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Major system selections and implementations are among the most strategic initiatives that can be undertaken by an organization.  Several factors contribute to this complexity:

  • The costs involved, both for licensing and implementation – which typically are on top of an IT department’s normal budget
  • The visibility with senior leadership, because of the promise of added efficiency to the organization
  • The complexity of configurations to tailor advanced systems to the specific needs of the company
  • The need to migrate historical data, with reconciliations as needed, particularly if the system is new to the organization
  • The potential for business process changes, with resulting requirements for change mangement
  • Varying training needs, particularly for an ERP, CRM, or similar large system involving multiple personas and constituencies

Experience is a key to success with projects with this level of impact and risk.  Innovation Vista provides various advanced consulting services from experienced C-level consultants with track records with complex system selections and implementations of this kind:

  • System selection consulting – particularly relevant if stakeholder groups have differing criteria and requirements
  • Vendor selection – including identifying potential candidate options, coordinating organization-scripted demos, etc.
  • Contract negotiation – including leveraging insights from our consultant network from previous deals with primary vendors
  • Custom development project services – including structured work estimation, design consulting, and design workload coordination
  • Project management – either independently as a party between the organization and the vendor, or in partnership with a PMO
  • Vendor oversight – monitoring the vendor’s staff and approach to ensure their don’t fall into a “finish line” mentality
  • Data migration planning, coordination – including mapping, cleansing, and migration scripting development, testing, and execution
  • Testing services – unit/alpha testing planning & coordination, user/beta testing planning & coordination
  • Change management planning, coordination – including deep collaboration with stakeholder groups to understand impact
  • Training planning, coordination – including tailoring training approaches to different personas for maximum success

Please contact us to begin a dialogue about how we can bring our expertise to bear on your strategic system selection &/or implementation.

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