Choosing the right tools to achieve your goals
B2B & B2C Technology
The technological capabilities available to our industry are already amazing. The speed at which they change and grow even more so.
Choosing new technology for your business should always aim to have a real and positive impact, whether it is to help your teams produce more and better products, to track your supply chain, to better run your finances, warehouse or e-commerce or to help your customers improve their purchasing journey on your site or in store.
The number of technology solutions that are aimed at the fashion, sports, homeware and related industries are high. Finding the right combination of solutions to match your future business needs is not always as straight forward as it should be, whilst mistakes can be expensive.
We believe that the selection and implementation of technology solutions should involve industry specific process expertise along with an understanding of the roles that the people working in the business need to perform in.
The benefit of using Conceptable when you evaluate technology solutions, process map your current needs, map your future process needs and make decisions on what and when to implement is a real practical insight and understanding. We either back or challenge your team as they go through this crucial process with us, support your IT experts with process understanding, ensure the right questions are asked and that alternatives are correctly evaluated before decisions are made.
We have been in situations where we were asked to come in and rescue a failing implementation. In that situation we often made significant changes to the configuration requirements and mix of systems after evaluating the situation. This is of course something we can get involved in and if this is your situation feel free to contact us. Ideally, we are involved from the start, looking after the needs of the business whilst managing the in-depth process mapping and requirements activities so that the resulting system choices match needs of the business and its people.
If you are considering new technology choices and would like to discuss how we may be able to work with you and your people, looking after your needs in this crucial process, we look forward to hearing from you.
Not everyone needs the same approach
Examples of how we can help your business
No two businesses we encounter are at the exact same stage or in directly comparable situations. Our approach is necessarily customised to make sure we get the best result for everyone involved.
What they do have in common is that that they typically are involved in fashion, sportswear, footwear, accessories, homeware or leisure products.
The below three involvement levels may help you to identify what would best help your business.
The first level of assistance we can give is guidance, usually in the form of mentoring, coaching or workshops.
Guidance is most suitable if you are aware that you or your team do have the skills to solve their challenges but may need some direction or affirmation in how to go about it or to get onto the right track.
It is a great way to increase or develop skill sets, either for yourself as a leader or for your team.
Contact us about mentoring, coaching or workshops today.
The second level of assistance we can provide your business is a review. In this swift process we evaluate your current situation and identify where improvements may make the most significant impact and provide guidance and direction in our report for future steps.
A Review is most suitable if you know there is an issue that needs to be resolved but need more detailed confirmation and guidance to get to resolutions.
It is a great way to demonstrate internally and if needed externally how the business could improve and potentially resolve the issues it faces.
Contact us to start a review and get recommendations and guidance for your business.
The third level of assistance we can give is consultancy. This is where we assign one or more experts to actively work with you or your team. Depending on the requirements and goals, the consultancy and team are adapted to make sure they can deliver.
Consultancy is the most suitable option if there are significant skill shortages or lack of resource in relation to the goals that need to be achieved. This could be simply because the result required is beyond of the capabilities of your team or for instance that there are challenges which need specific attention from someone who has dealt with this before.
Consultancy is flexible and completely adapted to what your business needs, and is always preceded by a detailed discussion to ensure the right alignment.
Contact us about involving Conceptable experts in your business.
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