Welcome To the new Hi-tech Low Touch Economy.

We all get it, the world is changing due to COVID-19. We are not here to tell you that same story, but to look beyond the current news cycle. Which fundamental shifts are here to stay, how will they turn industries upside down, and which strategic options do you have to go on offense.

In this featured report we look at:

  • Why our world will be very different.
  • 10 Examples of expected shifts in consumer behaviour, and opportunities for businesses
  • Which industries are impacted the most?
  • What to do now
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Plenty of companies are now shifting their focus. It's remarkable how many enterpreneurs are already building a new Low Touch Economy to get our society back up and running.

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What to do next.

  • Already ongoing

    Short term defence

    Weeks 0-3

  • What to do now

    Mid term mitigation

    Weeks 3-6

  • What to do in 3 weeks

    Long term growth

    Weeks 6

DEFENSE
Already ongoing

Short term defence

Weeks 0-3

  • Align senior leadership & setup PMO
  • Protect health & safety of your employees and customers
  • Run macro-economic and micro-economic scenarios on your P/L
  • Keep your operations afloat
What to do now

Mid term mitigation

Weeks 3-6

  • Understand mid to long term impact
  • Protect your revenues
  • Define re-budgetting, and implement cash preservation measurements
  • Stabilize your operations (e.g. supply chain, manufacturing)
What to do in 3 weeks

Long term growth

Weeks 6

  • Monitor actuals vs. scenarios, and adjust accordingly
  • Roll-out re-budgetting and divestments
  • Bring your operations to a new normal for the coming 18 months
OFFENSE
What to do now

Mid term mitigation

Weeks 3-6

  • Understand the new economy, and the growth opportunities it brings
  • Develop a strategy on how to outperform competitors
  • Plan to pivot or develop products / services / markets / business models
What to do in 3 weeks

Long term growth

Weeks 6

  • Invest in growth areas
  • Develop M&A plan
  • Pivot yor existing portfolio
  • Develop new products / services / markets / business models
We have put together a suit of services aimed at ensuring business continuity for those companies able to and a path to develop new digitally enabled revenue streams fast for those companies that need to.

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Remote Work Advisory

Urbian has extensive experience building remote teams because we'e been working remotely in-house for over a decade - it's part of our DNA - it's how we operate. We have the consulting know-how to bring this experience to organisations because we'e a consulting company. We know which tools are useful and which aren't. We know how to run complete software product development work remotely - because it's how we operate.

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The company handbook is a centralised easy to use tool for employees to access their company' standard operating procedures on all devices. Companies large and small experience incredible gains in productivity and efficiency when the same information doesn't have to be repeated over and over again.

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Most product problems are actually process and communication problems. Even the most talented people are set up to fail if they aren' supported by a strong foundation around processes. We help individuals and teams mature processes and nurture a healthy and productive culture.

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Ongoing transformationof the Liberty Direct Insurance digital self-service customer-facing and employee-facing products, all currently being delivered by remote teams.

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What is it?

In a one hour videocall, we'll take the temperature of your organisation, asking: How operational are you right now? What's going well? What's feeling tricky? And what's blocking you?

Meet a Product Director and find out how you can remove organisational blockers, to help you move at the speed needed in these unprecedented times.

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What will you learn?

  • Learn how to better run remote teams from our 11 years of running teams ourselves.
  • Discover how to gain back productivity and efficiency by tweaking your company standard operating procedures.
  • Learn how to assess which of your team has untapped leadership potential to be used to manage the change.

Who will run it?

A Managing Partner, Product Owner or Delivery Lead.

Louis Bester
Product Owner
Shawn Redmond
Product Owner
Anton Moulder
Managing partner

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If you're a starting CTO with a very large mandate and hiring a team is difficult and slow, it's easy to end up compromising on hiring because you'e under so much pressure. Your better option is to go to Urbian and get those highly seasoned developers in the building early to develop and hire team a for you at the same time.

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Rapid Prototyping

We use design thinking to develop a new product idea into a prototype that can be tested with users to help us fill our riskiest knowledge gaps, validate or invalidate our riskiest assumptions and guide future work.

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E-Commerce

In many ways COVID-19 has brought a future forward. New logistics models and product delivery lead by E-Commerce is here, now. We've done a lot of work in this space from interesting niche subscription solutions to large scale national e-commerce rollouts.

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Self-service

The world continues to be shaped by software and Saas companies using simple, easy to use user experience to deliver complex services. We help you not just keep up with this pace but become a pace maker yourself.

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Bablytonstoren' Custom E-Commerce Implementation increased sales by 150% in under 6 months.
Case Study

Babylonstoren' Custom E-Commerce Implementation increased sales by 150% in under 6 months.

Koos Bekker and his team came to us with the belief that they needed to re-invent their entire e-commerce solution to get the results they wanted, we agreed. So we did.

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1 hour

What is it?

In a one hour videocall, we'll take the temperature of your organisation, asking a set of questions to determine how ready you are to launch an entirely new business in 4 months.

Meet a managing Partner and/or Product Director and find out how you can remove organisational blockers, to help you move from idea to production, at speed.

  • Free
  • Learn over Lunchtime
  • Video call

What will you learn?

  • Learn how to better run remote teams from our 11 years of running teams ourselves.
  • Discover how to gain back productivity and efficiency by tweaking your company standard operating procedures.
  • Learn how to assess which of your team has untapped leadership potential to be used to manage the change.

Who will run it?

A Managing Partner, Product Owner or Delivery Lead.

Louis Bester
Product Owner
Shawn Redmond
Product Owner
Anton Moulder
Managing partner

Would you like to meet to discuss how digital can be used to unlock new revenue?

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They took the time to become well-versed in the intricacies of our business, and instead of big reveals at set milestones, we were in constant communication throughout the process.

Reginald, Head of Special Projects
Sanlam Private Wealth

We can help you

  • Create & validate new ideas
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  • Be more customer centric
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