We don’t believe in digital for digital’s sake; the purpose of everything we do is to enable businesses to achieve one or more of the following tangible outcomes:
- Greater efficiency / cost reduction
- Radically improved customer experience
- Increased revenue
- New offerings
- Market leadership
For an expansion of this see our founders’ Digital Business Transformation 101 guide.
To provide clients with greater clarity around the process, outcomes and cost of our consulting we have put together the following strategy package aimed at mid-market businesses.
- Initial fact finding. This is a combination of phone / online calls and going over any information provided by you.
- Objective setting. We provide a one-page guide to kick-start your thinking about objective setting and follow up with an in-person or online meeting to set key objectives for your business.
- Deep dive. This is where we dive deep into your business to understand as much as we can about how it operates and what it’s needs are (in the areas relevant to your objectives).
- First strategy workshop. A two-hour workshop* to draw out your internal thinking on strategy.
- First presentation. An initial presentation back of your needs and ideas, with our thinking brought into play.
- Second strategy workshop. A second two hour workshop where, having had a chance to reflect on our first presentation, you provide feedback and we discuss options.
- Final presentation. This our presentation of what we believe your strategy needs to be in order to achieve your business objectives. You are welcome to continue to provide feedback at this stage.
- Strategy write-up. From everything above we write up a document capturing the value from this consulting process (see details on contents below).
* Ideally in-person, but can also be via an online meeting if that’s not practical / possible.
Capturing the outputs of the process above, the contents of this document can vary a lot depending on your individual situation but, in general terms, it will contain things like:
- Business objectives
- Target market analysis
- Product-solution fit with reference to evidence for it
- Digital go to market strategy
- IT, software and solutions roadmap to achieve strategy
- Explanatory diagrams
- Implementation approach
- Requirements brief(s) for any custom solution(s)
- Digital marketing plan
- Vendor recommendations and combined estimates
Management Capability Funding is provided through the Regional Business Partner Network for businesses requiring skill input for business growth. To apply for funding you can do one of the following.
If you are NOT already registered with the RBP Network please ask to speak to a Regional Partner Network Growth Advisor for an assessment.
If you are already registered please login to your RBP Network account, go to MARKETPLACE then, in the search that comes up, enter Applicable as the Service/Training Provider and select Digital Enablement from the Service Categories. Click Search then select DIGITAL STRATEGY ADVISORY SERVICE from the results.
(Funding is allocated to businesses with fewer than 50 employees and who can demonstrate actions and strategies for growth.)
Cost of this service without funding is $137/hour + GST, and the default package is for 36 hours total consulting and delivery.
The Applicable approach
During our 13-year history we’ve focused on building high-trust long term client relationships founded on genuinely caring about people’s needs and delivering high-quality, often mission critical, digital solutions that we then closely maintain and support.
Our approach is to actively listen to you, ideate and then come back with a clear strategy that’s as simple, yet effective, as possible. Our product ethos of ‘elegant simplicity’ and culture of being ‘people focused’ has proven to be a great fit for our mid-market sized clients.