Consulting and Consulting Engineering organisations are all about people. In the same way that a manufacturer must achieve a profitable but high quality production process, so must these organisations ensure that their consultants are fully utilised and therefore profitable, but able to deliver differentiated services and strategic advice to clients.
At Advanced Business Solutions we recognise and seek to address the challenges in this sector. Reducing costs whilst maintaining contract profitability and customer satisfaction levels is like asking for the best of all worlds, but it's your route to success and is achievable with a flexible infrastructure in place.
This infrastructure needs to deliver timely and accurate information to support business decisions. Information is the basis for improving utilisation of high value people resources, whilst achieving effective billing and cash collection processes will keep cash flow healthy and help secure your long-term future.
When people are your key product, getting to grips with their profitability can be difficult. Many organisations spend too much time collating and reconciling data at the expense of managing the business. At Advanced Business Solutions, we understand that organisations need to be able to provide business managers with a single point of access to all key data, and easy to use tools that enable them to plan workloads effectively, manage staff utilisation and achieve profitability.
Consultants and Consulting Engineers operate in highly competitive marketplaces and whilst margins are being eroded, customer expectations and demands are increasing. These organisations need to deliver an effective service in order to retain and win new clients, yet must also maximise contract profitability to satisfy the growing demands of owners and investors.