ADVISORY

WHY e-SEK

Running a business in the dynamic and changing global environment is a collaborative effort. The global and national competitive environment brings new demands for vigilance. Even the best of leaders, with high IQs, can lose their way when the ground shifts beneath them. It is never been a sign of weakness to call for external support when it is needed. Like pilots, leaders need a control tower that can help extend their view of the business air space.

The business landscape is littered with wreckage from missed profit targets, lost market share, run away costs, failed projects and products that lost their markets. In some cases entire companies have gone down. The “black box” review of the fallen enterprises often reveal misplaced pride in not calling for help when help was needed, and sometimes betrays lack of appreciation for the complexity of the business air space. At other times it is just a blind spot, in not focusing on their core competencies and not noticing the ground shifting beneath them.

e-SEK offers that control tower – broad vision – support to keep their customers flying. That is what these business services are about. They provide high-end skills for Knowledge Processing Outsourcing, the middle to low-end skills for Business Process Outsourcing and the embedded knowledge and skill automation via industry specific software solutions.

ADVISORY SERVICES

Knowledge Process Outsourcing

When it comes to milking value out of knowledge assets, to feed your high end duties of strategy formulation and positioning your company for competitive advantage, e-SEK is a serious partner to have in your corner. Especially when what you really need is a service provider that lives and breathes business knowledge processing, who can establish a project office to define the processes and provide the software to automate it, e-SEK is in your line of vision.

When companies need candidates, with depth of knowledge, years of experience and good business judgement, they have a choice of finding and keeping the skills in-house – an expensive choice because some are scarce – or they could outsource the function to specialist companies in their home country or even abroad, who can do it cheaply. Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) which has mainly been about the outsourcing of menial work, like the answering of telephones and data capturing, and at the mid-level, technical skills like IT, now finds itself with a new sibling. It is the outsourcing of high end expertise, called Knowledge Processing Outsourcing (KPO). It is possible and cost effective to outsource the high end of human capital due to abundance of high end skills in certain regions where costs are lower, for the same quality output, making it attractive to outsource rather than keep the function in-house.

Competitive Intelligence

e-SEK offers its customers, the opportunity to outsource knowledge processing activities to a specialist organisation. e-SEK offers competitive intelligence knowledge gathering and analysis to assist the positioning of the company to win in the contested market place. In the business fast lane, knowledge is only a competitive advantage when it is available when needed, attained at affordable cost, without tying the companies to employment contracts in areas that are not their core business. Competitive intelligence is one of e-SEK’s knowledge processing offering.

Consulting Services

  • Organisational Early Warning System
  • Organisation Health Check
  • Industry Analysis (BRICS, US & Europe)
  • Market Entry Analysis (BRICS, US & Europe)
  • Acquisition Screening (BRICS, US & Europe)
  • Supplier Profiling
  • Customer Profiling
  • Competitor Profiling
  • Trade Show Intelligence Gathering (BRICS, US &Europe)

Education & Training

  • Counter Intelligence Awareness Briefing
  • Orientation of the Competitive Intelligence Course
  • CI Analysis Course
  • Trade Show Intelligence Course

Consultants

  • Competitive Intelligence Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst

Strategy Creation

e-SEK offers its customers specialist knowledge and experience in strategy formulation, derived from tried and tested leading strategy development approaches internationally, to help its customers develop theirs, bearing in mind the competitive environment. Once done, e-SEK offers the best of breed software to monitor and manage the company-wide implementation of strategy, providing the CEO with a dashboard that gives a near-real-time view of how the organization is performing in relation to its strategic goals.

Consulting Services

  • Business Transformation
  • Turnaround Management
  • Business Rescue Management
  • Change Management
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Performance Management
  • Strategy Mapping
  • Integrated Reporting
  • King III Governance & Systems

Education & Training

  • Strategic Planning
  • Balanced Scorecard Implementation
  • King III & Integrated Reporting

Consultants

  • Strategy Consultant
  • Turnaround Specialist
  • Business Rescue Consultant
  • Change Management Consultant
  • ICT Strategy Consultant
  • Balanced Scorecard Consultant
  • King III & Governance Expert

CEO Dashboard

e-SEK offers the best of breed software to monitor and manage the company-wide implementation of strategy, providing the CEO with a dashboard that gives a near-real-time view of how the organization is performing in relation to its strategic goals.

CEO Dashboards By Industry

  • Public Sector
  • Mining
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Media
  • Real Estate
  • Education & Research
  • Utilities
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Safety and Security
  • Justice
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Aviation
  • Maritime

CEO Dashboards By Process

  • Human Resources
  • Procurement
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Facilities Management
  • Project Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Governance, Risks and Compliance
  • Sustainability, Health and Safety
  • Operations

CEO Dashboards By Framework

  • ASL
  • Cobit
  • GRI
  • ITIL
  • PMBOK
  • PRINCE2
  • RISK IT
  • SCOR
  • Value Reference Model

Strategy Execution

For the functions that are performed in-house, effective project management is a critical success factor. Strategy implementation is a cross functional activity with direct reporting lines and dotted reporting lines for the individuals involved. It is challenging enough to run a business unit successfully, which is why companies put their best leaders at their helm. Trying to achieve something, working with a cross section team from various business units, requires special skills. That is where project management is such an effective discipline.

Implementing complex projects is seldom a flawless exercise. The project landscape has its own casualties. Runaway projects that blew their budgets, project creeps that sneak past their deadlines, and those that fail to deliver the desired results. Strategies that failed to take in the changes in the competitive business environment and due to lack of implementation skills.

Consulting Services

  • High-Tech Project Management Office
  • Programme Portfolio Management
  • Project Audit
  • Project Contract Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Requirements Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Interim Management

Education & Training

  • Project Management for Executives

Consultants

  • Programme Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Officers
  • Project Administrators
  • Business Analysts
  • System Analysts
  • Accountants
  • HR Practitioners
  • Internal Auditors
  • Legal & Regulatory Experts
  • Interim Managers

STRATEGY | EXECUTE | RESULTS

e-SEK provides specialist knowledge in competitive environmental scanning, strategy formulation, monitoring, interim management and automation. It also offers project management services and software to manage multiple projects.