The AArete Guarantee

We’re different. Why? For starters, we guarantee our work and deliver measurable results. Because we get the little things right, we do the big things exceptionally well. We also promise prompt delivery. After all, it’s your bottom line that we’re talking about.

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Legal Legal

Law firms faced significant financial pressure during the recession. Today, they find the markets starting to heat up and demand has improved. While this return to growth is happening, bottom line-focussed law firms are eager to utilise our services to identify ways to squeeze partner profits out of the increasing revenues per partner. The mandate of reducing costs without impacting results continues to be one of every law firm CFO’s top three priorities. Below are the four primary services we provide to law firms:

  • Strategic Cost Reduction
  • Integration Support
  • Litigation Support
  • Revenue and Efficiency Optimisation

We are a data-driven firm. Our data analytics distil meaningful information on costs and offer solutions for better risk-reward outcomes. We also run detailed cost analyses to identify how future matters can be better managed.

What AArete Can Do For You

  • Strategic Cost Reduction
  • Integration Support
  • Litigation Support
  • Spend Optimisation Assessments
  • Employee Medical/Pharmacy Benefits Trend Curve Reduction
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Government / Public Sector Government / Public Sector

We help clients in city, county, state and federal agencies meet their goals under challenging circumstances. Today, public-private partnerships are increasing as all public agencies attempt to address declining revenues, fiscal deficits, infrastructure requirements and increased demands for services. We provide solutions to improve your financial performance across sectors and in key areas. 

AArete approaches an organization’s challenges strategically and holistically. Our teams leverage best practices from the private sector to help government agencies operate more efficiently and effectively. We possess in-depth knowledge of public sector issues, including Medicaid, Medicare, transportation, higher education, criminal justice and public safety. We’ve established a proven framework for key areas within a government setting. But, we can also customise solutions to suit your institution’s specific needs.

What AArete Can Do For You

  • Non-Labour Cost Reduction
  • Medicaid Services Improvement and Cost Reduction
  • Medicare Services Improvement and Cost Reduction
  • Process Improvement
  • Facilities and Capital Construction – Janitorial Services, Security Services, Maintenance Services, and Equipment
  • Transportation – Vehicle Maintenance, Fuel, Vehicle Purchases
  • Information Technology – IT Software and Services, Cloud-based Services, Value-added Resellers, Network Security, Telecommunications
  • Human Resources – Employee Benefits, Temporary Labour
  • Financial Services – Endowment Services, Armoured Transportation
  • General Business/Administrative – Waste Management, Document Management, Furniture, Small Parcel
  • Big Data Solutions – Economic Impact Studies, Enrolment and Admissions Analytics, Workforce Optimisation, Marketing Program Effectiveness
  • Advisory Solutions – Resource Optimisation, Revenue Enhancement, Acquisition assessment, Endowment Advisory, Overall Budget Shortfalls
  • Fraud, Waste and Abuse
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Retail and Distribution Retail and Distribution

Create and maintain the competitive advantage you require to meet your margin and growth targets. AArete’s consultants specialize in retail and distribution. To ensure you can effectively compete, we can implement and sustain improvements to your operations. Our data-driven approach focuses on lasting improvements, which fuels profitability while preserving product quality, efficient supply chain and exceptional customer service.

We can help uncover key factors for lowering costs as contract pricing can become misaligned to the market over time. This allows your teams to focus on service and quality. Similarly, we have a strong bias for incumbent vendors as we find retailers can become increasingly reliant on their vendors, making the transition to a new vendor a costly, cumbersome and sometimes a risky alternative. In other cases, there may only be one vendor who can realistically accommodate your needs.

AArete does its research thoroughly and comprehensively. We dig deep and wide for the facts that support cost reduction. It’s this strategy of using relevant market information and proven methods that allows us to deliver immediate and measurable cost savings. Our Digital and Data Services experts help operationalise your digital transformation efforts to develop innovative products for the market, increase profits, drive customer loyalty and scale operations.

What AArete Can Do For You

  • Non-Labour Cost Reduction
  • Information Technology Cost Reduction
  • Product Line Profitability
  • Logistics & Operations Optimisation
  • Transportation & Logistics Cost Reduction
  • Retail Supply Chain Assessments
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Cash-to-Cash Solutions
  • Employee Medical/Pharmacy Benefits Trend Curve Reduction
  • Market Basket Analytics
  • Product Affinity
  • Customer Experience
  • Process/Operational Design through Automation


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Healthcare Provider Healthcare Provider

See immediate positive results that affect your bottom line. Our industry specialists will help boost your revenue for care delivered today while stemming non-labour expenses. We’ll put you in a position to clearly meet the requirements of the new reimbursement models as well as patient/consumer demands. 

