Technology Assessments and Roadmapping

Thinking about updating your business process?

We work with clients to evaluate best-in-class Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Intelligence (BI) technology to determine which tools best support their business processes. Our goal is to differentiate ERP and BI tools so Business and IT teams can get the information they need to make a better investment decision.

Our focus is on ensuring a smooth transition process, educating the end user for a successful implementation, and helping clients invest in their business successfully. This results in a reduced risk of project delay, failure, or costly missteps when venturing into a new area of software investment.

Reasons why implementation projects can fail:

  • No focus on the Business Process
  • Misunderstanding – you cannot buy a better business process
  • Simple “boiler plate” RFP - no focus on critical requirements
  • “Best fit” of the tool for the users is as important as reviewing the options
  • No real plan to properly integrate new technology into process/team

How Saturn Infotech can help?

Saturn Infotech helps clients quickly discover potential improvements to process and technology. We pursue a detailed review of the technical options that are important to our clients and help them differentiate among the options. Benefits to our clients include an improved business process, a clearer selection process, and a smoother implementation with one consulting team.

Things to consider…

  • The process must take into consideration the end users and their level of comfort in using the tool that is selected/introduced
  • While all the tools look the same on the surface, the true scalability and sustainability of a tool is harder to judge
  • The technical aspect of a tool (hardware, ETL, logic, modules, add-ons, etc.) is another key area that we help assess to ensure compatibility with the current environment, as well as the level of IT support / involvement that might be required
  • Support in preparation of a robust cost-benefit analysis or business case
  • Cost: Analysis of TCO - not only highlight the immediate cost of implementing the tool, but rather the expected long-term cost in the next 3-5 years
  • Benefit: business benefits that are not necessarily validated by a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis alone, e.g., better control and management of financial and operational data.
    • Faster generation of forecasted financial statements
    • Better drill-down to detail if you build the system using a modular approach such as revenue forecasting, operating expense, personnel module, etc.
    • Ability to use variable driver-based forecasting
    • Ability to allocate forecasted amounts to pre-defined accounts
    • Direct links to existing accounting system
    • Reporting readily available with minimal effort