Supporting SME’s to maximise their investment in digital technology
A Challenging Time for SME Businesses
A recent report from the Enterprise Research Centre, “The State of Small Business Britain” is an important examination of the impact of Covid-19 on SME businesses but also, more importantly, examines the challenges that business leaders need to focus on in 2021.
The first key issue highlighted is that of digitisation and it is not surprising that the report notes a marked increase in the adoption of digital solutions with around 50% of SMEs introducing new digital technologies as a priority in the last 12 months. Additionally, 40% stated they had made some changes in their use of digital in response to the pandemic, with many adopting technologies they had never previously used. It could be argued that this trend was born of necessity rather than any strategic decision and many SMEs have struggled with adoption given that new technologies often require both organisational change and potential modifications to the business model.
As a small business ourselves, we at Peru Consulting fully understand the challenges that SMEs face when it comes to defining, investing in, and delivery digital technology. In an increasingly digital world, the myriad of technology options can seem daunting, suppliers are often more focused on selling their products rather than solving your business challenges and that “out of the box” solution you were promised can prove to be anything but: That’s where Peru Consulting comes in…
How We Can Help
We’ve helped many businesses shape their IT strategy, buy better technology services and deliver on their investment in digital. We have a passion for helping SMEs and mid-market companies achieve their business goals through the adoption of digital technology and our advisors can help businesses improve productivity and strengthen their business strategies to achieve their overall goals.
We appreciate that every business has unique challenges, and a “one size fits all” approach simply doesn’t work…in recognition of this we have developed an “Advisory as a Service” approach tailored specifically to the needs of SME’s through to mid-market businesses and providing maximum flexibility to engage our services when you need them and aligned to your business priorities, objectives and resources.
When you engage our “Advisory as a Service” subscription service, we’ll work with you to undertake an initial Health check to understand your business goals and identify the right package of IT advisory support focused on your specific needs and drawn from our extensive experience of the digital technology marketplace.
You’ll then have the flexibility to draw down that advisory support when it suits your business, and you’ll have access to an advisor “on demand” with regular service reviews to ensure your technology strategy remains on track.
We’ve been advising SME and mid-market businesses across multiple sectors to achieve their business outcomes including:
- helping a business in the building & construction sector develop their IT strategy and roadmap to ensure their technology investment was fully supporting their current and future business objectives
- working alongside an IT service provider to help them deliver a compelling tender response for a large public sector telecoms deal ultimately resulting the award of a multi-million pound contract
- advising a managed service provider on the optimal commercial and contractual approach to secure a complex IT outsourcing deal with a leading private healthcare provider
- undertaking a detailed review of the suitability of a critical application for a traffic management business to ensure their IT solution was fit for purpose to support their business expansion goals.
Interested in understanding how “IT Advisory as a Service” can help your business invest in the right digital outcomes? You can find out more here: www.peruconsulting.co.uk/services/it-advisory-as-a-service/