Software Implementation: Impact, Results and Key Performance Indicators

Every new software implementation comes with certain expectations: improved efficiency, better performance, headcount reduction, happier customers and, occasionally, business survival. Whatever your reason, the results must justify the time, effort and costs. The impact of an implementation is typically first felt by your employees. Despite all of the training provided, there will still be questions…

6 Travel Tips for Your Software Implementation Roadmap

You’ve selected new software and now the fun really begins – getting it implemented. A previous blog provided a “Software Implementation Overview: Why It’s Important,” which can help lay the foundation. Here are some key tips for you and your Project Manager on the road to a successful software implementation. 1. Project preparation A seasoned Project…

BPTA Execution and Deliverables: A Recipe for Success

In our blog post entitled Business GPS: A Roadmap To Continuous Improvement, we described the “ingredients” in each phase of a Business Process Technology Alignment (BPTA) project. This post explains how to carry out a successful BPTA Plan, which is a recipe for successful project execution. It documents the actions necessary to define, prepare, integrate…

Software Implementation: Execution and Key Deliverables

How to overcome go-live issues and prepare for post-execution business dynamics You’ve met the challenge of building solid requirements, identifying risk and benefits and building a solid foundation for success and now you’ve reached the point of executing the implementation plan. You’ve checked off all the boxes but realize there may be some unexpected events…

Business GPS: A Roadmap to Continuous Improvement

Business Process Technology Alignment (BPTA) serves as your “Business GPS” to help you get from where your organization is today to where you want it to be in the most direct fashion. BPTA is a proven approach to help businesses align strategy, people, process, and technology to set the direction for business success. It provides the…

Software Implementation Overview: Why It’s Important

An essential step in business process improvement is the successful implementation of new software. Once you’ve evaluated your business requirements and software options and decided what to buy, you face a critical step in your improvement initiative. You have identified the main pain points / issues in your business that need to be addressed with…

Empowering CEOs to Align All Aspects of the Business — Including IT

How Pragmatek transformed its business model John P. Palen, CEO of Allied Executives (alliedexecutives.com) authored an article in the April 2015 issue of Minnesota Business on how Pragmatek transformed its business model from IT to high-value management consulting. Palen writes: “Developing a new methodology called ‘Business Process and Technology Alignment,’ Pragmatek shifted to 90 percent high-value management…

Strong Business Results Come from Aligning People, Process and Technology

Looking to grow margins and reduce costs for faster return on investment? The mark of a strong company is the ability to deliver consistent business results in a challenging economic environment. The challenge is to synchronize all of the tools and resources at your disposal to deliver these results. Just as your car tires are…

Improve supply chain processes by eliminating waste

“Waste not, want not” is a wise saying that can be applied to supply chains as easily as life in general. A recent post described business process “disconnects” as four types of performance barriers. In this post, you will consider “disconnects” as improvement opportunities where waste is being generated within a process. Waste in the…

Synchronize supply with demand for continuous improvement

Synchronized swimming is beautiful to watch… but not when the swimmers have different skill levels. The same could be true when synchronizing supply with demand. Capabilities along the supply chain that are not in sync can result in “disconnects” in the process of getting product out the door. For example, one company’s inability to proactively…