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Services:
Business Solution Delivery

In today's world, companies need to implement complete operational solutions as quickly and cost effectively as possible. The use of off-the-shelf, packaged business solutions is growing exponentially. The catch is, however, that when the need arises to get a packaged solution, most organizations do not have the staff with the specialized skill sets and experience readily available to do so.

Advantageware has done this many times, with numerous packaged and  customized software solutions. Over the years, we have developed our own methodology that ensures success. 

Delivering a total solution is a multi-phased effort requiring the coordination of internal and external resources and the expertise to know what questions to ask and how to establish testing and turn-over criteria that fulfills the business requirements. To ensure success, we typically divide this effort into six (6) phases, each with its own milestones and deliverables.  

 Project Management

Advantageware has assisted clients in the development and management of many large scale, mission critical  projects. Advantageware first develops a detailed project plan identifying all the work to be performed, along with the required time, resources, and costs. All premises and assumptions, milestones, and risks are included in the plan. All status reported in done in context of the plan. Impact analysis is performed as status is gathered and published as part of the project status reporting process.

The project plan is modified and republished at the start of each project phase so that all involved get a current picture of the project. 

In addition, we have performed project audits of current projects to determine status and recommend a course of action. Many of our clients have found that engaging a third party enables issues to be presented and their resolution expedited.

Process Reengineering

When performing Process Reengineering, Advantageware follows a very structured work approach using a variety of proprietary methodologies and tools. We assess current processes and determine if they add value for customers and the business; develop an "as-is" process model of how processes currently work; create a "to-be" process model of the future enterprise based on best practices benchmarking, process redesign, etc.; based on a gap analysis of "as-is" and "to-be," establish a transition plan to attain the future enterprise; implement the vision. 

Business Requirements

Advantageware performs a structured study during which the exact business requirements are documented and analyzed. The requirements contain definitions of business goals and objectives, function, process, data model, constraints, and known risks. This information is used as part of the software package evaluation. 

Software Solution Selection

Using the Business Requirements, a review of available software solutions (packages, SAAS, etc.) is performed. A formal RFP is written and a scoring model is created. Each appropriate software product is reviewed and analyzed according to the RFP's review process and scoring criteria. A top list is created and further analysis is performed. This may include reference visits, a "package prototype" challenge where  (if possible) some of the required functionality is demonstrated with limited live data, financial reviews, etc. Advantageware also reviews the package's architecture to assess its impact on the client's current and planned architectural infrastructure.  

The results are documented and reviewed. Recommendations are formulated and presented in the form of a report and executive presentation. Advantageware takes care to make sure that all the costs and risks are identified.

Training

Advantageware develops and performs training for reengineered processes and customized software applications. We first develop training strategy and related plans that will enable the training to be successful in the client's culture and environment. As part of this, a training evaluation study is perform to determine who needs what training and what type of training should be given. We include classroom, web-based, and individual training. Based upon the type of training that is to be developed, related training materials are developed in the appropriate media. We then conduct the training according to the training plan. In many cases, we do "train-the-trainer" so as to ensure knowledge transfer within the client's organization.

Roll Out Support

Advantageware is prepared to supply resources to support the solution roll out according to the client's roll out plan.  We provide Help-Desk support, training, equipment preparation, and conversion/ migration staff augmentation, and work force supplementation.

Advantageware is prepared to work with clients on a total project or resource supplementation basis. If you are interest in finding out more about our services or if you have a project in mind, call us at 212.319.1903.

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