SOURCE: Consulting Magazine

March 20, 2006 17:01 ET

3-Part Webcast Series From Consulting Magazine Prepares Firms for Consulting's New Business Cycle and Changing Client Needs

Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions for Professional and Embedded Services in 2006 to Be Presented and Discussed

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- Consulting Magazine, the flagship publication of the consulting industry, presents the final three parts of a provocative 3-part Webcast Series for members of the consulting profession entitled, "Managing Consulting's New Business Cycle: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions for Professional and Embedded Services in 2006." The series is offered free of charge and is sponsored by Epicor.

Moderated by Jack Sweeney, Editor in Chief of Consulting Magazine, each of the online events features a newsmaker interview with a top consultant from one of the profession's leading firms and industry-leading research from Kennedy Information. Each Webcast lasts for approximately 50 minutes.

Part I is titled "Opportunities" and is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. EST. As SOX, SOA/BPM, and the expanding reach of the global economy continue to open client doors, consulting firms are now energizing their frontline talent to enhance their responsiveness, better identify client needs, and communicate potential opportunities by removing both organizational and cultural hurdles. As a result, the opportunity pipeline has become filled more quickly with better quality projects. In this Webcast, attendees will learn how to energize their frontline, how to tee-up opportunities more quickly and bring them to full potential.

Part II is titled "Challenges" and is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Despite boasts of revenue growth, consulting fees continue to be under considerable pressure. Today certain firms can list a variety of pain points where their response to clients may in some way be constrained due to a lack of resources or faulty metrics. What's more, certain firms find themselves still performing rework of earlier projects when expectations weren't met. In this Webcast, attendees will learn how to identify bottlenecks at their firm, remedy pain points and match opportunity with performance.

Part III is titled "Solutions & Growth" and is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Despite improving their responsiveness with clients, opportunity pipelines never seem to fill up quickly enough for firms, especially for work sold by the hour. This session will examine the solutions firms have executed to help them cope with the challenges the consulting marketplace now presents. As more firms begin to enjoy the fruits of new growth, they will need to adopt new and innovative solutions that will enhance the flexibility required to service demanding clients. In this Webcast, attendees will learn how to employ collaboration as a growth accelerator, as well as discover how flexible solutions help to advance their firm's growth culture.

For additional information or to register for "Managing Consulting's New Business Cycle" 3-Part Webcast Series, please visit or email

About Consulting Magazine

Consulting Magazine is the flagship publication of the consulting profession. The magazine features the latest information on consulting careers, thought leadership, and corporate strategies. Consulting is published by Kennedy Information, the authority in the consulting space since 1970. Consulting Magazine also organizes Kennedy Information's annual Consulting Summit -- the largest annual gathering of consulting leadership in North America.

About Epicor

Epicor, a recognized leader dedicated to providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise service automation (ESA), customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software solutions to midmarket companies around the world.

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