Frequently Asked Questions.

Get answers to how BluMatter's online marketplace works with clients, business consultants, industry experts & boutique consulting firms.

FAQs

What does BluMatter Do ?

BluMatter is an online expert marketplace that connects companies, to a 100% pre-vetted pool of industry experts and consulting professionals for on-demand business needs.

What’s our Mission ?

We believe that every enterprise big or small should have access to top-tier business expertise to drive them forward and take informed decisions everyday. BluMatter exists to bridge this gap, and consistently support the consulting & industry expert community unlock global opportunities.

Who is in our expert network ?

A mix of business consultants and industry experts who have worked across world’s respected multinational businesses, consulting firms and innovative startups. Their experience ranges from 6 to 30+ years across business functions & industries ranging from junior management to CxO levels.

Which organizations use BluMatter’s platform ?

  • Large global enterprises.
  • Small to medium size companies.
  • Consulting & advisory firms.
  • Financial institutions like banks, investment & PE firms.
  • Start-ups.

Do I have to pay to signup & post projects ?

Signing up and posting your project needs on BluMatter’s platform is 100% free.

Why do clients use BluMatter ?

With the help of our expert community businesses solve various strategic & tactical problems.

  1. Bring in the right consultants for short & long term projects, that could range from a few hours of work to months of engagement.
  2. Import knowledge & insights from specific niche industry or across industries.
  3. Remote advisory from C-Suite & senior business executives.
  4. Build powerful teams for high stakes consulting work, e.g. pairing world class consultants with industry executives for supercharged results.
  5. Fill in skills & capability gaps in internal teams for new & innovative projects.

Start by posting your project needs Here

How long do projects last at BluMatter ?

Projects can range from consulting & advisory work for a few hours to months of onsite & remote engagements based on client needs and requirements.

What kind of projects are posted on BluMatter ?

To name a few expertise that are engaged through BluMatter are Strategy, Business Process Improvement, Business Growth, Digital Transformation, Business Analysis, Project Management, Product Development, Innovation, Sales, Marketing, Research, Human Resource, Finance & Procurement and many more…. Click Here For Details

In what capacity do experts work with clients ?

Clients can choose the engagement models based on their needs by either onsite, remote or both. All the relevant information can be specified & captured, while you Post Your Project details.

How do clients assess experts and consultants ?

There are 4 ways clients can assess experts.

  1. Though Consultant’s / Expert’s profile on Blumatter’s Platform.
  2. A detailed biography and in addition (Case studies, recommendations from other clients, industry awards, published thought leadership material).
  3. Telephonic / Video Conference Calls.
  4. In-Person meetings.

Our recommendation to clients is to always keep their project briefs specific and relevant, so experts have a better chance to learn about your work and bid accordingly with the right information.

Does BluMatter work on master service agreements ?

Absolutely yes, in fact many enterprise clients who work with us on multiple projects have a master service agreement in place to reduce procurement cycles.

How can BluMatter bring better expertise at reduced costs ?

Unlike traditional consulting models, BluMatter’s on-demand model is lean & agile driven by technology. Which helps us reduce traditional models overhead costs drastically and pass on the value to our clients.

How does BluMatter ensure work quality ?

BluMatter has multiple rigorous stages of qualifying business expertise, before on-boarding and across the evaluation process that also includes softer aspects of engaging with an expert. When projects are initiated both consultants and clients are proactively requested to provide weekly feedback on the work progress to ensure successful results are delivered on time and in budgets.

At the end of every project clients rate the overall experience with the expert and share their feedback.

How are consultants and experts chosen for a project ?

BluMatter’s platform uses sophisticated and intelligent algorithms to identify suitable consultants based on your project needs, Our community management team compliments with the experts to ensure that you receive highly relevant and the right experts through the shortlisting process.

How do I engage with the shortlisted business expert ?

