“A good idea is about ten percent. Implementation, hard work and luck is 90 percent.”
-- Guy Kawasaki
Many companies do systems implementation and project management. What makes Acquis unique is the team of specialists that do this work. So often we hear that systems implementation is tactical, non-strategic work. Well it shouldn’t be like that. At Acquis we believe that what makes a systems implementation successful is:
- Strategic thinking and planning to consider all of the pieces of a systems implementation project.
- Great project management. Not the kind that just delegates tasks and manages resources, but the kind that actually understands the details to make smart management decisions for the project.
- People. Those who work on systems implementations should have the fluency to speak the languages of both business and technology. This is often the biggest gap between the people who come up with the business ideas and the people who need to implement the technical solution. A great business idea that uses technology can be developed better with a foundational knowledge of technology. To create a great technical solution, it takes the understanding of what the business is trying to accomplish and how the users will react.
- Thinking beyond the implementation. Most implementation companies focus on just the implementation of the system to solve for a core business need. At Acquis we know that implementing an application tool is just part of the success criteria. We ensure there is adequate focus on continued business process changes, updates to roles and responsibilities after the implementation, and the crucial setup of a shared service/center of excellence based support model. This ensures the long term adoption and success of an application within the organization.
At Acquis, we think strategically at a high level to prioritize tasks, and get into the details at a low enough level like testers to make certain all the scenarios are covered in a complete, well thought through design. We can help develop your system implementation strategy, collaborate in the planning phase, and perform work from overall project management, to writing test scripts. We easily assimilate into your company’s culture and your team to ensure the seamless integration of the system into your organization.