Securing the livelihood in crisis mode

Even before Covid-19, the business and revenue models of owner-managed companies had come under severe pressure from social and technological changes, especially in established industries. According to many experts, the Covid-19 crisis intensified and accelerated this development. The provision of various emergency and special support programs by the German government was able to mitigate the immediate consequences and thus open up room for maneuver. For many companies, securing their existence remains the top priority, even under the current uncertainties. In addition to sharpening management tools for success and liquidity, this also includes developing capabilities and processes for crisis intervention and strengthening information technology capabilities, resources, systems and protection mechanisms.

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Liquidity management and assurance

Financial and liquidity planning


4C GROUP AG | E-Booklet Liquidity management and securing liquidity
  • Course of the crisis
  • Leverage to initiate liquidity-securing measures
  • Focus: Liquidity management
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  • Objectives of profitability and cost management
  • Basics and principles
  • Instrument kit

State aid and subsidised loans

Applying for state aid and loans


4C GROUP AG | E-Booklet Covid-19: Securing promotional loans successfully
  • Development stages of crisis management 
  • 4 core components of emergency aid
  • Application for promotional loans/emergency aid
  • Value creating application scenarios
  • Continuation scenarios

Crisis checkup for IT organizations

How to increase resilience of IT organizations based on COVID-19 learnings?


Pandemic checkup for IT organizations

In the current climate, the CIO and IT are in the spotlight, as they have an important part to play in securing business stability in the short term. In addition to ensuring the stability and security of services, applications and infrastructure in the face of the sharp rise in demand for home office work, the focus is on establishing solutions and approaches for remote work.

The particular challenge is to push these complex issues in parallel and under time pressure. In many cases, this has worked well thanks to fast and consistent action by IT managers - IT has literally kept the business alive. In many places, employees and managers have become accustomed to the changed working environment and can also take positive advantage of it.

However, problems have also become apparent in many places, some of which have been solved in a makeshift manner. It is therefore important in the current phase, after the initial stabilization, to exploit the momentum and draw the right conclusions from the crisis in order to make IT more resilient for the future.

Our approach to Pandemic checkup for IT organizations is to carry out a structured evaluation or analysis of the crisis-relevant areas. After the analysis, the fields of action become transparent and the necessary measures are derived. This way the basis for a sustainable crisis-proof organization can be created within a 4-8 week project! We would be happy to explain our structured approach to you in a personal exchange - an introduction to the topic with the challenges mentioned and initial approaches to solving them can be found in our e-booklet.


4C GROUP AG | E-Booklet Pandemic checkup for IT organizations
  • Introduction
  • Challenges
  • Approach for more resilient IT organizations
  • Proposed project planning

HR Reporting

Ready to use HR Reports


Ready to use HR Reports

The Covid-19 crisis continues to have a strong impact on society and the economy and presents us with unprecedented challenges every day. After the first quick-fix measures, it has become clear that what is needed now is above all planned and considered action. Especially the human resources department can currently prove that it contributes more than ever to the survival of their company: HR must actively support management by providing solutions to reduce costs, secure liquidity or make necessary adjustments to organizational structures and work processes.

To do this, HR decision-makers now need answers to questions about capacities, personnel costs and time accounts. In order to be able to answer such questions in a management under uncertainty in a targeted manner, a data-based basis is the decisive success factor. In almost every company the corresponding data is available, but in different systems and often a clear and concise preparation in form of a comprehensive HR reporting is missing.

We are happy to explain our structured approach in a personal exchange - an overview of our 4C HR Reporting solution including screenshots and approach can be found in our 2-Pager.


Find clarity when you need it most – 4C ready to use HR reports
  • Interactive visualizations based on Microsoft Power BI or tableau bring your HR data to life
  • Get answers to about 90 percent of all HR-relevant questions
  • Valuable insights from your data within minutes through intuitive reports
  • Rapid provision on the basis of 4C ready to use HR reports within approx. 2 weeks
  • No software implementation or elaborate conception for HR reporting necessary
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Our performance management tool MEASURE

Key figures and cockpits - these management tools are now an established part of management at all levels of the company. In practice, however, there are always challenges both in their introduction and in their pragmatic and successful use in day-to-day operations.

MEASURE delivers as an interactive toolbox: cockpit, commentary and measure tracking flexibly adaptable to any decision-making situation. Read more in our Whitepaper.

Our experts for Securing the livelihood in crisis

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Stephan Grunwald

Senior Partner

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Hans-Martin Schneider

Senior Partner

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Christian Neusser

Associate Partner

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