5 Ways Collaborative Solutions Can Help You

Published by First Rate, First Rate
July 24th, 2017

Choose a vendor that operates with a collaborative solution development mindset.

As a dynamic firm aiming to achieve your goals and those of your diverse clientele, it can become a challenging task to identify a one-size-fits all wealth management solution. This growing financial industry demands a much more tailored approach, one that is strategically and carefully thought through. Collaborative solution development is a way for revolutionary and progressive firms to partner with a savvy team of experts who understand your need for more efficiency in your daily workflow and can consult with you to deliver solutions specifically to address your firm’s business needs. Check out five reasons why you need a vendor that runs a collaborative solution approach to grow your business.

1. “Best-Fit” solutions developed specific to your firm

In your career as an advisor, you have sought to separate yourself from your competition. You found a niche market or a unique clientele that relies on your specific skills to help them reach their investment goals. In doing so, you may have realized that the all-inclusive wealth management solution you have can still leave you in need of a “solution”. By engaging in collaborative solution development, your vendor seeks to understand the business patterns of your clientele in order to choose the best-fit reporting methods, as well as consulting with you on how to practice the industry’s best standards within these techniques to ensure your firm is performing above and beyond your client’s expectations.

2. Custom reporting aligned to your business goals

To build custom solutions that best fit your firm, your vendor needs to analyze the problem areas that are keeping you from achieving your goals and design systems and practices to overcome some of the complexities that have hindered you in the past. By collaborating and understanding your unique business requirements, your vendor is able to create a tailor-made solution that allows your firm to work more efficiently and communicate proactively with your clients.

3. Custom operational and workflow solutions

Industry trends are ever-changing. With vast technological advancements and rigorous regulations that require steady compliance, the day-to-day operations can seem to interfere with reaching your business goals. You need to have a team of experts that will consult you on establishing operational and workflow solutions for your business to relieve you of these time consuming burdens. From generating customized client reports that comply with industry best practices and regulations to creating reports by filtering through detailed criteria, as well as scheduling specific types of reports to run on a recurring basis, these custom operational and workflow solutions help to maintain a consistent commitment to your clients that builds trust and confidence for years to come.

4. Data-driven projects to provide enhanced workflows

Data is the core of the wealth management world. By understanding how you use your current data and how in a perfect world you could be more proactive with your data, your vendor can consult on the “best-fit” solutions and provide your firm with savvy workflows that help you to communicate the right pathway for your firm’s growth and clients success. This clarity will not only give YOU confidence but is mutually beneficial to your clients by building unwavering trust with your team.

5. Oversee additional enhancements, services or projects required by clients

Your vendor should not just be concerned about getting you up and running onto a wealth management system, but also should be proactively building your firm a foundation for growth. They should be committed to staying up to date on new techniques, industry trends and regulations and informing your firm of what you can do in your perfect world. It should be a vendor’s mission to ensure solutions are developed to address the trends and regulations in a strategic and unique way that continues to fulfill your ever-evolving business goals. You should proactively choose a vendor that is there to consult with you and walk you through each and every step. Being collaborative is not just for the success of the vendor; it’s for the success of your firm and your client’s understanding of their financial world.

 

Are you in the market for a vendor that can do all of this for you? Lead by data and driven by client satisfaction, First Rate Professional Services is committed to providing custom built solutions for your firm in order to strategically reach the outcome you and your clients are striving for. First Rate Professional Services employs a collaborative solution development method for each of its clients and goes above and beyond to meet the diverse needs of each firm. Consult First Rate’s Professional Services team to help you address all your unique business needs.

About the Author: In 1991 First Rate entered the investment community with a flagship product for building returns and performance reporting. This single application with its core performance calculations became the foundation of First Rate. Over the years, our services and solutions have embraced new technologies and expanded to address the changing needs of a challenging industry.

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