Advisory

We offer expert advisory on all the ways businesses can capitalize on new technologies to operate leaner and meaner while growing deeper relationships with their clients. Our main objective is to work shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients so they feel comfortable testing, incorporating and scaling new digital capabilities. We pride ourselves on providing simple, common-sense approaches that are easy to implement and simple to understand so you can understand what everything means for the operation of your business.

What Is Digital Transformation?

Most organizations hear about digital transformation or “being digital,” but they don’t understand what that means or how to get there. On the other side of the coin, organizations also worry about missing out on the latest digital innovations, and whether inaction could leave them at competitive disadvantage versus their industry peers.
Business executives ask us all the time about the technologies they should be aware of, how to test before deciding to scale, how digital transformation will impact their operating model, what training and change management efforts could be required, is this a real opportunity or just business jargon… and many, many more.
At Cloudworks, we offer guidance on these and other important questions as part of our advisory services. For your peace of mind, our leaders bring 20+ years of experience in the digital arena across multiple functional areas to support your business needs.
When you work with us, you can expect simple, actionable recommendations that reflect the realities of your business.

Our Offerings Include

Tech Strategy Development

Identifying which new technologies are available, including when and why to use them as well as where they should reside in your business (e.g. creating user personas and journeys for different business functions, and where new technology can help).

Proofs of Concept

Identifying business challenges and how they can be resolved via emerging technologies. This advisory service includes business process assessments, high-level ROI and solution demos (e.g. building process automations and developing predictive models).

Business Case Development

Performing cost-benefit analyses for new projects and initiatives (e.g. system upgrades, moving from on-premise to cloud, and scaling or developing automation capabilities).

Executive Alignment

Agreement between senior leaders on what to do next, when and why

Actionable Insights

Recommendations that accommodate the nuances of your business

Measurable ROI

Financial impacts and funding required to move forward

Our Approach

Experience has taught us that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach. That’s why we tailor our services based on the needs of each client. However, there are common themes that run through our engagements.

Understand Your Needs

We work with you to understand why this initiative is important. The road to understanding includes taking your business into context, as well as the stakeholders involved and what the project may mean to them.

Align On Outcomes

In some cases, advisory projects can be misunderstood or misinterpreted. We’ve seen this potential roadblock appear on the horizon many times, especially when it comes to embracing emerging technologies where some stakeholders may only understand the technology at a high-level. That’s why we align on outcomes and what success looks like at the beginning of each project.

Agree On Approach

We tailor our approach to meet the unique needs of each business. Based on our experience and deep industry knowhow, you can expect recommendations on best practices and different ways to optimize delivery. However, we understand this could be one of your many in-flight initiatives. For that reason, we work with our clients to modify and adjust any standard approaches (where appropriate) to ensure we are set-up for success.

If you have any questions or want to learn more, please let us know. We are happy to discuss our services over the phone or in person.

Let’s save your organization time and money while helping you work more efficiently.