M&A Tools for

Consultants

    M&A Tools’ features, flexibility, and support were specifically designed for premium consulting engagements. EKNOW helps its management consultant partners to deliver more client value, and to look better doing it. 

    Release 22 is a tremendous update for consulting partners. Release 22 greatly expands your client reporting solutions, presentation impact, configuration control, ease of administration, client workflow flexibility, a consultant-driven plan-readiness module, and knowledge resources. 

    Contact EKNOW today for details under NDA.

    Consulting Partners

    Competitive Weapons

    If your M&A practice competes with premium management consulting firms such as Deloitte, IBM, BCG or McKinsey, partnering with EKNOW is an easy decision. Your re-branded M&A Tools platform will help level the playing field:

    • Massively upgrade your M&A tool capabilities and image
    • Offer clients the most flexible and professional looking tool
    • Offer clients the easiest to use high-end tool
    • Respond to client requirements more rapidly than competitors
    • Easily offer unique new solutions which are infeasible or impractical for competitors
    • Build your playbooks, methods, or other IP into a continuously improving asset
    • Add new long-term value for your clients
    Consulting Partners

    Ideal Terms

      M&A Tools Partner Platform is provided under a unique, partner-only agreement. Cost structure and terms are tailored specifically to the M&A consulting engagement context, based on many years supporting practices like yours:

      • Partner-only, multi-engagement pricing
      • Pass-through, tiered license, and unlimited license options
      • Cashflow-positive for most partners
      • Special low-risk terms
      • Minimal “papering” per client engagement
      • Allows rapid, early client deployments
      Consulting Partners

      Dedicated Systems

      Consulting partners enjoy dedicated, internal-use EKNOW systems for training, demonstrations, and experimentation; and multiple, dedicated client platforms – all linked by a specialized M&A Tools support management system. All partner systems are maintained and managed 24×7 by EKNOW.

       

      • Dedicated internal partner system(s) for training consultants, R&D your ideas, and delivering client demos
      • Dedicated client systems for any number of engagements
      • Dedicated, multi-engagement client support system & dashboard
      • Centrally track client systems, deployments, change requests, system status, user activity, much more
      • Optional single sign on (SSO) for you and your consultants, in all of your partner systems

      Experience the Ultimate M&A Tool Kit

      Consulting Partners

      Specialized Expertise

        EKNOW is the only independent M&A platform developer primarily specialized for M&A consulting partners. This DNA is reflected in almost every facet of EKNOW’s business, technology and operations.

        • Since EKNOW’s founding, the majority of M&A Tools business is with consulting partners
        • EKNOW supports consulting partner engagements with a battle-tested deployment and support work flow
        • EKNOW’s ToolBuilder architecture is an outgrowth of consulting client requirements for maximum flexibility without coding
        Consulting Partners

        Full Collaboration

          The EKNOW team works closely with its consulting partners before, during and after every client engagement:

          • Ongoing consultant training
          • Weekly status meetings
          • Executive-level coordination of development roadmap
          • Sales / demo assistance for the engagement sales team
          • 24/7 emergency support
          • Client system tailoring
          • Partner system tailoring
          • Ask for further details under NDA

          Features

          Partner-only Features

          • Plan-Readiness Module / Playbook Builder
          • Admin eKnowledgeBase*
          • Integrated operations platform
          • Cross-clients management dashboard
          • Consultant activity tracker
          • Client usage analytics
          • Change request tracker
          • System Admin access level
          • Module Configurator
          • Workflow Configurator
          • System status metrics
          • Partner system branding
          • Client system branding
          • Much more

          M&A Tools Support Levels:

          Level:
          Team
          Business 
          Enterprise
          Partner
          Cost Factor
           $
           $$
           $$$
           - -
          Fee Type
          Flat / Fixed
          Flat / Fixed
          Flat / Fixed
          Flat / Fixed
          Per-Seat Charge
          None
          None
          None
          None
          Typical Transactions
          < $10MM
           $5MM - $50MM
          $100MM - $10B+
          $100MM - $50B+
          Typical Users (no cap)
          5 - 25 (no cap)
          20 - 125 (no cap)
          50 - 500+ (no cap)
          50 - 1,000
          Seller / External Users
          Unlimited
          Unlimited
          Unlimited
          Unlimited
          Technical Support
          Unlimited
          Unlimited
          Unlimited
          Unlimited
          Training
          Initial
          Initial + Top-ups
          Initial + On-demand
          Initial + On-demand
          Set-Up & Config
          2 - 8h
          4 - 16h
          8 - 40h+
          Yes
          Data Migration Assist
          During initial set-up
          Initial + 1st 3m
          Initial + 1y
          Yes
          Ongoing Guidance / Support
          2h / month
          4h / month
          8h / month
          Unmetered
          Advanced Customization
          - -
          (Case-by-case)
          Yes
          Yes
          Concierge Service
          - -
          - -
          Yes
          Yes
          Dedicated Server (i.e. single-tenant)
          S
          L
          XL
          Multiple (L-XL)
          EKNOW Server Administration
          Yes
          Yes
          Yes
          Yes
          Modules Supported
          Core module options:

          Pipeline Suite
          My Project Dashboard
          My Team Dashboard
          KPIs & Metrics
          Analytics
          Contacts Module
          Diligence Suite
          Closing Checklist
          Integration Work Plan
          Document Room
          Report Generator
          Alerts & Comms
          Review/Approvals
          Corp Dev Team
          Business adds:

          Advanced Work Plan
          Dependencies
          Risk/Issue Log
          Decision Log
          iMemo Workflows
          Multi-currency
          Admin Modules
          Multiple Corp Dev Teams
           
          Enterprise adds:

          User NDA Access
          Advanced Diligence
          Plan Readiness / Playbook Builder
          Approvals Dashboard
          Pre-Close Clean Room
          Data / Mtg Request
          Change Request
          Adv. Value Capture
          Talent Selection
          TSAs
          Contracts
          Acquired Clients
          User Account Approval
          Extended Admin
           
           
          Partner adds:

          Module Admin
          Advanced Configs
          Full Ticket System
          Operations Dashbd
          KnowledgeBase*
          Custom Modules*

           

          Buyer Users* Consulting partners enjoy dedicated, internal-use EKNOW systems for training, demonstrations, and experimentation; and multiple, dedicated client platforms – all linked by a specialized M&A Tools support management system. All partner systems are maintained and managed 24×7 by EKNOW.
          Seller Users** Client organizations and consulting partners further benefit: The entire user experience has a highly professional, polished appearance, which reflects well on the employer or consulting partner. New or tailored modules can be deployed more quickly and with low risk. Training requirements are reduced or eliminated.