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What is the FIRMSconsulting Advanced Knowledge Management System?

SLIDES is our first ever initiative that gives you:

  • Access to completed, including unreleased, editable studies.
  • Access to editable strategy proposals.
  • Access to editable workshop tools.
  • Access to editable templates.
  • Access to project management tools.
  • Access to CRM tools.
  • Faster response time versus creating slides and methodologies.
  • Increased revenue from superior proposals and studies.
  • Increased client satisfaction.
  • Lower costs because we’ve done the work for you.
  • Ability to archive your work and store it in one online location.
  • Ability to edit slides and documents, save them in your own portal, and download them as pdfs for use in client work.

Why is SLIDES important?

FIRMSconsulting’s Advanced Knowledge Management System is a full knowledge management system containing detailed and advanced studies, proposals, client communication and workshop packs.

 

All the material can be edited as many times as needed, used for clients and shared in PDF.

 

There is a powerful CRM and project management system.

 

You may upload and store your own files, and as many files as needed as long as you are a member. We do all the heavy lifting. (Storage limits may apply).

 

Think of it this way. Major firms like McKinsey, BCG, etc. have powerful knowledge management systems. Imagine you are a manager at McKinsey or BCG based in San Francisco. You get staffed onto your first corporate strategy project. You ask a couple of colleagues if they could share prior deliverables related to corporate strategy. You get a few files, but nothing useful.

 

But this is not necessarily an obstacle.

 

You can log onto the knowledge management system and access thousands of sanitized deliverables completed by McKinsey/BCG consultants in the top offices across the world: London, Toronto, Paris, Singapore, Munich, Sydney, Warsaw, New York, Los Angeles, Moscow, etc.

 

If your firm is strong at knowledge management with a high standard of work, you will get access to some files that will shave days and in some cases weeks of time off your project and will allow you to deliver much greater value.

 

In reality, even within top firms, the files you access are not always helpful. That is one of the reasons why our knowledge management system is advanced and superior to many knowledge management systems accessible within consulting firms.

 

You can pursue new clients and secure those clients if you can see the best proposals and methodologies within those proposals. The increase in revenue leads to growth for your office/firm.

What content is launching SLIDES?

The following fully editable online content will be available at launch with more updates to follow. Users will also be able to store their own work and use the CRM and project management tools. You can edit as much as you want, make as many copies as you need, and download anything as a PDF to use in your client (internal or external) work (terms and conditions apply).

 

We don’t just offer blank templates or generic proposals. All the studies are complete, and the proposals outline unique methodologies—the type of content you have always seen on StrategyTraining.com.

 

  1. Full Engagements
    1. Tech M&A Merger Strategy Study: more
    2. Market Entry Strategy Study : more
    3. Corporate Strategy & Transformation Study: more
    4. Pandemic Planning & Disease Management Study: ROI vs Costing strategy, disease mapping, prevention mapping, care infrastructure analyses, medicine and treatment mapping, day-in-the-life-of studies, risk analyses, and strategy and implementation diagnostic.
      1. Every company is going to need a pandemic plan. Investors now expect to see what will happen to minimize business disruption. Yet, each pandemic is different. Each epidemic is different. Each disease is different. Pandemic planning must be localized. The medical assets to manage a pandemic are different for each disease and the type of hospitals, medical staff, insurance plans, and wait times are all different for each company and/or location. This study shows step-by-step how to develop a response to manage the problem should it occur. Crucially, the focus is on measuring the ROI for the costs incurred to manage the problem. Companies are more likely to manage a pandemic if they can see a clear benefits case.
    5. Operations Strategy Study: Vision engineering, production, maintenance, procurement and inventory, service value analyses, organizational alignment, business case, and implementation plan.
      1. A surge in unplanned expenses and additional strain on the operating infrastructure with COVID-19 means companies are trying to do more with less. They are trying to manufacture more cheaply and faster while increasing overall productivity. If an operations strategy can mean so many things to different people, how does a company decide what to do? In this study for a fictitious company, we follow the steps to help them understand what they could, should, must do to improve their operations and become more competitive. A key part of this study, like all our studies, is preparing for implementation.
  2. Proposals
    1. Master Proposal Template
    2. Infrastructure Sustainability
    3. Pandemic Planning and Impact Forecasting
    4. Digital & IT Strategy
    5. Feasibility Strategy Study
  3. Templates
    1. Executive Update 1
    2. Executive Update 2
    3. Executive Update 3
    4. Executive Update 4
    5. Time Saver 1
    6. Time Saver 2
    7. Charter
    8. Timeline
    9. Project Logic
    10. Problem Statement & Decision Tree
    11. Metric & Target Drivers and Levers
    12. Hypotheses
    13. Analysis Plan
    14. Storyboard
    15. Model 1-page description
    16. Model economic engine architecture
    17. Issue Maps
    18. Weekly Update Meetings
    19. Focus Interviews
    20. Case Studies
    21. Mid-point Review
    22. Benefit Chart
    23. Opportunity Chart
    24. Implementation Plan

