Strategy

We are in business model innovation since 1997. Our consulting helps companies as well as governmental or international organizations create better business models with a focus on the global value creation and not only on the revenue models. We work on strategic positioning as well as strategy definition projects including strategic and tactical objectives definition. 

When needed, we assist you in formulating the missionthe vision, the values of your company. Furthermore we assist you in the specification of strategic projects and their implementation.

We have worked with healthcare companies, hospitals, new information and communication companies, e-commerce and e-services companies, financial institutions, trading companies, services, international organizations and government agencies.

  Our competencies

We help you to create, review and improve your business models. Outside views, experience, patterns and best practices allows to challenge ideas and provide clear added value in designing innovative business models. With you, we can take in charge these projects helping to make the things happened, animate workshops, synthesize ideas and create models. Then we can assist you during the implementation phase in managing the renewal process, bringing also implementation ideas and tips.

We use cutting edge analytic, think and creativity tools such as the Business Model Canvas proposed by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur.

Business model canvas A. Osterwalder & Y. Pigneur

 

We synthesize the results of the project and provide info-graphics as well as custom made graphical tools to ease communication during the change management projects.

Early stage business model – loveinfographics.com

 

With you and your team, we design creative and realistic strategies. We conduct environment analysis to take key forces and trends to the fore. That includes:

  • Foresight - Key trends: Societal and Cultural, Economic, Political, Legal and regulatory, Technology
  • Competitive analysis - industry/sector forces: Competitors, Suppliers, Value chain actors, Stakeholders, New entrants, Substitutes
  • Macro-economic forces: Global market conditions, Economic infrastructure, Capital market, Resources
  • Market forces: Customer’s needs, wants, pains, Market segments, Market issues, Switching costs and other barriers, Revenue attractiveness

Then we establish and evaluate the opportunities and threats in light of their potential effect on the company business. We conduct an assessment of the business models also by identifying the main strengths and weaknesses and evaluating their effect on the business. That leads to complete the SWOT review of the business models.

From SWOT analysis, development axes and set of business models we help you to specify the strategies you need for your company success. We also can provide help in implementing the strategies projects.

  Optimizing activities and exchange models

From these business models and analysis, our consulting  allows to specify different kinds of «  tracing papers  » which come over the Business models.

By using that way we underline the exchanges between the key activities, the main flows, the main rules and how theses elements are set up into so called « configuration of activities ». That is helpful in strategic tax design, in identifying key information flows and in organizational design.

  Alliances - M&A  - Divestitures

We have a special focus on alliances, M&A and divestitures of activities Our consulting includes the search for targets, strategic evaluations, thinking the evolution of the business models, the specifications of Win Win situations, help in negotiations,  and service level description.

 

Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions, Divestitures, an integrated approach to strategy, organization, management and information systems Eric Revaz 1994

Firms are involved in strategic movements that generate alliances, mergers & acquisitions and divestitures of activities. In this cycle of mutations, change is continuous. Two firms can build an alliance, expand it to other firms, merge or even dismantle all or any part of their activities. Between competition and cooperation, temporal networks of activities are created and reorganized, contributing to corporate renewal.
In such situations, how could information systems provide relevant information for managing mutations and how could they support the global redesign of the strategy, organization and management of firms ?
In this paper we first give an overview of the mutation process. Then we outline the principles and concepts of an integrated approach to strategy, organization and management in the context of mutations. Third we present a meta-model based on these principles and concepts that allows the information system to provide tools for designing changing situations of configurations of activities. The meta-model can federate the thoughts of strategy, organization and management. Finally, we propose to look in more detail at the development phase of the mutation process. This brings to the fore the links between the design of economic events and the integrated approach we suggest.