Trend watching & ideation
"Trendwatching & ideation are about translating consumer trends on the horizon into useful concepts that you can implement today to close the gap with tomorrow."
We monitor the market and make a realistic prediction of the future. You could say that we translate 'the day after tomorrow' into 'today and tomorrow'.
our Strategy Service team has the deep knowledge required to help you define your strategy, underpin it with sound theory and enrich it with data insights - we are also committed to guiding you along your strategic execution journey; in other words, we ensure that your strategy progresses beyond good intentions and delivers strong results
"Corporate strategy is about installing a continuous process to create value from a shared vision – one that’s not only embedded in the minds of your people, but also in their hearts."
Are you aspiring to grow into a strategy-focused organization? Sharpen your focus and mobilize your people.
New business models
"New business models don’t simply address unmet market needs better; they offer an accelerated go-to-market approach through the adoption of innovative technologies. After all, creating value for new or existing customers is what makes companies successful."
Is your current business model at the end of its life? Do you want to generate new market potential? Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
"Engagement strategy is about stipulating how to deal with your customers in the broadest sense of the word. This includes gathering insights via journeys & moments and applying your strategy by installing a better omni-channel experience and effective digital marketing."
What is the right moment to interact with your customers and what is the value of a touchpoint for your business? Discover the strength of a customer engagement strategy.
"A well-founded data strategy allows companies to clarify the use of data across the organization and indicates how to realize competitive advantages with data. Once the data strategy is in place, you can convert your data into useful analytics "
Data is widely available within companies, but only 5% of them use that data to improve their decision-making. What about yours? Get useful insights now!
Technology and tooling
"Technology and tooling enable you to validate your existing IT architecture and then review it in relation to your organization’s vision. To what extent does your IT support your future organization and what needs to be done to reach the next level?"
Efficient data streams throughout your end-to-end processes are essential for a customer-oriented strategy. But do you have the right IT technology and tools? Get inspired!
The pandemic has changed the rules of the game: how businesses run, how their data and analytics work, and how to identify and react to new risks. Identification of data that is considered reliable for setting and adjusting plans is more important than ever. Certain business outcomes can no longer be predicted or applied with older forecasting methods which puts pressure on businesses to quickly adopt a more agile, data-driven approach.
While the concept of Virtual Reality (VR) has been prominently featured in fictional media over the years as a device for the future, it has struggled to make headway as a mainstream technology in the real world. However, the time has now come for VR to lead the next big step in computing.
As a CFO, you are busier than ever this year, assessing your organization’s liquidity, optimizing cash reserves and developing what-if scenarios to weather the impacts of the coronavirus crisis. Yet, what about the future after this crisis? Will your role and that of your team be different? We asked Kristof Stouthuysen, professor of management accounting at Vlerick Business School, during his talk at our recent Inspiration Fair in Belgium of which you can download the recording here. Spoiler alert: finance will be more fun!
Remove friction to boost success, for customers as well as employees: that’s the core of ‘effortless experience’. But what does that mean for your enterprise architecture and software infrastructure? Which tools should you use, and how should they interact? How can data move through the organization in a way that empowers employees and delights customers? Software architect Wim Meerschman sketches out an elegant and powerful solution.