Business Performance Transformation

Driving end-to-end business performance transformation through finance, data and risk management

Your ability to thrive in the face of changing markets, growing regulatory demands and increasingly innovative opportunities starts with enabling fact-based decision-making and anchoring behavioural change across your organisation.

Building on core disciplines within finance, data and risk management, our end-to-end business performance transformation services can help you fully exploit opportunities within:

  • Order-to-cash transformation (OTC)
  • Operating model optimization
  • Dynamic planning
  • Business performance management
  • Finance strategy and operations
  • Integrated risk management
  • Data governance and master-data management
  • Data-driven digital transformation

Business transformation

A challenge facing many companies is how to break down organisational silos and bring central functions such as commercial, operations and finance together towards a common purpose of changing the business for the better.

Our end-to-end initiatives are designed to empower and enable cross-functional teams to come together and exploit synergies which are the essence of creating efficient and sustainable change.

These include order-to-cash transformation, operating model optimization and dynamic planning.

Order-to-cash transformation

Transform your OTC processes to create a better customer experience, improve process efficiency and reduce costs.

Dynamic planning

Drive greater profitability by aligning your commercial, operational and financial activities and create a meaningful budgeting or target-setting model for the entire organisation with Dynamic Planning. From corporate strategy to daily production planning, dynamic planning can help you ensure effective planning processes and better decision-making.

Transfor­mation design


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Finance transformation

Transforming future finance organisations through finance transformation and business partnering


Business performance management

Build effective and holistic business performance management frameworks by linking strategic objectives to KPIs that drive desired behaviours with end-to-end capabilities from master data management and KPI selection to dashboard construction, governance structure and change management.

Finance business partnering

Finance business partnering provides your finance professionals with the competences to become true business partners and advisers based on an optimised end-to-end financial operating model and structured training.

Finance strategy

The role of Finance is changing constantly and more rapidly than ever. Hence, the ability for Finance to change and be agile is more important than ever – how can Finance stay ahead of the curve in order to be relevant for the business; and play their role in running and changing the business?

Formulating and creating a clear and coherent finance strategy is a key element hereto. The Finance strategy is about translating the corporate strategy into specific requirements for finance and the related strategic options and essentially strategic choices to be made.

From steward to strategist

The role of Finance:
  • In the future, CFOs must play a central role in running and changing the business rather than solely being responsible for accounting.
  • In the future, bringing clarity and driving actions will outweigh measurements and reporting in terms of driving business success.
  • In a world where Finance historically has been the gatekeepers of information, we believe that they should be gate openers of business insight.
  • As offshoring, outsourcing and robotics are all maturing, new combinations and advantages will change how Finance delivers its services
  • Increasing demands for controls and reporting consume the time available in Finance. In the future, CFOs should focus on strategic decisions with real value creation and manage energy rather than time to secure commitment and not just compliance.
  • Focussing on cost cutting without a clear plan of reinvesting in growth will reduce the ability to generate value in the longer term. Growth doesn’t just happen on its own. You need to invest in growth and the future, although it will leave your business less profitable in the shorter term.

How will the Finance function develop a Finance Strategy that is tightly linked to the Corporate Strategy?

How do we ensure that the Finance strategy is translated into prioritised road maps and transformation plans ensuring impact, recognised through behavioral change by people in the business and translated into tangible business results.

What is needed for the Finance organisation to be able to cascade the Finance strategy throughout the finance organisation and create a common understanding?

… deliver a clear and coherent finance strategy, through translating the corporate strategy into specific finance requirement and strategic options and essentially strategic choices


Finance operations

Finance operations is the engine that drives the flow of financial information supporting activities in your organisation in both daily operations as well as in times of change.

Effective finance operations will help your organisation achieve more efficient and effective processes, deliver accurate and timely financial information and provide more time for decision-support activities.


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Risk transformation

Integrating risk perspectives throughout your organisation will help you quickly react to market fluctuations, take effective action and make rational decisions in the face of uncertainty. From strategy development and execution to financial and operational processes, developing a healthy risk culture will ultimately build greater resilience across your organisation, boost your business performance and improve decision-making.

Our risk services include governance, risk and compliance, integrated risk management, risk awareness and ESG.

Governance, risk and compliance

Organisations are facing increasing pressure on compliance and the associated costs and risks.

Ensuring that people can navigate and embrace the ever-evolving complexity of business regulations demands new ways of working that drive meaningful behavioural change.

Integrated risk management

Reducing silos and integrating risk perspectives in decision-making will help you get the most out of risk management. We believe that the key lies in bringing risk offices closer together to bridge the gaps between strategy, finance, operations, investment, procurement and project execution planning and processes.

Risk awareness

How can you create engagement in risk management throughout your organisation? Risk awareness is not just about risk reporting but about creating clarity around the purpose of risk management at all organisational levels and tailored risk processes and tools.


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Master data and strategy

Turn your business data into a business enabler by implementing master data management and data governance processes. Anchoring new behaviour and implementing best-fit data solutions will help you ensure lasting, sustainable performance.

Data governance

Data is the core foundation of many of the current strategic imperatives, such as customer experience, process efficiency and risk and regulatory compliance, and it is an enabler of digital transformation and innovation.

As with all other corporate assets, proper governance brings structure, accountability and the right level of attention. Our framework for data governance addresses the relevant dimensions and topics to achieve successful implementation tailored to suit your needs and industry standards.

At Implement, we have performed several data governance implementations across industries and learnt which pitfalls to avoid. Behavioural change is always a focus area so as to ensure that the organisation is ready to take on the new ways of working, and both data enablement and data activation are addressed. In all our projects, we see better quality and accessibility of data and better usability and leverage of data.

Master data management

Master data is often considered a static element, but the truth is that master data should be consider a living organism. Data is born, maintained, updated and deleted in a continuous cycle of events that can be triggered by regulatory, performance and external factors. This requires clean and available master data for its consumers, always ready to support specific business demands.

Our framework addresses the surrounding ecosystem in which your master data resides. Building trust in data is key for creating a data-driven culture, and our framework enables a solid foundation from which critical business decision can be made.

Data-driven digital strategies

Digitalisation or Digitisation?

Digitisation is essentially taking an existing analogue process and making it digital using IT. This is what most companies have been doing for the last decades. The benefits consist of increased speed through automation, increased quality through validation and increased availability through digital processes. As the process is digital, it will be reflected in master data and transactional data.

Digitalisation, on the other hand, could be described as the creation of new or improved products, services and customer experiences through insights from data. This aspires to business transformation, helping companies fuel their growth ambitions. But to address digitalisation in a meaningful way, data first needs to be made available in a robust way through digitisation. A digital strategy needs to be a data-driven digital strategy.

Digital transformation is about connecting business with digital disciplines and skills and thereby creating new business, processes and customer experiences. Our ambition is to transform data from a blocking point to an enabler for your strategy.

We focus on your vision and strategy, which enable you to identify digital focus areas, establish the foundation for a data-driven future and create a real digital strategy.

Our well-tested framework and methodology enable you to work methodically and structurally with your digital business transformation. Together, we emphasise focus and content, so that we can bring both the market and customers as well as the organisation and employees along on the journey.



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