There are three types of strategic support missions.
Business plan construction or challenge of a business plan confirm, behind financial figures, the operational capacity of the client to deliver the underlying figures: capacity to sell, to hire, to invest, etc.
Missions for acquisitions / disposals of a corporate are in the same spirit. Searching for a target or drafting an “informational memorandum” will highlight the operational aspects of the company. Practically, this means adding to the arguments of market positioning some arguments regarding internal or operational specificities: quality of the IT system, performance of an international sales team…
Supporting missions for subcontracting or pooling of activities (shared service center for an industrial company, subcontracting of rental management for a real estate company, creation of an EIG for several mutual insurance companies…) naturally deal with the economic relevance and expected financial gains but they also emphasise the future modus operandi between these activities and the rest of the company, taking into account the risk of a lower quality (increasing number of errors, potential corruption…).
In simple terms, our strategic missions, beyond the financial stakes, also value the operational and human stakes.
Strategy is often confused with wishes and desires. The construction of a strategic plan or a business plan must remain realistic and present achievable objectives. This is why Akeance Consulting approaches this type of mission from the angle of “doability” which therefore often limits ambitions but makes them more realistic and probable.