Digital, Data & Technology Strategies

Digital, Data & Technology Strategies

The challenge

Developments in the last few years have seen better integration – and greater interdependency – between digital systems, data analysis and technology. Strategic information systems planning needs to look holistically across the full range of potential solutions – and their combinations – and the challenge is therefore how to do that. How do organisations with limited resources engage with the massive potential of modern solutions? What really works? How do we know the suggested investments will help us meet our organisational priorities? How do we even get started?

The challenge
How we can help

How we can help

Our consultants are all seasoned professionals. We count both general IT practitioners as well as specialist experts in our team and we always assemble the right combination to suit your situation, the issues you face and the resources you need us to work with.

We start by understanding as much as possible about your organisation: we try to discern how digital, data and information technologies can support your objectives – and we try to surface the broader outcomes you want to achieve. We explore what really matters to you in terms of the impact you aim to make, or the services you want to deliver to stakeholders. We aim to get a strong sense of your culture and priorities – so that we can help you change what stands in the way (but also hold on to the values and ways of working that make you special). That means we spend time upfront, planning with you the most effective way to get things done and the best way to structure our involvement. That helps us assemble the right team from Adapta (or the right individual consultant for you) and only then do we work through our structured approach to identifying the key requirements, technical options and priorities, and the best overall strategic plan.

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What we will deliver

Our main tangible deliverable is normally one or more written documents – sometimes a business case; sometimes a strategic plan; sometimes just a workshop. Our more important deliverable, though, is the less tangible “confidence through clarity”. We know that uncertainty is the single greatest obstacle to planning and decision-making. We know the sector. We know the suppliers and the information systems they offer. We can explain their strengths and weakness and we can show you the project pitfalls. Our consultants bring all their knowledge and experience, gleaned from a wide range of implementations, and we use that to guide and educate your own teams through the process.

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Our credentials

Between us, our team of professionals have more than 400 years of industry experience. More importantly, we understand the cultural as well as the practical issues facing our clients and our exclusive focus on the sector means that we can draw on and share the most relevant knowledge and experience at every step. The value we add is more than just the right answer or a capable pair of hands.

Our credentials

What our clients say

, Rebecca Pritchard
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Rebecca Pritchard
Former Director of Operations, Crisis

"Adapta have been honest and realistic with us throughout. They are clear where they can add value and where we can do things on our own – so it feels like a partnership..."

, James Kliffen
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James Kliffen
Head of Fundraising, MSF UK

"You have had a huge influence in our fundraising, and I would enthusiastically recommend you to other charities (and often have)..."

, Phil Durbin
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Phil Durbin
Former Head of Corporate Systems, Salvation Army

"Unlike many consultants, Adapta won’t tell you what you expect to hear. They will be very honest and challenging and, even if some of what they say is uncomfortable to hear, it means you end up getting better advice."

, Dawn Varley
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Dawn Varley
Operations & Strategy Director, Badger Trust

"I knew I could task them with my problem, and leave them to undertake the work in a professional yet friendly way, bringing their expertise and experience to the project…"

, Iain McSeveney
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Iain McSeveney
Finance Director, Medical Aid for Palestinians

"I’m very pleased with the professional way that Adapta managed the project for the selection of MAP’s new accounting software. It was obvious that they have great experience in the charity sector and on the range of suitable accounting software currently on the market..."

, Rachel Rand
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Rachel Rand
Strategic Director - Finance and Corporate Services, NCB

"I would not embark on any IT project without first meeting with Adapta to understand how they feel they could support me. I have found their guidance and practical support invaluable…"

, Rosalba Leonelli
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Rosalba Leonelli
Head of Finance, Client Earth

"Thank you to you and your team for developing and facilitating an excellent workshop. You fully understood our needs which were evident in the workshop structure and content…"


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Case Studies

Our case studies provide real examples of the support and advice we give organisations, detailing the issues and challenges each faced and how, together, we were able to help them.