INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Economic performance is at the heart of digital stakes, which deeply transform companies as well as their business models. A cost model, along with an off-the-shelf framework (such as the CIGREF one) are key components for an efficient IT economic management.


Beyond cost management, benchmarking analysis based on an open framework will allow CIOs to efficiently build optimisation action plans, such as IT Design-To-Cost approaches and programs.

 
Eventually, economic simulation will help CIOs to build an economic IT trajectory over the years in line with the company’s overall strategy. 

 

TRAINING

COURSES

 
Cost Engineering
IT COSTING, BUDGETING & BILLING MODELS
YOUR AIMS

Understanding, controlling and forecasting your costs

  • Measuring, understanding and analysing your IT costs

  • Billing the costs of your IT shop

  • Building your budget, relying on "business" hypotheses

  • Highlighting and enhancing your budget approach

OUR EXPERTISE

An industrialised approach based on software solutions

  • An industrialised method based on an Activity Based Costing approach as well as on the standard CIGREF framework

  • Feedback from hundreds of operational implementations over the past 15 years 

YOUR DELIVERABLE

Full and rebuilt IT cost model

  • Costing and/or billing model, structured and valued 

  • Optimisation levers

  • Formalised IT catalogue

  • ABC simulations, based on real "business" hypotheses

COMPETITIVENESS IMPROVEMENT
IT COST OPTIMISATION PROGRAM
YOUR AIMS

Reducing costs but neither quality nor value

  • Global analysis of the IT shop cost structure

  • Link between costs and value, in line with best practices

  • Identifying and qualifying possible gains.

OUR EXPERTISE

An approach at the heart of the company's expertise

  • Reviewing the cost structure of the IT department based on at least 25 main analysis items

  • Benchmarks and market analysis

  • Work with both operational staff and managers to get key stakeholders fully onboard 

YOUR DELIVERABLE

A structured optimisation program, ready to be deployed

  • Optimisation lever, fully qualified within a deployment plan

  • Operational follow-up of the identified levers

IT DESIGN TO COST
YOUR AIMS

Optimising your IT costs

  • Deploying new approaches coming from the industry sector
     

  •  Understanding the cost structure by carrying out a detailed technical decomposition 

  •  Identifying competitiveness levers that are more useful than levers based on price or margin bargainings

OUR EXPERTISE

An approach between our industrial and IT expertises

  • Understanding the suppliers' cost structure: Costing

  • Implementing Target Costing

  • Going further: Design-to-life cycle cost

YOUR DELIVERABLE

Significant gains

  • Gains between 15-30%

  • Efficient operational models

  • A pragmatic implementation plan, to start as soon as possible

  • Strategic simulation

 
Strategic simulation
« IT BSC » STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
YOUR AIMS

Supporting your company's strategy

  • Supporting your company's strategy

  • A full understanding of the company objectives

  • An ability to translate this vision at any level of the organisation

  • Full visibility to both top management and operational teams

OUR EXPERTISE

A structured approach for a coherent and non-bureaucratic implementation

  • Formalising the company's mission and objectives in an explicit manner, interviewing top management

  • Determining key actions to achieve the objectives and related KPIs

  • Defining objectives, action plans and indicators

  • Building and publishing consistent indicator dashboards

  • Setting up and implementing the continuous improvement process

YOUR DELIVERABLE

Efficient strategic steering

  • A formalised and shared action plan, aligned with the strategic objectives

  • Dashboards at the right "level'

  • Defined and clear governance

IT DASHBOARD
YOUR AIMS

Relying on an economic simulation tool

  • Building budget projection scenarios...

  • Getting out of the classic “budget renewal” approach

  • Taking into account business assumptions for multi-year economic simulations

OUR EXPERTISE

A pragmatic approach 

  • Identifying business rules for relevant costs simulation

  • Defining, in a simple manner, behavioural rules for the activities and resources of the underlying cost model

  • Relying on dedicated tools to implement and analyse the various simulation scenarios

YOUR DELIVERABLE

An operational tool for the IT department

  • A dashboard that is easily updated and brought to life.

STRATEGIC SIMULATION
YOUR AIMS

Rely on an economic

simulation tool

  • Build budget projection scenarios...

  • ... Getting out of the classic “budget renewal” approach

  • Take into account business assumptions for multi-year economic simulations

OUR EXPERTISE

Build an economic simulation on top of the cost model

  • Identify business rules for relevant costs simulation

  • Define, simply, behavioral rules for the activities and the resources of the underlying cost model

  • Rely on dedicated tools to implement and analyze the various simulation scenarios

YOUR DELIVERABLE

Costs simulation and scenarios

  • Costs simulation and scenarios

  • Strategic relevant projection through costs simulations
     

  • Relevant dashboard and full understanding of the upcoming cost structure based on clear hypotheses and defined rules

  • Benchmarking

 
Benchmarking
IT BENCHMARKING GROUP
YOUR AIMS

Comparisons with peers

  • Quantitative KPI comparisons

  • Optimisation levers

  • Qualitative discussions based on feedback from peers

OUR EXPERTISE

A benchmark group born in 2010 (with more than €5 billion in annual expenditure each year)

  • Sharing costs information between CIOs, based on a standard and common framework

NB: comparisons are performed on indicators defined by the participants in respect of strict confidentiality rules.

YOUR DELIVERABLE

A white paper published every year

  • Over a hundred indicators

  • Detailed synthesis of workshops and feedback

  • Training

 
Training
TRANING CATALOGUE
BUILDING AN IT
ECONOMIC MODEL
  • Analyse IT department costs 

  • Understand the CIGREF standard framework

  • Understand the cost evaluation mechanisms through an ABC (Activity Based Costing) approach

  • Comprehend benchmarking KPIs and approaches

IT INVESTMENTS MANAGEMENT - PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
  • Evaluate and control IT costs

  • Understand both the “static” and the “dynamic” value of the IS

  • Manage IT investments through a project portfolio management approach

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Master the concepts and techniques of project management

  • Understand the roles of the various stakeholders involved in a project

  • Adopt best practices to manage projects

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND AGILITY
  • Understand the iterative principles of agile methods

  • Set up project planning based on agile principles
     

  • Find your way with visual management used in agile contexts

  • Identify your place and role within an agile project

DEPLOY AN IT DESIGN TO COST APPROACH
  • Search for an overall optimum between costs/value/risks

  • Understand how to reduce project deadlines

  • Comprehend new ways of working with suppliers based on sharing a full understanding of cost drivers

  • Learn how to to involve all stakeholders

TAILOR-MADE TRAININGS

Let us work together to build your own training course

  • Context understanding through stakeholders interviews

  • Training design, identification of digital tools

  • Test sessions

  • Coaching of facilitators and/or animation of training

  • Organisational assistance

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Les outils
SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS
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Professional Services Automation

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Action Plan Management

Activity Based Costing

Key Performance Indicator

Simulation

Key Performance Indicator

Balanced Scorecard

Balanced Scorecard

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Vos interlocuteurs
CONTACT US
Joachim Treyer
JOACHIM TREYER
Partner
Steve Gordon
STEVE GORDON
Partner