Strategy & Selection

Strategy & Selection

Our Approach to Strategy and Software Selection

Business process re-engineering requires a holistic approach to improve the organizations transactional processes. It involves designing, managing and optimizing a series of tasks across different departments and systems to produce a product or service. Many times in organizations, these processes are ill-defined, not understood, not applied consistently, or simply not followed by all team members.

ATX can help make organizations more efficient by designing, monitoring and improving processes for you organization.

IT Application Strategy

Functionality within IT applications varies and changes often. It is critical that organizations understand the functionality available in its current application environment, how various business applications integrate, and what, if any, gaps are present between the required functionality and current system functionality.

As part of our evaluation, we compare your organization against leading practices and use our experiences having worked with hundreds of organizations to develop an actionable transformation roadmap. The output from our assessments is a strategic plan for performance improvement including actionable implementation steps, timeline, budgetary costs, options, and alternatives.

Building an IT application roadmap is essential for a growing business or any organization with multiple enterprise software solutions

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Process Optimization

Operational Assessments

We provide assessment services to capture and document existing processes, analyze gaps and opportunities, and then work with senior leaders to develop future state processes. Our recommendations are based on leading practices from our experience working with hundreds of clients and look to effectively align people, process, technology, and the organizations resources to produce a transformation plan that is achievable.

Merger and Integration Services

ATX provides advisory services to assist with both pre and post transaction services for small and mid-sized business. Our pre-transaction services include operational and technology due diligence. As our clients progress through the transaction, we advise on integration planning, technology system rationalization, and developing transition roadmaps to achieve intended objectives. Post deal services include process standardization, technology systems consolidation, change management, and project management support.

Procure to Pay Optimization

When you rely on third parties for product or services to run your business operations, optimization of your supply chain processes can yield significant benefits including purchase cost reduction, decreased labor, improvements in supplier quality and performance, and reduced lead times. Our consultants have worked with numerous organizations to recommend and implement solutions including deployment of strategic sourcing programs, streamlining of paper-based processes, and implementing technology solutions including eprocurement, supplier integration, business workflow, and document imaging and scanning.

Outsourcing Evaluation

The decision to outsource is not often an easy decision. Most organizations need to balance a loss in personal touch and poor perception amongst employees with the potential benefits of increased expertise, reduced costs, and the ability to simplify their business operations. There are many options for organizations to consider with most small and mid sized businesses opting for hybrid approaches or “near sourced” options to retain a more personalized level of service from their providers. ATX assists clients in evaluating whether outsourcing is right for them, determining which back-office functions make sense to outsource, as well as evaluating and selecting outsource providers.

Software Selection

Whether it’s a new ERP solution, CRM, or other enterprise software solution, making the right decision can be a make-or-break decision for the organization.

When current applications no longer meet the needs of an organization, there are several software packages with a multitude of options that may fit the need. We are experts in the process of choosing the correct system for each organization. Using our standard FastPath selection methodology we can ensure that the system chosen fits the needs of the organization current and future.

ATX Selection Differentiators

Our Independence

• Unlike many firms that provide selection services, we do not resell or represent any software products

• We do not believe that one size, tier, or type of product fits all. The ability to implement the solution in your organization is the key to success

• Our clients have selected and implemented ERP and CRM solutions from virtually every major manufacturer along with many industry specific software applications

Our Experience

• We bring experience both as technology advisors and system implementers to the table

• We take a big picture focus on people, process, and technology

• We provide deep knowledge of the software marketplace

Our Selection Accelerators

• We have created a library of standard systems requirements to jumpstart the evaluation process so we can focus on what makes you unique

• We include detailed deliverables as part of our evaluation to help you better compare solutions including our Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Model for standardizing evaluation of potential costs across different deployment models such as cloud and on premise applications

• We have a proven software selection methodology

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