How does SLIDES work?

Pick any document.

See how a study is done.

Review our detailed proposals.

Edit as you like: swap slides between documents, import your own work, add your own branding etc.

Invite colleagues to view, comment or edit. (terms apply when editing)

Create a deliverable; client update, final report, toolkit, proposal etc.

Download the PDF deliverable and share it with clients and colleagues.

Everything is archived online in one place.

It’s that simple.

What does each full study contain?

  1. While each engagement is different—averaging between 150 and 500 slides—they are usually structured as a series of updates to the client so our members can see how the engagement developed. FC Insiders will be very familiar with our unique approach to structuring engagements from StrategyTraining.com. Each engagement contains most of the following sections, though there will be some differences between engagements.
    1. Executive Update 1
      1. Objectives
      2. Timeline
      3. Engagement logic
      4. Analysis structure
      5. Executive Summary
        1. Focus Interviews
        2. Focus Groups Interviews
    • Initial Hypotheses
    1. Initial Business Case
      1. Financial decomposition
      2. Benefits levers
    2. Supporting Appendices
    1. Executive Update 2
      1. Engagement overview including objectives and timelines
      2. Executive Summary & Initial Findings
        1. Top-down business case
          1. Financial review
          2. Value gap analysis
          3. External benchmarking
          4. Internal benchmarking
          5. Total opportunity
        2. Stream findings
        3. Stream hypotheses
      3. Executive Update 3
        1. Engagement overview including objectives and timelines
        2. Bottom-up benefits case & Initial recommendations
          1. Finding per stream
          2. Opportunity charts
    • Benefits charts
    1. Cumulative benefits
    1. Implementation Plan
      1. Engagement plan, logic, timelines, and resourcing
      2. Stream charters, timelines, and resourcing
    • Pilot
    1. Executive Update 4
      1. Engagement overview including objectives and timelines
      2. Recommendations
      3. Pilot implementation
        1. Initial quick-win results
        2. Next phase of the pilot

What does each proposal contain?

Elite firms can, and usually do, produce simpler proposals. The brand recognition of the firm typically leads to the sale, not because the proposal is unique. Our proposals are different because we have many boutique firm clients who need proposals with distinctive methodologies to differentiate themselves from larger firms. Therefore, where possible, our proposals contain:

  1. A distinctive approach/methodology
  2. Timelines
  3. Suggested pricing/resourcing based on a premium practice in the US

What studies are coming to SLIDES?

