Faster innovation, increased productivity

IT to meet the challenges faced by management consultancy firms

This is an exciting time for the UK’s management consultancy sector. Digital transformation is challenging many businesses providing fertile territory for the sector. But competition for clients is intense.

Management consultancies are having to adapt. Traditional business models are being challenged; firms are crowd-sourcing expertise in specific niches and forming one-off collaborations to bid for and deliver projects. More small-to-medium sized consultancies are appearing, with their larger rivals looking for ways to compete with their agility and flexibility. Firms are developing new services driven by technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics.

To compete, management consultancies need to work more efficiently and increase productivity. Lower value business tasks need automating and IT needs to be a business enabler. And in a sector where skills are prized and in limited supply; finding, attracting and engaging a talented workforce is a key priority and critical success factor. The best and brightest staff now want a modern, tech-enabled workplace experience. They expect remote and flexible working and place importance on access to the services and software to give them the edge.

Leaders in most management consultancy firms recognise that IT has the potential to unlock new opportunities and ways of working. So what’s holding you back?


Our IT services are designed to make your management consultancy business more productive.

Managed Infrastructure

Professionally managed IT services of your networks, applications, systems and software to create demonstrable performance improvement.

IT Service Desk

A flexible support service combining a passionate team and leading technologies to complement your in-house capability.

Microsoft Software & Services

Deployment, migration and expert management of the Microsoft suite including Office 365, Azure and infrastructure solutions.

IT Security & Compliance

In an age of rapidly escalating cyber threat Blue Saffron’s IT security and compliance service helps lower your business risk.

Back-up & Disaster Recovery

Reliable and robust business continuity services to keep your IT available and your business trading whatever the technical challenge.

IT Consultancy

Expert insights, IT design and practical project delivery for growing enterprises. We can source, build and manage your IT projects and infrastructure.

IT to enable your management consultancy business to thrive

Digital technology and modern IT can deliver huge benefits to Management Consultancy firms. IT can improve productivity, support innovation and contribute to an attractive workplace experience. Those firms taking a more proactive approach to IT are realising the benefits and gaining a competitive advantage:

  • Flexible working creates a more engaged workforce – enabling consultants to use their own devices in a safe way and the adoption of hosted desktops both allow your team to access all their files on the move, increase productivity and deliver improved client services
  • Automating tasks improves productivity and client service – automate tasks like calendaring, invoicing, time management and document management, freeing up consultants to work on what matters.
  • Stronger collaboration delivers better results – cloud-based software like Excel, Word and Project enable firms to serve clients better, collaborate on projects and improve productivity
  • IT security for increased peace of mind and regulatory compliance – client confidentiality is paramount for management consultancy firms. They need confidence that files are securely backed up and available quickly should things go wrong
  • Improved client experience – video and screen-sharing web conferencing apps offer more convenience for clients and improve in-house communications
  • Technology for new services – powerful emerging technologies like AI, machine learning and predictive analysis can provide new commercial opportunities and market insight
  • Better marketing, more clients – customer management systems and databases are improving management consultancy firms’ ability to communicate with clients and win new business

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Enabling Management Consultancy firms to do more and win

Most Management Consultancy firms understand the potential of IT but fail to unlock its business value. Some firms report difficulty in recruiting and retaining the depth of top quality IT staff to help fulfil the opportunity. Consequently, IT can be seen as difficult to implement and may not be contributing to productivity and the workplace experience in an optimal way. It needn’t be that way.

Blue Saffron is a leading managed IT services provider working extensively with the management consultancy sector. Having worked with many medium-sized firms, we understand their challenges and have developed intelligent IT solutions to create positive business impact.

If, like many management consultancy firms, you are still running legacy systems or your IT is not adequately supporting your business growth, we can help. We can advise on how IT could better meet your business needs. We can improve your current system or help you migrate to modern flexible IT systems, cloud services and more productive software. Working with many management consultancy firms, we have seen how IT can be transformative in improving the way you work, increasing client satisfaction and in attracting the talent you need to thrive.



Want to explore how IT could help address the challenges and opportunities faced by your management consultancy firm? Contact us or call us on 0844 560 0202. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

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