Strategy Execution

The On-Demand Workforce for 2021: Catalant’s Year-End Insights

At Catalant, we see the market for on-demand talent booming as organizations — under pressure from competitors, new technologies, and a global pandemic — rethink their strategic workforce planning priorities. As we look to 2021, business leaders’ increasing comfort with engaging contingent workers will accelerate trends leading toward a more flexible, adaptable workforce.

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October 2020 Release Notes

In October, we released new features to make it easier to visualize how individual workstreams align with strategic goals, to give users who are accustomed to working in spreadsheets similar table views with in-line editing, and to streamline workflows for expense submission.

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3 Reasons the On-Demand Talent Market is Booming

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the fundamentals of how we think about work. At Catalant, we live at the intersection of three important behavior shifts that have greatly increased both supply and demand for on-demand experts from our expert marketplace. We just closed a record-breaking quarter, fueled by the confluence of these trends.

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Four Ways to Create a More Flexible Workforce with Expert Rosters

Rosters are a great way to plan ahead for changes in capacity and capability needs, enabling you to create your own variable workforce.

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Develop a digital capability for orchestrating M&A and Divestitures

Catalant’s SaaS platform helps organizations develop an internal capability for orchestrating M&A and divestitures for more active portfolio management.

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Gartner mentions Catalant in Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace, 2020

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In our view, a mention in Gartner research is a validation of a technology company’s vision and ability to deliver for its customers. We were delighted to be mentioned in eight different research reports in 2019 and 2020, including four different Hype Cycle reports and a Cool Vendors report.*

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August 2020 Release Notes

In August, we released new features to make it easier to create new Initiatives, to provide structure and governance for pipeline management, to simplify visibility for owners of multiple projects, and to more easily share expert profiles.

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Can You Measure Strategy Execution in One Metric?

Most strategy execution metrics are like colored pins on a world map: They show you where you’ve been, not where you’re going.  Many organizations use some variation of a balanced scorecard to document a strategy’s objectives and KPIs. These are typically results-oriented; good for clarifying the objectives of strategy but not as good for measuring […]

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Feature Release: Announcing Public Expert Profiles

You’ve created a great profile — now you can promote your capabilities to future clients. We’re excited to announce that all independent consultants and firms in Catalant’s Expert Marketplace now have the ability to further promote their capabilities by making their Catalant profiles public. Public profiles have been carefully designed to make it easier for […]

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Get To Know Your Workforce

After more than half a year since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the United States,1 it remains impossible to know the full impact the pandemic will have on the global economy. As a recent Harvard Business Review article put it: “Six months after the start of the coronavirus recession the macroeconomic landscape has become more, not […]

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Catalant’s software to create alignment between Business Objectives, Work, and Resources

Catalant’s SaaS platform helps organizations create alignment between their objectives, work, and workforces for more effective strategy execution.

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A Leader’s Guide to Effective Strategy Execution

Organizational complexity is the #1 challenge to strategy execution. Most enterprises have matured by driving functional excellence in areas like manufacturing, supply chain, and sales, but when it’s time to drive large cross-functional initiatives aimed at improving customer value, the vertical structure becomes an impediment to success.  Most organizations will reach a point where they […]

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Catalant Expert Marketplace Rosters: Creating a Flexible Bench of External Talent

Business leaders are running leaner than ever to adapt to the pandemic’s effects on the market as the recovery forces them to pivot their strategies. Even as organizations seek to keep costs down by reducing fixed labor costs associated with full-time employees, critical strategic work must continue, and faster than ever: We’ve seen two years’ […]

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Avoid Aimless Execution: Align Your Workforce with Your Strategy

Catalant’s SaaS platform helps organizations align their workforces with their business objectives to more effectively execute their strategies.

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The 5 Critical Components of a Successful Center of Excellence

At some point in their life cycle, most companies find it beneficial to develop a Center of Excellence (CoE). The priorities of a COE span several areas, with different sponsors, and are expected to change over time. Nonetheless, the fundamental principles of the CoE group should be clear and consistent, as these are critical to the CoE’s continuous success and evolution.

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