You are in great company!
Cinode is the best solution on the market for consulting companies
– Cinode is an excellent fit for consulting companies and is the best solution we have seen. We also like that the platform is scalable and allows us to build our partner network in a modern way, says Otto Manninen, Sales and Marketing Director at Nitor.
Read the whole interview with Nitor and how Cinode has contributed to their business.
"We always aim to allocate our employees to a project that feels meaningful for their own development."
"It's important that employees are not just allocated to some project. At Vincit, we always aim to allocate them to a project that feels meaningful for their own development.
To create a good basis for always improving our allocation process, we started using Cinode, that contains not only data about projects and employees' skills, but also:
💎 employee’s personal goals,
💎 plans for competence development, and
💎 what kind of projects they would like to work on. 📈
The transition to using a new tool can be painful, but I think better employee experience by improving the allocation process is a goal that always makes it worth."
Read the more about how Vincit using Cinode to develop their skills.
With a clear overview of all of our internal skills and ambitions, we can work in a closer and more engaged way towards individual growth.
Centigo is one of Sweden's largest management consulting companies. They are experts in business-critical and cross-functional change management in a number of different areas.
With the help of Cinode, they have improved the overall transparency within the organisation, and gained a clear overview of their competence inventory and staffing situation.
We get the overview and the strategic support we need to continue growing.
Forefront Consulting is a management and IT consulting firm with more than 400 employees and offices in seven locations that has grown organically at a rapid pace since start. Forefront Consulting uses Cinode as a tool to save time, support their consultants and as business support for strategic issues required for continued growth.
Cinode has digitized our processes and made us more efficient.
XLENT with 500 consultants in 14 locations has grown by 15-20 percent with good profitability in recent years. Cinode has contributed to this development.
Thanks to Cinode, XLENT now has a fast and streamlined way to create attractive consulting profiles and a uniform way of calculating utilization, both at the unit level and for the entire company.
Information at your fingertips - keeping everybody up to date on the current allocation and sales position.
How do you work with resource planning in your consulting company? Excel?
Fast-growing cybersecurity specialist Omegapoint with Anders Lindberg Sales Director explains why they switched to Cinode to structure their utilization. We show how it works in Cinode.
Read more and see how resource planning works in Cinode..
We get a streamlined matching process both internally and with our partners
"Our employees and our skills supply are our most important assets. With Cinode, we can visualise our skills supply internally, which helps us streamline our sales and delivery processes. Now, we can quickly create professional consultant profiles, match our employees with assignments, and work more efficiently with our external partners"
Lars Kry, CEO Nexer - read more
What we immediately noticed was that internal communication is much easier
Silo AI is the largest private AI lab from the Nordics with 240 AI experts.
"The resource planning feature has greatly simplified our work. Now we can plan better and get a much better overall perspective. The entire company can access the planning and understand it, instead of everything depending on a single employee."
Read the whole interview with Ela Arasola, Talent Acquisition Specialist and Jaakko Vainio, COO at Silo AI
Really intelligent skills inventory.
Berotec is a gig consulting firm with over 250 experts in technology, IT and leadership. With Cinode, they have been able to get everything from skills, consultancy profiles and recruitment in order. They have also been given a tool to present their skills and employees both internally and externally.
The skills inventory and competence search function in Cinode helps Berotec identify early challenges in deliveries and enables investment in training or recruitment in a timely manner.
Easier and more fun for everyone.
Our employees appreciate the social aspect and that they gain business insights. Available information on assignments and utilization gives us control. Skills, search and smooth packaging saves us time!
We are very pleased with Cinode. The implementation has gone smoothly and we are already seeing results in the form of us getting more potential individuals to choose among when we staff our projects.
Skills and business as a whole!
With Cinode we are able to achieve further development of our digitized work methods for the management of our skills and CVs. By structuring and visualizing our knowledge, we can simplify and support the collaboration and growth within our network-oriented organization.
Together with Cinode, we are now further developing our tools for the management and accurate presentation of the Group’s capabilities, something that strengthens our brand even further. We look forward to continuing the development of our partnership with Cinode.
We get many more responses than before
Forefront Accelerate, with around 150 consultants currently on assignments, switched from Excel to Cinode to manage its partner network and reach them with relevant assignment requests, as well as to keep track of their combined expertise.
The result? Many more subcontractors and partners. And most importantly, significantly more relevant responses to the requests, which means more business.
"Cinode has really helped us see our project situation at a glance and react to changes quickly." -Erno Aapa, COO/co-founder
Polar Squad offers consulting on rapid, scalable and reliable software development practices and cloud environments. Cinode has really helped us see our project situation at a glance and react to changes quickly.
Cinode saves time!
Cinode streamlines our internal processes for skills and employee management, enabling us to be quicker when we present targeted resumes to our clients. This saves us a lot of time, especially for the many procurements we participate in annually. Also, clients appreciate our attractive resumes. To put it simply, Cinode has made us better.
There will always be a need to find the right resource extremely fast.
For consultants it’s a challenge to keep track of and update their skills and present this in an attractive way in sales situations in order to win new assignments. As a sales manager, you often need to respond immediately to win a deal and be able to see who can the deliver the contracted services.
Listen to how the experienced management consultant Sebastian Lind, with experience from large global professional services organizations, consultancies in the Nordic region has used Cinode to simplify his everyday life.
