Distinct Business Consulting views of Huddle

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The management consultancy industry relies on two key things; its people and information. The other
given in consultancy is that both of those things will be spread out around the country or the world at
any one time. The danger, of course, is that as a business we don’t utilise our combined knowledge
and capabilities as best we can. Reworking or losing vital knowledge costs consultancy a significant
amount of revenue each year.

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Distinct Business Consulting views of Huddle

  1. 1. Letting the customer do the talkingDistinct Business ConsultingManagement consultancy: Using tech to bring teamsand information together. About Kristian Kristian Hall is a Senior Consultant for the Financial Services practice at Distinct Business Consulting. He works with major Retail Banking, Wealth Management and Investment Banking organisations on Business and Operational Strategy, Operational Excellence and Business and Customer Intelligence.The management consultancy industry relies on two key things; its people and information. The othergiven in consultancy is that both of those things will be spread out around the country or the world at "By creating a clear folder structure inany one time. The danger, of course, is that as a business we don’t utilise our combined knowledge combination with the powerful searchand capabilities as best we can. Reworking or losing vital knowledge costs consultancy a significant facility, Huddle quickly made it easy foramount of revenue each year. users to find the most relevant docu- ments. The time needed to develop newAs a consultancy which had recently grown substantially due to the merger between WDScott and pitches, find previous projects andDistinct, the newly formed firm needed a solution to help manage the huge amount of information and relevant industry information wasknowledge that we generate each year. The tool also needed to further improve communication and significantly reduced."productivity between geographically spread project teams and be easily implemented, with benefits - Kristian Hall, Senior Consultant, Financial Servicesbeing realised in a short period of time. Partnering with many of the leading global financial institutionswho work on tight timeframes, the need for us to work quickly and smartly is an imperative.Huddle provided a solution to both of these requirements and also had some unexpected benefits.We created a single ‘huddle’ to house our collective IP. This huddle can be accessed by all of those inthe company. By creating a clear folder structure in combination with the powerful search facility, itquickly made it easy for users to find the most relevant documents. The time needed to develop newpitches, find previous projects and relevant industry information was significantly reduced.Project teams themselves can be both geographically dispersed and also include members from theclient. The ability to store documents with clear versioning controls, use discussion areas and runonline meets has been integral to improving productivity. The fact that non-company members can beinvited to join specific huddles was also a bonus.A small feature that has proved to be invaluable is the ability to define individuals that need to approveor review specific documents and then track progress. The individual dashboard makes it very clearwhich documents the user must actively look at and also highlights where other documents havebeen amended or updated.Being able to access Huddle from virtually anywhere will become increasingly important as wecontinue to grow. With offices in the UK, Ireland, the United States and all over Australasia already,Huddle has already proved a cost effective solution to a big problem.www.huddle.com UK & EU: +44 08709 772 212 USA: +1 (415) 376 0870 sales@huddle.com

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