Our methodology is built on a fundamental principle: we promote sustainable results that can integrate with your unique culture and adapt to the changing landscape. This methodology is based on advanced data analytics, market intelligence and a fact-based implementation designed to address deep-rooted issues. We can say we’re pleased to report to our clients an average increase of 5%-15% in their overall profitability.

What AArete Can Do For You

  • Non-Labour Cost Reduction: Physician Preference Items, Medical Supplies, Pharmacy, IT Supply, Purchased Services
  • Revenue Enhancement, Bad Debt Reductions, Cash Acceleration, Write-off Reductions, DNFB, Denials and other areas
  • Revenue Cycle Integrity and Defensible Pricing
  • ACO, Bundled Payment and Alternative Payment contracting
  • Patient Population Management
  • IDN Resource Optimisation
  • Quality and Patient Throughput Improvement
  • Employee Medical/Pharmacy Benefits Trend Curve Reduction
  • Block Chain Use Case Identification and Implementation
  • Process Design and Operational Improvement Driven by Intelligence Process Automation
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Healthcare Payer Healthcare Payer

We work with healthcare payers like you to help navigate the wide array of business issues specific to your industry. We have a breadth of services and our healthcare experience runs deep. Our ultimate goal is to help you reduce your medical and administrative costs and improve your financial and operational performance.

AArete’s professionals bring years of experience from both commercial and government supported plans, including Large Group, Small Group, Medicaid, Medicare, Exchanges and ACOs. So, whether you are a large insurer addressing the demands of the market or your shareholders or a smaller insurer seeking growth and long-term security, our proven practices can help your organisation achieve success. 

The AArete approach is rooted in advanced data analytics and proprietary market intelligence. Our team consists of financial experts, industry knowledge experts, data scientists and clinicians who collectively bring a robust, comprehensive view of an insurer’s entire cost structure, including administrative and medical expenditures into scope. Beyond expenses, we’ll help improve your profitability using revenue enhancement solutions that cover both strategic growth and operations improvements. So, you might even realize hidden revenue streams such as premium incentives, quality programs, risk scoring and more.

What AArete Can Do For You

  • SG&A Cost Reduction
  • Medical Loss Ratio Improvement
  • Medical Management and Other Cost of Care Initiatives
  • Holistic Provider Contracting Solutions, including Value Based Contracting Program Development, Analytics and Negotiations
  • Comprehensive Claims Configuration Reviews
  • Fraud, Waste and Abuse
  • Quality Program Reviews and Solutions
  • Growth and Revenue Enhancement
  • Advanced Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Social Determinants of Health Analytics and Program Development
  • Comprehensive Pharmacy Solutions
  • Block Chain Use Case Identification and Implementation · (provider data, smart authorization, smart contracts, etc.)
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Transportation Transportation

Put the brakes on continually rising operational costs while improving utilisation and other vital metrics. Our teams provide competitive horsepower that travel and transportation companies need. We help develop the financial flexibility required in this dynamic and highly competitive industry.

AArete has >25 years of experience working with both public and private sector companies. So, we have the expertise in navigating the most perilous financial challenges. Our methods are proven, practical and actionable. And you’ll drive significant benefits to your business as a result.

We have a proven framework for key areas in the trucking and transportation industry. We’re built on customized solutions that best fit our client needs. We often leverage a ‘co-sourcing’ approach with your team to maintain our client’s high standards and expand the team’s capabilities.

We’ll analyse your cost structure and improve your competitive position. We’ll work alongside your personnel either as a stand-alone piece or an integrated part of your existing operations. AArete stands out from other consulting firms because we can guarantee our work, produce actionable insights and provide measurable results when you need them. 

