The HDP Management Consulting identifies topics and trends that help our clients to recognize relevant market innovations and to determine and realize their potentials.
Our focus is primarily on IT and IT-related fields of activity. At the same time, our methodological competence enables us to carry out customer-specific innovation analyses and evaluations in dedicated areas. In doing so, we always look at innovations in terms of benefits and added value for our customers' activities.
Since the IT market is a complex one with a multitude of existing and new technologies, it is not only necessary to look at individual aspects, but also to consider the interactions across technologies and application areas. It is important to assess and evaluate the effects. Considering our subject areas, innovations in the fields of digitization, automation, cloud, sourcing, (multi)provider management, service management and organizational development are of particular relevance to us. We are familiar with the current state of the art in all these areas – this means with their technologies, procedures, and interactions.
Innovation is not always the latest technology, the latest gadget, the latest methodology - innovation is the integration of technologies, gadgets or methods into an existing environment in such a way that it leads to new, otherwise unattainable added value and opens up new opportunities and ways for the given environment to improve and develop significantly.
But what exactly is Innovation Advisory? On one hand, it is about making companies aware of innovations for their business, their internal processes and their used or distributed technologies in a timely and targeted manner and to support them in implementing these innovations in a way that creates added value. On the other hand, it is about building up innovation-supporting structures within a company. A management consultancy like the HDP is predestined to carry out these activities, since all the necessary prerequisites, such as technical, commercial, and organizational understanding, as well as implementation, tool and methodological experience, converge in an optimal manner.
In order to provide targeted support, we understand the customer's situation and at the same time, through our own experience and knowledge, we see potential that could be leveraged through certain dedicated changes. These are partly adaptations of existing solutions, which we have got to know elsewhere, but also visionary further developments of existing conditions and the application of methods and tools. All these points are inherent in our business model. By working with customers in a wide variety of situations, we are familiar with typical conditions and realities and are also very active as consultants in observing markets and trends. This means that we see different approaches to solutions across customers, but also identify modern developments in the market and among competitors. Strategic concepts and the bringing together of all aspects often lead to progressive or even visionary proposals. It is precisely this combination that helps us to question existing customer problems, but also problems within our own company, and to offer leverage for changes and solutions by using, adapting and redesigning existing solutions or by the targeted application of new market trends.
But companies can also generate innovations themselves. Innovations can be reached based on technologies available on the market, but also by means of a “Design Thinking” approach. Each company can be able to do so. For this purpose, certain frameworks must be created that allow to identify, process, and introduce innovations in a beneficial manner. Introducing innovation management and enabling a client to find innovations on his own, and in particular to use and promote the potential of his own employees, is a second aspect of our activities in this focus area, in addition to innovation advisory based on concrete solution proposals.