The early promise of technology was of cutting costs through replacing people. This has not been the case in many supply chain industries, nor have we seen the same in the service industries. There is a broader realisation that it takes the combination of people, process, and technology to improve a business. However, that does not mean there are not ways to look at all three of these aspects and reduce costs. The following is a methodical and value-added process I use to help your business look at cost reduction through a technology perspective, 1. Review information collected and stored. Is this data giving you the information you need to make decisions? Is it measuring your productivity in all areas? 2. Review your sustainability as a business – are you using green and efficient technology? Are you taking advantage of cloud platforms to reduce costs and carbon footprint? 3. Process automation – have you reviewed processes that can be automated, freeing up your team’s time and capability. 4. Review cloud services requirements – migration to cost effective and appropriate cloud platforms, reducing the need for on-premise physical server rooms or data centres, reducing space requirements and power, insurance, and security overheads 5. Review client involvement systems and processes – if this can be made a slick as possible, improving the quality and quantity of client interactions this will improve the information flow within the business as well. Automating this interaction through the use of systems such as CRM, also brings benefits 6. Review your team members mobility – recent events have meant an increase in the need for remote working. Technology has enabled a rapid ramp up, but this may mean business processes have not been rationalised to work in this way. If business continuity plans were invoked, these may not be sustainable over the medium to long term. Reviewing how this use of technology and business processes matches with people, will bring benefits in efficiency. If this is of interest, please contact me.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does MeasureMatch quality control new service providers?
Every one of the MeasureMatch network of service providers has been through a stringent application process, including an interview to ensure relevance of Service providers and quality of delivery. And each is fully aware of the how the platform works, including the commercial framework.
Why book consultants or consultancies via MeasureMatch?
It's easy and incredibly fast to find and book a pro via the MeasureMatch marketplace platform. And, because we interview all service providers, or they are invited by particpating technology vendors, we're seeing greater than 95% of contracts rated 5 full starts by clients (as of 1 November 2020).
Whether it's Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, HubSpot, Intercom or Freshsales skills you're after - to name a few in our hottest category of services (CRM and marketing automation) - MeasureMatch has skills and pros you need.
3,000+ skills across around 4,000 systems & data services professionals are accessible via the MeasureMatch marketplace and partner platform.
You'll have direct, seamless and flexible access to a highly-skilled, verified workforce of independent consultants, consultancies, agencies and even systems integrators - each armed with the skills to advance data collection, data engineering, data pipeline management, marketing analytics, marketing automation, personalization, programmatic media investment management and much more.
Which services can clients contract via the MeasureMatch marketplace platform?
The consultants, consultancies, agencies & SIs in our global network, approaching 4,000 in 60+ countries (as of early November 2020), execute important systems and data project work including, but not limited to: CRM systems deployments and revamps, CRO, data cleaning, marketing performance reporting, identity resolution setup, machine learning for predicting and optimizing customer behaviors, marketing automation systems implementations, social media analytics, CX analytics, web analytics and much much more.
The MeasureMatch global network of professionals is highly skilled, many are certified service providers with proficiencies across more than 3,000+ tools and products including the Adobe Experience Cloud stack, the Google Marketing Platform and Google Cloud suite of tools, Segment, Mixpanel, Intercom, Hubspot, DOMO, Power BI, Tableau and 1,000s more.
Who should sign up to MeasureMatch?
On one side, MeasureMatch is for independent consultancies, agencies, systems integrators and independent consultants.
On another side, the platform is for companies that need to solve for, address and advance any number of systems and/or data challenges, and they are open to embracing service providers located anywhere across the globe to get the work done.
Lastly, the third entry point into MeasureMatch is for SaaS and enterprise software vendors to leverage a set of tools grow and deepen serice provider relationships.