An Overview of Software Consulting

Tom Spencer

Software consultants set up customized software solutions tailored to the needs of individual businesses. Software is key to the efficiency of organizations in almost every industry. To drive home how critical software consultants can be, consider the story of Paris, France.

From 7 Figure Consulting Business To Software CEO With Stuart Leo: Podcast #229

Consulting Success

Making the transition from a 7-figure consulting business to software CEO seems like a difficult pivot. From 7 Figure Consulting Business To Software CEO With Stuart Leo: Podcast #229 is a post from: Consulting Success.

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How to Charge What You’re Worth with Chris Mele: Podcast #186

Consulting Success

Software Pricing Partners help you figure out how to price your intellectual property and your services. Chris Mele is a software pricing strategist and a co-founder of CompanionCabinet Software.

Rewiring car electronics and software architecture for the ‘Roaring 2020s’

McKinsey

Software will be what differentiates players in the automotive industry within a few years. Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive components & suppliers SoftwareIncumbents must make significant shifts in technology, competitive dynamics, and talent.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Managing growth and value creation in SaaS: An interview with a software leader

McKinsey

Sue Barsamian, a veteran executive who now sits on several software company boards, discusses growth, product–market fit, new tools for better metrics, and diversity in the C-suite and boardroom.

Reaching excellence in software procurement

McKinsey

Rapid software advances are creating new opportunities for product differentiation and faster time to market—for companies with the right procurement skills. What sets the leaders apart? Insights on Operations Operations

Winning in software for industrial companies

McKinsey

A new compendium compiles articles that can help industrial companies excel in software by improving strategy, operational excellence, and talent acquisition and retention. Insights on Semiconductors

Five Fifty: So you want to be a software company?

McKinsey

Nontech companies are turning to software-based business models for growth. Digital Insights Software DigitalFour misconceptions stand in their way.

Four myths about building a software business

McKinsey

As nontechnology companies turn to software-based business models for growth, they will need to avoid common misconceptions. Digital Insights Digital

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Selling Consulting To Fund New Software With David Jenyns: Podcast #121

Consulting Success

Selling Consulting To Fund New Software With David Jenyns: Podcast #121 is a post from: Consulting Success. If you into being a consultant and advisor, you need to know how to provide services to your clients. Our guest for today is business owner and consultant David Jenyns. David started his SEO business fourteen years ago providing done-for-you services to clients in the areas of video production, SEO services, and systems and processes.

Mastering automotive software-launch excellence

McKinsey

Automotive players can crack the code on superior launch performance by reducing complexity and increasing robustness in embedded software development.

Moving beyond agile to become a software innovator

McKinsey

Companies need to borrow a page from the tech industry’s playbook to understand how to use agile to build better products and experiences. Digital Insights High Tech & Internet Agile at scale Digital strategy and organization Innovation IT management & strategy

Building a “digital operating rhythm” with OKR software

McKinsey

As the pandemic has fueled the growth of remote work and the pace of strategic planning, more companies are looking for greater transparency around goals and execution. Deidre Paknad, the co-founder and CEO of Workboard, is growing a business that provides just that. Our Insights High Tech & Internet Telecommunications Media & Entertainment

The Emerging Spend Management Sector: Simplifying Your Accounting Processes

Speaker: Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting

In this webinar Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting will teach you how Spend Management can help to automate many of your processes thereby making your job as an accountant more efficient.

Big software/lousy software

Seth Godin Blog

Software works as a business. Any time someone builds software that works better when others are using it too, the network effect has a chance to kick in. Online, the network effect allows some companies to clear the table, signing up hundreds of millions of users, creating software dynasties. And then, almost always, the software gets lousy. Apple’s software rarely gets significantly improved… Because we don’t have a choice (for now).

Fun Facts about Project Management Software

Virtual Project Consulting

Fun Facts about Project Management Software in this Infographic. Project Management infographic project management software Wrike

Reversal of fortune: How European software can play to its strengths

McKinsey

A relative lack of top software companies threatens Europe’s economic competitiveness. To turn that tide, the private sector has to stop trying to play catch-up and take an altogether new approach.

Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance

McKinsey

The businesses that are achieving the greatest returns from their software investments are those willing to tackle entrenched cultural and structural barriers.

