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consultant

a. a senior physician, esp a specialist, who is asked to confirm a diagnosis or treatment or to provide an opinion
b. a physician or surgeon holding the highest appointment in a particular branch of medicine or surgery in a hospital

Consultant

A specialist who is consulted on building design and engineering; restoration and preservation specialists are types of consultants.

consultant

An individual or organization engaged by the owner or the architect to render professional consulting services complementing or supplementing the architect’s services.

consultant

(job)
A person who facilitates organisational change and/or provides subject matter expertise on technical, functional and business topics during development or implementation. Consultants perform business requirements analysis, recommends selection of packaged software, develop proposals for consulting services and manage implementation projects at client sites. They provides expert knowledge of products such as SAP R/3, PeopleSoft, HRMS/Financials, and SmartStream.

consultant

An individual who acts as an advisor to users or to the technical staff. Consultants are available from third-party organizations for all aspects of the computer industry, including electronic circuit design, information systems analysis and software development. In a business environment, consultants may be used to create the functional specifications from which vendors can respond. The title of consultant is also given to internal specialists. See job descriptions and salary survey.
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Robert Bodenstein, Chair of ISO/PC 280, Management Consultancy, the ISO project committee that developed the standard, whose secretariat is held by UNI, ISOs member for Italy, said that it brings together industry best practice to help make management consultancies more effective.
Ayesh said that roles and responsibilities of consultancies should be identified to develop strategies and tactics that can be implemented as per specified timelines by the clients themselves, without the assistance of the consultancies in implementing them.
The respondent companies also indicated that they did not generally wish to have a long-term, ongoing relationship with consultancies, preferring instead a more flexible approach, either encompassing a "project-by-project" relationship (39 per cent of clients) or a combination of ad hoc and ongoing relationships (44 per cent of clients).
Copies of the Survey Report: Clients' Perceptions of the Services Provided to Them by Management Consultancies, are available from the MCA, price [pounds]100.
Robert Bodenstein, the Chair of project committee ISO/PC 280 that is developing the standard, said that it is based on the research and experience of a wide range of consultancies and their clients and features recommendations to improve the specification and delivery of management consultancy services.
During the 1980s we have seen the development of global public relations through the growth of previously existing international consultancies and the establishment and development of many more.
It shows that optimism for the industry is still high, although optimism for individual consultancies has decreased which must be viewed in line with the decline in new business prospects also evident from the report.
She said: 'A common complaint I hear from consultancies is that clients do not involve them enough.
The report allows consultancies and banks to brief their clients with the most up to date corporate information on supply side logistics.
After more than a decade of arming its customers with a competitive advantage, ePartners has established itself as one of the leading Microsoft Business Solutions consultancies in the world.
Atkins has topped the league of UK engineering consultancies for the last six years and has been ranked in the top 10 over the last 11 years (NCE Consultants 1994-2005).