Through BluMatter’s platform you can communicate with experts, review and shortlist them based on their detailed biographies, telephonic, video or onsite interviews prior to the final decision. Engaging with experts will always be free until an expert on-boarded.

How does Pricing Work ?

Posting your project needs will always be free on BluMatter’s Platform. BluMatter charges a service fee (%) to the client, which is based on project type, duration, required expertise and specific needs of each project or assignment. Our business model helps client eradicate 30% to 60% of overhead costs associated with traditional consulting & advisory business models.

What about my personal information & privacy ?

We treat personal data and private information strictly confidential, we never share any of your information with any third party or partners, except consultants only with your consent, who have shown interest in working with you. For details please refer to our Privacy Policy here.

How does the legal, compliance & procurement work ?

BluMatter has a dedicated team to ensure clients regional & organization specific legal, compliance & procurement conditions are met successfully before work kicks-off.

Who owns the work delivery & quality ?

Our experts own the quality & delivery of the work product. We highly value the experience shared between our clients and business experts. In case of a dissatisfaction, BluMatter will attempt to assist in resolving the difference and ensure a successful outcome through mediation or expert replacement.

How are NDA’s & confidentiality handled ?

BluMatter treats confidentiality at highest levels for both the client and the expert community. We only share information that is explicitly allowed by consent or publicly available. All consultants and experts are contractually bound to absolute confidentiality once they are on-boarded to BluMatter’s platform. In addition we also facilitate client specific NDA’s to be agreed with the experts if needed.

Please refer to our terms of use & client terms for details.

How long does it take to Kick-off a project through BluMatter ?

At BluMatter we are capable of bringing the right expertise with our rapid delivery & on-boarding model in just a few days after finalizing the right expert.

What Does BluMatter Do ?

BluMatter is an online expert marketplace that connects companies, to a 100% pre-vetted pool of industry experts and consulting professionals for on-demand business needs.

What’s our Mission ?

We believe that every enterprise big or small should have access to top-tier business expertise to drive them forward and take informed decisions everyday. BluMatter exists to bridge this gap, and consistently support the consulting & industry expert community unlock global opportunities.

Who is in our expert network ?

A mix of business consultants and industry experts who have worked across world’s respected multinational businesses, consulting firms and innovative startups. Their experience ranges from 6 to 30+ years across business functions & industries ranging from junior management to CxO levels.

Which organizations use BluMatter’s platform ?

  • Large global enterprises.
  • Small to medium size companies.
  • Consulting & advisory firms.
  • Financial institutions like banks, investment & PE firms.
  • Start-ups.

Why do clients use BluMatter ?

With the help of our expert community businesses solve various strategic & tactical problems.

  1. Bring in the right consultants for short & long term projects, that could range from a few hours of work to months of engagement.
  2. Import knowledge & insights from specific niche industry or across industries.
  3. Remote advisory from C-Suite & senior business executives.
  4. Build powerful teams for high stakes consulting work, e.g. pairing world class consultants with industry executives for supercharged results.
  5. Fill in skills & capability gaps in internal teams for new & innovative projects.

Start now by applying as an expert Here

Can boutique consulting firms register on the platform ?

Yes, we have many boutique consulting firms registering with us on the platform, however for businesses to match their needs to the required expertise, every individual consultant from the firm should be registered individually on the platform.

Do I have to pay to be on BluMatter's platform ?

Registering as an expert on BluMatter’s platform will always be 100% free.

What are the best practices for the registration process ?

We highly recommend that you share all the relevant information about your work, skills, employment and experience on the platform. This helps us provide the right information to businesses, who are looking to find specific skills for their unique projects and initiatives.

However, lack of information or irregularities in the profile, discovered during the initial validation process can lead to non-acceptance in the registration process.

What if I am a full time professional, can I still register at BluMatter ?

Yes, Absolutely ! You can register at BluMatter if you have a full-time job. There are many remote work opportunities that businesses have, which can be completed offsite or with a mix of onsite & remote work. However, work related laws and rulings in such cases differ for various countries and organizations. BluMatter expects both clients and the experts to ensure that all work activities are covered under the right compliance and regulatory guidelines and have no conflicts of interests.

