Competitive Intelligence & Strategic Consulting

Understand your competitive environment

For more than 20 years, Cipher has delivered on our commitment to help our clients better understand their competitors' strategies, determine their relative position in the marketplace, and leverage market insights strategically to maximize their competitive advantage. 

We help individuals like you effectively harness competitive, market, and customer intelligence to develop actionable insights.

We then take it to the next level by turning those insights into detailed strategic recommendations that help you “see around the corner” when making important decisions.

Smarter, faster strategic decisions

Cipher’s strategic decision support services are designed to provide companies like yours with insight into all aspects of your marketplace. We help our clients define a business challenge, craft a strategic plan, and create the detailed analysis needed to make an informed decision. Partner with our team of experts to gain the strategic decision support you need to stay competitive, reduce uncertainty in a dynamic market, and push the boundaries of innovation. 

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Contact us today to start a conversation about how we can help you gain a better understanding of your competitive environment and make smarter, faster decisions. 

Competitive Strategy Services

Market Dynamics

Know your market inside and out.

Our team deploys a variety of specialized techniques to build a robust market intelligence profile. Our marketplace assessment includes a value chain analysis, customer profiles, surveys, interviews, data analysis and industry expertise, producing a 360° view that is complete, insightful, and actionable. 

  • Marketplace Assessment
  • Market Insights Report
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Customer Profiles
  • Surveys & Interviews

Assess Your Market 

Competitive Landscape

Propel your business forward.

Businesses strive to innovate so they can capture new sources of growth. Cipher maps out the competitive landscape, including business profiles, up-to-the-minute product information, win/loss analyses, competitive benchmarking and monitoring, ensuring that, as your competitors plan their next move, you stay a step ahead.

  • Competitive Market Analysis
  • Competitive Landscape Mapping
  • Competitor & Product Profiles
  • Competitor Benchmarking & Monitoring
  • Win/Loss Analysis

Grow Your Business 

Risk Analysis 

Disrupt the would-be disruptors.

Market disruptions are a modern-day fact of life. Minimize your risk, while identifying emerging opportunities and threats. We identify and monitor emerging trends, facilitate wargaming and scenario planning exercises, provide overseas partner due diligence and offer third party risk assessments. We provide global, comprehensive risk intelligence to help protect against unpleasant surprises.

  • Trend Identification & Monitoring
  • Scenario Planning & Wargaming
  • Overseas Partner Due Diligence
  • Third Party Risk

Mitigate Your Risk 

Strategic Decision Support Services

Strategic Analysis

Pursue new opportunities with confidence.

Reduce uncertainty through the development of organic, acquisitive, and hybrid growth strategies. 

  • Corporate & Business Unit Strategy
  • New Market Entry
  • Target Identification & Screening
  • Commercial Due Diligence

Reduce Market Uncertainty

Strategy Development

Kick-start innovation and harden strategies.  

Put yourself in your competitors’ shoes to help identify strategic blind spots and stress-test your strategy.

  • Future Market Scenarios
  • Facilitated Strategy Sessions
  • Scenario Planning
  • Wargames

Develop Your Strategy

Knowledge Transfer

Develop a world-class, in-house CI capability.

Train your team to consistently “see around the corner,” develop actionable insights, and report CI findings.

  • Intelligence Function Design
  • Intelligence Training
  • Data Identification & Procurement
  • Technology Implementation

Build Your CI Team

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