a suite of support services tailored to the needs of independents
and small consultancies. By outsourcing these labour and technology-intensive
tasks, our clients are able to increase their capacity to do what
they do best, while not increasing their own labour overhead.
Our research assistants and consultants deliver benefits to our
clients in each of the following areas:
match each stage in the project lifecycle, from marketing support
through to the production and delivery of final reports.
We pride ourselves on our ability to quickly integrate our operations
with those of our clients. Through this commitment, we are able
to help our clients spend more time on what they do best, and
help them do it better.
to develop its capacity to provide professional services at reasonable
rates and with limited headaches. Currently, our team brings its
skill and attention to detail to the following service areas:
use of proven prototypes, Ikelos is able to approach each assignment
with a clear understanding of required steps, timelines and costs.
We provide our clients with a service that is of consistently
high quality, on time and on budget.
business line is driven by Ikelos staff who see the potential
to develop a specific area of interest. These dreams are supported
by Ikelos management, and the entire team has the incentive to
see them succeed. Currently, Ikelos consultants are engaged in
two product development processes:
business line produces products that (i) benefit Ikelos by improving
existing processes or methods, (ii) benefit our staff by providing
an environment for individual inquiry and development, and (iii)
benefit our clients by maintaining our commitment to innovation
and dynamic growth.
Each of Ikelos'
business lines stand alone, and indeed they each provide independent
marketing and business opportunities. Ikelos' commitment to efficiency,
effectiveness and professionalism however, truly shine at the
intersection of these business lines.
In the Ikelos
environment, each of these business lines interact with the other.
For the Services business line, one of the primary clients is
in fact the Products business line. The Support business line
provides support to each of the other two. The Product business
line generates time and energy-saving innovations that can, in
many cases, be used by the other business lines.
and our internal reward program combine to motivate our team to
constantly try to do what we do better, faster, and for less.
We aim to compete, and in the absence of external competition,
we compete with ourselves. In order to be sustainable, the gains
derived from this drive for productivity are passed on to our
clients, our coworkers and our community.
Total Document Quality Solution allows our clients to concern
themselves with the content, while we ensure that the infrastructure
is sound, and that it projects the high quality of the content.
Combining our document formatting and management skills with high-end
writing capabilities, we are pleased to provide a total document
quality solution.To this end, we offer:
of non-technical, and technical economic or IT
- High quality,
consistent, and robust formatting
management / Sub-contractor coordination
(b/w, colour, binding)
have the skills and the tools necessary to transform your documentation
into professional reporting. Specific methods include formatting,
figure design, document automation, printing, binding and delivery.
Our low-cost, fast-turnaround solutions enable our clients to
concentrate on substantive quality control and client relations.
can often be avoided if documentation is maintained in deliverable
quality on an ongoing basis. Ikelos is able to maintain this documentation,
acting as an intermediary between project team members, and distributing
finalized documentation as need be. Ikelos document management
services give clients the ability to avoid often time consuming
version and formatting problems, reducing time and cost at the
team includes web design professionals. At Ikelos, we believe
that the communication of project information can be facilitated
through an effective and efficient web presence, and maintain
the capability, on-staff, to enable this presence.
its clients with a range of information management services. The
dynamic nature of contemporary project work in a multi-disciplinary
environment means that a specific solution may not effectively
respond to our client's needs. We will develop a solution quickly
and effectively to help you manage the information necessary to
effectively manage a project. From administrative functions (monitoring
costs, maintaining project budget and cost information) to the
maintenance of databases, references and assorted documentation,
Ikelos can do it all.
team has the academic and experiential underpinnings to add sound
fundamental analysis to any analytic approach. The econometric
and risk analysis techniques employed by Ikelos allow clients
to populate deliverables with effective quantitative arguments
employ a number of tools in the search for up-to-date and often
obscure information. As a registered library, we have access -
through interlibrary loans - to library collections throughout
Canada. Our internet researchers remain second-to-none, employing
a number of state-of-the-art research tools to get results, quickly.
We specialize in finding information within the Canadian federal
government, and maintain an extensive list of key contacts in
a variety of topic areas.
three distinct products in the bibliographic research domain.
Each of these products flows directly and logically out of its
predecessor, and are:
- the comprehensive
- the annotated
- the literature
the resources to provide industry-specific monitoring and analysis.
With a focus on economic aspects of current events, our economists
can provide up-to-date information at low-cost in a number of
formats. From informal daily e-mail briefings to more formal weekly
or monthly newsletters, we have the capacity to provide monitoring
and analysis that is intelligent, creative, timely and inexpensive.
provides on-demand qualitative economic analyses. This service
provides our clients with up-to-date analysis of a specific topic,
employing a range of analytical techniques. We specialize in using
a number of key criteria to predict likely outcomes and implications.
input/output and business case analysis are all tools at Ikelos'
disposal. Our approach is technically rigorous, sensitive to theoretical
developments, and creative in approach. We are pleased to offer
these services at a competitive rate, and have access to an expert
advisory panel in the case of sensitive outcomes.
committed to providing services to the Ottawa consulting community.
In addition, through its website, Ikelos is in the process of
creating an Ottawa Economics Portal. This resource is a starting
point for any individual interested in economics as it pertains
to Ottawa and its place in the economic world.
developing a number of software tools. Initially designed for
in-house use, the Nometrix Economist Excel Plug-in provides the
average economist and user of Excel with the ability to conduct
quick and accurate econometric analysis of data in Excel with
this macro-based tool. Nometrix is an Ikelos Research Support