Unlock success with

Data-driven performance improvement solutions

Transform your business without high upfront costs or long-term commitments

Who we serve

We work with ambitious clients in all industries who strive to increase profitability and organizational efficiency.

Typical business challenges we have solutions for:

  • You want to improve profitability and efficiency of the business
  • You need manpower and expertise for a new project but are not ready to commit to full-time resources
  • You would like to hear new ideas, see new perspectives free from conformity bias and groupthink
  • Your team is overbooked – you need extra bandwidth to design and execute
  • The performance improvement initiatives are not achieving their true potential

Illuminate insight, deliver excellence.

When you win, we win. If you believe that success can be engineered, you have come to the right place. This is business intelligence, applied.

Our core capabilities

Ideation

  • Brainstorming, conceptualizing, and exploring various concepts to address a problem
  • Initial resource evaluation
  • Implementation insights

Data-driven performance improvements

  • Problem statement and root-cause analysis
  • Data analysis, business intelligence
  • Benchmarking
  • Predictive models, ML + AI
  • Cost allocation models
  • Synergy/initiative identification, assessment, and prioritization
  • Implementation strategy and roadmaps

Implementation programs

  • Validation of results
  • Implementation tactics
  • Communication programs
  • Documentation, training, and knowledge retention
  • Project management / Implementation support
  • Staff augmentation

Client use cases

Healthcare services

Managing profitability at a healthcare network combining 50+ individual practices is not a trivial task. A cost allocation methodology and a physician compensation model with KPIs has revealed profitability improvement opportunities and helped standardize physician compensation models, resulting in process efficiencies and strategic alignment for the stakeholders.   

Distribution

How profitable is a national distribution network? Dashboards, investment cases for performance improvement initiatives, an implementation roadmap, and cost allocation methodologies helped identify $25M+ of synergies in a supply chain.

B2B services

A business combination is on a growth fast track. Upon completing an acquisition of its competitor, a B2B equipment provider needed a tool to help operationalize the new business. An analytical model with scenario analysis and dashboards helped address customer overlap, efficiency of sales and operations, reveal operational synergies and cost reduction initiatives. 

Manufacturing

For a manufacturing client, we developed dashboards, updated labor and material norms, a BSC/KPI system, implementation strategy and provided project management support. The initiatives helped reduce defects by 35%, captured $2M of savings during the first 12 months of implementation.  

Why Applied BI?

You don’t have to spend a lot upfront and take risks with performance improvement. You can get new ideas, design and implementation support without committing to full-time, high-maintenance, specialized resources.

From our perspective, a successful performance improvement project is the one that delivers results and pays off within 12 months of implementation, creating recurring savings and organizational assets.

We operate under a Pay-For-Performance pricing model, which means two things: our objectives are aligned and your exposure is minimized.

Ready to learn more?

We added millions to our client’s profits. Reach out to us and lets talk about your performance improvement project.

How we do it?

1
Define
  • Project kick-off
  • Q&A session
  • Problem statement
  • Success definition
  • Success KPIs
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Business model analysis
  • Project scoping and planning
2
Analyze
  • Data collection, analysis, validation, and visualization
  • Initiatives
  • Organizational assets
  • Prioritization
  • KPIs
  • Data models
  • Benchmarking
  • Implementation  plan
  • Performance Improvement report
3
Implement
  • Process innovations
  • PMO
  • Monitoring and adjusting
  • Feedback collection, adjustments
  • Change management
  • Dashboards
4
Retain
  • Validation of results
  • Project success evaluation
  • Documentation
  • Training and knowledge management
  • Improved performance
  • Transformative changes
  • Project Completion report

What would it cost me?

We are motivated to set you up for success. Our pricing is success-based.

From a free ideation session to a turn-key performance improvement program support we will work with you to help you get to the next level.

When you win, we win.

Ideation
 

Free
  • ~1 hour session with experts
  • A high-level analysis of the problem and discussion of potential approaches to resolve it

Data modeling

Starting from $9,900
  • Data models, predictive models, ML and AI
  • Benchmarking
  • Dashboards and data visualizations
  • A comprehensive report (Implementation blueprint) with findings, insights, ideas, performance improvement initiatives, prioritization matrix, risk analysis, and implementation considerations, KPIs

Performance improvement

Pay-for-Performance pricing.
  • Measurable results, transformative changes
  • A turn-key implementation support from idea to value capture
  • Full PMO support, a dedicated PM and expert support, as needed
  • Project completion report with analysis of the results, next steps, and recommendations

Applied BI team

Ed Kleinguetl
Alex Alekseev
Nick Smith
Adrian Urgena

FAQ

Have a question?

How can a performance improvement project pay off within 12 months?

Based on many projects we accomplished, the preparation and analysis phase takes between 1 and 3 months, followed by 3-12 months of implementation and validation of results. For a typical performance improvement project where no major investments are planned, the initial costs are typically a small fraction of the expected benefits (otherwise, why do it?). Hence the payback period is usually months or even weeks.

There are many consulting firms out there, how are you different?

We use data and knowledge to construct a portfolio of initiatives with the highest ROI and paybacks of less than 12 months. We are confidently pricing our work with a Pay-For-Performance model, which as we believe is how the performance improvement projects should be priced.

How does Pay-For-Performance pricing work?

We charge a small one-time fixed fee, and the majority of our compensation is contingent upon the additional profits we identify. We are in the business of creating additional profits, not adding up to SG&A. We have different pricing options and there will be one that will suit you – reach out to us and let’s talk about it.

What is Ideation and is it really free?

Ideation is a ~1-hour introductory call with our team to exchange ideas and brainstorm the issue. We don’t charge to talk to people.

We improve performance with ideas and data. 

Reach out to us. We love to talk about performance improvement.