Myriad applications, one priority: value creation


We help software companies make the right moves to win in a dynamic and increasingly competitive environment. We bring an integrated set of capabilities to the industry, spanning M&A, product strategy, go-to-market, change management, and much more. And we tailor these best-in-class solutions to meet the needs of all types of software companies: enterprise and consumer, mature on-premise and fast-growing SaaS vendors, cloud and infrastructure providers, private equity firms, and non-software companies looking to enhance their current offerings with data and software layers.

We bring a comprehensive strategic approach to the full range of value-creation levers available to software businesses. We have worked with 8 of the top 10 packaged software vendors, 8 of the top 10 infrastructure software developers, 5 of the top 7 applications development and deployment leaders, and almost every top-tier private equity fund focused on software, both in the US and Europe.

Our global software consulting team has deep expertise in the most important issues facing software companies today. We can help you:

  • Join the elite ranks of those that consistently achieve the Rule of 40 measure of performance, leveraging our Software Value-Creation playbook
  • Transition to SaaS or boost growth with our SaaS Value Accelerator
  • Prioritize your most critical sales relationships, recruit and develop new strategic partners, and gauge the loyalty of your channel partners using our channel partner optimization
  • Build strong M&A outcomes, from due diligence and post-merger integration to divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures and alliances  

These offerings are enhanced by our partnership with OPEXEngine, which combines our software consulting expertise and tailored approach with OPEXEngine’s industry-leading proprietary benchmarking platform. The unique insights created by our custom benchmarking approach help you manage a portfolio of software businesses informed by like-for-like, high-impact metrics.

Whether you’re shifting your business model from on-premises to SaaS or seeking overall business performance transformation, we offer a field-tested approach for success.

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