Business Analysis is about defining and delivering the outcomes that are best for the organization; strategically, tactically and operationally. Strategic analysis is about developing a strategy for a business by examining the organization and the environment in which it operates and determining likely responses to events and changes going on around and within the organization. Tactical Analysis is about the readiness of the organisation with respect to the execution of the strategic analysis recommendations for the company. Operational analysis is used to determine the efficiency of the business operations.
The ultimate goal of enterprise architecture is to harness new opportunities and maximize the capabilities of the organisation as a whole.
Given the emergence of disruptive technologies and their influence on how customers are engaged, it is important to stay current, agile and stable with the rapidly changing state of your industry.
Our services offer guidelines around what a good Enterprise Architecture should consist of, starting with an evaluation of what currently exists and give you a report / status check on the current status of the organisation. This includes:
- Architecture Maturity Assessment
- Architecture Risk Health Check
- Architecture Governance Health Check
- Architecture Documentation Health Check
Once the current Enterprise Architecture position is known, we move in to the realm of what ought to exist in the business using a strategy to execution process with a Strategy definition, Capability definition, Gap definition and of how to achieve this over time.
Based on the outcomes of the gap analysis (baseline versus required change) we view your organisation from a business, information as well as technology perspective and define opportunities and solutions. Once we have determined with what changes the organisation will reach the desired effect, a migration planning is produced and governance is implemented. From there changes to the processes are managed until fully implemented.
More than 30 years ago, Clayton Christensen introduced a revolutionary concept that forever changed the business world: Disruptive Innovation. This is a term in the field of business administration which refers to an innovation that creates a new market and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market leading firms, products, and alliances.
We help companies to generate disruptive, new ideas that link customer needs with innovative business models, new technology, products and services that drive new growth. Some of the major trends are:
- the challenge of the healthcare industry of making profit by increasing people’s health by choosing a more holistic and individualized approach towards people’s health and happiness on a daily basis.
- a climate change induced range of disruptions where energy companies are becoming conductors of smart networks for distributed, renewable energy and storage solutions.
- increasing moves from the retail market towards online and mobile business a change is happening towards improving the customer retail experience and also fulfilling information and emotional needs.
Exsensys – In 2001 we launched the concept of automated cloud based temperature (and humidity) monitoring in the food industry. At the time all retailers had to manually monitor temperatures three times a day and send their logbook at the end of the month.
Wine Affairs – In 2004 we pioneered the formation of a framework for (at the time) 24 wineries to sell their wines directly to the end customer anywhere in the world. This substantially shortened the supply chain and not only resulted in prices that were 40-50% lower compared to the traditional method, but also increased the profit of the wineries and created a consumer-winery connection.
Artecon – In 2012 we started a new company importing high-end art supplies using an optimized supply chain. Result was (while still having a perfectly (financially) healthy company) 35-50% cheaper products for artists.
Organizations operate in increasingly dynamic environments which often makes it a struggle to satisfy fluid business requirements and transformations. If not systematically managed, this can lead to fragmented change initiatives which are inconsistent, uncoordinated and unlikely, overall, to add value to the organization.
Creaware provides coaching services in the area of project and program management, in organizations that have lack of skilled resources. We can take on the project management of a project / program or a number of work-streams or assist the current Project/Program Managers with the management of their projects, providing required guidance and advice. We provide:
- managing strategic, mission-critical initiatives
- recovery of troubled projects
- providing interim leadership
- supplementing resources
- filling skill set gaps