Our Services

Business Diagnostics

Business Diagnostics

Why Business Diagnostics

Get a crisp, to-the-point and accurate business health check
Understand the different challenges faced by the organization.
Get full insight of the business as to where it is at the present moment, where they would like to head and how to get.
Discover exactly how the business is going – if going through a rough ride get to know the gap areas. If travelling well ensure that it stays on track and grows further.
Improve the business’s bottom line & get better at managing key people

What you get

Direction

Providing clarity on succession planning
Aligning the organization structure / manpower to the vision

Managing Performance

Having a career path dialogue during the appraisal
Making Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

Decision Making

Creating an authority matrix at each level
Including decision making in the competency framework

Cross Functional Synergy

Providing clarity on the functional accountability
Tracking the mechanism of the action points to be put in place

Processes and Systems

Ensuring that the documented ISO processes are monitored and reviewed
Deriving Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) out of the processes

Customer Orientation

Reducing the customer complaint process
Linking the inputs from customer feedback to the respective function

VMV through Strategic Facilitation

Strategy, mission, vision through Strategic Facilitation

Need of VMV

Vision and Values are the guiding compass for any organization. Powerful and inspiring articulation is crucial for people to identify with and connect with it.Even more challenging is the task of communicating it to employees, customers and other stakeholders.

The need for VMV to move from being on websites, corporate brochures and wall frames to the DNA of each and every employee can not be understated

What you get

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Focus groups and surveys

To understand the building blocks of the organization it is important to involve people from different levels for them to own the initiative, and take on board their inputs and their aspirations for the organization.

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The VMV Workshop

We design this intervention that leads to all senior management team members working together in co-created the VMV framework. The design involves brainstorming, picture painting, group work, etc.

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The VMV Document

The Values need to have behavioral do’s and don’ts for any employee to understand clearly what is on-brand behaviour and what’s not.

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The VMV Cascade

We conduct workshops for enrolling your teams into the Vision and Values framework. These can be done through TTT for larger organizations

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

Why Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is important, however, refinements to traditional strategy processes are needed in the current business environment.
The new economic reality has important business implications in several key areas; the competitive landscape has changes, customer preferences and buying behavior is shifting substantially, power dynamics in the value chain continue to shift, and technology is changing faster than ever before. Moreover, new financial and environmental regulations threaten to distort existing markets.
Strategic planning has to be aspiration driven rather than current reality focused, we believe the fundamentals of strategic planning will always apply. Tactical decisions should always be aligned with a high-level strategic plan based on clear objectives. While reactive strategies might work in the short-term, it is the long-term strategies that will generate, and ensure sustainable value creation well into the future.

Our Strategy Management Process

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Understanding where you are

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Defining where we want to go

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Strategy Map to reach there

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Building the plan

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Managing performance through reviews

Business Planning

Business Planning

Why do you need Business Planning

Whether it is a new business you are getting into or an existing business that wants to get into new product/service lines, creating a well thought-through and detailed business plan is the first step.

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Avoid big costly mistakes
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Make sure everyone is on the same page
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Helps develop a game plan
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Raise capital.
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You may be too passionate and make emotional decisions without a business plan

What you get

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Research

Detailed research into the industry, customers, competitors, and costs of the business begins the process. A variety of resources can be used for research, ranging from databases and articles to direct interviews with other entrepreneurs or potential customers. Research should be documented and organized carefully with the information gathered and the source as there is a need to cite sources within the plan.

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Strategize

Next, the information from the research should inform the strategy you choose for your business. Revisit the strategy you created even before your research and dig deeper into decisions on appropriate marketing, operations, and hiring for the first five years of the company’s life. Strategy generally pulls from the best practices of the industry, but uses this only as a foundation on which to add very different activities that create a competitive advantage.

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Calculate

All of the activities you choose for your strategy come as some cost and (hopefully) lead to some revenues. Sketch out the financial situation by looking at whether you can expect revenues to cover all costs and leave room for profit in the long run. Begin to insert your financial assumptions and startup costs into a financial model which can produce a first year cash flow statement for you, giving you the best sense of the cash you will need on hand to fund your early operations.

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Draft

With financials more or less settled and a strategy decided, it is time to draft through the narrative of the plan’s many sections. With the background work you have completed, the drafting itself should be a relatively painless process. If you have trouble creating convincing prose, this is a time to seek the help of a business plan writer who can put together the plan from this point.

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Revise and Proofread

Revisit the entire plan to look for any ideas or wording that is confusing, redundant, or irrelevant to the points you are making within the plan. Finally, proofread thoroughly for spelling, grammar, and formatting, enlisting the help of others to act as additional sets of eyes. You may begin to experience burnout from working on the plan for so long and have a need to set it aside for a bit to look at it again with fresh eyes.

Sector Studies & Market Feasability

Sector studies & market feasibility

We help you find answers to

What business will you be in?
What need gap will you be addressing?
What qualifies you to offer the solution?
If there are different ways of doing it, what makes your way better?
What are the resistances to overcome?
How and where will you make money?

What you get

Market opportunity

Risk factors (all kinds)

Competitor analysis

Management team (why you?)

Strategies & plans (budgets / milestones)

Facts & figures

What we do

Create short-term, medium-term and long-term strategies

Implementation of these strategies & review with senior management on the basis of pre-set milestones

Audit strategies to ensure they are in line with current business environment & make mid-course corrections wherever required

What Customers say

  • I think the folks at Acumen have done a great job in building one great organization, and to me, when I'm hiring a strategic consultant, if they don't have what they're preaching I should have, it's going to be very difficult for them to build it in my organization... and these guys do it perfectly.

    Sameer Shetty Managing Director, BFL

Benefits of Transformation

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Owner being the runner of the business

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Owner being the driver of the business
Having people who are multi-taskers

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Having people with core competence
Being customer friendly

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Being customer centric
The existence of none or a few stable processes

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Documentation and use of stable processes
Everyone involved in most aspects of work

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To well defined roles & responsibilities for everyone
Focus on topline and not on bottomline

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To well defined roles & responsibilities for everyone
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Industry Case Studies

Real Estate

Manufacturing

Services

Get in touch with us for a customized transformation in your organization

Why Acumen?

  • Experience of companies ranging from Real Estate and Manufacturing to Service Sectors
  • Currently 22 consultants on rolls and an external Talent Pool of 20 subject matter experts
  • Clientele across India as well as overseas
  • In-depth understanding of Business that makes Acumen the preferred partner of both conglomerates as well as small & medium enterprises
  • Business model of providing customized solutions to meet customer’s current and future needs
  • Ability to deliver interventions based on values and ideologies
  • Being Instrumental in creating transformation in various organizations

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