ALM is setting a new direction for research with the release of its newest product, ALM Intelligence Pacesetter Research. Pacesetter Research takes a platform view of the two-sided market for professional services, providing objective assessments of service providers and insightful viewpoints on demand trends that help buyers evaluate their options and providers identify business opportunities and threats. The research reports feature insightful analysis on each of the segment leaders, which are nominated by the Pacesetter Advisory Council, which is composed of buy-side professionals and experts from throughout each industry.
What is an ALM Intelligence Pacesetter?
ALM Intelligence Pacesetters are selected from the set of Market Leaders based on qualitative and quantitative analysis that determines whether the Provider is “moving the needle” to create value for clients by solving clients’ challenges and supporting their business needs. ALM Pacesetters are identified and evaluated using 5 core criteria.
How Are Pacesetters Identified?
The ALM Intelligence Pacesetter Research Advisory Council (PAC), comprised of internal ALM experts, intelligence analysts, and external market professionals, identify Market Leaders that will be covered in the research topic from a larger group of providers that members have identified in the normal course of their work
Primary research includes in-depth interviews with practice leaders at the provider firms covered in the research; satisfaction interviews with clients referred by those providers; and in-depth interviews with thought leaders, recruiting professionals, and other sources
Secondary research includes data gathered from annual reports and earnings calls, management presentations, public filings, case studies, press releases, journals and publications, online information databases and other publicly available resources
The ALM Pacesetter Team within ALM Intelligence conducts primary and secondary research:
ALM Pacesetter analysts evaluate and score the Market Leaders against five core criteria, Business Model, Value Proposition, Service Delivery, Client Impact, and Brand Eminence
Market Leaders that achieve a Pacesetter Impact Score equal to or over 85 are designated as ALM Pacesetters
Who Should Read Pacesetter Research?
ALM Pacesetters provides independent, objective research to providers and buyers of professionals services, coupled with practical insights that inform the decision-making process for strategic planning and procurement professionals.
- Practice Leaders
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- Business Unit Leaders
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Upcoming Themes & Topics
- Reputational Risk
- Supply Chain
- Series – Legal Departments: Spend Management
- M&A Topic (Portfolio Management for Private Equity)
- Data Governance Series – ESG: the “E”
- Remote/Hybrid Workforce Strategy (including real estate strategy)
- Capital Projects
- Client Engagement Strategy