Primal consults a wide range of phases, from IT planning to renewal (system restructuring) and improvement (for system operations and others). Compared with other general strategy consulting firms or software vendors, we provide longer and wider support for the entire PDCA cycle. We will be a part of your business and will work as one team. Our service is unlimited and covers anything and everything. That is the PRIMAL way.
Implementation of Packaged Software
We offer consultation to companies that are implementing our packaged software. Our experienced consultants will first listen to you, learn your situations, and then apply customization or initial configuration accordingly.
Our consultants have been building numerous systems not just for financial consolidation, consolidated accounting, or budget control, but also for business management operations and management accounting, including management of personnel evaluation data and profit⁄loss data based on projects, facilities, or stores. With the experience, we will support you every step of the way.
- Companies that have agreed to implement our packaged software.
- Companies that are using our packaged software.
Development of Grand IT Designs
Information systems are now widely used in business activities regardless of the fields, as more companies adopt them.
In many cases, these information systems have been planned, studied, and implemented for individual operations, departments, or organizations. Such systems may be optimal for individual entities, but very often not the best as a whole. Sometimes companies face changes in management needs, organizational structures, or market environments, or they are required to improve efficiency and reduce technological costs. At such times, they need to reform their existing systems or technological infrastructures, and drawing a solid grand design for the reform becomes essential. However, when systems or infrastructures are so individualized and complex, it often poses difficulties to perform this critical task.
Our consultants will make the best proposal for your individual systems to solve apparent problems. On top of that, we will examine an entire flow of your operations from beginning to end, evaluate an optimal flow as a whole, determine hurdles and even potential problems to eliminate, and then formulate a grand design for you.
Companies that are considering organizing, reevaluating, or renewing their overall information systems (operational systems).
Request for Proposal (RFP) Documents
Problems associated with system development are often attributed to improper requirement development and preparations. To avoid such problems and achieve successful system development, more user companies today are opting to prepare a RPF before implementing a system.
Our consulting members, led by certified public accountants with technological expertise, will carefully analyze what your operations and systems are and what they should be (including BPRs) to formulate a RFP for you.
After creating a RFP, we will further support you with software vendor selection and/or system design (for defining requirements). We will be the bridge between you and a vendor and work from your standpoint. You will save time and money with us because we will remove unintentional omissions or errors in requirements and prevent problems to happen later during a system development stage. With us, your system implementation will be highly satisfactory.
Companies that are considering implementing a new system or replacing an existing system.
Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
In our consultation and support on BPR, with a main focus on accounting operations (financing, non-consolidated and consolidated accounting, and disclosures), we carefully analyze your operations in details, visualize them, determine hurdles, and propose you the most efficient flow of the operations.
Companies that are considering improving their accounting operations (financing, year-end closing, and disclosure).
Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Starting from March 2010, IFRS has been approved for adoption in Japan for those companies that are listed on stock exchange markets and have met certain criteria. Our consultants who are certified public accountants will lead our team to support your IFRS-adoption projects in various areas with partner companies.
- Companies that have started or are starting IFRS-adoption projects.
- Companies that are considering conducting analyses on possible impacts upon IFRS adoption.
- Companies that are considering adopting a consolidated accounting system with IFRS compatibility.
Initial Public Offering (IPO)
We provide consultation for clients, who are considering an IPO, on the development or the reform of accounting systems and⁄or internal control structures from a wide range of aspects, such as systems, operations, applications, strategies, and even human resources.
- Companies that are considering an IPO but are unsure about the cost and criteria for system selections for building accounting infrastructures.
- Companies that are considering an IPO but are concerned about internal controls or J-SOX compliances.
- Companies that are considering an IPO but lack qualified people in their management departments, particularly among consolidated accounting and internal audit departments.
Acceleration of Account Settlements
We can help you speed up your account settlement. After we thoroughly examine your entire operations from individual accounting to disclosure, we will provide effective advice on how your operations can be improved, recommend how your systems can be built or refined, and if applicable, propose a system modification.
Companies that are listed on stock exchange markets and are considering improving operations in a wide scope, from individual accounting to disclosure, for faster financial closing processes.