When code is king: Mastering automotive software excellence

McKinsey

With software driving tomorrow’s automotive innovations, R&D organizations must quickly master its intricacies. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Capitalizing Software During an Agile Transformation

Johanna Rothman

A client wants to know how best to calculate their software capitalization. There's a great introduction article, Capitalization of software development costs.). How Some People See Software Projects. Let's first discuss how some people see software projects.

Securing software as a service

McKinsey

Here is how SaaS providers can meet the security needs of their enterprise customers. Risk Insights

The case for an end-to-end automotive-software platform

McKinsey

Software is transforming car capabilities but also creating development challenges for automotive players. An end-to-end approach that integrates independent software elements into a comprehensive platform can improve functionality and decrease complexity.

How to Keep Your Consulting Business Safe & Secure with Gary Peace: Podcast #199

Consulting Success

Consulting Success Podcast Cybersecurity IP Protection Social Engineering Stealing Information Updating Software VPNWith everything online, it’s easy to be paranoid over privacy. It’s important to secure your business. You’ll never know if someone is watching you online.

On paying for software

Seth Godin Blog

The business of software is a bit of a miracle. Properly designed, software isn’t more expensive to create when more people use it. That’s one of the reasons that people hesitate to pay for software. There isn’t a feeling of scarcity, that the store will run out if it’s free… But of course, this overlooks the two-and-a-half essential missing factors: Businesses need money to make the software in the first place.

Generating Inbound Consulting Leads With Sam Schutte: Podcast #119

Consulting Success

With the help of a software and the right people, you can actually do away with your worries about generating quality inbound consulting leads. Consulting Success Podcast CRM delivering trust discovery offer hiring process Outsourcing Unstoppable Software Inc

Taking Agile Way Beyond Software

BCG

Article Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Too often, agile remains confined to software development. But companies that successfully implement agile across their entire enterprise can create an exceptional customer experience and gain an edge over the competition. Article

Use this Strategy Software to Track Your Strategic Plan

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

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The next software disruption: How vendors must adapt to a new era

McKinsey

Over the turbulent past decade, many legacy software players proved to be remarkably resilient. Now they must adopt a new strategic playbook to weather the different challenges ahead. Our Insights

Software ‘should costing’: A new procurement tool for automotive companies

McKinsey

Analytics-based cost algorithms and agile-inspired methods can help OEMs reduce automotive software costs by up to 30 percent and improve delivery timelines. Advanced Electronics Insights

Rethinking car software and electronics architecture

McKinsey

As the car continues its transition from a hardware-driven machine to a software-driven electronics device, the auto industry’s competitive rules are being rewritten. Our Insights

Bulger Partners – Strategy Consulting for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skillset he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. The software economy relies on the open exchange of ideas, and Bulger Partners has incorporated this mantra into the way its main office is structured. BULGER PARTNERS.

Software-as-a-Catalyst

Strategy+Business

According to this year's Global Innovation 1000 study -- an examination of the 1,000 public companies that spend the most on researching and developing products for their markets -- the world's major innovators are shifting more of their R&D to software and services. The shift is being driven by the supercharged pace of improvement in what software can do, the increasing use of embedded software and sensors in products as varied as power turbines and cars, and rising customer expectations.

Leading from the heart: How Freshworks’ CEO built a global tech unicorn

McKinsey

Girish Mathrubootham, CEO of the India-born, US-headquartered software-as-a-service start-up believes that this is the decade for India as a product nation. Our Insights Software India

A software platform experience built around the customer

McKinsey

Workday’s approach to SaaS and product development offers lessons for companies modernizing their architecture and moving to cloud. Digital Insights Cloud computing IT infrastructure Digital strategy and organization

Reimagining software services for the cloud and the digital world

McKinsey

Customers expect software firms to do more to help deliver outcomes. Software vendors must therefore evolve their professional-services capabilities to meet the new needs. High Tech Insights

When Should Your Company Develop Its Own Software?

Harvard Business

Guidance for midsize companies making the “buy-it vs. build-it” decision. Digital transformation Technology and analytics Operations strategy Digital Article

Cracking the complexity code in embedded systems development

McKinsey

Advanced Electronics Insights Hardware SoftwareHow to manage—and eventually master—complexity in embedded systems development.

How Green Is Your Software?

Harvard Business

Data centers will consume 8% of the world’s energy by the end of the decade. Sustainability Technology Digital Article