RCM Technologies is a premier provider of business and technology solutions designed to enhance and maximize the operational performance of its customers through the adaptation and deployment of advanced information technology and engineering services. RCM has been an innovative leader in the design, development, and delivery of these services to commercial and government sectors for more than 35 years. Over the years, the Company has developed and assembled an attractive, diverse and extensive portfolio of capabilities, service offerings and delivery options, established a proven record of performance and credibility, and built an efficient pricing structure. This combination offers clients a compelling value proposition with the potential to substantially accelerate the successful attainment of their business objectives.
RCM consists of three operating segments: Information Technology, Engineering and Commercial Services. The Company’s Information Technology, or IT, segment provides enterprise business solutions, application services, infrastructure solutions, competitive advantage & productivity solutions, life sciences solutions and other selected vertical market specific offerings. RCM’s Engineering segment provides engineering and design, engineering analysis, technical writing and technical support services. The Company’s Commercial Services segment provides health care professionals as well as clerical and light industrial temporary personnel.
The Company services some of the largest national and international companies in North America as well as a lengthy roster of Fortune 1000 and mid-sized businesses in such industries as Aerospace/Defense, Energy, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Manufacturing & Distribution, the Public Sector and Technology. RCM believes it offers a range of solutions that fosters long-term client relationships, affords cross-selling opportunities, and minimizes the Company’s dependence on any single technology or industry sector. RCM sells and delivers its services through a network of 37 offices in selected regions throughout North America.
The Company is a Nevada corporation organized in 1971. The address of its principal executive office is 2500 McClellan Avenue, Suite 350, Pennsauken, NJ 08109-4613.
During the fiscal year ended January 2, 2010, approximately 46.4% of RCM’s total revenues were derived from IT services, 32.9% from Engineering services, and the remaining 20.7% from Commercial services.
Demand for the Company’s services can be significantly impacted by changes in the general level of economic activity and particularly technology spending. During periods of reduced economic activity, such as the environment in the United States and the world in general since approximately mid-2007 and continuing into 2010, the Company may also be subject to increased pricing pressure in its markets due to reduced spending by clients of the Company and its competitors. Extended periods of weakness in the economy can have a material adverse impact on the Company’s business and results of operations. Accordingly, the Company's operations have been adversely impacted by the continuing economic downturn that began in the middle of 2007.
RCM is dedicated to providing solutions to meet its clients’ business needs by delivering information technology and engineering services. The Company’s objective is to be a recognized leader of specialized professional consulting services and solutions in major markets throughout North America. The Company is adapting operating strategies to achieve this objective.
Promote Full Life Cycle Solution Capability
The Company promotes a full life cycle solution capability to its customers. The goal of the full life cycle solution strategy is to fully address a client’s project implementation cycle at each stage of its development and deployment. This entails the Company working with its clients from the initial conceptualization of a project through its design and project execution, and extending into ongoing management and support of the delivered product. RCM’s strategy is to build projects and solutions offerings selectively, utilizing its extensive resource base.
Achieve Internal Growth
The Company continues to promote its internal growth strategies. Its growth strategy is designed to better serve the Company’s customers, generate higher revenues, and achieve greater operating efficiencies. National and regional sales management programs were designed and implemented to segregate clients by vertical market and national accounts to advance a value added services focus. This process is improving account coordination so clients can benefit from deeper industry knowledge and the Company can maximize major account opportunities.
Pursue Selective Strategic Acquisitions
The industry in which the Company operates continues to be highly fragmented, and the Company plans to continue to selectively assess opportunities to make strategic acquisitions as such opportunities are presented to the Company. The Company's past acquisition strategy was designed to broaden the scope of services and technical competencies and grow its full life cycle solution capabilities, and the Company would continue to consider such goals in any future acquisitions. In considering acquisitions, the Company focuses principally on companies with (i) technologies or market segments RCM has targeted for strategic value enhancement, (ii) margins that will not dilute the margins now being delivered, (iii) experienced management personnel, (iv) substantial growth prospects and (v) sellers who desire to join the Company's management team. To retain and provide incentives for management of its acquired companies, the Company has generally structured a significant portion of the acquisition price in the form of multi-tiered consideration based on growth of operating profitability of the acquired company over a two to three-year period.
Develop and Maintain Strong Customer Relationships
The Company seeks to develop and maintain strong interactive customer relationships by anticipating and focusing on its customers' needs. The Company emphasizes a relationship-oriented approach to business, rather than the transaction or assignment-oriented approach that the Company believes is used by many of its competitors. This industry-centric strategy is designed to allow RCM to expand further its relationships with clients in RCM’s targeted sectors.
Attract and Retain Highly Qualified Consultants and Technical Resources
The Company believes it has been successful in attracting and retaining qualified consultants and contractors by (i) providing stimulating and challenging work assignments, (ii) offering competitive wages, (iii) effectively communicating with its candidates, (iv) providing selective training to maintain and upgrade skills and (v) aligning the needs of its customers with appropriately skilled personnel. The Company believes it has been successful in retaining these personnel due in part to its use of practice managers who are dedicated to maintaining contact with, and monitoring the satisfaction levels of, the Company's consultants while they are on assignment.
Centralize Administrative Functions
The Company continues to improve its operational efficiencies by integrating general and administrative functions at the corporate or regional level, and reducing or eliminating redundant functions formerly performed at smaller branch offices. This enables the Company to realize savings and synergies and to control and monitor its operations efficiently, as well as to quickly integrate new acquisitions. It also allows local branches to focus more on growing their local operations.
As of January 2, 2010, the Company employed an administrative, sales, recruiting and management staff of approximately 250 people, including certified IT specialists and licensed engineers who, from time to time, participate in IT and engineering design projects undertaken by the Company. As of January 2, 2010, there were approximately 650 information technology and 450 engineering and technical employees and consultants assigned by the Company to work on client projects for various periods. As of January 2, 2010, there were approximately 370 specialty health care and 600 general support services employees and consultants. None of the Company's employees is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. The Company considers its relationship with its employees to be good.