Rapid Value Creation

In virtually all industries today, companies are determining the best path to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical uncertainty and sector disruptions. Time is of the essence. Business leaders must consider and implement immediate actions for long-term success.

What EY can do for you

EY Rapid Value Creation services bring the breadth of our capabilities to help you reduce your costs and improve margin and liquidity, driving measurable results to reshape and transform your business⁠.

EY Rapid Value Creation

Rapid Value Creation




  • Revenue stagnation
  • Growing selling, general and administrative expenses
  • Declining earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) margin
  • Reduced share 
  • Declining revenues
  • Negative profits and cash flows
  • Bonds trading at a discount
  • Working capital constraints
  • Profit warning
  • Debt covenants at risk
  • Technical default
    on debts
  • Insufficient cash flows
  • Organized or disorganized bankruptcy

EY value proposition

  • Proven track record of maximizing value
  • Hands-on support from seasoned professionals, including interim management and contract research organization services


  • A “future-back” perspective, incorporating a customer impact and investor lens
  • Broad, integrated offering with full suite of industry, functional and operational capabilities


  • Pragmatic and sustainable answers, not “slash and burn” strategies
  • Promotion of a collaborative methodology to identify real opportunities with a focus on long-term value creation


Addressing your cost and capital needs today to fund your future for tomorrow

SG&A and operations

How can I streamline my business to be more cost efficient and resilient to fluctuations in revenues?

  • Operating model: 35% of large companies say they are making good progress in their digital transformations. Source
  • Labor productivity: 70% of organizations believe that productivity is a concern with remote working. Source
  • Third-party spend: 50% of Fortune 100 companies' expenditures involve third parties. Source
  • EY employs leading practice tools such as ZBB to identify which cost levers a company should pursue to maximize profitability.
Revenue and margin

What opportunities exist to optimize products and customers to drive topline growth and gross profit?

  • Cost of goods sold: 41% of companies accelerating plans to automate as a result of the coronavirus. Source
  • Price and promotions: 20% of manufacturer revenue invested on trade promotions. Source
  • Customer demand: 75% of organizations selling direct to consumers will offer subscription services by 2023. Source
Capex and cash

How can we free up capital from operations that can be redeployed for growth or for a stronger balance sheet?

  • Working capital: 5% of total revenue, average amount of working capital carried by companies. 
  • Capital portfolio: 3%-5% of total revenue, the average real estate costs at most companies. Source
  • Tax savings: 25% of total personnel expenses, the average indirect tax burden at most companies. Source


Webcast: How companies can rapidly create value now to succeed in the future

In this webcast, we examine how companies can reduce their cost structure and improve margins and liquidity in the near-term, while setting up to successfully fund their future.

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COVID-19 Aftermath: Moving Beyond Quick Fixes to Sustainable Value Creation

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Zero-based Budgeting Services

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Funding the Future with ZBB

In this episode, Jeff Reid and Abhijit Ahluwalia of EY organization talk with Jesse Grissom, Americas CFO of Kao Corporation, a multibillion dollar global consumer products company. 

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Implementing ZBB as a strategic initiative

In this episode, Abhijit Ahluwalia, Jessica Weaver and Aaron Cheng of EY organization have a conversation with Bethany Wolfe, Americas Zero Based Budgeting Program Leader of Kao Corporation, a multibillion dollar global consumer products company about how they are adopting ZBB to fund their future.

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