Defoort Consultant supports you in the design and implementation of your strategic watch process.
Strategic intelligence is an informational process ranging from information research to its interpretation and use to create a vision of the environment in which the company wants to gain / maintain market share.
Business intelligence information mainly concerns the future of the company and the outside of it (but it can also concern the inside). This is anticipatory information.
A strategic watch system makes it possible to put in place within the organisation information behaviours likely to provide a lasting capacity for anticipation. Providing a defined framework for this information process and integrating it into the corporate culture are essential criteria for the success of your organisation.
Every business has a different story. Your company may have a highly developed collaborative culture. Maybe you work for a company that doesn’t have extensive business intelligence experience. Or maybe you need to implement a low budget business intelligence process. Our point of view is that there are solutions for every situation.
Defoort Consultant helps you establish a monitoring process that is consistent with the culture and organisation of your company. Business intelligence is a human process that benefits from being supported by software solutions (and not the other way around).
At Defoort Consultant, we believe it is our responsibility to advise you on the best business intelligence software provider for YOU, with no strings attached. We monitor major software solutions and attend seminars and conferences to stay up to date on their functionality. When you need to assess the options available, we can offer you sound, unbiased advice.
We bring our experience to organisations wishing to set up or optimise their technical and / or human monitoring system.
Have you already chosen your software tool or is your monitoring system already in place?
Defoort Consultant helps you for the deployment or for the evolutions of your monitoring system.
Please, note that consulting and mentoring agreements are always on NDA as trust and discretion are paramount.
Defoort Consultant has created a consulting process to support you with your competitive intelligence project. We can help you at any stage of your project. We will tailor the project to your need by including as many or as few steps as you need to be successful.
The steps we can support you with are:
If you are not sure where you stand at the moment or if you want to understand how we can help you, feel free to contact us for a discussion with no obligations.
We offer you questionnaires and interview grids that we validate with you in order to:
This step allows us to make recommendations for setting up human processes and investing in strategic intelligence services and tools.
Setting up a monitoring system can turn out to be more complicated than anticipated:
Defoort Consultant is positioned as your project facilitator. We participate in the creation of steering committees, the project management of working groups, the creation of provisional planning and we ensure the smooth running of the project within the defined deadlines.
The specification of your monitoring system is an essential component of the success of your project. We offer comprehensive documentation to allow you to communicate clearly with service providers and software vendors:
A quality specification will optimise your chances of selecting the service provider(s) with the offer closest to your needs.
Technologies are evolving rapidly (web crawling, text mining, machine learning, collaborative platforms, etc.). Providers are multiplying. Sorting them out is not always easy.
At Defoort Consultant, we are convinced that it is not the software or the service provider that defines the monitoring process. It is therefore essential to position these solutions in relation to your needs.
If your project requires the selection of software solutions and / or monitoring services, Defoort Consultant offers you a list of service providers to be assessed using a comparative grid taking into account the organisational and functional needs defined in your specifications.
When possible and appropriate, Defoort Consultant will advise you to conduct a pilot project to validate your choices. Whether it is testing monitoring software before investing or a monitoring process at the scale of your project group before deployment within the company, Defoort Consultant supports you in the implementation and follow-up of this pilot project.
Defoort Consultant has the expertise to support you in setting up the monitoring solution you have selected:
Our expertise ensures you a better return on investment and saves you time. Your teams are then able to focus on creating added value for your business.
At Defoort Consultant, we understand that competitive intelligence can seem a bit daunting.
If you are new to the concept or if you find yourself struggling with time-consuming and repetitive tasks, Julie Defoort will work side-by-side with you and your team (as competitive intelligence mentor) whilst we review your plans, activities, strategy and skill set.
You may also have been promoted to a new competitive intelligence role in your company and you are not quite sure where to start. As everything in life, the first impression often last. We can help you to put things in motion in the right direction. We will advise you on how to build your position to be recognised as an expert and how to best serve your company’s strategy as well as building your career plan.
Julie Defoort will support with coaching and training until you are good to go solo again.
Feel free to contact us anytime for a CONFIDENTIAL conversion.
You may have found out that you and/or your teams need to develop their competitive intelligence skills. Defoort consultant can help you with its online or face to face training.
We always start by taking time to understand your business and requirements, so as to propose the best solutions to your problems.
We offer a FREE 2 HOUR CONSULTATION
by phone or video conference.