Holzer & Associés SA announces a novel service and business partnership model to help clients face their future CPM (Corporate Performance Management) / RBM (Results-Based Management) Investments and Initiatives

GENEVA, Switzerland — HOLZER & Associates announced today that its clients are being proposed further services that provide additional guarantees that their investment in RBM (Results-Based Management) and CPM (Corporate Performance Management) provides superior ROI and/or results in cost savings and TCO (Total cost of ownership).

H&A Performance Guarantee: Resulting from our Fit/Gap Analysis Services and using relevant agreed to metrics, the success of each RBM and CPM initiative is measured and reported back to the client.

H&A Investment Guarantee: As a further guarantee of the competitive value that its services provide, the client may choose to pay HOLZER & Associates services in a combination of cash and shares (up to 22%).

The H&A Performance Guarantee and H&A Investment Guarantee are subject to the agreed to terms and conditions as set out in the H&A Performance Guarantee and H&A Investment Guarantee agreements.

HOLZER & Associés SA is an Organizational Change and Corporate Performance Management Consultancy company. The Company is headquartered in Switzerland, with offices and representations throughout Europe and the U.S., including Bilbao and New York. H&A offers a multicultural team bringing together significant knowledge and skills in all areas of Finance, HR, IT and Management Consulting expertise. HOLZER & Associates provides services, from Business Analysis to CPM solutions implementations and long-term business improvement and support, to its clients in Switzerland and beyond.

For further information on either the H&A Performance Guarantee or Investment Guarantee please contact guarantees@holzer-associates.com or call EMEA +41 78 772 64 54, US +1 (347) 474-0204

Posted by: Fabrice Holzer | June 3, 2014

CAREER – We recruit now

A CAREER AT HOLZER & Associates Ltd  Our people aim at two major targets: CONVINCE and CONVERT. They are the key of our success. They bring together their expertise, creativeness and proactivity. We encourage enthusiasm, excellence, team spirit and personal development.

As a leading consultancy, providing our clients with sound recommendations and analysis in area such as Enterprise Architecture, Corporate Performance Management and Business Intelligence/Warehousing, addressing services to global industry as well as SMEs, HOLZER & Associates Ltd is privileged to magnetize first class analysts and consultants bringing together significant knowledge and experience in any of their specific area of expertise. Our reputation of independence from both commercial interests and dogmatic approach means for our clients that our people will provide sound advice and tough analysis, unconstrained by concession. This definitely inspires our consultants, differentiates us, and provides the greatest value to our clients in a field which is often suspected to confuse more than to clarify.

Please refer to our current openings below to learn of career opportunities in your field. If you are interested or if you know anybody that would be interested in one of the openings, do not hesitate to contact us in order to obtain a more detailed job description. You can obviously apply directly on our website:



  • Three to five years’ experience in providing solutions with Hyperion Planning/Essbase
  • Completion of three to five full lifecycle Hyperion implementations in a lead role.
  • Five to eight years of hands on experience with financial planning, forecasting and reporting implementations.
  • Five to eight years financial reporting and accounting functional experience
  • Five plus years’ experience leading financial planning and reporting implementations across all phases of the project lifecycle (requirements gathering, solution design and configuration, implementation, testing and change management
  • Previous consulting experience
  • Good client presence
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and French (any other languages, highly appreciated)
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or econometrics preferred

Functional Skills

  • Analytical skills, problem solving ability
  • System design and solution architecture experience
  • Dimensional data modeling and data sourcing
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Ability and desire to mentor/coach others in a team environment


  • Regular and expeditious travel throughout EMEA and occasionally overseas (in the US)  is required to meet client needs and timetables
  • Available to be stationed at and work from an out-of-town client site for a reduced period of time


  • HOLZER & Associates Ltd offers excellent benefits and career growth to all employees!
  • HOLZER & Associates Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: CH (Geneva Area)

Global Region: EMEA & Americas

Organization: HOLZER & Associates Ltd


The above statement ”From Strategy to Workplans” sounds simpler as it often is! We are well aware of this, however we believe, that we can help you getting on the way! We would like to invite you to take part in a set of exclusive roundtable events, where we will show you how and with which solutions we can help you.

  • Do you rely upon a unified management and decision-making system?
  • How well are your programs and budgets aligned with your organization’s strategic objectives?
  • How well do users identify and track the outcomes and targets of their programs according to the strategic objectives?
  • Can stakeholders easily see the actual progress vs. planned?
  • How easily do your operations adapt to changes in the strategic framework?

HOLZER & Associates Ltd is able to show you how combining the right management approaches with the right software solutions will ensure a trustworthy management system. Contact us and learn about a real example of a best-in-class Results-Based Management initiative for a nonprofit organization.

http://www.holzer-associates.com | info@holzer-associates.com
EMEA +41 78 772 64 54 (CH)
US +1 347 474 02 04 (NYC)

Posted by: Fabrice Holzer | April 25, 2011

Keystone of performance management

Usually senior executives look at a combination of organic growth, complemented with elaborate models that tie together revenue forecasts from new product launches, international expansion, acquisitions, business development and more. But is this really the way that fast-growing companies do it?

