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Technology Implementation

Don't Fall Into the Installation Trap

One of the biggest challenges established companies face today is how to transform and thrive in the digital economy. Technologies like Blockchain, the Internet of things, machine learning and virtual reality provide companies of any size with incredible opportunities to transform their business operations, customer experience, workforce, and business models. The biggest barriers for leading this transformation and change are skills and resources, funding, culture, organisational structure and alignment between IT and the business. Large sums are being spent every year by companies on new technology. But, are these organisations getting their money’s worth?

Unfortunately, return on investment is not a guarantee from new system deployments. Transformation is a major undertaking and the larger the organisation, the tougher it is to get right. A lot of companies can’t cope with so much change all at once. If you want to set realistic expectations from your technology transformation, you must address the portfolio, people, platform, and process aspects for successful implementation. These account for significant time, money and resources and why often, companies start by focusing on just getting the technology deployed and working. 

Where the technology is required to effect big structural changes within the organisation, the technology is not the focus, the most effective approach is to start by focusing on how your team can collaborate well in an agile manner. Look for people who want to test their limits, have some technical acumen, but who also understand business challenges. Select people who care about solving business problems and who have a “can do” attitude.

At Adastra, we can help you with your program approach when managing two separate styles of work: one focused on predictability, and the other on exploration. That will help guide your business through the key phases of transformation and suggest best practices that will enable you to operate with agility and speed. By applying the latest best practice business transformation methodologies we help you accomplish success technology transformation programs.

Business Process Re-engineering

All new technology transformation projects are an opportunity to improve performance by rethinking and redesigning your processes. We help our clients to capture all of their key requirements that ensure the client defines and optimises business processes to align with our company goals and position us for future growth. This enables them to mitigate risk and reduce overall costs by implementing our software solution 20% faster than anticipated.

To achieve operational efficiency and a high return from new technology, we apply Lean Process™ Methodology to help organisations improve their processes before selection rather than allowing software functionality to dictate your operations.

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Software as a Service (SaaS) Selection

Given the potential cost advantages and relative ease of implementation of software as a service (SaaS), more companies are considering SaaS solutions. Small businesses in particular often find SaaS software to be a viable option for their manufacturing software, CRM, HR and financial management software solutions. Salesforce, Workday and Kinaxis are just a few examples among dozens of the SaaS business software available on the market.

With our knowledge of both SaaS and cloud business software options, we can help you find the right solution for your organisation.

 

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Organisational Change Management

Your technology change project is more than a technology initiative. Software alone does not deliver benefits – people do! People fear change, and change management is essential to alleviating those fears. For a one-stop solution to your technology transformation, your organisation needs a team with expertise in organisational change management

With our Change Management Methodology, organisations are able to realise the benefits they expect. After investing in a new system, your organisation cannot afford to lose benefits to employee fears and low system-usage.

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