Consulting services

Digital Strategies

Enabling digital continuity with robust data and IT modernization strategies, including technology selection

Data Architecture

Improving master data governance, integration, architecture & process alignment re-engineering

Business Change

Driving change roadmap and skill alignment, business initiative justification and benefit realization

Delivery Leadership

Leading solution delivery & deployment; from vendor and partner selection to service transition

What we do

• Business case definition, incl. TCO
• xLM health-check
• Business change initiation
• Digital transformation roadmap
• Delivery office / PMO service initiation
• Technology benchmarking planning
• Technology vendor selection
• RFP initiation and execution (customer side)
• Supplier-partner / System Integrator selection
• RFP bid and response leadership (supplier side)
• Procurement / commercials / negotiations
• Continuous improvement portfolio coordination
• Delivery and technical leadership
• Business change and management consulting
• Application maintenance and decommissioning strategies
• IT / OT / DevOps / ITIL framework implementation
• CxO advisory
• xLM coaching and education
• Digital thread / digital twin strategies
• Enterprise integration and micro-services planning
• Solution and data architecture
• Organizational change management
• NPI framework improvement
• Knowledge management
• PDM / CAx data management strategies
• xBOM and enterprise change management
• Business process improvement


Thought leadership services

Technical Advisory

Developing meaningful industry body of knowledge and purposeful business capability artefacts

xLM Coaching

Improving “X” Lifecycle Management across the PLM-ALM-SLM-ERP-CRM-MES process stack

Maturity Assessment

Compiling technology trend, business insights, capability and digital maturity assessment

Xlifecycle Ltd provides thought leadership services on digital transformation and enterprise solutions, including (albeit not limited to) data management strategies across the PLM+ERP+MES+CRM stack —  the four cornerstones​ of manufacturing. These involve the development of bespoke customer publications which can be designed to inform and educate about the complex choices that leaders and technologists face — in digitalisation, business transformation, IT modernisation, master data management strategy, enterprise data integration, operations, governance, organisational change management and other technical and business domains — and the impacts of their decisions.


Who we are

Xlifecycle Ltd helps organizations ADAPT to change, ADOPT new digital continuity solutions, and TRANSFORM their operating models — by making the most of enterprise platforms, aligning operating practices and people to realize value from digitization and IT modernization.

Lionel Grealou, a.k.a. "Lio", is an independent consultant and business transformation director at Xlifecycle Ltd - helping organizations make the most of their digital strategies.

With over 20+ years of industry experience working in the US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, and currently operating from the United Kingdom, Lio was instrumental in architecting and leading teams delivering technology-enabled business change initiatives for engineering and manufacturing OEMs and their supply chain. He led global client engagements, from small to multi-millions USD initiatives, covering solution architecture, program management / PMO, integration, deployment and service operations.

Just as a Swiss Army Knife offers a multitude of tool choices, so does a deep understanding of organizational change strategies coupled with technical solution architectureprogram delivery leadership and vendor management, providing clients with a range of techniques to progress their sustainability initiatives. The breadth and depth of Lio's business and technical management experience with various industry sectors offers much to draw upon and from which to learn.

Get in touch

Xlifecycle Ltd helps organizations go beyond the initial phase of proving the business case for change, but also overcome enterprise platform implementation challenges and progress to a phase of sustainable deployment and adoption. Our consultants are able to travel globally, contributing in various capacities, coaching and leadership roles to support client engagements and enable their respective technology-enabled change initiatives.

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