About SAI-Asia – “global expertise, local knowledge”

Welcome to the Strategic Analysis Inc Asia (SAI-Asia) web site. SAI has operated in Asia since 1989 and provides business consulting services to multinational clients throughout the region. SAI-Asia’s localized teams know their regions very well, understand global business requirements and communicate well with both multinational and local clients.

SAI-Asia has positioned itself as a leader in linking multinational businesses and local markets through relevant business intelligence and analysis. Clients value our ability to assist them in finding and acting on opportunities in Asia. We provide our clients with global technical and commercial expertise together with good local knowledge.

SAI-Asia is wholly-owned by Strategic Analysis Inc (SAI), a leading international business intelligence and strategy consulting firm with operations in all major regions of the world. Since 1977, SAI has provided a powerful array of business research services to many of the world's largest and most successful corporations as well as to financial institutions, trade associations and government agencies. SAI is proud that over 75% of its business is repeat business from existing clients.

Please contact SAI-Asia with questions regarding our services in Asia and globally.

Asia Coverage

SAI-Asia has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and Melbourne. Other Asian operations are located in Tokyo, Japan and Mumbai, India. SAI-Asia’s team members have practical business experience and language capabilities in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia. The world headquarters for the Strategic Analysis Group is located in West Lawn, Pennsylvania.

In Asia, SAI-Asia has experienced tremendous growth in demand for its services as the region becomes a major player in global economic growth and product innovation.

SAI-Asia’s locally based teams of consultants have considerable experience in many industries. The staff assists clients in a wide variety of business intelligence services, including:

  • Detailed market assessments
  • Market entry feasibility studies
  • Market segmentation
  • Customer intelligence
  • Value chain analysis
  • Competitor intelligence
  • Sales and distribution analysis
  • Joint venture and acquisition due diligence
  • Sourcing
  • Site selection
  • Benchmarking

Our Approach

SAI-Asia's staff uses a variety of research and analytical tools to gain fresh insights into complex business issues and to develop innovative strategic and tactical options as well as actionable recommendations for clients' key decisions. SAI-Asia has developed and refined the methodologies of field interviewing, a core SAI-Asia skill, and trains its staff extensively on a continuing basis.

SAI-Asia's fieldwork is conducted by locally recruited professionals with both technical and business degrees and industrial experience. SAI-Asia also uses other powerful methodologies to gain insight into key issues of interest to its clients.

In China and other developing countries in Asia, secondary sources of information are not as readily available as in developed regions. When data is available, it is often inaccurate and missing key inputs on major market segments or competitors.

This, combined with the immature nature of the markets, creates a need for far more extensive and wide-ranging field research than in other more well-documented and mature markets.