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Enhance operational efficiency, improve the client experience, and reduce errors. We’ll help you define your technology strategy so you’re well-prepared for future growth.

The Critical Need for Technology Consulting

In today’s competitive financial landscape, having a robust technology infrastructure is essential. Without a strategic approach to technology, firms risk falling behind, facing operational inefficiencies, and losing clients to more technologically advanced competitors. Engaging a technology consulting firm is crucial to navigate these challenges effectively. The right technology strategy can significantly impact your firm’s success by ensuring:

  • Operational Efficiency: Streamlining business processes and improving productivity.
  • Client Retention: Modern, integrated technology helps retain clients and advisers.
  • Compliance: Meeting FINRA and Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory requirements.
  • Risk Management: Mitigating risks associated with outdated or poorly integrated technology.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Ensuring that technology investments provide maximum value.
  • Innovation: Leveraging digital transformation and continuous improvement to stay ahead of the competition.
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Technology Infrastructure

Your technology infrastructure is the backbone of your business operations. Oyster Consulting helps you ensure that your technology is robust, secure, and tailored to your needs. Our services include:

  • Technology Assessments: Reviewing your current technology to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Vendor Management: Get the best value from your current technology vendors, assisting with vendor selection and contract negotiation.
  • Integration and Automation: Identifying opportunities to automate processes and integrate systems for seamless operations.
  • Data Security: Assessing and enhancing the security of your data and technology environment.
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Migration & Implementation Strategy

System migration and implementation are critical phases that require careful planning and execution. Our technology consultants provide:

  • Migration Planning: Developing a comprehensive strategy for system migration or implementation, ensuring a smooth transition and no disruption to your business.
  • Implementation Support: Assisting with platform implementations and software rollouts, leveraging our extensive experience to manage the process smoothly.
  • Integration Services: Helping you merge technology platforms, utilizing existing systems and adding new ones as needed for optimal performance.
  • Training and Support: Providing training and ongoing support to ensure successful adoption of new technology.
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Reg SCI Compliance

If your firm is subject to Reg SCI requirements, compliance is non-negotiable. Oyster Consulting offers:

  • Technology Controls Assessment: Conducting comprehensive assessments to ensure compliance with Reg SCI requirements, including systems disruptions, intrusions, and compliance issues.
  • Policy and Procedure Development: Helping you develop and implement the necessary policies and procedures to meet Reg SCI standards.
  • Ongoing Reviews: Regular reviews of your Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) management processes to ensure continuous compliance.
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Technology Review Services

Oyster Consulting offers a range of technology consulting services to meet your firm’s needs:

  • Identify Technology Opportunities: Discover areas for technological improvement and innovation.
  • System Assessments and Selection: Evaluate and choose the best technology solutions for your firm.
  • Implementation and Conversion Support: Manage the transition to new systems smoothly.
  • Vendor and Application Evaluation: Identify and vet software vendors, applications, and systems.
  • Gap Analysis: Maximize your system’s potential by identifying and addressing gaps.
  • Prioritization Guidance: Provide insight and guidance on prioritizing current technology initiatives.
  • Best Practices: Share industry best practices to accelerate decision-making and execution.
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The Oyster Difference

Oyster Consulting has a unique blend of experience, having worked both as internal technology owners and external consultants. Our familiarity with numerous vendor products and proprietary software platforms provides a broad perspective to solve your technology needs. We guide you through the entire process, from creating your technology roadmap to implementing the necessary changes.

Our team’s expertise, proven processes, and dedicated resources ensure that you meet business goals and achieve the best results. Partner with Oyster Consulting to drive innovation, efficiency, and long-term success in your firm’s technology strategy.

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