Management techniques

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Business processes

Situation

Business processes are a collection of related activities that lead to achieving a particular goal.

In many companies that have gone through acceptable growth and development, these are totally lacking. Then one day the business or environment changes and normal business activities seem to be less effective. It’s time to clarify, optimize and document processes.

Offer

Whether it’s a question of management processes such as governance and strategy or operational processes for purchasing, manufacturing, marketing or sales, icima.net partners help you to define process objectives, break down the departmental barriers and minimize functional silos.

Icima’s business process toolbox is based on a unique approach to help clients achieve the needed transformation in a minimum amount of time.

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Management systems

Situation

The company is heading towards a new financing round. Potential investors and money lenders are making their contribution dependent on the prior introduction of sound management, financial control and information systems so that they can have trust in the future good results and necessary transparency: it must be possible to discover as early as possible any risk and weakness so that corrective actions can be made in time.

Offer

The icima.net partner has the habit of identifying the necessary systems, of improving what is already existing and of creating what is still lacking, often by transferring and adjusting similar systems which are used in (often quite small) subsidiaries of successful corporations.

He knows that the staff and management of small and medium companies often do not have the knowledge, experience and information to develop, implement and operate the management systems which are considered as being of vital importance in other companies.

Sometimes, there is also some resistance which must be overcome. It may be the result of fearing the unknown or of being concerned by a possible loss of status and influence. Last not least, one must be ready to deal with remarks like "We have always done it like this", "We never did it like that and what you suggest cannot function here because we are different" or simply the famous "Not invented here".

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Toolbox solutions

Situation

For all those companies which are not part of a large corporation or have not been using the services of the large international consulting firms it is difficult to know the state of the art with regard to well-proven management tools and systems. Often they are not even aware of what is lacking as they have no benchmarking possibility. And even if, developing such solutions from scratch is like re-inventing the wheel: expensive and time consuming.

Offer

Our icima.net partners know how to transfer well proven solutions to your company so that you can benefit from the experience made elsewhere and save a lot of time and money.

Here are some of the key elements of our toolbox of management systems. They reflect the state of the art in professional management. Once their specific adaptation to your needs has been completed by us, always in close cooperation with your future users, they do not require any special technical know how on their side.

These solutions have been introduced in a number of different companies. We therefore know what works and what is useful, and which are the pitfalls to avoid during their development, introduction and ongoing application.

If you are interested in a list of examples, please send an email to info@icima.net.

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IT systems enhancement

Situation

Many companies develop after a while a “system landscape” composed of a whole variety of different application systems, often with some duplication of the data to be entered and maintained.

There is rarely a map showing what systems exist and how they are related and connected to each other. And almost always, there is room for improvement with regard to the system documentation and user manual.

Offer

Our icima.net partners can offer their experience in improving such situations. They have a management rather than a specialist approach and are therefore less in the danger of getting lost in technical details. They ensure that the necessary solutions are available, that their quality is good enough, that there the different systems are well coordinated and that at least the required minimum of documentation exists.

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