The 2008 recession changed the way financial instituitons are regulated, with the introduction of tougher regulations and financial reporting requirements. KnowCo's solution is a smart software tool, enabling fast compliance and minimising risk.
One of the biggest challenges for Software as a Service (SAAS) companies is customer acquisition. Connecting with potential customers is a resource-intensive process. Sales teams need to focus their effort on identifying and nurturing the leads that are most likely to convert. Madkudu helped Geckoboard solve this challenge using predictive analytics. Geckoboard were able to discover non-obvious leads and work through fewer, higher quality Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) faster. As a result, Sales Accepted Leads (SALS) increased by 85%.
Seeking funding and preparing for investor conversations can be a daunting process for start-ups. Some start-ups struggle to understand financial terminology, while others overestimate potential sales and create unrealistic cash flow and revenue forecasts. Pitching for funding without an understanding of the numbers undermines investor confidence, and reduces the attractiveness of the proposition.
Environmental business set for major growth after developing an innovative system that captures gas that is normally wasted at source. Environmental systems business Transvac systems has developed a new way of capturing flare-off gas that could see its sales grow six-fold over the next five years. Every year, the equivalent of 30% of all natural gas consumed in the European Union is wasted through gas that flares off at major platforms. The global market for captured flare gas is expected to double by 2020 to $2 billion. Transvac’s high-performance ejector needs no maintenance and operates more efficiently and at lower cost than traditional, less reliable options. In June 2016, after a £233,000 feasibility study, the technology was performing three times better than its original target. Sales expected to grown six fold in 5 years A large European oil and gas operator was so impressed, it revised one of its North Sea platforms to use Transvac’s equipment. Transvac expects sales to increase from £4.5 million in 2016 to £15 million in the next 3 years, then to double again over another 2 years. This case study has been republished under the Open Government Licence v3.0
techworld.net Clients Requirement The client wants a premier multi vendor ecommerce solution exclusively for computer and other peripherals. They also want to keep track on the sales report in order to boost their business. Above all the website has to be user friendly and easy to navigate. The merchant and vendors should be able to manage their product listing in various aspects meanwhile they must have different access rights.
After being referred, Casa Grande made use of the Growth Accelerator programme to improve their business performance. Originally purely a retail business, with sales made at farmers’ markets across south-east London, they made their pasta in their kitchen. It was then dried in he corner of their lounge. They wanted to move the business forward, to look at other opportunities to grow. SME Needs worked with them over a period of two months. The time was spent developing a programme of activity to move them from a retail to a wholesales business.The company moved into a commercial kitchen. This allowed more cost-effective production and to separate their home and work lives. Much of the work was around communicating the locality of ingredients (everything came from the UK) and their quality. This was done through changes to the website, to their outbound communication and simply by talking to the right people.
Steeldeck Rentals provides temporary staging and seating for use at events and exhibitions. Their customers range from schools and councils to fashion houses and major theatrical events. Steeldeck will design and install a fully bespoke seating and staging setup or, if you wish, you can simply collect the decks from their warehouse in Bermondsey and assemble it yourself.
Apivita needs to track the prices their e-commerce retailers are selling their products for. They also need to know the average price of various competitors’ products in order to have a better pulse of the market. Like most brands, they were doing this price tracking manually. However, after using Crawly, both Ioannis Kamilakis, Apivita’s Category Manager and his assistant, started getting more and better data, while saving productive time. Apart from getting better and more data (that manually is impossible to get), they are also happier, doing more meaningful work.
"The Uniqodo team possesses a technical and commercial mindset, whilst also understanding how to develop a system or product which is truly intuitive for end users. They asked whether I had ever thought about doing a refer-a-friend scheme, and within a few weeks, had come up with a proposal to develop and support it."