The Accelerated Solutions Environment yields breakthrough solutions in days rather than months
unleashes group genius and yields breakthrough solutions and action plans in days rather than months.
Capgemini helps organizations to solve their own problems. We guide you to find the answers, in turn giving true ownership of the solution and its success.
The ASE achieves results through a process we call ‘decision by design’ utilizing time compression, multiple cycles of iteration, and massive parallel processing to dramatically increase the speed of solution development as well as the certainty of achieving expected value.
The power of collaboration
Transforming your organization – whether making large or small changes – is never easy. A collaborative business approach allows you to capture the exponential power of cooperation.
Capgemini believes collaborative working is the most important factor in achieving competitive advantage and long-term success for organizations.
What is the ASE?
The Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE) is Capgemini’s most tangible expression of the Collaborative Business Experience. For over 15 years worldwide, the ASE has been a key differentiator that enhances the quality, accelerates the benefits and reduces the risk of Capgemini’s key consulting and technology. The ASE’s patented facilitation environment and process, fused with Capgemini’s deep sector, consulting and technology expertise, provides the most powerful approach to tackling your organization’s complex business challenges.
How do we ensure that change happens for us instead of to us? That old assumptions are not blinding us to new realities? That our organizations will implement the crucial decisions we need to make? Capgemini believes the best way to respond to these challenges is through high-performance group creativity and collaboration.
We have designed our Accelerated Solutions Environment to blend those two core principles in a way that
Capgemini creates the right conditions for businesses to capture the power of cooperation within their organization as well as in their larger ecosystem. True collaboration is characterized by meticulous preparation and close-knit teams working towards a common goal. This is what the ASE can deliver for you.
In today’s business environment you need to develop innovative solutions and deploy them quicker and better than your competitors. Your actions must be focused on improving productivity, predictability, responsiveness, flexibility and measurability.
Success depends on the ability to adapt with speed. The ASE’s seasoned facilitation team, proprietary decision-making processes, global knowledge resources and innovative workspace enables organizations to make better, faster decisions.
At a half-day Discovery Day event, learn how Capgemini’s ASE can make a significant impact in addressing a pressing business issue.
DesignSession® events provide the opportunity to accelerate complex decisions that involve between 40-100 stakeholders over one to three days. Using our experienced facilitation team, large-scale change model and creative workspace, we help propel clients through solution design into implementation. We address mission-critical issues that affect multiple levels of an organization
The Rapid Solutions Workshop® accelerates the delivery of critical technology projects. These one to five day collaborative design sessions accelerate the delivery of technology based projects elements such as process, requirements definition or implementation planning
An Acceleration Zone is a combination of a dedicated environment, trained facilitators, and acceleration techniques used to increase productivity, lower risk, enhance stakeholder support and improve quality in project delivery. We deploy the Acceleration Zone at a client or project site for long or short term use to deliver multiple workshops
Collaborative Workshops use selected ASE techniques and methodologies in the ASE Studio space suitable for participant groups of less than 30 people.
“ Comparing other facilitated sessions to the ASE is like comparing the wheel to the jet airplane. The ASE is so far superior to anything I have ever seen that it would be unfair to say they were comparable.” – COO, Consumer Products Company “ We are talking about transforming the company. I have been to 3 ASE DesignShops. If you have a project that is complex, cross functional and a hairy item, this is the right vehicle to help deliver results.” – EVP of Sales Operations, Global Networking and Technology Services Firm “ I’m proud of our team for taking the risk and doing this. No one anticipated how stimulating this has been. Everything is in place and all we have to do is make it happen.” – President & CEO, Major Real Estate Company. When to use the ASE
The ASE can deliver significant value to your company when you need to:
Build stakeholder alignment – where multiple stakeholders need to collectively understand and commit to change, overcoming organizational, cultural and political barriers
Mitigate risks – where there are no single, obvious solutions and the ramifications of failure are high
Accelerate delivery – when speed of change is an imperative and real action plans are required
Innovate – where creative exploration, discovery and learning is required to transform your business.
“ We have tangible results that we can act on and take to the bosses. Capgemini, your technique and methodologies really made a difference.” – Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Company How an ASE works The ASE’s proven methodology aligns diverse stakeholders – business, information technology, customers, vendors, and subject matter specialists – to define the future from high-level strategy to detailed design. The event unfolds in three phases, known as Scan, Focus, and Act. The Scan phase lets participants explore new ideas and perspectives while laying the foundation for a high-performance team. As a group they confirm the current situation, create a common language, uncover critical assumptions and issues, and envision the desired future state. Participants learn new ways of collaborative working. The Focus phase has participants take their ideas, then design and test potential models of the solution from different vantage points. Through multiple iterations, solutions that are not viable fall away as the group understands the full dimensions and implications of the problem. The group confronts and removes barriers to change as they become increasingly engaged in the success of their collaborative effort. The Act phase drives alignment and the intention to act. Key decisions are made, buy-in is gained from all stakeholders, the group designs real components of the solution and the action plans for implementing them, accelerating decisions on key solution elements. “ I have never seen a more well-run session. Corralling and managing this group of individuals is an extremely difficult task and the ASE team handled it beautifully. I am extremely impressed by this process.” – Executive Sponsor, World’s Largest Offshore Drilling Company. What the ASE can achieve
The ASE has been used to quickly:
Resolve thousands of integration issues in the largest logistics transformation in the history of the U.S. Air Force
Create a 3 year growth strategy for 7 business units
Identify more than $500 million in SG&A cost savings
Create an integrated 18-month execution plan to transform customer transactions across the enterprise
Make over 250 post-merger integration decisions, documenting the associated rationale, priority, implications, and system impacts
Each event is carefully co-designed by the ASE facilitation team and a small sponsor team of representatives from your organization. The sponsors ensure the business issue is tackled with the right objectives, participants, inputs, and outputs to achieve the best results. This illustration shows the flow of one three-day event. Activities at your event would be tailored specifically to the objectives you identify.
Acceleration – Organizations achieved three or more months of work in three days. Acceleration of this magnitude represents at least 25% additional value in the first year after an ASE event
Quality – Through the process of iteration, the ASE helps you drive a better solution
Reducing Risk – Collaboration generates broad ownership and commitment to implement the solution, which allows full business benefits to be realized with lower risk
The ASE in action An ASE event is carefully designed and managed by a skilled facilitation team in a flexible environment configured specifically to the work of that session. The acceleration and collaboration processes deliver a results-driven experience for participants, enabling them to focus on the problem-solving content rather than the process. “ You’ll be amazed by what you discover about your team, yourselves, and what you’re capable of achieving in a concentrated period of time. The results continue to amaze us.” –CEO and Chairman, Regional Mass Retailer The ASE by the Numbers
3000+ events for more than 600 clients
40% of all clients return for multiple events
55% of the Fortune 100 Top Global Companies
44% of Business Week’s Top 100 Global Brands
For more information about Capgemini’s Accelerated Solutions Environment contact: Americas ASE Leader – Chip Saltsman 443.655.5820 [email_address] Chicago, IL – Jill Golick 312.395.5853 [email_address] Detroit, MI – Sandy Worthing 312.395.5800 [email_address] Los Angeles, CA – Christie Hewlett Burbank 312.395.5589 [email_address] Harborside, NJ – Steve Killian 201.633.1200 [email_address] Toronto, Ontario – Andy Heppelle 416.970.2993 [email_address] Washington D.C. – Steve Killian 201.633.1200 [email_address] Mobile ASE – Chip Saltsman 443.655.5820 [email_address]