It is obvious that this tool has been designed by consultants for consultants
Cinode is a modern sales tool that also supports our employer branding. It is obvious that this tool has been designed by consultants for consultants, unlike our previous solution. The searchability, skills inventory, and possibility to create customized CVs are all functions that simplify our everyday work.
Our consultants are very positive about Cinode. In particular, they like how intuitive the tool is and how easy it is to get started. The easy-to-use skills search function makes it easier to find colleagues and improves internal communication within the company. We have developed a closer collaboration with our fantastic colleagues in Denmark.
Developing consultant's skills while simultaneously acting quickly on business opportunities.
We are now creating opportunities to further increase sales through a faster and better match between our customers' projects and our employee's skills.
Cinode interweaves our feeds for recruitment, skills development, and sales – and there is great potential in a holistic view. Our goal is to work long-term on developing consultant's skills while simultaneously acting quickly on business opportunities. This is what Cinode enables us to do.
All information gathered in one place.
Cinode provides everyone access to all information fast and effortlessly – there is great potential in getting a holistic view in a common workflow. This service increases participation among our employees. I specifically like the utilization overviews as they visualize our availability and our future business opportunities.
Better control and resource management.
We now have one competence account per consultant that we customize in order to create attractive consultant resumes for each assignment. With Cinode we are more organized and it´s easier to match skills to assignments.
Cinode is the first product designed according to a software company’s needs.
We have a long history of making some of the most demanding software products and services on the web. Organizing our teams and simultaneously growing our company has been a combination of manual work, planning, and spreadsheets – I kid you not! Cinode is the first product designed according to a software company’s needs. Other products are for different use cases or not suitable for us. Cinode’s product vision is aligned with our vision.
Cinode offers us a way to handle and visualize what our people are up to. Individuals can easily plan their work and present their skills and status to others instead of some centralized and cryptic spreadsheet circus.
Higher efficiency, utilization rate and increased profitability
"I use Cinode on a daily basis. This is where I keep track of the upcoming assignments and all the details. The structure helps us work faster. we can easily match our consultants with the best-suited assignments. As a result, we have become much more efficient, and we have seen an increase in utilzation rate.
I like that we get an overview of all the data, our current status, delivery capacity, as well as we can produce forecasts that can be used as a basis for decisions. Governance and overview are essential for consulting companies. Cinode contributes to both higher growth and increased profitability."
Read the whole interview with Pär
Area Manager, Production Development Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
"One system to rule them all"
Made by consultants for consultants, Cinode products are developed as an answer to our specific needs, processes and business.
The CV system makes our daily work more accessible and creates better business.
CEO, Small business (>50 employees)
With Cinode, we meet our customers with the right skills at the right time.
The system contributes to a transparent organization and to a reliable supplier and partner.
Cinode makes us more productive in our business and in our recruitment. We are faster and more efficient.
Sales Director & Cofounder Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
"Great how Cinode combines resource allocations with Sales data"
What do you like best about Cinode?
By using the resource allocation and resource forecasting modules you get sales statistics like revenue forecast and utilization forecast out of the box, this has proven to be very powerful for us.
Talent and Performance Manager Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
"Cinode gives great possibility to streamline competence"
Cinode has really managed to develop an end-to-end service working addressing competence.
It gathers, structures, and visualizes competence, making it possible to connect it to individual competence growth plans as well as a higher-level competence planning och overview.
Senior Partner, Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Cinode helps XLENT make faster and better business
We chose Cinode many years ago due to our need for a standard tool regarding branding, keeping track and displaying our competencies.
Cinode had and still has a user-friendly user interface that is easy for us to use, which gives us the best tool to make faster and better business.
By using Cinode we, XLENT, can live up to our internal strategies and meet our customer's demands regarding speed and business precision.
CMO, Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
"Smooth CV management and great overview of skills"
Using Cinode gives us great support throughout our CV process and both stylish and customized CVs for every sales opportunity.
We have chosen to display our consultants on the website, which works incredibly smoothly. Cinode also helps us get an overview of all the knowledge we have internally.
It is very clear that Cinode has been developed with the consulting companies' needs in focus
Director, Sales and Partnerships Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
“Cinode is the best solution on the market for consulting companies”
What do you like best about Cinode?
Planner view that's used for staffing planning and customer information management regarding what are the stages of sales processes.
Staffing manager Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
"Streamlining our processes regarding matching for customer requests and our utilization"
Cinode is a simple and user-friendly system, which gives us a good overview and an efficient matching process by being able to match with both employees, candidates and partners.
We can share all of our available consultant in different regions and countries all over the company, which can lead to more opportunities for our customers, and thus increase our hitrate and market share.
Co Founder / Co Owner / Sales Manager Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
"It is probably the best CRM for the consultant business you can find"
What do you like best about Cinode?
It is designed for the consultant business. It supports the full sales, recruitment, and skill management processes.
Strategic Sales Manager Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Strong support in planning with a good visualization of booked and available employees and partners in an easy way.
The combination of easily visualizing the skills of all employees, partners together with a good overview of the deal pipeline and planning is strong. All in one platform.
Furthermore also a strong network of partners that are integrated where we have the ability to efficiently respond to deal requests as well as publish available expertise is strong.
Business Development Manager, Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
What do you like best about Cinode?
The best part about Cinode is that everything I need is in one place; Creating and downloading (nice looking) resumes, overviewing the sales pipe and other classic CRM features as well as administrating / contacting our subcontractor-consultant network with new assignments.