ATOC represents the interests of all the surface rail companies in the UK and had been dealing with a number of complex issues associated with a move to integrated smart ticketing including the interface to the London Oystercard. ALCO Consulting were recruited to provide an analysis of the risks and issues and a series of advisory papers to inform strategic decisions.
The success of any business activity is dependent on getting the strategy right from the outset. Where businesses are dependent on technologies and specifically new and emergent technologies, getting the strategy right and ensuring that the business continues to function in a technically sustainable environment can be a complex and daunting task.
ALCO Consulting specialises in advising our clients on strategic direction and road mapping to ensure that they move forward with confidence, focused on clear and achievable objectives. We work with our clients to focus on the development of practical and implementable policies that provide viability, sustainability and effectiveness within our client’s overall strategic direction.
It is key to ensure that resulting policies meet the requirements of all stakeholders. Our experienced team will ensure that full stakeholder buy-in is achieved and maintained throughout strategic development and will provide full support to manage the non-technical hurdles of agreed governance, business rules, the business case and the division of budget across stakeholders.
As required, we will provide assurance around the security environment, interface specifications and KPI requirements, all of which, we believe must precede any commitment to a technical solution if a project is to be successfully implemented on-time and on-budget.
In a wider context, our team is skilled and experienced in working across domains, jurisdictions and market segments. This enables us to take new concepts and models and relevant service providers from one market sector and introduce these to another, filling any gaps in the value chain. This can have great value in creating synergy among stakeholders from different market sectors, widening horizons, expanding opportunities and ultimately benefitting our clients and their customers.
ALCO Consulting has a wealth of practical experience in all these areas and best supporting our clients. For further details and references, please contact any member of the ALCO Consulting team.
I have seen ALCO's work as a client and as a collaborator - always thoughtful and well-informed; ALCO will identify implementable pathways no matter how challenging the circumstances appear to be