©2019 by Above the Standard

Who is Above the Standard?

Above the Standard helps organizations of all sizes in many industries to be more profitable and best in class by increasing profits, improving costs, and enabling growth.

Above the Standard Solutions

Above the Standard has served many clients, in many industries, around the globe over the last 30+ years delivering billions of dollars in cost reduction and profit increase.

Above the Standard Pricing

No Cost No Risk; Performance Based; Percentage; Hourly; Fixed Contract; and Time and Material.

For greater details about pricing, see the details below for each solution.

Above the Standard Lead In Solutions

Above the Standard Lead In Solutions are first in class and a great way for our client partners to get to know us and develop trusted relationship through our performance.

Merchant Credit Card Processing

Available in the US only

Client Min.

Requirements

Client

Terms

Avg. Client

Outcomes

22% Savings

No Cost No Risk in Most Cases

- $300/mo processing

- $10,000 / Mo. Credit Card Charges

Shipping and Logistics (Parcel Audit, Carrier Rate Negotiations, Freight Invoice Audit, Contract Management, & Logistics Consulting)

Available in the US only

Client Min.

Requirements

Client

Terms

Avg. Client

Outcomes

10-25% Savings

Performance based

- $30,000/year in shipping costs

Human Resources (Payroll, Taxes, Benefits, VISA, Compliance, Etc.)

Available in the US and globally (135+)

Client Min.

Requirements

Client 

Terms

Avg. Client

Outcomes

10-90% Savings

Monthly Cost per Person

One Employee to Thousands

B2B Loans

Available in the US only

Client Min.

Requirements

Client 

Terms

Avg. Client

Outcomes

$5,000 Minimum to $2,000,000 Maximum Loans

Depends on Terms, Risk, Loan Size, Etc.

$250,000 Minimum Annual Gross Revenues

Project-Based Loans

Available in the US only

Client Min.

Requirements

Client 

Terms

Avg. Client

Outcomes

$1 Million Minimum Loan to $Billions

Rates Depend on Loan Program

Terms Depend on Loan Program

Above the Standard Global Procurement Cost Reduction

We have conducted thousands of procurement cost reduction work, most performance-based, for more than 1,500 goods and services, around the globe. We conduct the entire No Cost Assessment at No Cost, agree upon best areas for greatest outcomes, conducting the full proposal process, benchmarking, negotiating, and finalizing a final supplier partner to meet your specific criteria.

 

Our outcomes have resulted in tens of billions of dollars saved, for small to large organizations, at an average cost reduction of 28%, with increased best value.

Procurement Cost Reduction

Available in the US and globally (135+)

Client Min.

Requirements

Client

Terms

Avg. Client

Outcomes

28% Savings

Performance Based in Most Cases

$1 Million to Billions of Dollars Annual Gross Revenue
No Cost Assessment

Above the Standard Global Procurement Process Audit Solutions

Our procurement process audit and training solutions were developed for the U.S. Government, and has been utilized in tens of billions of dollars of spend around the globe.  This procurement process audit, system, tools, and training has been utilized in small to some of the largest software firms, oil and gas companies, governments, banks, and hundreds of other industries.

As Procurement Fraud is one of the top areas of overall business loss (financial, brand, integrity, best practices, supply chain disruption, team loss, …) around the globe, with TRILLIONS of dollars in loss each year, you will want to ensure your risk is mitigated! 
We have the solution for you to be sustainable and profitable!
 

Procurement Process, Audit, Solutions

Available in the US and globally (135+)

Client Min.

Requirements

Client

Terms

Avg. Client

Outcomes

Greater Compliance, Sustainable Measures, and More Profit

Fixed Contract

Time and Material

$1 Million to Billions of Dollars Annual Gross Revenue

Above the Standard Global Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Smart Application Technology

We provide unique technology solutions enhancing organizations from engagement, process, and completion for success between human beings and technology.

A.I. Marketing Smart App: Engagement and Social Media

Available in the US and globally (135+)

Client Min.

Requirements

Client

Terms

Avg. Client

Outcomes

Greater Engagement, Social Media Interaction, Increased Sustainable Relationship, and More Profit

Depends on Need and Solution

Start-up to Billions of Dollar Annual Gross Revenue

Above the Standard Global Growth Services

Our unique consulting and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) sales tools empower our clients to succeed from lead generation through successful relationship client partner development. Our Solution Focus is: New Business Acquisition: Up / Cross Sell Identification and Execution; and Churn Identification and Remediation.

Growth Services in Marketing and Sales Utilizing Consulting, AI, Custom Software
Other Tech Solutions

Available in the United States, Latin America, Western Europe, and Global

Client Min.

Requirements

Client

Terms

Avg. Client

Outcomes

200%-300% Increased Outbound Conversion Rates
200%-300% Increase in Inbound Leads
5%-50% Reduced Churn
85%-95% Accuracy for Lead, Prospect, and Scoring
Automated Forecasting with 85%-95% Accuracy
20%-50% More Engagement / Week
20%-50% More Customer Facing Activities / Week

Refer to Each Solution

Start-up to Billions of Dollar Annual Gross Revenue

Above the Standard Global Sourcing

Above the Standard Sources buyers and sellers at the manufacturer (mandate level) for different commodities and goods.

Global Sourcing Products

Available in the US and globally (135+)

Client Min.