What about my personal information & privacy ?

We treat personal data and private information strictly confidential, we never share any of your information with any third party or partners, except businesses / clients, who have shown interest in working with you. For details please refer to our Privacy Policy here.

How long do projects last at BluMatter ?

Projects can range from consulting & advisory work for a few hours to months of onsite & remote engagements based on client needs and requirements.

What kind of projects are posted on BluMatter ?

To name a few expertise that are engaged through BluMatter are Strategy, Business Process Improvement, Business Growth, Digital Transformation, Business Analysis, Project Management, Product Development, Innovation, Sales, Marketing, Research, Human Resource, Finance & Procurement and many more…. Click Here For Details

In what capacity do experts work with clients ?

Experts can work with clients either onsite, remote or both based on the need of the project. BluMatter ensures that clients specify all the relevant information, while they post the project. So you can take an informed decision while bidding for client’s work.

How are consultants and experts chosen for a project ?

BluMatter’s platform uses sophisticated and intelligent algorithms to identify suitable consultants and business experts based on client’s project needs, Our community management team compliments with the relevant experts to ensure that the client receives the right experts through our shortlisting processes.

Quick Tip : While registering as an expert, please make sure that you provide all relevant details related to your industry, skills and expertise.

How does BluMatter ensure work quality ?

BluMatter has multiple rigorous stages of qualifying business expertise, before on-boarding and across the evaluation process that also includes softer aspects of an expert. When projects are initiated both consultants and clients are proactively requested to provide weekly feedback on the work progress to ensure successful results are delivered on time and in budgets.

At the end of every project clients rate the overall experience with the expert / firm and share their feedback, which we take quite seriously.

How can I get more clarifications on the project ?

Generally, businesses share all the relevant information about the project through the platform. However once you are matched and have shown interest in the project, BluMatter’s platform allows you to interact and engage with the client in a centralized secure messaging environment, so you can get all your questions answered.

How are NDA’s & Confidentiality Handled ?

BluMatter treats confidentiality at highest levels for both the client and the expert community. We only share information that is explicitly allowed by consent or publicly available. All consultants and experts are contractually bound to absolute confidentiality once they are on-boarded to BluMatter’s platform. In addition we will also help and facilitate client specific NDA’s to be mutually agreed with the experts.

For details please refer to our terms of use.

What is a LOP “Letter of Proposal” ?

Every time a project is posted, we highly recommend our experts and consultants to share a LOP “Letter of Proposal” which essentially shares “why should you be hired for that particular engagement ?”. This helps clients in assessing you better compared to other professionals bidding for the same work.

How long does it take for businesses to respond back ?

This is tricky one ! While some clients take faster decisions in just a few days, others might take weeks to get back. As a metric our client success teams follows-up and send reminders to clients on behalf of the expert community, so clients can update experts regularly on the evaluation process. At the same time, we have provided a provision to our consultants and experts to use BluMatter’s platform to follow up individually and share their availability and other project related information through our secure platform.

How do clients assess experts and consultants ?

There are 4 ways clients assess experts.

  1. Though Consultant’s / Expert’s profile on Blumatter’s Platform
  2. A detailed biography and in addition (Case studies, recommendations from other clients, industry awards, published thought leadership material)
  3. Telephonic / Video Conference Calls
  4. In-Person meetings

Our recommendation to experts is to always keep their profiles updated, so the client has a better chance to learn about you and your value proposition.

How do I get paid ?

Consultants are paid via BluMatter, however in certain arrangements they can be paid directly by the client.

Who owns the work delivery & quality ?

The experts or consultant owns the quality & delivery of the work product. We highly value the experience shared between our clients and business experts. In case of a dissatisfaction from any end, BluMatter will attempt to assist in resolving the difference and ensure a successful outcome through mediation.