Strategy & Advisory Services

Creating Business Value through Robust Business Strategies and Technology-Driven Transformation 

We create sustainable competitive advantages and value for your business by driving transformation through our Business Consulting, Digital Innovation, and IT Excellence Practice Areas.

Our highly knowledgeable and tenured team brings critical industry knowledge, thought leadership and practical experience that addresses your specific market and organizational challenges with robust, implementation-ready, data-driven strategies.

Business and technology are constant, interdependent, and ever-changing. That’s why you need a trusted advisor who can help you assess how to best transform your organization.

While we serve clients across multiple industries and service lines, we have a particular focus in specific sectors, rooted in years of experience working within each of the following areas:
 

  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Healthcare, Pharma, & Life Sciences
  • Retail
  • Communications & Media
  • Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Government & NGO
  • Private Equity

Business Consulting

In today’s environment, technology is embedded into almost every function and interaction, which is why we consult at the intersection of business and technology.

In July 2019, CEI acquired Point Management Group, a business strategy consulting firm that helps clients operationalize strategy by leveraging critical elements of Business Strategy, Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Optimization and Technology Enablement.

Our subject matter experts will help you not just create the strategy, but also implement it.

Put simply, we are “Big Five” and traditional Strategy firm talent deployed more nimbly at a more competitive price-point.
 

Our focused offerings include:

Business Strategy

Develop customer-driven frameworks that help to focus and validate a company’s strategic direction with a strong emphasis on how that strategy can be operationalized. We have integrated digital strategy concepts in order to adapt a proven approach to current concepts and trends.

Our services include Customer Driven Visioning, Ecosystem Analysis, Competitive Positioning, Operating Model, Strategic Options Analysis, and M&A and Post-Merger Integration Services.

Operational Excellence

Address key enterprise-wide issues and initiatives with our deep expertise in Business and Digital Transformation, coupled with Organizational Design, and enabled by Data Strategy, Analytics, and performance measurement. We have specific service offerings for Shared Service Strategy, Organizational Change Management, PMO Optimization and Large-Scale Program and Project Management. We also address Risk Management and Compliance and Regulatory Reporting as part of our operational excellence offerings.

Digital Transformation Strategy

Develop a specific digital transformation strategy using data and technology to drive revenue growth and cost reduction. Lay out a roadmap for digital transformation that can be operationalized while measuring the results.

Data Strategy

Improve the use of strategic data for better business decision support, risk management and higher resource efficiency. We offer a comprehensive data assessment and strategy that includes Data Governance, Data Operations, Data Architecture, Data Analytics and Visualization and Technology Enablers.
 

Supply Chain Optimization

Optimize the traditional elements of the Supply Chain – Plan, Buy, Make, Move, and Sell – with Forecasting and Production Scheduling, Inventory Management, Spend Analysis and Strategic Sourcing, Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Warehousing, Transportation, Logistics, and Demand Forecasting and Analysis to drive operational efficiency and cost reduction.

Sales/Marketing Effectiveness

Ensure purpose and drive action with Commercial Strategy and Salesforce Effectiveness, Marketing Analytics, Marketing Effectiveness, CRM Optimization, Point of Sale Integration, Pricing and Margin Analysis, eBusiness Alignment, and Product Strategy.

Technology Enablement

Drive value through technology with our unique perspective that combines our strength in business strategy development, our holistic view of the supply chain, and our IT solutions expertise. Our services consist of IT Strategy, ERP Optimization, Business Analytics and Reporting, Customer Relationship Management, IT Integration, Data Strategy and Governance Tools, eBusiness, IT Program Management, and Interim CIO Services.

Discover how CEI can help make your next big project a success.

Human-Centered Design

CEI’s Human-Centered Design Practice offers clients a holistic approach to driving value through user-centric transformation and innovation.

Our Experience Strategy services help organizations develop truly differentiated customer experiences by building meaningful relationships with their customers.

Our DesignOps Consulting services use organizational design to help clients of any size tap into their own talent and strengths to enable, scale and sustain customer-centricity and innovation.

We also offer comprehensive Product Design & Delivery that gets client to market fast with products, apps, spaces, brands and services designed for the people that matter most: your customers. 

Digital Innovation

CEI’s Digital Innovation practice helps you differentiate and innovate by harnessing the power of technology and can be an extension of our Human-Centered Design offering.

We leverage established technologies and methodologies such as Cloud and Agile, or explore the potential and benefits of emerging technologies and tools like RPA, Blockchain, or AI to help you develop a transformation strategy.

CEI works closely with your stakeholders to develop actionable recommendations, roadmaps and/or pilots that align with organizational goals and culture, operations and architecture.

Benefits include increased productivity and revenue, reduced risks, exposure and costs and improved overall customer experiences.   

IT Excellence

The pursuit of operational excellence is a top priority and high-focus area for IT leaders, but IT excellence can be difficult to achieve. It takes time, planning and competes with other priorities.

That’s why we’ve built an IT Excellence practice that includes former CIOs and a proven approach to help clients drive strategic improvement across their entire enterprise to achieve real impact

Our approach includes an IT operations assessment, prioritized recommendations, an IT strategy roadmap and ongoing, collaborative status reports. We also offer “Fractional CIO” support available to help support and guide IT initiatives. 

Additional Services

Custom Software Solutions

Managed Services

Staffing Solutions