No they don’t. The fastest-growing companies do not rely on the voodoo of untested new products, opening an outpost in China, or doing “an accretive” acquisition. Their “magic formula” is that they have built a “science of growth” by running a high- corporate performance sales and marketing engine using historical endogenous and exogenous data to drive decision-making. The fastest growing companies in their sectors systematically create demand, predictably close revenue, and precisely understand the business impact of every sales and marketing decision – all from a powerful technology backbone that includes marketing and sales force automation and analysis.

Managers at the fastest-growing companies insist on seeing a single view of the demand chain – from first contact to close – and make intelligent, evidence-based decisions about where to allocate resources to stimulate measurable and sustainable revenue growth.

This is the keystone of performance management.

Posted by: Fabrice Holzer | August 26, 2009

SAP and LinkedIn Collaborate in the SME market

SAP AG (SAP) and LinkedIn have announced a marketing agreement that will support the recruiting efforts of SAP channel partners in the small and midsize enterprise market.

With more than 140,000 SAP consultants using LinkedIn, the collaboration will provide SAP partners in the market advanced recruiting methods to find the best talent, said the companies. This is the first collaboration announcement following the broader strategic relationship announced in October 2008, when SAP Ventures, a division of SAP AG, invested in LinkedIn Corporation.

Partners will benefit from a special offering, the LinkedIn Recruiter Basic Starter Package, designed specifically for the recruiting needs of SAP channel partners with up to 1,000 employees. The package includes LinkedIn Recruiter, an online recruiting solution that searches the LinkedIn network for the best candidates based on individually definable criteria. SAP channel partners can then easily contact and track those candidates via LinkedIn Recruiter. Additionally, the package includes LinkedIn Jobs Network, an online job posting service that partners can leverage to promote job openings to the LinkedIn community. The offering is immediately available to all SAP channel partners worldwide.

“We are excited about the partnership,” said Brian Frank, director, sales operations and Alliances, LinkedIn. “SAP is the first software company we are working with to provide such an offering. Over 1,000 leading companies already depend on LinkedIn’s recruiting solutions. In working with SAP, we aim to provide our members with an additional variety of interesting career opportunities in SAP’s SME ecosystem.”

Partners that choose to leverage the LinkedIn Recruiter Basic Starter Package will gain access to hard-to-find professionals and will reduce third-party costs and time to hire. In addition, the offering provides partners the following:

  • Opportunity to leverage the LinkedIn network more effectively to find and engage with prospective candidates in a specific region;
  • Access to more candidates than only active job seekers;
  • Highly specific customizable search results when looking for qualified SAP talent;
  • Search results that provide visibility to the entire LinkedIn database of more than 45 million professionals;
  • Ability to contact talent directly;
  • Advanced tools to extend recruitment reach.

“We are always trying to come up with new, exciting and effective ways to help benefit our partners’ businesses,” said Pat Hume, senior vice president, Global SME Indirect Channel, SAP. “Working with LinkedIn helps to ease our partners’ recruiting needs and provide them with alternatives to the traditional recruiting ways. LinkedIn offers a very robust solution. Through the partnership with LinkedIn, SAP is offering the discounted LinkedIn Recruiter package to channel partners. The agreement with LinkedIn is part of our ongoing initiative to help provide partners with tools and resources to boost their recruiting efforts.”

Posted by: Fabrice Holzer | February 26, 2009

“Next Generation” Oracle Executive Partner Briefing

Fabrice Holzer will be present at “Next Generation” Oracle Executive Partner Briefing. He will be in charge (as a Corporate Strategy Officer at Synchrotech Group) of presenting his original vendor-neutral approach of Perfromance Management and Business Intelligence Consultancy. This reference case will held at Four Season Hôtel des Bergues, Geneva on Wednesday March 4, 2009, during Breakout Session 2.

Posted by: Fabrice Holzer | February 25, 2009

Let’s talk about Performance!

Following IBM CEO, Samuel Palmisano, assertion: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”, it’s no wonder many CEOs are gun shy on claims that technology investment will help us improve performance – do you remember Y2K, eCommerce and even CRM? Clearly many technology solutions have been oversold in their ability to drive effective ROI. Managers are in the “Drivers’ seat”. But, do they really have the map? Do they drive profit and performance with IS? And finally, are they able to accurately measure their success?

Holzer’s Best Practice Implementation Tools offer a vendor-neutral approach (Holzer & Zimmermann i-Transformation Framework™) to determining the most appropriate technology, quantifying the value-added generated that one might reasonably expect to obtain and creating an implementation blueprint addressing people, process and technology to ensure this return is obtained. This proprietary approach, called BI Transformation, works as a handbook for efficient CXOs.