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30 Best Small Companies to watch 2019

A dynamic and pragmatic consultancy, with an Agile ethos that delivers quality to its clients: Clarasys

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Our agile approach to project delivery means that we focus on adding value at the earliest opportunity while ensuring that your team is left with a legacy that can sustain long-term business improvement.

Founded in 2010, Clarasys is an independent management consultancy, with offices in central London and Boston, USA. The firm provides services for a range of clients, from small not-for-profit organizations to multinational corporations.

Clarasys’ team support its clients to achieve their goals, making use of its expertise in business change, technology and agile delivery techniques to deliver sustainable business improvements. The move into the US demonstrates the company’s commitment to expansion. Its ambition is to build a sustainable business that can serve clients globally, and establishing a presence in Boston allows it to offer a full range of Clarasys’ services in the US market.

The firm is truly proud to be placed 3rd in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies To Work For in 2019, its second top 20 placement by the Sunday Times in the last two years. Clarasys has also been awarded the maximum of 3 stars for an extraordinary level of Workplace Engagement.

Pro bono: Pro-bono consulting done right. Delivering sustainable success, fast.

Graduate Pro Bono Projects

“Clarasys have revolutionized our processes. We never realized what was possible and how many hours we could save on our current ways of doing things until the team from Clarasys joined us.”

  • Social Mobility Foundation

Clarasys has been involved with multiple charities and not-for-profit organizations from a pro bono perspective since its inception in 2011. This experience has allowed us to appreciate the unique constraints and challenges that not-for-profits face when compared with at FTSE 100 company. However, its commitment to delivering value remains constant.

The firm’s pro bono offering is intended to help charities and not-for-profit organizations where they need it most. Each project is unique and tailored towards the unique goals the organization wishes to get from it. “Thanks to this insight, we are able to tailor our solutions to deliver value and resolve the issues of highest impact to the organization, as quickly as possible,” Says Clarasys

Q. Why does Clarasys work with charities?

"Our pro bono work is something we are very proud of as a company. To work closely with charities and to see instant results for a host of great causes is very rewarding for all."

  • Ben Lover - Pro Bono Account Manager

As part of its graduate development program, Clarasys offers charities a 6-week pro bono project staffed by its fully trained graduate consultants and assisted throughout by a more experienced consultant and its pro bono engagement lead. This is often supported by the company’s relationship with the Salesforce Foundation.

“Clarasys have revolutionized our processes. We never realized what was possible and how many hours we could save on our current ways of doing things until the team from Clarasys joined us.

“No task was too large for them to simplify and, for a small charity like ours, there’s no way we would have been able to benefit from such expertise if they didn’t have such a strong commitment to undertaking pro bono work. Every member of our team enjoyed working with every member of theirs, and we’ll always be grateful for what they’ve helped us achieve.”

  • David Johnston - Chief Executive of Social Mobility Foundation

Customer Success Manager

“As part of its ongoing commitment to lasting success, we want to make sure that charities and not-for-profits are not left in the dark once their engagement with us has finished. Once we have provided the tools for success during a pro bono engagement, we offer a post-engagement ½ to full day support from a Clarasys consultant per month. As before, this time can be used and tailored to support the organization’s needs and requirements,” says Clarasys.

Salesforce Foundation      

Salesforce is an enterprise cloudcomputing company, with more than 100,000 customers and a leading role towards socially-connected business, helping organizations to put their customers at the heart of what they do.

Some of the company’s pro bono projects are sourced via the Salesforce foundation, where charities can receive up to 10 free Salesforce user licenses. Any other licenses above this will also be heavily discounted. As a Salesforce partner and a specialist in Salesforce technologies, Clarasys can help you to get the most out of your software.

CEO Corner

Matt Cheung, CEO: Matt has more than 20 years’ experience of delivering difficult business change programs and projects. He worked for PwC Consulting, before moving to the Berkeley Partnership, and worked as an independent consultant before starting Clarasys, with Claudia and Chris.

“I think I’ve seen a 50:50 success rate in project delivery; fortunately most of the successful ones were when I was in charge. I’ve learned more from the failures though; the importance of a strong business case; of analysts who can understand the business and ask the right questions; of not basing delivery on guesswork. It’s important to always understand priority - and accept that the likelihood of failure is higher than that of success in most cases; that way you’ll manage to deliver the right bits.”

“We work collaboratively with our clients to solve every aspect of their lead to cash challenges, from pipeline management to compliance and customer support.”