Yellowtail joins Partner network of software company IFS

25 August 2016

Yellowtail has joined the IFS Partner Network. As part of the deal, the Netherlands-headquartered consulting firm will sell and implement IFS EOI in the European and African finance and government sectors. 

IFS is a global provider of enterprise software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). The public company, founded in 1983, currently has over 2,800 employees and supports more than 1 million users worldwide.

To support its clients with implementing and managing IFS related products, the software company has – similar to all other major software players – a partner programme in place. Firms that are admitted into the partner programme comply, according to IFS, with the highest standards and can call themselves leading and trusted implementations partners.

Yellowtail joins the IFS Partner Network

The latest firm to join its partner ranks is Yellowtail, a management and IT consultancy with offices in Hilversum, the Netherlands, and Johannesburg, South Africa. The consulting firm has been mandated to sell and implement IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence (EOI) – the firm’s business intelligence and dashboard solution that supports end-to-end performance management. “IFS EOI offers predictive to prescriptive analytics ranging from strategic visual insight down to influencing operational decisions to enable better and faster decision-making”, explains Yellowtail Partner Robert Harreman. He adds: “The IFS EOI solution offers us superior functionality and all the required flexibility to create in-control dashboards for our clients.”

Yellowtail will also be able to offer tailored EOI dashboards that help businesses remain in control. “Many of the larger governmental institutions, municipalities and financial service providers are struggling with implementing new legislation, while at the same time remaining in control over their organisations and processes. IFS EOI, coupled with our dashboarding solutions, provide a hands-on mechanism for all management layers in a complex organisation structure to do exactly that.” 

Peter Scheltus, IFS EOI Strategy and Sales Director, comments, “We are pleased to be working with Yellowtail, whose presence throughout Europe and Africa will help us deliver extended local support to our customers. In addition, a large part of the potential market for our IFS EOI solution lies in financial services and governments, where Yellowtail boasts great expertise.”


Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”