Confront Change With Confidence
Optimise Your Finance Function
Equip your team for change
Our team of expert consultants apply deep domain understanding and software industry insights to help you prioritise requirements and select applications that best service your budgeting, forecasting, consolidation, financial reporting or business analytics demands. The journey to a better CPM world typically involves a two-step approach:
Step 1: Business Case Development:
comprising analysis of stakeholders and user needs, business process reviews and requirements definition, risk assessments and cost/benefit/ROI analyses.
Step 2: Software Selection
comprising vendor evaluation, request for proposal preparation and response analysis, demonstrations and proof of concepts, solution scoring and benchmarking to decision analysis and software contract guidance.
Our Advisory Services include:
Functional Requirements Reviews
We work with organisations to gather, collate and evaluate functional reporting and analysis processes. This exercise challenges the ‘as is’ information needs of your business and helps map out a ‘to be’ vision of business analytics.
Preparing a Solution Blueprint
Our Solution Blueprint service provides a roadmap and pathway to achieving better Corporate Performance Management practices. It helps customers uncover key focus areas and articulates how CPM solutions can be utilised to provide better business insights, greater accountability and faster close cycles. It adopts a ‘start anywhere’ approach that considers budgeting and planning, forecasting, monitoring through to financial close and reporting.
Our Software Selection service uses a structured framework to align your specific Functional Requirements with CPM vendor offerings that satisfy an agreed Solution Blueprint. We review key considerations such as strategic fit, economic value, cost of ownership and probability of project success. Our industry experience helps customers de-risk the selection and adoption of CPM technology.
The best compliment is to see our clients thrive!
We worked with Concentric throughout our successful implementation ... This enabled our team to plan and ultimately deliver effectively on-time and to budget.
We engaged with Concentric to help us implement a new cloud-based consolidation and reporting platform ... We are delighted with the Concentric team, who demonstrated a very high level of technical expertise, commitment and flexibility to help us achieve our objectives.
Concentric were experts in each area that our project required. They had flexibility and excellent approachability with the ability to operate face to face on multiple sites ... Concentric had the ability to go the extra mile to support in times of urgency or change to project plan.
The upgrade was seamless, with sound advice on hardware requirements. Go live was trouble free and there has been positive feedback from all users.
Concentric are excellent at what they do and the implementation has radically changed our financial reporting processes – for the better!
Atkins had a tight delivery and budget to work with and Concentric were highly approachable and resourceful in ensuring that we met our goals.
The quality of staff and their technical knowledge really is a core strength. They know the products inside out and that’s what you expect from an applications specialist.
The new solutions have markedly improved data quality, streamlined the submission cycle, automated key analyses such as working capital and treasury reporting, and provisioned meaningful reports to key stakeholders. All this has been achieved with minimal increase in Head Office staff despite the business growing exponentially.
In the 4 years I’ve been working with Concentric, they have always been at the end of the phone, very helpful.