The starting point for effective transformation: a robust business strategy
Xlifecycle Ltd provides operations improvement and strategy advisory coupled with project-based leadership to enable successful delivery: from program management to business change, master data governance, digital strategy development, organizational change management and CxO advisory services.
Strategy sets the direction toward the next maturity step on the digital ladder—aligning operational models and talent development with continuous enterprise operations improvement. Business leaders need to make bold choices to prioritize platform and architecture shifts that will most directly impact business outcomes: improving operations effectiveness (doing the right thing) and efficiency (do it right).
For change strategies to succeed, organizations need to define holistic data governance and operational structure to operate effectively once the change is implemented. Steering committees have a critical role to guide and direct strategy alignment with ongoing execution, concurrently implementing technologies or platforms with specialized implementation partners.
Organizational culture change can't be planned; success typically translates from continuous contextual strategy execution, organizational design and change management, capabilities and practice convergence.
Organizational culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch and dinner; so don’t leave it unattended.
Enabling digital continuity, Digital Twin adoption, IT modernization strategies, including platform selection
Improving master data governance, integration, architecture alignment and process re-engineering
Driving change roadmap and skill alignment, business initiative justification and benefit realization
Leading program delivery and deployment; from stakeholder and third party management to service transition
Our consultants can lead your functional and technical teams, and / or advise your executive stakeholders to deliver continuous improvement and business change programs.
This includes advising on how to assess PLM and related enterprise platform suitability, selecting technology vendors and service providers, managing delivery performance—acting as the "glue" between all parties, including internal IT and business teams; we are experienced in leading effective steering committee governance, while interfacing with solution architects to ensure that the solution is fit-for-purpose.
We can support vendors in positioning their PLM platform and solutions in context of OEM requirements, respond to client RFx and provide business change credibility.
Our consultants are familiar with the sales process of such enterprise platforms; supporting business case definition, C-level and B-level stakeholder engagement, also guiding on defining business requirements, commercial and delivery strategies. This includes partnering with your reseller or system integration and leading implementation services.
For Service Providers
Whether your organization focuses on reseller support and education services or implementation / system integration services, we can assist with account planning, client stakeholder management, responding to service opportunities, leading and pitching commercial proposals, building capability development roadmaps—part of formal RFx responses or proactive client statements of work.
Our expertise covers both technology-agnostic (business centric) and technology-related solutions (platform specific), including both IT / technical and business change capabilities; we can help lead your client’s digital transformation programs.
Thought leadership services
Developing body of knowledge go-to-market strategies, case studies and POV articles
Supporting leaders to define and implement data lifecycle and Digital Thread strategies
Market analysis, capability assessment and development planning, portfolio assessment
Implementing business change requires a sound understanding of digital transformation and enterprise platform capabilities; we can advise and educate executives, business and technical leaders on how to size and maximize returns from such investments.
This includes coaching on how to build a PLM roadmap, simplifying technical jargon from vendors to business-friendly messages, and define communication strategies to the extended enterprise.
We can help you capture project case study material, compile success stories or product capability value into impactful artefacts to drive further sales and marketing opportunities (white-papers, blog posts, keynote presentations, surveys, webinars, etc.).
With sound understanding of technical solution elements coupled with business change requirements, we can help with the development of platform sales strategies, technical product and implementation service practice.
For Service Providers
Our consultants and data analysts can help define your services go-to-market strategies, create sales and marketing roadmaps or define the relevant growth and capability development plans.
We can help your organization create the required body of knowledge to build credibility with your clients and prospects, feed into how you develop and train your consultants, document success stories and create thought leadership point-of-views to support your client proposals.
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These services include the development of bespoke branding and educational material which can be crafted to help adopt new solutions and support complex choices that leaders and technologists face in digitalization, business transformation, IT modernization, master data management strategies, enterprise data integration, operations, governance, organisational change management and other technical or business changes.
The digital transformation continuum:
understanding the lifecycle of things
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.
We are committed
We bring new ideas
We solve problems
Lionel “Lio” Grealou
MANAGING DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Since August 2018, Lio is operating as an independent consultant with Xlifecycle Ltd.—helping organizations make the most of their digital strategies, defining business change and technology roadmaps, implementing data continuity solutions across PLM / ERP / MES / CRM / IOT.
Leveraging 20+ years of industry experience in the US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, and currently operating from the United Kingdom, Lio has been instrumental in architecting and growing global consulting services teams, leading strategy and practice development, operations, sales and marketing—delivering technology-enabled business change initiatives for engineering and manufacturing OEMs and their supply chains.
Lio contributed to initiate and lead global client engagements, from small to multi-millions USD initiatives, covering solution architecture, program management / PMO, integration, deployment and operations—often starting with leading bid responses through RFx and creating winning commercial proposals. He is a seasoned executive with proven ability to operate across functions and in various leadership roles: from business architect, strategist, business development manager, to business unit / territory vice president or country general manager.