  1. Digital & IT Strategy Study: Strategy assessment, Digital + IT skills, processes, competencies and assets assessment, alignment to strategy, project portfolio analyses, portfolio optimization, strategy and recommendations
  2. Financial Services Product Strategy Study: Building the segmentation model and country product strategy, and overall strategy
  3. Banking Market Entry: Market entry strategy, identifying target expansion countries, identifying product strategies and the long-term business case
  4. Postal Turnaround & Restructuring Strategy Study: Short-term survivability assessment, viability assessment, options assessment, turnaround design, asset carve out and turnaround execution
  5. Multinational Industrial Restructuring Strategy Study: Product line management assessment, strategic market plan, sales optimization, supply chain reorganization, invoicing and collections, customer support and aftercare service strategy
  6. Petrochemical Restructuring Strategy Study: Management scorecard development, sales and marketing top-to-bottom audit and strategy, finance and administration reorganization, procurement and supply chain strategy and distribution planning
  7. Bulk Chemicals Restructuring Strategy Study: Channel review, product assessment, sales force optimization, overhead and cost analysis, quick wins, strike teams and full business case
  8. Bulk Chemicals Restructuring Implementation Program: Product strategy and pricing, implementation pilot, building an integrated customer service center, business management processes, quick strike teams, service value analyses and benefits tracking
  9. Board and Executive Leadership Alignment, 3-Day Strategy Intervention: Develop new strategy, align new strategy, gain agreement, culture assessment, leadership vs. management, conflict management, personality style management, how/what/why to delegate and executive action plan
  10. Port Expansion and Restructuring Strategy Study: Organization design, market segmentation, support services analysis, capacity planning, port rationalization plan, skills and competencies assessment and business case
  11. Banking Wealth Management Strategy Study: Market sizing and potential, market structure and regulations, competitor strategies, customer needs, product analyses and gap analyses
  12. Multinational Industrial Salesforce Effectiveness Strategy Study: Targeting and forecasting, sales planning, needs analyses, quoting, order generation, ERP systems planning, invoicing and collections, callbacks and follow-up, and relationship management
  13. Investor Relations Strategy Study: How to analyze shareholders, Segmentation model, Shareholder views, understanding value in a sector, shareholder vs. company needs, what is value? What is value for this company?
  14. Infrastructure Funding Strategy Study: Capital structure impact, financing requirements, optimal capital structure, recommended funding instruments, cost of funding and business plan
  15. Marketing Strategy Study: Brand equity analyses, customer segmentation, brand charter analyses, segment prioritization and strategic levers, communication strategy, marketing plan, budgeting and business case
  16. …and more

What proposals are coming to SLIDES?

  1. Portfolio Management & Restructuring Proposal
  2. Product Optimization Proposal
  3. Infrastructure Funding Proposal
  4. Retail Rationalization Proposal
  5. Marketing Strategy Proposal
  6. Product Pricing Proposal
  7. Manufacturing Strategy Audit Proposal
  8. FIFA 2022 Marketing Strategy Proposal
  9. Implementation High-Performance-Teams Rollout Proposal
  10. Implementation Proposal
  11. Change Management Proposal
  12. Cost Reduction and Turnaround Proposal
  13. Strategy Proposal
  14. …and more

What is included?

Our files are curated. We load completed studies, proposals etc. that allow you to see how a problem was solved and presented to the board. Therefore, you get to see the tools, thinking and the use of the templates.

 

All the studies on StrategyTraining.com are available. And much more.

 

We offer a similar interface as Microsoft PowerPoint, except everything is online.

How many of my own files can I upload and manage online?

You may upload up to 10GB of files at no additional charge with an individual file size limit of 10MB. This is well north of 10,000 files on a typical laptop.

Can I invite my team to use SLIDES?

This is an individual subscription. Sharing subscriptions is against our terms of service. However, team subscriptions are allowed. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

What can I download and how can it be used?

You can download anything and everything in the library, including any presentations you create and amend, in PDF format.

 

Downloaded materials can be used for deliverables for your clients and your organization. However, it cannot be used for resale, publications, courses, teaching videos or competitive service offerings. If you need to use slides for purposes other than deliverables for your client or your organization please contact [email protected] to request a written approval, subject to our discretion.

How do I cancel?

You may cancel your renewal at any time by simply choosing not to renew it at the end of a billing cycle.

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Download this sample reimbursement request and make the necessary changes. Most large organizations, and many smaller ones, will reimburse tuition for professional development.

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