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Innovation Business Leaders 2016

Innovation within the business environment often involves an IT element, exploiting new technology to create efficiencies or generate new value.

Working within the technology industry, we foster a company culture of innovation, continually seeking better, faster, quicker, more effective ways of using existing IT systems to help our clients gain a competitive advantage or improved efficiency.  Our approach is recognised as best practice; we have been awarded the Innovation Business Leader for 2016.

One of the challenges we constantly address for clients is the increasingly sophisticated demands for reporting and business analytics from the business which their internal IT teams are not able to deliver. Our clients are large companies and organisations who often have to work with complex processes and procedures when rolling out new systems. They usually have a number of conflicting internal issues including overlapping initiatives, as well as the need for IT change controls and conflicting access to systems and data.

By looking at the issue from different perspectives, we try to develop innovative approaches.   One of our latest innovations has been to develop bespoke test environments for clients which help to overcome these challenges. The test environments are tailored to individual organisations, which mean rapid installation and developing prototype solutions that can be demonstrated back to the business and key stakeholders. We call this our “Model Office”.

The advantages of having a bespoke test environment are multiple. It demonstrates new software and features uninhibited by customisations; it also allows real sample business data to be loaded making it feel far more relevant and any configuration will be aligned to the data.

One of the over-riding benefits of creating a bespoke Model Office though is that it significantly reduces development timescales; thus minimising cost and impact. After all the developed packaged software components can be implemented back into the production systems, in effect it allows you to try before you buy.

23 Feb, 2016 by

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