Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2000 (Revised September 2000)

Extraprise

by Srikant M. Datar, Krishna G. Palepu and Sarah S. Khetani

Abstract

In the three years since it was founded, the Boston-based Internet strategy consulting firm, Extraprise, has changed its strategy three times. Jennifer Gabler, the CFO, considers what kinds of control systems she can put in place to ensure the company can continue to achieve operational excellence. With company growth and market changes happening so rapidly, how can the company ensure that it will always be able to turn on a dime? What kind of control would be most effective?

Keywords: Information Management; Management Analysis, Tools, and Techniques; Mathematical Methods; Information Technology; Outcome or Result; Business Growth and Maturation; Growth and Development Strategy; Web Services Industry; Information Technology Industry; Boston;

Citation:

Datar, Srikant M., Krishna G. Palepu, and Sarah S. Khetani. "Extraprise." Harvard Business School Case 101-001, August 2000. (Revised September 2000.)