Operations

Operations Services Overview

Operations departments are expected to drive change, innovation and excellence across the company, while also reducing costs. To manage growing demands and achieve efficiency, operations teams often need consultants and contractors to augment project bandwidth or drive new strategies. We can support needs for a diverse set of professionals – from administrative personnel to strategic leaders.

Core areas include:

  • Business Analysis
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Office Management and Administration
  • Strategy
  • Training

Sample Engagements

Business Analysis

ERP System Analysis and Integration for Global Virtualization Leader
A Fortune 100 global virtualization solutions leader had acquired a company running on NetSuite ERP. They needed an expert to be the system manager for NetSuite, map new business in NetSuite, and transition to the company’s ERP system, SAP.

Stage 4 Solutions brought in an experienced business analyst with working knowledge of accounting flows, reporting, and revenue flows. Our team member, alongside the client’s teams, acted as an administrator for the NetSuite system and financial flows, worked on requirements planning, testing and ensured seamless transition to the new systems.

Finance and Accounting

Budget Management for Fortune 500 Global Data Management Leader
A Fortune 500 global data management solutions leader, had a joint product with another high tech company, and they were in need of a consultant to help them create and maintain adherence to annual and quarterly budgets. It was critical to manage the partner funding and expenditures.

Stage 4 Solutions brought in a skilled finance professional, experienced in budgeting, account planning and ROI analysis. Our team member performed month-end and quarter-end close activities, managed the funds coming from the partner, tracked and prepared reclasses, accruals, releases, invoices, ensured all funds were allocated appropriately and manage reporting to the partner.

Office Management and Administration

Chief of Staff for Fortune 500 High Tech Leader
A Fortune 500 global high tech leader, needed a Chief of Staff for a senior executive. They were looking for an experienced professional who had previous executive-level chief of staff experience with large B2B high tech leaders and could manage a virtual team.

Stage 4 Solutions brought in a team member who managed staff meetings and other initiatives and projects, including training and development, revenue and demand forecasting, incentive plans, expense budgets, sales quotas and objectives, data analysis, performance management and contract management to support the executive in achieving the team’s goals.

Strategy Development

New Market Entry Strategy for Fortune 100 Computer Manufacturer
A Fortune 100 computer manufacturer had targeted the global small business market as a business growth driver. However, they needed outside expertise and bandwidth to conduct a full strategic investigation into the market to develop strategic options and define a market strategy.

Stage 4 Solutions employed its proven strategy development methodology to ascertain market trends, customer needs, reseller preferences and competitive threats to define strategic options for the selected market. A proforma financial analysis was created for each option and a market entry strategy was recommended. The recommendation was agreed to by senior client executives.

Training

E-learning Platform Management for Fortune 100 Networking Leader
A Fortune 100 global high tech leader needed a comprehensive solution for the management of their online learning platform’s self-study line of educational services and virtualized lab services. Their needs consisted of a blended combination of program management, analysis, planning and support services.

Stage 4 Solutions brought in a team of seasoned professionals with experience in educational services, e-learning and online cloud-based and subscription-based services to manage the online learning platform. Our team provided consulting services spanning market analysis, assessments, product planning, management, support, price modeling and strategy development.

Let us fill critical gaps in your teams