Practices & Analytics

Market Assessment

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For many companies large and small, entering new, complex markets can be daunting. Since 1991 Cedar has used its strong local knowledge, an extensive in-house knowledge base and a proven methodology to assist many such companies in developing detailed market assessments and breakthrough entry strategies.

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Strategy Formulation

In view of the significant market opportunities and challenges, including global, organizations are seeking to become “strategy focused organizations”. More importantly, the challenge is not to have the 'best strategy' but an effective strategy that can be implemented and executed successfully.

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Balanced Scorecard

Strategy Development using the Balanced Scorecard

Cedar has thought leadership in the area of strategy formulation and execution using the Balanced Scorecard framework. Cedar’s heritage includes being part of the former Renaissance Worldwide, whose leadership included the creators of the Balanced Scorecard - the world's leading strategy execution and performance management system.

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Business Process Innovation

Lean Six Sigma Business Process Innovation (BPI)

Enhancing profitability by improving operating efficiency, and at the same time enhancing the customer experience is becoming important in a challenging environment where additional revenue or adding customers to generate additional profits is becoming even more difficult. Companies in the past that have attempted such initiatives find that it takes too long, the results are mixed and the savings aren’t as much as expected.

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Service Excellence

Global data indicates that 50% of clients are lost by firms in 5 years. Retaining profitable customers and selectively acquiring new ones is the core of any successful business strategy today. With an increasingly competitive environment, customers are also demanding more personalised and enhanced service levels. Cedar assists clients to develop a Best-in-Class Customer Service Strategy which includes:

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Financial Technology

Cedar has been at the forefront of thought leadership and execution expertise in core banking systems. With a team experience of over 43 global core banking clients, Cedar's core banking center of excellence has a distinct track record of selecting and implementing world's leading core banking solutions including Infosys Finacle, Oracle Flexcube, Path Solutions, Polaris Intellect, Sungard Ambit, TCS BaNCS, Temenos T24, and many other leading conventional and Islamic core systems. Cedar helps its clients in designing the enterprise and core banking architecture, define business requirements and determine best fit system, negotiate and finalize implementation terms and effectively program manage the implementation.

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Human Capital

Cedar’s Human Capital practice advises clients on organization & human resources transformation at every life-stage of their business. Select key areas in which we provide assistance are: HR strategy, enterprise design, talent management, employee engagement.

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Cypress Analytica is the Business Intelligence and Analytics unit of Cedar. Cypress Analytica is seeking to be a world leader in innovative analytical solutions and services for the banking & financial services industry. Its suite of offerings covers sales, customer and product analytics with a pipeline of channel, financial, operational, risk and other analytics. Cedar’s 25+ years of management consulting experience in helping clients develop and implement retail and overall banking strategy, its dashboard and metrics experience from thought leadership in the Balanced Scorecard, its teams’ experience and understanding of banking systems and sources of data to allow for rapid connectivity and extensive analysis and its ability to integrate external data to implement market and competitive strategies benefit Cypress Analytica in a large way. Cypress Analytica delivers predictive analytics and optimization solutions, thus focusing on the future, just as Cedar’s management consulting does.

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IBS Intelligence

Established in 1991, IBS Intelligence is the definitive source of independent news, analysis & research relating to global financial technology markets.

IBS has an integrated offering including a comprehensive research portfolio, and a range of value added services.

IBS’s Value-Added-Services include Analyst Inquiry Blocks designed to rapidly provide customized insights to our research clients, Advisory Days to deep dive on specific areas of clients interest, and Consulting Programs to work with clients over an extended period to achieve measurable client impact. IBS’s website provides extensive daily coverage of news & analysis of events globally. It also includes an innovative CedarIBS FinTech Index – the first global index of FinTech stocks.

IBS has designed customized offerings for banks, suppliers, consultants and private equity funds that can be further fine-tuned to address client needs.

IBS Intelligence is a division of Cedar Management Consulting International LLC, a leading global management and technology consulting practice. Cedar enhances the value proposition to the IBS Intelligence clients, by not only having global presence, but more importantly, by bringing deep knowledge and operational experience in developing and executing banking technology transformation initiatives worldwide

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Thomas Cook
GoldMan Sachs

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