report retrieval, long-running processes, various media breaks, frequent system crashes
  • Lack of user friendliness: cumbersome operation during daily use, intensive training activities for new employees, no contemporary look & feel
  • Incorrect or inconsistent data during operation: complex processing sequences, process disharmonies
  • Time- and cost-intensive maintenance work
  • Low flexibility to map new business requirements
  • Head monopolies, i.e., only one employee knows how to operate the system
  • Proprietary system

Our approach:

During the system check, we create a comparison of requirements, target status, state-of-the-art benchmarks, and the current status, and also analyze the underlying processes. We document our results in detail and provide you with concrete recommendations for action.

These recommendations range from the optimization of existing solutions to the identification of process alternatives and the clarification of opportunities with alternative technologies.

Anonymous, industry-specific benchmarking and a potential analysis to reduce your license and operating costs round off our approach.

Tools for Agile Strategy Implementation

In order to guarantee our customers a secure strategy implementation, we rely on the proven Hoshin-Kanri. The method allows us to derive concrete goals and measures from the corporate strategy, to provide them with measurable KPIs and responsibilities and thus to operationalize the strategy. 

Our method for strategy implementation offers you the following advantages: 

  • A structured approach to identify objectives from the corporate strategy
  • To derive measures for the achievement of objectives and define their test KPIs
  • To create transparency about the measurement of goals and define implementation priorities
  • To establish regular audit cycles to validate the degree of target achievement
  • To ensure an agile approach at all times
  • To implement strategies unerringly

We accompany you during the application of the method as well as the professional and technical implementation and gladly train the employees involved in the project.

Business Analytics Strategy and Organization

The goal of a business analytics strategy is to achieve perfectly coordinated processes, systems, and organizations (employees). With this harmonization, internal company advantages and sustainable competitive advantages can be realized, such as:

  • Reduced interfaces
  • Consistent analysis options with consistent data
  • Identification of business opportunities and risks
  • Faster responsiveness to changes
  • Less administrative effort with reduced costs
  • Higher employee satisfaction

As with any other strategic process, a business analytics strategy must be continuously reviewed and adjusted, and improvements implemented. From practical experience, we know what challenges a business analytics strategy faces in real business life - for example, extending the system landscape without a necessary integration concept, unclearly formulated process descriptions/responsibilities, or complex internal coordination, followed by lengthy implementation.

With this practical understanding and our solutions, we are happy to work with you to develop an individual business analytics strategy. In the analysis phase, we highlight processes, systems, data, and responsibilities and mirror them with our experience. In addition, we check whether bundling analysis tasks in a modern Business Intelligence Competence Center (BI CC) brings advantages.

As a result, you will receive a business analytics strategy with concrete recommendations for immediate implementation, in order to achieve effects as quickly as possible. We are also happy to support you in the subsequent operationalization of the Business Analytics strategy.

Innovation Lab

Existing technologies are developing rapidly. In addition, revolutionary digitization technologies are emerging that can disruptively influence markets. With the multitude of innovations, we are constantly asking ourselves which innovations offer opportunities, and which contain risks? Which technology is best suited to different corporate strategies and scenarios? And which technology offers a stable investment?

In order to get to the bottom of these questions and obtain answers, we founded our Innovation Lab: In our “Hands-on Ideas and Innovation Forge,” we present new methods and technologies and demonstrate application cases for your business. Together with our experts, you will actively explore the applications yourself and discuss your questions about predictive, artificial intelligence, optimization, and more. 

Our Innovation Lab offers you the following possibilities:

  • Test the latest products yourself and work through your use cases live
  • Gain insights into modern technologies and their potential
  • Develop prototypes with new technologies and demonstrate the proof of concept
  • Gain impetus for your digitization strategy
  • Assess your business models and your competitiveness against the new technologies
  • Get to know new analysis methods

So that we can respond to you and your company in the best possible way in our Innovation Lab, we will be happy to coordinate with you in advance regarding your individual questions and the software solutions you use.

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