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Maximise the benefit from IT investment

To remain competitive companies need to maximise the use of the information available to them. Modern information systems are both flexible and fully functional and can provide this information. However, research shows that over 75% of companies do not achieve the expected benefit from their investment.

We can ensure that you do not fall into this category, by helping you to:

Identify your business requirements

We identify the key systems requirements for your business.

We firstly consider your plans for the business. This establishes what you are looking to achieve and how you plan to achieve it – for example, potential acquisitions or moving into new markets overseas, which would both have significant systems implications.

We then review your existing processes and systems and establish where they restrict you in achieving your business goals.

The output is a prioritised list of process improvement opportunities and the key systems functionality you will need. This can be used to develop a specification of your business needs against which potential system vendors will be invited to tender. It also provides an outline plan for the process and organisational change that will be required within your business.

The aim is to provide vendors with the information they need about your business to develop an accurate proposal. We do not use generic specification check-lists that can be downloaded from the web, as these can never accurately reflect the key issues of importance to your business, are of little use for you in comparing potential systems, and are also disliked by vendors.

Quantify the benefits

We quantify the benefits to the business of any changes proposed.

You can then use this to develop a CAPEX case and make an informed investment decision for your business. This also ensures you do not measure project success merely against whether the system was implemented on time and within budget.

By identifying the desired benefits at the outset, we provide you with a true measure of success for the project. You can then use this to establish where corrective actions may be necessary to make further improvements.

Manage the change

We help you manage the required process and organisational change within your business

For a project to be successful and deliver true benefits, requires the commitment of the people within the business to drive the necessary changes to working practices and improvements to processes. However, people are naturally fearful of change, as they feel comfortable with what they know. It is therefore essential to consider this and manage it effectively, or the project is unlikely to be successful.

By communicating the business benefits of change, we help you ensure that your people buy-in to need for change, rather than resisting it.

Proven independent support

We have a proven track record, gained over the past 20 years, of helping clients to make informed IT decisions, and to select and implement ERP systems, that deliver measurable benefits to their business.

We are strictly independent - we are not affiliated to any system vendor, so can ensure that you obtain a solution that best fits your business requirements.

Areas we can help

We can help you with areas such as:

  • IT strategy development
  • Systems health checks
  • System upgrade / migration / replacement decisions
  • Specifying your system requirements
  • Managing the tendering and selection process
  • Contract negotiation with vendors
  • Implementation project management
  • Change management support
  • Post implementation audits
  • Project rescue / salvage

Contact us

These are just a few examples of the areas that we typically get involved in. However, we would welcome the chance to discuss how we can help you address your requirements. Contact us to discuss how we might be able to help your business.

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