Commercial Research

In a fast-changing world, the nature of work, industry trends and talent needs are constantly evolving. Access to new information about the evolution of work represents a competitive advantage for our clients and their organisations.

Commercial Intelligence

Achieving competitive differentiation for your organisation

Senior business and government leaders hire us to solve big problems, evaluate the feasibility of critical initiatives, define forward strategy and map a clear path through uncertainty.

Our strong industry and academic networks and a wide variety of global data sources allow us to deliver clear, impactful recommendations. Further, we increase impact with decision-makers and key stakeholders by using powerful data visualisation, attractive design and different reporting styles appropriate to each audience.

Industry Futures 

Industry trends, forecasts and insights to inform your strategy and planning

Business and government leaders engage OSC to identify the trends, drivers and issues that will shape the future of an industry, as well as identifying current trends and best practices. As part of our research, we regularly define new benchmarks, frameworks and classifications to help our clients make sense of new, uncertain and changing markets.

For bespoke projects intended for a client’s internal use, we map closely to the client’s strategy and critical success factors to provide focused, direction-setting findings and recommendations. For industry surveys intended for promotion to the public or industry group, we ensure the messages are clear and relevant.

Market Entry & Mobilisation

Reducing risk to maximise your opportunities

Entering new markets presents great opportunities, but it also brings complexity and risk. With hands-on experience in a variety of global markets, OSC first helps clients understand the social, cultural, economic and political landscape of a given market. Then we work with clients to develop detailed mobilisation and start-up plans.

We support clients during market identification, exploration, planning and start-up stages, developing detailed insights into the practical considerations and the realities of doing business.

    • Feasibility Studies
    • Impact Assessments
    • Benefits Realisation Studies
    • Industry Benchmarks
    • Mobilisation Plans
    • Delivering the Future – investigating the future of the Global Postal Industry
    • Economic Diversification – strategic market analyses for Middle East governments
    • Automotive Technology Futures – investigating the impact of autonomous driving
    • Growth Impact Studies – analysing social changes in fast-growth societies
  • Our client, a FTSE250 global outsourcing organisation, wanted a detailed plan to enter the KSA market, recruit ex pat and Saudi National staff, and commence operations. Using our detailed understanding of KSA labour market dynamics, government priorities and employment legislation, together with our hands-on experience of KSA HR practice, we built a step-by-step start-up and resourcing plan, a fully costed recruitment model and a detailed guide covering key Saudi employment and HR practices. In addition to our in-house practitioners and researchers, we consulted our wide network of industry and government contacts to provide up-to-the-minute data on market practices and trends. Our client used our reports and spreadsheet models to optimise their mobilisation, proceed with certainty, and quickly raise knowledge levels within their internal teams.

Please contact us for further details about any of our services, and we will be happy to help.

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