Requirements

Client

Terms

Avg. Client

Outcomes

Core Competency
Develop New Markets – Expand Products and Materials – Find Goods and Services
Expand Supplier Base or Locate Better Suppliers
Greater Productivity and Revenue Generation
Improve the Supply Chain (SC) (lead time, on-hand inventory, better terms, lower risk for SC Disruption)
Market Products Identified and Sourced
Reduce Costs and Maximize Profits
Solutions for your Products and Material Shortages

Performance Based
Percentage
Fixed Contract

Start-up to Billions of Dollar Annual Gross Revenue

Above the Standard Global Public and In-House Custom Training

We cover many different custom courses from 2 days to on-going. All the materials, exercises, content, steps, processes, interactions, and training methods have been developed, used, and proven in all seven continents, in more than 100 nations, with 300,000+ people, and thousands of organizations over the last 40+ years.

Courses Offered

  • 2 to 5 Day – Effective Vendor Spend Management and Tender Strategies (Perfecting the Art of Tender Outcomes, Bottom Line Improvement, and Sustainable Vendors)

  • 2 Day – Effective Cost Reduction and Strategies (Perfecting Tender Outcomes, Bottom Line Improvement, and Sustainable Vendors)

  • 2 Day – Effective Bid and Tender Strategies (Gain Control of Bid and Tender Outcomes for Bottom Line Improvement and Sustainability)

  • 2 to 5 Day – Effective Vendor Cost Reduction & Tender Strategies (Gain Control of Bid and Tender Outcomes for Bottom Line Improvement and Sustainability)

  • 4 Day – Managing Tenders, Specifications, and Contracts (Gain Control of Bid and Tender Outcomes for Bottom Line Improvement and Sustainability)

  • 4 Day – Sustaining and Managing Business, During Budget Cuts

  • 3 Day – Effective Bid and Tender Strategies for Oil and Gas (Gain Control of Bid and Tender Outcomes for Bottom Line Improvement and Sustainability)

  • 2 to 5 Day – Advanced Procurement Negotiations & Strategies (Perfecting the Art of Procurement Negotiation Strategies and Outcomes, Bottom Line Improvement, and Sustainable Suppliers in Your Region)

  • 5 Day – Effective Bid and Tender Strategies (Effective Procurement Strategies | All Industries | 5 Day Session) (Gain Control of Bid and Tender Outcomes for Bottom Line Improvement and Sustainability)

  • 5 Day – Effective Bid and Tender Strategies for Oil and Gas (Effective Procurement Strategies | Oil and Gas | 5 Day Session) (Gain Control of Bid and Tender Outcomes for Bottom Line Improvement and Sustainability)

  • 5 Day – Cost Effective in Procurement Strategies for Oil and Gas

  • 2 Day – Global Management & Executives Top Concerns: Compliance and Regulation (How to become more effective, be proactive, and have sustainable compliance through sound assessment / audit systems)

  • 10 Day – Effective Bid and Tender Strategies for Oil and Gas (Gain Control of Bid and Tender Outcomes for Bottom Line Improvement and Sustainability)

  • 2 Day – Procurement Audit & Fraud (Strategic Procurement & Fraud Prevention)

  • 3 Day – Procurement Audit & Fraud (Strategic Procurement & Fraud Prevention)

  • 3 Day – Strategic Procurement, Audit, & Fraud Prevention

  • 3 Day – Procurement Audit, Compliance, and Regulation – Best in Practice Global Procurement

  • 5 Day – Audit, Compliance, and Regulation – Procurement Fraud (Procurement Audit, Compliance, and Regulation – Best in Practice Global Procurement)

  • 2 to 3 Day – Procurement Fraud (Procurement Audit, Compliance, and Regulation – Best in Practice Global Procurement)

  • 5 Day – Leadership and Communication (Succeed and Accomplish through Effective and Sustainable Leadership and Communications)

  • 3 Day – Leadership and Communication (Succeed and Accomplish through Effective and Sustainable Leadership and Communications)

  • 4 Day – Leadership and Team Development for Managerial Success (Succeed and Accomplish through Effective and Sustainable Leadership, Team, and Communications)

  • 4 Day – Strategic Leader: Strategic Planning, Negotiation, and Conflict Management (Leadership, Communication, Strategy, Procurement Negotiation, and Team Building for Success in Organizations and Oil and Gas) (Succeed and Accomplish through Effective and Sustainable Strategy, Procurement and Negotiation, Leadership, Communications and Team in Oil and Gas)

  • 3 Day – Business Development, Marketing, and Social Media in the Changing Global Economy (“Succeed and Accomplish through Effective and Sustainable Business Development)

  • 2 Day to Many Years – Achieve Greater Outcomes and Success in Your Life and Business! Steps for Success in Life and in Business

* Each training is based on a daily training fee, hotel, per diem, transportation, delegate team size, location, length of training project, and other agreed upon contract areas.

Custom, In House, and Public Training

Available in the US and globally (135+)

Client Min.

Requirements

Client

Terms

Avg. Client

Outcomes

Greater Cost Reduction, Profit Increase, Best in Practice Compliance, and Team Unification

Fixed Contract
Time & Material

Meet Criteria of Terms, Payment, and Needs
Start-up to Billions of Dollars Annual Gross Revenues