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Catalant Review

If you’re looking for business expertise on demand, the Catalant Marketplace may be right. The company works with thousands of industry experts to accelerate mission-critical work. In addition to connecting clients with experts, the Catalant Marketplace provides collaboration tools for clients and experts. 

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Sophie Fischer – Our Expert Network Specialist: Sophie is from Hamburg, Germany and is our specialist on Expert Networks. After several years of working as a top executive, Sophie is now an independent consultant and is signed up as a council member of several networks. When she is not helping HuginX write Expert Network reviews, she can often be found enjoying thrilling Nordic noir crime series.

Catalan’s Knowledge Marketplace 

Through the marketplace, clients post projects and request conversations with experts. Experts can view publicly-posted projects, browse new opportunities, and reply to requests through the dashboard. Interested Experts can also invite themselves to projects by sending an initial expression of interest.

“Hire consultants with years of experience at top consulting firms and Fortune 500 enterprises — even those with prior experience at your firm. Our Experts have the functional, industry, and operational expertise to execute strategic projects with precision.” Catalant

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Deep experience experts

Afterwards, experts can follow up on the client’s message. A successful collaboration can lead to a high-quality result. Unlike other marketplaces, Catalant is unique in its structure. It matches paying clients with freelancers with deep experience. A project may include developing a positioning strategy for a brand, developing customer journey maps, or creating a marketing budget. Freelancers can set their earnings expectations and timetable and offer a la carte services, such as crisis management consulting.

How do Expert Networks operate?

New to expert networks? Here is a quick guide to 10 key steps networks take when matching experts with clients for ad-hoc phone consultations.

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Expert Networks explained in 10 steps

Looking to join an expert network? Here are the key steps in the process applicable to most networks:

1. Client request recived

Expert Network receives specifications from client.

2. Search for candidates

Internal network checked for matching candidates

3. External resources utilized

Additional external candidates are sourced if needed

4. Vetting of candidates

Candidates are vetted over phone or through screener questions

5. Compliance and confirmation

Candidate undergoes compliance training

6. Scheduling of consultation

The phone consultation is scheduled

7. Consultation takes place

Phone consultation is conducted, usually on a single blinded basis.

8. Post-call confirmation

You receive confirmation of compensation amount after the call

9. Request payment

You'll fill in your payment details and request payment

10. Payment received

You receive the payment. Usually through bank-transfer, PayPal or pre-paid credit card.

Read more about how expert networks operate

Expert Networks Guide

Knowledge on demand

Companies are forced to reinvent themselves in an increasingly competitive age and a skilled labor economy. Catalant customers use its marketplace to hire independent consultants to implement agile strategies. But how does Catalant differentiate itself from competitors? Companies can easily access a range of skills and services by offering more than one option. And Catalant customers can expect to receive exceptional service. And while the business world has changed, there’s still a need for elegant solutions to meet the demands of today’s global marketplace.

How will I get paid?

Payoneer is the primary payment processor for projects in the Catalant Expert Marketplace. Payoneer is a leading global payment processor and platform for independent professionals and firms around the world. Experts and Firms must have a Payoneer account associated with their Catalant account to receive payments.

How do I get accepted on Catalan’s network?

All experts agree to Catalant’s Expert Terms of Use, including a representation that their profile information is true and accurate. Catalant’s proprietary accreditation algorithm analyzes expert profiles; only the highest-rated experts and firms are accredited and receive automatic bidding access to projects. Catalant’s Network Strategy team monitors expert account creation. 

It engages in pre-screening calls to gain a more detailed understanding of the most promising experts’ expertise, availability, and interest. As part of Catalant’s proprietary matching, an algorithm recommends the best experts or firms to perform a particular project. A Catalant account manager screens the results to ensure the ideal fit with client expectations. Clients may conduct several rounds of interviews and request work product or client feedback from previous projects.

What types of projects can I expect on the Catalant Marketplace?

  • Market Research: Collection or analysis of information about target markets or customers, typically to inform strategic decisions such as investment of resources, product development, acquisitions, and market entry or expansion. Examples include projects such as competitive analysis, landscape assessment, market sizing, and concept testing.
  • Operations & Process Improvement: Focused on the activities, tools, systems, and technology and the optimization of these within a company for efficiency, cost, and quality. Examples include projects such as process automation, value stream mapping, Lean manufacturing, customer service operations, and workflow optimization.
  • Marketing and Communications: Activities driving the promotion or awareness of a business, product, service, or brand and engaging prospective and existing customers. Examples include projects such as brand marketing, public relations, customer experience, search engine optimization, content marketing, advertising, and net promoter scoring.
  • Human Resources & Organization: Involving the processes, policies, tools, and structures surrounding the people in a company. Examples include projects such as organizational design, change management, benefits and compensation, talent acquisition, employee engagement, training, or coaching.
  • Regulatory & Compliance: Related to the rules, standards, or policies that regulate business activities broadly or within a specific industry. Examples include projects such as quality assurance and control, regulatory affairs, submissions, medical writing, corporate sustainability reporting, drug, and food safety, licensing, new regulation readiness, and preparedness.
  • Data Analytics & Business Analysis: Generating insights from data to inform business decisions. Examples include projects such as data science, Excel, data visualization, business intelligence, cognitive computing, data engineering, and Big Data.
  • Project Management: Activities associated with the planning, oversight, and close-out of an initiative to ensure the completion of work according to specific goals, timelines, costs, and quality. Examples include projects such as stakeholder management, project plan development, project resources alignment, project progress reporting, and project risk management.
  • Corporate Strategy: Broad category of activities related to defining a company’s goals, developing the overarching strategy to support the goals, and the high-level initiatives to achieve them. Examples include projects such as business planning, go-to-market strategy, mergers & acquisitions, growth strategy, new market entry, shareholder engagement, corporate portfolio management, and benchmarking.
  • Research & Development: Activities surrounding the analysis, preparation, experimentation, and innovation that enable the creation of new products or the improvement of existing products at a company. Examples include projects such as R&D innovation, innovation strategy, R&D analyses, new product business cases, R&D effectiveness, and clinical development support.
  • Sales & Business Development: Related to commercially-focused activities, people, and systems that drive a company’s revenue. Examples include projects such as partnerships, sales compensation, channel sales strategy, sales force effectiveness, territory mapping, and account management best practices.
  • Finance & Accounting: Activities associated with the planning, organizing, auditing, accounting for, or controlling of a company’s finances and cash flow. Examples include projects such as financial modeling, forecasting, budgeting, valuations, internal controls and risk management, financial reporting, profitability analysis, fundraising, and financial statements.
  • Technology & Digital: About the software or hardware enabling a company’s systems, products, processes, operations, or services, or the digitization of any business component. Examples include projects such as vendor evaluation, IT strategy, enterprise system integrations, cybersecurity, digital transformation, the Internet of Things, software development, and robotics strategy.
  • Product: Involving the people, processes, and tools responsible for planning, building, and launching an organization’s new products and product features. Examples include projects such as product roadmap strategy, lifecycle management, app development, engineering process optimization, new product launch, and user experience design.
  • Pricing is related to determining and optimizing a company’s products or services. Examples include projects such as pricing strategy, subscription revenue models, promotion pricing, discount policies, and dynamic pricing algorithms.
  • Supply Chain: Involving the system of people, activities, and tools involved in moving a product or service from a supplier to a customer. Examples include projects such as supplier management, inventory planning, transportation management, strategic sourcing, distribution operations, supply chain network optimization, and fulfillment strategy.
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Business Professionals
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2013

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USA

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Boston

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