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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.

Productivity & performance

People and process The power behind your business
4 min read
Show me the money: Liquidity, cash flow, and the cash conversion cycle

What’s the secret to tapping potential liquidity? The answer can be found in a powerful but underappreciated financial metric, the cash conversion cycle. Here’s how to calculate and optimize yours.

Tim Weed
Article March 2, 2021 4 min read
The CFO cheat sheet: Nine ways to improve effectiveness
Stan Hannah
Article April 29, 2021 7 min read
Cyber resilience: Adapting to a changing cyber-attack environment
Raj Patel
Article February 14, 2020 5 min read
Is your IT department ready for disruption?
Marvin Sauer
Article June 8, 2020 6 min read

Combat disruption with a flexible operations model
Learn the six ways to drive more flexible operations and thrive.

Strategy Thought Leadership

  • Can suppliers avoid extinction as the automobile pivots to electric?

    With every major automaker focusing capital investments on new electric models, suppliers need to understand where the industry is headed — and act fast. Daron Gifford outlines how to turn the coming disruptions into new opportunities via Automotive News.

    Daron Gifford
    Article June 8, 2021 5 min read
    Photo of a gas station at night.
  • Combat disruption with a flexible operations model
    Disruption is pressuring organizations to make often significant changes to stay competitive and profitable. Here are six ways to drive more flexible operations and, consequently, success.
    Dave Plomin
    Article May 11, 2021 7 min read
    Man sitting in a chair in a living room using headphones while using a laptop computer.
  • Time for CFOs to spark up relationships in China

    As the post-pandemic economic restart inches closer, now’s the time for U.S. C-suite executives to reinvigorate their China strategy and reengage business relationships. In CFO, Lou Longo discusses how to gain the strongest possible head start as pandemic restrictions ease.

    Lou Longo
    Article May 11, 2021 5 min read
    View of an empty conference room with a large wooden table.
  • Surviving sea change: Why some businesses sink and others stay afloat

    Competitors are coming for your market share, the pace of change is accelerating, and a potential economic downturn is on the horizon. What are you doing to prepare?

    Jason Winters
    Article April 29, 2021 5 min read
    Waves crashing

Professionals discussing accounting solutions
2 min read
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.
3 min read
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?

Contact us or submit an RFP