3 Reasons Why Professional Services and Planning Are Good Together
When selecting a new software platform, the way you plan your implementation is essential. This is too important to DIY because your business is at stake. That’s why ChainDrive provides a Professional Services team for our clients. This ensures that the planning has both the perspective of your experience with your business and the expertise of a team that is thoroughly familiar with the software and its use.
The three stages of planning are kick-off, scope, and validation. These stages are also the reasons why it’s a good idea to include ChainDrive’s Professional Services team in your planning.
Kick-off To Establish Your Foundation
You don’t need experts barging into your business with preconceived notions about how to do things. You need experts who will listen to the experienced voices in your enterprise and ask questions designed to draw out all the observations of those who know your business intimately. Once all the pain points and good points of your legacy systems are explored you have an accurate picture of the place to start. This foundation allows you to address what should change without compromising the valuable factors that you want to keep.
Scope To Envision Your Potential
Once your team and the ChainDrive team have established this foundation, it is time to discuss the scope of your business processes and develop a vision of what could be accomplished with an integrated data infrastructure and the software tools that enable you to utilize it effectively. This vision is a detailed project plan, with goals, key milestones, and deliverables.
The Professional Services team does not merely present their finished plan. This is a joint project with the full input of your team so that every step of the way is transparent.
Validate To Ensure Your Goals
The final reason that our Professional Services team should be part of your planning is the validation that ensures your goals. Once the plan is presented, you have the opportunity to look it over and make sure that this plan is the one you want. This is an opportunity to change something that might have looked like a good idea at first but now isn’t what you need. It is this final step of planning that gets everybody ready for the move to implementation and deployment of your customized solution for the future of your business plans.
ChainDrive Professional Services gives you the kind of support you need to successfully implement today’s technology and move confidently into the future.