Our expertise in digital and data services optimises your capital and operational expenditures while maintaining service reliability by analysing data from multiple sources such as on board sensors, location tracking, fare collection systems, asset management systems and others

What AArete Can Do For You

  • Strategic Cost Reduction
  • Employee Medical/Pharmacy Benefits Trend Curve Reduction
  • Resource/Revenue Optimisation
  • Technology Optimisation
  • Analytics as a Service - Customized and Actionable
  • Predictive Analytics (e.g. Maintenance)
  • Risk Scoring Algorithms
  • Network and Route Optimisation
  • Intelligent Process Automation for Process Design and Operational Improvements
  • Block Chain Use Case Identification and Implementation (e.g. Smart Contracts)
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Financial Services Financial Services

AArete’s proprietary approach to drive competitive results is the reason why firms are seeking to collaborate with us. AArete takes your data and turns it into information that we jointly use after combining our market intelligence and unearth new opportunities. Although financial services organisations are in the business of money management, there are still many opportunities to reduce operational expenses and improve your firm’s bottom line even after internal cost reduction efforts are implemented.

We can help optimise your expense base and increase your organisational flexibility, especially in a less than ideal environment. We use a disciplined methodology that leverages deep internal and external data analysis, specific stakeholder feedback and crucial fact gathering. We’ll identify your most critical areas and target them to reduce costs. We’ll also eliminate stagnant processes and redundancies, replacing them with efficient best practices. We’ll implement the process quickly and provide measurable results to significantly enhance your bottom line.

You can enjoy strategic management of your non-labour costs with our approach. Our professionals have hands-on experience working with and for management teams at retail and commercial banking institutions, credit organisations, brokerage firms as well as investment and asset management firms.

Our experts in Digital and Data services are aligned with our focus on making tangible bottom line improvements for clients by helping you operationalise your digital transformation efforts in areas such as fintech, regtech, intelligent process automation, etc.  Additionally, our team of data scientists, data engineers and analysts is adept at leveraging your data and analytics infrastructure, along with AArete’s market intelligence, to drive customised actionable analytical solutions for your most complex problems. 

In other words, we understand the financial services industry processes and operations at both the enterprise and branch level. We know how to reduce costs, manage expenses, grow revenue, improve operational efficiency and mitigate risk.

What AArete Can Do For You

  • Non-Labour Cost Reduction
  • Customer Data Analysis and Optimisation
  • Profitability Assessments
  • Risk and Compliance Benchmarking
  • Cash Inventory Optimisation
  • Outsourcing Assessment and Advisory
  • Employee Medical/pharmacy Benefits Trend Curve Reduction
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fintech & Regtech Design and Implementation Support
  • Intelligent Process Automation for Process Design and Operational Improvements
  • Block Chain Use Case Identification and Implementation
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Manufacturing Manufacturing

Staying competitive as a manufacturer is no small feat in today’s globalised economy. Factors such as rising material costs, increased competition and the growth of outsourcing have contributed to reduced margins for manufacturing firms.

AArete can help. We have a successful history working with large- and small-scale manufacturers, optimising supply chains and reducing overhead costs. We understand what it takes to be a lean manufacturing entity and have the knowledge to help you get there and stay there.

Our approach uses deep internal and external data analysis, specific stakeholder feedback and crucial fact gathering. Our professionals have hands-on experience in working with and for management teams in various manufacturing industries to reduce costs, manage expenses, grow revenue, improve operational efficiency and mitigate risk.

We’ll start with an incumbent indirect cost management approach so that you get a feel for how we operate. Some of these areas can be incurring high cost such as medical and pharmacy benefits for union, non-union and retirees. These can be addressed with typically little effort after looking at the annual spend optimisation. We then will perform similar incumbent efforts to drive improvements in your direct cost. Additionally, we assist with supply chain optimisation using our advanced data analytics that includes optimising inventory and shop floor processes and employs best industry practices. We’ll also identify your most critical areas and target them for cost reductions or revenue improvement, i.e. warranty, returns etc. Collaborating with your different teams, we can deliver lasting and meaningful results for today and into the future.

What AArete Can Do For You

  • Non-Labour Cost Reduction
  • Direct Capital and Non-Capital Costs (Cost of Goods Sold)
  • Customer Fulfilment Assessment and Optimisation
  • Freight Cost Analysis and Reduction
  • Revenue Optimisation
  • Inventory Analytics and Optimisation
  • Employee Medical/Pharmacy Benefits Trend Curve Reduction
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Higher Education Higher Education

Let us help ease the continuing rise in higher education costs at your university. Our team enables universities to achieve financial flexibility—a requirement for competing in the rapidly changing, higher education marketplace.

