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Plante Moran

Strategies that work, no matter what's next.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next.

Success starts with strategy

Strategy is the driver for powerful business results. Creating and updating your strategic plan to account for an ever-changing business environment is essential. Too often, businesses make the mistake of only planning for strategy once a year or every few years. Or worst, they get buried in the day-to-day tactics and abandon it altogether. Strategy can be fraught with risk — from too narrow a focus that doesn’t consider global strategies for driving growth and transformation, to getting bogged down and overwhelmed with regulatory changes or emerging technology.

We’ll help you focus while providing the direction you need. Our strategic recommendations and tools are both practical and executable. We’ll deliver a detailed blueprint that includes the who, what, when, where, and how to help drive your success.

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Our Unique Advantage

Our focus is strategic value. We know that to be effective, strategies need to account for market uncertainties, regulatory changes, and disruptors. We keep you — and your strategic plans — up to speed through industry-specific updates on current and future trends, market insights, and potential disruptors. As your business partner, we’ll use tailored modeling tools and provide in-depth — and always current — market research to keep your business ahead of the curve. And, with a design and development process rooted in data and fact, we provide unbiased, actionable guidance and recommendations.

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Strategy Thought Leadership

  • Wondering how to start your Industry 4.0 transformation?

    Industry 4.0 is no longer a vision of the future. It’s already here and needs to be on the C-suite agenda. We unpack why middle-market manufacturing leaders need to embrace the advantages of reshaping industrial production and how to get started.

    Dave Plomin Doug Hockenbrocht Sean McBride Mark Barrott Kim Doyle
    Article October 26, 2021 5 min read
    Two manufacturing professionals looking at a computer screen.
  • Suppliers must pivot as Biden accelerates ZEV push

    The Biden administration infrastructure package represents a massive opportunity for expedited change by taking advantage of funding and incentive programs. In Automotive News, Daron Gifford discusses the impact of the new infrastructure bill for automakers and their suppliers.

    Daron Gifford
    Article September 7, 2021 4 min read
    Close-up view of a gas pump at a gas station.
  • Accelerate growth: Industry 4.0 technologies and middle-market manufacturers

    Industry 4.0 technologies can help middle-market manufacturers transform existing operating models and meet their business challenges. Solutions today are simpler and more affordable. Focusing on these three areas can help you get started.

    Dave Plomin
    Article September 1, 2021 7 min read
    Businessman in a factory workshop wearing VR goggles and holding hands up.
  • 2021 insurance benchmarking insights: Key findings and strategies from our national survey

    Download the Plante Moran & IASA 2021 Insurance Benchmarking Report for immediate access to insights on the strategies your industry peers are employing to mitigate elevated risks, incorporate a “workplace of the future” model, strengthen staffing models, and elevate company culture to a higher level.

    Michelle Goss Jamie Essenmacher Terry Olejnik
    White Paper August 27, 2021 5 min read
    Business professional sitting at a desk using a laptop.

Professionals discussing accounting solutions
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Accounting department assessment
An accounting department assessment improves GAAP compliance, timeliness and accuracy of financial reporting, and the burden of the accounting team for a rapidly growing professional services company.
Kevin DeAutremont
Case Study May 21, 2019 2 min read
Graphs and charts depicting data analytics information and insights.
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Analytics framework improves efficiencies and provides valuable insights

A new analytics framework helps a medical research university improve their ePHI user access security and analysis and create operational efficiencies to focus on value-add risk mitigation activities.

Chris Moshier
Case Study April 2, 2019 3 min read

Your goals are our goals

We’ll become an extension of your team, working collaboratively to get you where you want to be. We won’t just spit out a report or offer canned advice. We’ll be there, on site, working with your people to understand the nuances of your organization and how that affects your goals. Our personal approach makes your goals our goals, and your problems our problems. When we work as a team, it allows us to drill down to the root cause of concerns and solve them in a logical and structured manner.

The result? A custom, executable strategy that you can implement today for ongoing success. In the words of our strategy practice leader, Daron Gifford, “Looking forward is absolutely critical to future success — and to me, a great strategy means one that’s applicable today, tomorrow, and 10 years from now.”

How can we help your business?

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