Analyze + Implement

CTS Impact offers a practical, non-traditional and hands-on approach to consulting that blends real-world industry expertise in Finance, Information Technology and Human Resources.

We’re more than business advisors and project managers; we partner with you from analysis, through design and implementation.  We collaborate with clients to analyze and implement elements of your corporate strategy.

Business Process Improvement

At CTS Impact, we’re problem-solvers. We understand that every facet of your business is interconnected, and our services focus on implementing processes that are practical and tailored to your specific business environment.

  • Analyze current processes
    • Conduct interviews and work sessions with staff
    • Observe/shadow/perform key processes
    • Document current processes
  • Identify process improvements
    • Perform gap analysis
    • Benchmark processes to industry best practices
    • Identify opportunities to streamline processes and automate
  • Implement new/revised processes
  • Document standard policies and procedures

Software Selection, Design & Implementation

Different from traditional consulting firms, the CTS Impact staff has both implementation AND hands-on user-experience working with a diverse range of ERP, cloud and Business Intelligence tools, to ensure that you are able to gain the maximum return on your technology investment.

Our objectivity is inherent to our approach when helping you select the best new software system that meets your business needs, in that we are software agnostic; no ties or commissions from software vendors that may bias the analysis of traditional consulting firms.

  • Software Selection
    • Define business and technical requirements using CTS Impact Toolkit
    • RFP development
    • Vendor analysis
  • Software Design and Implementation (ERP, cloud and BI)
    • Business process design and change management
    • Workflow and system documentation
    • Data clean-up
    • Design new reporting tools
    • Testing and data conversion
    • User-training
    • Post go-live support

Implementation and User Experience

Our team has hands-on, real-world experience implementing and using the following systems:

ERP Cloud and SaaS Business Intelligence &
Database Management Content Management CRM Data Analysis and Integration Project Mgmt/ PPM
Financial HR
SAP NetSuite UltiPro Hyperion Financial Mgmt (HFM) Hyperion Essbase SharePoint .NET Web Services MS Project
PeopleSoft Workday Financial Workday HCM Hyperion Enterprise MS Access Dropbox SalesLogix (Sage) Boomi AtomSphere CA Clarity PPM
Oracle BlackLine ADP Adaptive Insights SQL Box Outlook BCM Java Oracle Primavera
JD Edwards Taleo nVision Autonomy / Interwoven / iManage Informatica JIRA
Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) HighGround SAP-BPC Visio
Microsoft Dynamics AX Avature COGNOS
Yardi Host Analytics
Lawson Microsoft Analysis Server
Timberline Microsoft Reporting Services

Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

Today’s most successful businesses know how to leverage their data as a competitive advantage.  Given the practical experience of the CTS Impact team, we can help you convert your disparate data from different systems into a pathway to drive more effective data-driven decision-making. 

With visualization of your data, distilled into meaningful actionable information, you will be able to measure performance based on your KPIs, with easy-to-use dashboards.  

This newly-transformed information, based on historical data, can also be used to implement predictive analytics, driving your top line revenue and maximizing profitability. 

Our staff has first-hand experience using many different analytics tools, however our approach is not solely driven by a specific software or a tools-based model like traditional consulting firms.  Rather, CTS Impact focuses on helping you to analyze and interpret your data through our first-hand industry experience, along with diverse technology tools and our real world insights on the impact on your business processes, to help you to implement your action plans.

  • Data Governance
    • Establish more data consistency to ensure the quality of data is reliable and meaningful
  • Reporting and Visualization
    • Create dashboards, KPIs, metrics, and forecasting models to easily identity trends and efficiencies, regardless of where data is captured, to allow clients to access and analyze their data
  • Informed Decision-Making
    • Translate client data into actionable information to better understand key growth opportunities, competitive advantages, customer satisfaction and risks
  • Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics
    • Develop predictive modeling, to help clients anticipate and resolve issues proactively

Implementation and User Experience

Our team has hands-on user and implementation experience utilizing a robust list of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence tools including:

Data Analytics & Business Intelligence Tools
Tableau Adaptive Insights
Power BI IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Dundas BI
SAP Crystal Reports Birst
Factset Datapine
MicroStrategy BDB
Looker Sisense
QlikView YellowFin
Oracle / Hyperion Essbase Domo
Google Analytics

Mergers, Acquisitions & IPO Readiness

As businesses grow and transform, CTS Impact can assist with the integration of your new operations, to achieve your maximum return on investment.

  • Acquisition integration (business processes and systems)
    • Standardize and document business processes
    • System migration and data conversion
    • Re-design organizational structure
    • Document standard operating procedures
  • Ramp-up/wind-down staffing during transitions
  • Due diligence and valuation support (buy/sell side, spin-offs and roll-ups)
  • IPO-readiness

Internal Audit Compliance & IT Security

To enhance your internal control environment without disrupting day-to-day operations, CTS Impact provides expert hands-on guidance through analysis and development of standard processes and procedures, to ensure compliance in a practical, real-world context.

  • Internal audit
    • Risk assessment
    • Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance (operational and IT system controls)
    • Document standard policies and procedures
    • Forensics and litigation support
  • IT Security
    • Data mapping
    • Data governance
    • Document IT policies and procedures
    • SOC-1 reporting readiness

Interim Staffing & Co-Sourcing

To complement our hands-on business consulting services, CTS Impact also provides staff augmentation and co-sourcing to offer our clients the flexibility to manage variable workload needs, but only when you need it, to help you manage costs.

Finance & Accounting (Interim Controller, Financial Analyst, Tax Manager, etc.)

  • Accounting Operations
  • Financial Reporting (GAAP and IFRS)
    • Month/quarter/year-end close
    • SEC and management reporting
    • Financial statement preparation and footnote disclosures
  • Financial planning and analysis
    • Budget preparation
    • Cash flow forecasting
    • Financial modeling and analysis
  • Treasury and cash management
  • Tax Compliance

Information Technology (Interim Project Manager, Business Analyst, etc.)

  • IT Project Management
    • Requirements definition
    • Report design
  • Business Analysis

Human Resources (Interim HRIS, HR Manager, etc.)

  • Document standard policies and procedures
  • Develop reporting tools (ACA, HRIS)