AArete has over 25 years of experience working with public and private colleges, universities, academic medical centres, national laboratories and research institutions. We have the expertise to manage even the most critical financial challenges. Our methods are proven, practical and actionable. And you‘ll draw significant benefits to your institution by collaborating with us.

We believe in our work and ability to bring value to your place of learning. One of AArete’s biggest differentiators is our guarantee to work and deliver unmatched ROI. Simply put, our objective is to put your institution in a better financial situation—greater fiscal flexibility—without disrupting the core goals of your faculty, staff or students.

We have a proven framework for key areas in higher education. Yet, we are flexible and can customize to suit your specific needs. We can leverage a ‘co-sourcing’ approach with your team to maintain your standard of excellence.   

We know you’re busy. Our hands-on approach doesn’t create additional work for your staff. We assess each project and match your needs with our industry and technical experts to reach targeted goals generally set together using our market intelligence. This customized approach often starts with an incumbent vendor approach and invariably leads to successful results.

What AArete Can Do For You

  • Non-Labour Cost Reduction
  • Spend Data Analytics Supporting Procurement and Sourcing Teams
  • Incumbent Vendor Negotiations
  • End-to-End Implementation
  • Procurement Assessment/Transformation
  • Process Evaluation and Improvement for Key Administrative and Operational Functions
  • Revenue Enhancement Program
  • Customised Advanced Data Analytics
  • Employee Medical/Pharmacy Benefits Trend Curve Reduction
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Professional Services Professional Services

Our Professional Services practice supports businesses of all sizes and a wide range of industries. We focus on making your business an efficient and high-performing entity. Our non-labour cost reduction solution for service organisations focuses on examining every category your organisation spends money on to categorise and highlight opportunities with the largest and most direct impact. From paper and printing costs to temporary labour and employee’s medical and pharmacy benefits, AArete can help streamline your organisation.

AArete works with companies to help them reduce costs or re-organise to be more effective or innovative. Our approach includes proven methodologies, grounded in advanced data-centric knowledge and proprietary market intelligence, and a tenacious drive to solve complex problems that reap lasting benefits for your business. We deal with complex business challenges caused by various market forces, and our passionate team addresses each problem with integrity, intelligence and humility.

We are different in that we guarantee our work and deliver measurable results in a compressed timeframe with a strong bias to the incumbent vendor. We remain flexible to ensure our framework can be customized to suit your specific needs.

What AArete Can Do For You

  • Non-Labour Cost Reduction
  • Data Analysis
  • Proprietary Market Intelligence
  • Financial Analysis
  • Performance Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Resource Constraints
  • Various M&A Services
  • PMO Services
  • Risk Management
  • Overall Budget Shortfalls
  • Employee Medical/Pharmacy Benefits Trend Curve Reduction
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Sports/Entertainment Organisations Sports/Entertainment Organisations

AArete partners with sports organisations to navigate and respond to a wide array of obstacles and opportunities ranging from marketing, operations to player personnel decisions. We develop customised solutions to meet your organization’s unique challenges and deliver measurable results to help you achieve your goals. 

AArete brings professional sports expertise, coupled with deep analytics and a breadth of cross-industry experience, to execute distinct solutions for sustainable results. Our Center of Data Excellence, an expansive team of data scientists, and software-agnostic approach enables us to build analytical solutions ranging from business intelligence, dashboards to cutting-edge machine learning and predictive models. 

The AArete approach is rooted in advanced analytics and proprietary methodology, bringing a consultative approach to sports organisations. Our team strives to augment your internal team, leveraging their expertise while minimizing disruption. AArete’s proven operational model has propelled our team to deliver measurable results to our clients for over a decade.

What AArete Can Do For You

Business Analytics

  • Ticketing Analytics, Pricing Optimisation, Strategy and Conversion
  • Customer Segmentation and Targeting
  • Fan Engagement and Sentiment Analysis
  • Corporate Partnership Valuation
  • Business Intelligence and Dash Boarding
  • Non-Labour Cost Reduction

Team Operations

  • Player injury prediction, risk scoring and prevention
  • Player value and career potential prediction (draft, free agents, trades, other)
  • Spatial data analytics
  • Game Outcome Modelling & Line-up Optimisation

AArete's 20/20 Vision

AArete serves clients through four primary service lines and leverages its Knowledge Management Center and Center of Data Excellence to deliver differentiated solutions.