Applied Business Systems
Consultants in HRMS, Financial & BI Systems

Implementation Planning

Grand Masters at planning successful & high-value business solutions

The primary purpose of Implementation Planning for Human Resource/Payroll, Financial and/or Business Intelligence systems is to develop a foundation of information and plans that will “set the stage” for a successful implementation and long-term business gains. Applied Business Systems ensures these objectives are met by:

Developing a sound understanding of business needs, priorities, issues and opportunities
Designing a well-construed Vision, Goals and Approach that will achieve improved efficiencies, productivity and flexibility
Maintaining high levels of visibility and communication throughout every project phase.

Briefly, the activities Applied Business Systems performs during Implementation Planning include:

Developing a Project Charter
Business Analysis and Strategic Planning
Technology Planning
Project Management.

Developing a Project Charter; Project Management 

The Project Charter provides a common understanding of the project scope, goals, success factors, assumptions, constraints and approach. For example, it defines what the project will accomplish, and how this will be achieved. 

Project management is the governance, planning and coordination that delivers project success in a timely, cost-effective and low-risk manner. During the Implementation Planning phase this includes: resource planning; communication with the Steering committee, project team and vendors; coordinating activities and resources; developing training, implementation and change management plans; monitoring of activities; and issue resolution.

Business Analysis and Strategic Planning

Business Analysis and Strategic Planning activities identify: a more detailed functional definition of the project scope including a description of business processes, metrics and priorities; re-engineering opportunities; potential issues; and preliminary conversion requirements. 

A strategy for increasing staff productivity and operational efficiency should also be introduced. This could be accomplished, for example, by promoting a culture that encourages ongoing process improvement initiatives, re-engineering and learning.

Technology Planning

Technology Planning activities include:

Designing a technology plan that will build a hardware, network and software infrastructure capable of meeting corporate performance, security and audit expectations
Developing a plan to install and/or upgrade the hardware/software to conduct the Proof of Concept test
Reviewing alternative options for converting and/or migrating the data, and/or upgrading the software.

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