Consulting as a Service - here is why you might need it

Delegation and time to benefit plays a vital role in the growth of any organization. Every business can greatly benefit by receiving input, guidance, and a helping hand from an expert.

Even though you probably have great internal IT and technical resources along with with powerful business intelligence and planning tools, operating the full extent of a growing company can be overwhelming and distract your internal teams from their core activities. When company growth feels overwhelming, bringing on consultants makes a lot of sense to avoid internal disruption, especially during growth phases when resources have limited bandwidth and skillsets are broadening.

An increasingly popular solution for early-growth organizations and mature enterprises seeking agility is Consulting as a Service, also known as CaaS.

Within 20 minutes of our 1st session, Standout consultants identified the root cause of the problem. Over the next 2 sessions with them, we built a robust and actionable plan for growth, that we then implemented. Those actions had and continue to have an immediate effect.

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How does CaaS work?

Consulting as a Service is a step where you hire a consultant which is able to deliver expertise and execution with technology and processes to solve your business challenges. A team or organization may decide to go with a CaaS consultancy for a one-off project, a recurring monthly basis or initially on a one-off basis but shifting to ongoing once a business case has been established.

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For example, if you “need to get that CxO dashboard built rapidly”, making the correct data modeling choices and doing the DAX functions right way, can be a too overwhelming on company resources for an inexperienced team. On the other hand, if you hire an experienced Power Platform consultants, you get that dashboard done accurately and ahead of schedule.

Staff shortages, talent gaps, and time constraints often mean that consultants are the answer to continuing organizational issues. The real benefit of a CaaS approach is that you have a experienced helping hand ready to jump in anywhere the organization has gaps or needs.

How CaaS is different to traditional consulting?

Consulting as a Service is a step where you hire a consultant which is able to deliver expertise and execution with technology and processes to solve your business challenges. A team or organization may decide to go with a CaaS consultancy for a one-off project, a recurring monthly basis or initially on a one-off basis but shifting to ongoing once a business case has been established.

Traditional consulting comes in the form of extended business agreements and rigorous infrastructure examination. The traditional model is strategic, long-term, and typically involves lengthy programs with specific goals in mind.

Consulting as a Service is definitely more flexible, offering a consulting plan that goes on an at-need basis. CaaS does away with traditional rigorous plans and defined objectives to instead offer the expertise of consultants wherever and however the hiring organization needs them.

Do I need CaaS?

At certain point in time, organizations and teams need outside expertise and support. It might be the case that you just dont have the right people and tools in place to achieve your long-term goals with the Microsoft data platform. Projects might be failing completely or not turning out as you had hoped.

Consulting as a Service integrates directly within your processes, patching up skillset gaps by offering a professional guiding hand in everything from data analytic solutions to recruiting in-house talent, depending on what you need. CaaS is a customer focused approach. When you choose CaaS, instead of just helping you to nail down a project, the consulting firm helps you gradually meet your milestones throughout your Power Platform journey regardless of the stage of digital transformation you are in.

Not only will the CaaS consultants work embedded with your internal teams, they will work tirelessly to become a trusted partner by achieving your required results in the minimum time and cost controlled way. CaaS is designed to work with any-sized organization, from startups to SMBs and enterprises. CaaS is typically favored by rapidly evolving organizations looking to acquire a broader range of consultant expertise that involves a flexible and scalable engagement.

You should consider CaaS if you’re looking for ways to supplement and strengthen your team. Contact us and see what CaaS can do for your business.