When new technology platforms are needed, we help navigate the many product, partner and implementation decisions required to clearly define the way forward.
Selecting technology products can be complex and mistake-prone, given the challenges of the sales process, the complexity in many products, the difficulty in articulating a great target state, and the fact that deep internal expertise often doesn’t exist. Business leaders commonly reflect that they’re unsure how to move through the process with clarity and confidence.
There is no shortage of challenge: how to cut through lengthy vendor lists to move rapidly to the few viable options where real exploration can occur; how to truly understand and specify modern better practice (before simply writing ‘requirements’); ensuring probity while also building a dialogue with the market; navigating the move to cloud (or multiple clouds) and the technology implications; building a real benefits case that will stand up to execution; ensuring accuracy and sufficient contingency in costs without burdening budgets.
How We Help
We help navigate the many vendor, product and implementation partner decisions involved in a robust platform selection process. Our goal is to streamline and de-risk evaluation and selection, bringing a wealth of domain experience, independence, methods and better practice – aiming to get to the truth of product and partner capabilities, costs and outcomes.
As we turn to thinking about implementation, we tailor the technology change, the business change, the plan and the resourcing to ensure outcomes, timeframes and costs are robust and reflected in a solid plan and budget. We also build organisational and executive alignment around the product choice, a stong plan, and a benefits-led case for change that passes board and executive muster without fail.
What We Do
Target State Definition
Procurement & Probity Management
Product RFI/RFQ/RFP Management
Partner RFI/RFP Management
Exploration, Evaluation & Selection
Conceptual Solution Design
Negotiation, Contracting & Due Diligence
Implementation Planning, Resourcing & Budgeting
Benefits & Business Case Development
Board & Enterprise Alignment, Review & Approval
Our Platform Selection experience spans all business areas, from sales and marketing, through finance, human capital, assets and operations, with a particular focus on complex ERPs.
We have deep expertise across various sectors and sector-specific plaforms, including manufacturing, aged & disability care, banking, retail, energy and more.