All businesses change, whether it is due to growth, restructuring or responding to market trends. Workflow processes shift to reflect change; to maintain a competitive edge, so must your supporting software systems.
Some of the most common reasons for a company to consider a new operational system or system integration include:
Whatever the reason, it’s important to consider the best option for your company. It could be legacy software modernisation, systems integration or a replacement operational system.
Your operational system is the cornerstone of your strategy, operations and competitive advantage. If you’re not sure what the best option is for your business, we can advise and help you to ensure you get a system that works for your business now and is easily scalable to continue working hard for you in the future.
The designer and developer were absolutely brilliant; they worked up a prototype as we went along at various meetings where they captured our needs. It was a great way of doing it, especially as we are not very technical…The DCSL architects drew on the screen as we spoke to make sure we captured everything, as well as coming up with ideas of what we could do and how we could do it. The early prototype meant we could see what the finished system would look like and how it would work. It accelerated the whole process and we soon had a full specification ready for approval. Read more.
In most cases, data from any ‘old’ systems needs to be “migrated” or moved to the new system. In some cases, the data needs to be synchronised between the old and new systems to ensure a side-by-side system rollout can occur. We’re well versed in managing complex data migration scenarios, so you can rely on us to ensure the process goes smoothly.
Business Applications and operational systems are all about following a process. It may have many beginnings, branches and outcomes, but all eventualities must be considered and handled.
To this end, we’ll initially gather information about and thoroughly analyse your current system(s) and business processes: what works, what doesn’t, any gaps in functionality and any workarounds that you currently have.
We’ll then work with you to understand more about your business and where you’re headed. We’ll talk to your staff as they can often pinpoint areas of the workflow process that could be improved to enable them to work more efficiently. We’ll also add our own suggestions.
As you’d expect, we’ll consider all aspects of the operational system including data, security, messaging and networks. We’ll then build a blueprint for a new system that:
The next step is to articulate all our findings in writing and create a prototype of the new system to help you visualise how it will look and feel and how it will work, even at this early design stage.
If you’d like to talk to use about whether a new operational system is the right move for your business, give our team a call on 020 3096 6199.