AVANTALION is one of the leading expert consultancies for automotive financial services globally.
The development of manufacturer-owned automotive financial services companies (captives) over the past decades has been a remarkable success story. Captives have long since evolved from providing pure sales support to contributing substantially to profits and being an important supporter of customer care and customer loyalty for their respective OEMs.
In order to continue their success into the future, automotive-finance companies have to master three key challenges:
- Continued business expansion (e.g. through geographical expansion in emerging markets and further product offering diversification e.g. in the area of full service leasing/fleet management)
- Consistent implementation of operational excellence (e.g. through digitalization, process optimization, software selection and implementation, and international standardization of products, processes and IT)
- Strategic business model enhancement (e.g. through exploitation of the potential of mobility services and management of the customer interface for the respective automotive brands)
As an expert consultancy for automotive finance that is “from the industry and for the industry”, we develop practical solutions for the key challenges of the industry jointly with our clients around the globe.
The focus of our support is typically on conceptual design and implementation of industry-specific solutions.
Our consultants know the challenges of the industry having had many years of operational management responsibility and having implemented multiple consulting projects for many of the industry’s key players. Due to our unique industry expertise and insights, we are also increasingly asked to support our clients in key strategic questions.
Our expertise and experience cover the full life cycle of automotive finance and fleet management companies (feasibility studies for new products and markets, setup of new entities or business units, expansion including IT system selection and implementation, optimization of business and IT).
When supporting our clients in mastering the challenges of the industry (business expansion, consistent implementation of operational excellence, business model enhancement) we rely on proven AVANTALION methods and tools specifically designed for the needs of the automotive finance industry which cover our core competencies in project management, business process management, requirements engineering, test management and IT management.