Successful projects and products result from quality stakeholder engagement, research, insight, careful planning, implementation, and constant adjustments based on feedback. Strategic Consulting is going beyond the routine of business scheduling. Besides the development of the roadmap towards the future, the goal of strategic planning is to support the chain of decisions to secure the long-term sustainability of the organization. Solid strategic planning anticipates on the inevitable change and focuses the organization on its mission. Based on the mission a realistic action plan is constructed, challenged and integrated in the organizational routines.

Vapec offers a variety of methods to make your strategy really come alive and develop your plan for the future. Most common is the development of a 3-year plan with an underlying yearly operational plan.

Vapec is using the model for the strategic planning to demonstrate the

relations between the different stages of the strategy. The strategy is based on the Vision and the Mission deployed. These have to be deeply rooted in the culture of the company and are supported by the information of the outside environment.

To achieve and sustain success, your organization must manage performance. That means linking your strategy to your operations, aligning planning and execution processes, and synchronizing business unit and enterprise objectives. On average, companies realize only a fraction of the financial performance that their strategic plans promise—primarily due to failures of planning and execution. High performing organizations optimize planning and consolidation processes, identify critical business processes and levers, and dynamically allocate resources to drive performance.

 In organizations that excel at performance management: 

  • Strategic, financial, and operational plans are aligned to ensure that critical initiatives receive the resources they need to deliver results.
  • Planning, performance reporting, and rolling forecasts form a closed loop, enhancing responsiveness to changing business conditions.
  • Financial consolidation processes are efficient, accurate, timely, and aligned with the planning process to enable the effective management of results, external reporting, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Dashboards and reports examine forward-looking metrics, so adjustments can be made while there’s still time to respond.
  • Dashboards and scorecards are used not just to identify issues that need rectifying but also to pinpoint successes that can be repeated across the organization.