About Parade Consulting

Parade Consulting is a professional services company, specialising in the implementation of digital cloud based solutions for Finance and Procurement.

We pride ourselves on being different. We believe the market is moving away from the traditional packaged consulting offering and towards flexible, value driven resourcing solutions. Our aim is to provide a team as a service, with a complete focus on delivering tangible bottom line benefit and top quartile performance for all our transformation engagements. We achieve this through:

- Our approach: We focus on what we do best. We have over twenty years of experience in Source to Pay solutions and have worked to develop and enhance several products on the market.

- Our Methodology: Our approach is focused on end to end change management, always with the business stakeholders and value case in mind. We design processes and solutions innovatively and not only bring proven change tools but also provide skilled experts who can support and embed the operational change on the ground. Our post go live model goes beyond simply a few weeks of hand holding: we see the system through to leading performance, taking ownership for success metrics.

- Our People: We operate a trusted associate model, leveraging a strong network group who have worked together over the past 15 years, to deliver highly experienced and talented consultants who are at the top of their chosen expert area, whether that is change management, process design, data and reporting or supplier management. Our consultants have proven delivery on prior successful Parade engagements.

We tend to work with CFOs and CPOs to help them agree at C-level the value case for digital transformation. Our service offering includes improvement and turnaround of existing systems and processes, organisational change and full life cycle implementations. We work flexibly alongside system implementation partners to manage the functional system delivery, as well as supplementing expertise required internally for our clients to drive the change.

Parade Consulting Services

We offer the following services to our clients:

Opportunity Case

We work with our clients to drive the value case both in terms of tangible bottom line savings and wider benefits to the business.

Technology Implementation

We have a globally scaleable team and partner model to implement across regions such as EMEA, APAC and AUS.

Cost Reduction

Our methodologies in strategic sourcing, compliance and benefits tracking have been adopted by big 4 consultancies as best in class and we have a track record in bottom line savings and budget reduction.

Innovation

Whether it be AI, robotics, supply chain financing or virtual payments, we work with our technology partners to find the right solution to each problem statement.

Change Management

Our view is ground level change is just as important as the strategy. Our embedding methodology means we help our clients well beyond bringing the technology live. We want to help our clients and their BAU teams see the results.

Performance Improvement

We have experience of improving performance across existing technologies. With a track record of top quartile performance and process best practice, our teams set clear targets and achieve them.

Meet Our Team

David Strickland

Managing Consultant

David is a Chartered Accountant and a senior procurement professional with 18 years transformation experience. Having started his management career in a big 4 environment, he has been responsible for Parade growth and service offerings as well as overseeing and quality assuring many of the Parade delivery programmes.

Darren Black

Managing Consultant

Darren has spent the last 20 years designing and performance managing Purchase to Pay solutions, as well as helping big 4 consulting companies with their Purchase to Pay methodologies. Darren is responsible for our leading toolkits which underpin our track record in top quartile performance.

Our Clients

Stour Vista House, Skates Hill, Glemsford, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, CO10 7SH

Registered in England
Company Number: 05464686