Avasant LLC at a Glance

Uppers

  • "Great culture and opportunity to exercise your thinking."
  • "Innovative, entrepreneurial, and driven to succeed."
  • "Open culture, exposure to diverse work, flexible work timings."

Downers

  • "Intense work culture, challenges with managerial approaches due to cultural differences."
  • "Lack of internal processes."
  • "Work-life balance can be tough at times. Salaries could be higher."

The Buzz

  • "Outsourcing advisor"
  • Limited reputation
  • Going places
  • International presence

About Avasant LLC

Avasant is a leading global management consulting firm with a strong focus on outsourcing and technology advisory. In 10+ years of sourcing expertise, Avasant has negotiated over $100 billion worth of sourcing contracts. Avasant's seasoned professionals average over 20 years of industry-honed expertise, having conducted over 1,000 engagements in over 50 countries. The L.A.-headquartered firm assists clients in six key practice areas: Digital, Global Strategy, Managed Governance, Strategic Sourcing, Transformation, Robotic Process Automation, and IT Price Benchmarking.

Sample clients include Global 2000 firms of the likes of Sony, Novartis, and Toyota, as well as national, state, and local governments the world over, and a selection of non-profits and NGOs ranging from the Rockefeller Foundation to the World Bank.

 

A Pinch of Latin, A Dash of Sanskrit

According to the firm's website, the word Avasant was born from merging the Latin word 'ava' meaning 'advisor' and the Sanskrit word 'sant' meaning 'sagely'; thus, Sagely Advisor. The merging of the two languages reflects the firm's worldwide reach with its offices spread across the globe. The firm is headquartered in the USA and has a strong presence in North America, Europe, Asia, as well as Africa.

Avasant is a well-recognized Outsourcing and IT consulting firm globally. As such, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) has awarded a 5-star rating on the "World's Best Outsourcing Advisors" list for 2017 and has recognized Avasant among Top 5 outsourcing advisors every year since 2010. In 2009, the firm was also honored as the World's No.1 Outsourcing Advisor by the Black Book of Outsourcing. National Outsourcing Association nominated Avasant for its 'Outsourcing Advisory of the Year' Award for 2013 and 2012. 

 

Specialist Services 

Avasant's Digital practice helps clients across verticals to optimize their investments in digital technology thereby maximizing business outcomes. It also assists enterprises in charting a strategic roadmap for a successful digital transformation. 

Avasant's Global Strategy practice works mainly with governments and other organizations in emerging markets to support economic development objectives related to BPO, ITES, and ICT projects. 

Avasant's Managed Governance Services allow clients to manage vendor portfolios through best practice processes, automation and state-of-the-art technology to maximize sourcing value and improve alignment with business strategies. 

Avasant's Strategic Sourcing unit works with Global 2000, public sector and non-profit clients to identify ways to reduce costs while improving service and efficiency. Avasant "supports its clients across the entire sourcing lifecycle including strategy, provider selection, implementation and governance." 

The firm's IT & Business Transformation division supports government and corporate clients by "prioritizing initiatives based on business impact and laying the roadmap for actionable steps towards managing a more efficient technology footprint." 

Avasant's Robotic Process Automation practice helps organizations discover the business case and candidate business processes through a holistic approach. By combining the power of leading automation tool vendors and analytical capabilities, Avasant ensures alignment with business objectives and increased savings. 

Designed by Avasant's team of sourcing experts, AvaMark™ is a cloud-based on-demand benchmarking and analytics platform that provides clients with market price comparison in real time, so they can make intelligent and accurate decisions on the best price for their services.

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Avasant LLC

1960 East Grand Avenue
Suite 1050
Los Angeles, CA 90245
Phone: 310-643-3030
Fax: 310-643-3033

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • CEO: Kevin S. Parikh
  • 2014 Employees: 345

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Globalization Advisory
    Business & IT Transformation
    Strategic Sourcing
    Digital Transformation

Major Office Locations

  • Los Angeles (HQ)
  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Washington D.C.
  • Accra
  • Bangalore
  • Beijing
  • Dusseldorf
  • Hamburg
  • London
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Tokyo
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