EDGE consultants manage complex projects in Finance

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What we deliver

We like resolving issues that people are affected by when they go about their day-to-day business. We know a lot about payments, invoicing, document management, data security and how to sell products and services. We love to work with customers to deliver simple solutions for sometimes complex problems.
Our solutions generally involve process innovation. We know how to use IT but also understand that the users matter, not the technology. We have learned to assist the many professionals we have encountered to make changes in the way they work. To innovate beyond the borders of their job. So they can be more effective at what they do. And spend limited time on repetitive or “not value adding” tasks.

We had to learn and can now help others how to strengthen relationships with colleagues, clients, suppliers and governments. We made many mistakes in our professional careers. But that failure can help our clients to be successful. This awareness and experience makes us good at change management.
We all worked for large companies and banks. We made careers and learned how to work within complex organisations to get things done in a manner welcomed by colleagues, partners and - most importantly - clients. In addition we all worked multiple years as entrepreneurs, learning how to do a lot with minimal means. How to deal with failure. And how to manage success. We all work on multiple projects that make us relevant for very small and very large organisations. And be commercially successful even without the protection and deep pockets of big firms. So delivering A+ results with a C- budget as it were.

EDGE is a team of experienced professionals from large corporates such as Shell and E.On and banks such as JPMorgan, Rabo Bank and Erste Bank. We have learned to roll up our sleeves in program and project management, migration management and product management. We have always operated
from a bank perspective on the pre-sales or client side. From a corporate perspective we haveoperated in business transformation and supply chain innovation. We bring practical expertise of projects executed in the UK, Netherlands, Italy, Middle East, Vietnam, Indonesia and Brasil.
We have delivered solutions for large organisations in the following areas:
o ISO 20022 migration
o Payments (cross border, local, real time, batch, direct debit, credit transfers)
o Flexible handling of payment requests through different communication channels
and devices
o Trade finance and documentary credit
o Foreign Exchange (including sales, trading, operations and eFX)
o Onboarding of retail clients, SMEs and large corporates
o EU and UK financial crime legislation (AML/CTF, Sanctions & Embargos, Anti-Bribery
and Corruption, Tax Evasion
o GLEIF: Banks and tax authority as Validation agent, using a combination of business
registers and eID
o Positive and negative credit checks
o Credit management and client operations optimisation for 2 million+ customers
o eProcurement, e-invoicing and supplier onboarding, inside and outside of PEPPOL

We can offer manpower and brainpower. We do not shy away from tedious work as loyal team members. And can take a role as transformation agents. Or simply be called in once in a while as facilitators or subject matter experts. And when needed call upon extensive relationships with other experts, built over the years by our own team of experienced and educated professionals.
What we would really like is to participate in programs and projects that support banks to accelerate revenue growth with existing clients and new clients, with existing products and new solutions. For instance by using payments, FX and trade finance products embedded in what bank clients do with other bank customers. And as such allowing customers to remove friction from local and international trade. Accelerating for bank customers sales to their clients. While strengthening resilience and compliance with international regulations. That affect both banks and their clients.
By reducing the complexity and cost of both banks and their clients of a multiplicity of formats, channels, delivery methods, apps in the app store, API keys, connection configurations and additional software modules.

And by enhancing the right user experience.

With truly transformational digital and business transformation of banks and their clients.

We enjoy our work and our proud of our results. We are experienced, international and eager. See here for more information about our senior team members.

 And see here for more information about our founder and CEO, Tom Buschman

Our values 

The internet continues to make it easier to find and buy products. What is lacking is the speed and simplicity of identifying trusted suppliers and buyers, starting a relationship and get to business as quickly as possible. And then deal with orders, invoices, returns, credit notes, partial payments, non-payments, credit and – yes – successful payments in real-time. Anywhere and at any time of day.
Businesses are increasingly using electronic solutions in order to work more efficiently with their customers and suppliers and improve their working capital and cashflows.
BUT users are challenged with increased complexity and cost through a multiplicity of formats, channels, delivery methods, apps in the app store, API keys, connection configurations and additional software modules.
The user experience is sub optimal as the focus has been on one-sided system-to-system automation driven by major buyers, sellers and banks.At the same time market conditions and regulators push businesses to speed up and improve their processes, such as around e-Invoicing, customer and supplier identification & verification, tax administration and data security.
In years of experience, EDGE professionals have found a multi-faceted obstacle in removing Friction taken out of multiple processes, between companies and with their banks. Technologies were created by solution providers to tackle these challenges, but always in relation to the sector they operated in or the company that paid for the technology.
Because buyers want to control their suppliers, minimise spend and maximise quality of products and services delivered. Suppliers want to have independence from dominant clients and minimise their business risk. Banks want to safeguard the money they handle and need to underpin all their activities by the highest standards of risk management and governance.
Large companies need to deal with many internal departments. And small companies want to get things done simply, even if this means not perfectly. And all wish to have control as much as they can over what the others do and don’t.

 

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Our team of professionals

Boudewijn Schenkels

Boudewijn Schenkels

darrensugden

Darren Sugden

ericsepkes

Eric Sepkes

jakovanslooten

Jako van Slooten

johanbierkens

Johan Bierkens

jonshamah

Jon Shamah

nigelgodolphin

Nigel Godolphin

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Tom Buschman

Contact us

Our team of experts pushes the edge of what is possible

EDGE Consulting Group
100 Talbot Road
London N6 4RA, United Kingdom
connect@edgeint.consulting

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