Information Technology Management -
Preparation of Information Technology Strategic
This global software company had implemented SAP R/3, but was struggling
to balance ongoing rollout projects with support and maintenance.
How could the resources be deployed more efficiently?
These clients were seeking to rationalize their large portfolio
of IT projects, to maximize return on IT investment. What was the
best way to make choices and enlist user support?
This national bioscience firm was a pioneer in a rapid ERP implementation
but had yet to see benefits. How could tangible benefits be generated
Part of this cruise global operators application portfolio
was becoming technically obsolete; should a new major development
be undertaken in house, or was partnering with a software developer
the right answer?
The company had several decentralized industry-specific systems
to integrate with its enterprise resource planning system. What
architecture would best allow the sharing of mission critical information?
A very fast growth company was considering moving its enterprise
systems and desktop management to an Application Service Provider
model. Was the market ready for this and what would be the long-term
PROJECT ECONOMIC EVALUATION
More than ever, every information systems initiative
and organization is evaluated on its return to the shareholders
or owners. Each project has to justify its return on investment
before using enterprise resources. More important, a good evaluation
helps to lock and realize the economic benefits at the end of the
project. It is also a focal point for keeping the project scope
within the planned boundaries.
Our experts have substantial experience in identifying
and quantifying the benefits that information technology can bring
to your organization. Using comparable projects and benchmarks they
can help you assess aggressive yet realistic goals for IT projects.
Through modeling and simulation, they can help you define the economic
environment at the end of the project.
With our input, you will be able to fit individual projects or whole
IT strategies with such concepts as Economic Value Added, or simply
assess the return on investment and comparable risk investment alternatives.
Integrated enterprise systems, once affordable
only to mega-corporations, have become a reality for many businesses
requiring fast decision-making, and complete access to information.
Open to the external world of customers and suppliers, and supporting
productivity enhancements through advanced features like full workflow,
these applications can represent the price of entry in competitive
Major software companies like SAP, Baan or Oracle
offer reliable high function products; the challenge has become
to deliver fast, cost-effective implementations, and to enable the
organization to absorb the improved business practices. The in-house
support of these flexible applications can also prove demanding,
particularly in an environment of changing business processes.
One of Mornington core competencies lies in
the deployment of ERP applications. We will provide you with: evaluation
and scoping reference frameworks team selection, teamwork environment
creation and team performance evaluation approaches, rapid implementation
methods, project management services, post-implementation and support
organization design and many more of the services needed in medium
and large projects.
PARTNERING AND VENDOR
Very few organizations still attempt to "do
it all by themselves". The trend to virtual enterprises, function
sharing, or plain outsourcing offers each business new opportunities
Mornington can help you in establishing successful
and durable partnerships, maintaining the quality of service you
expect, and avoiding excessive dependencies and reduced flexibility.
We will provide you with:
- A vendor selection framework
- Service level determination and monitoring
- Assessment of strategic core competences
versus non-key skills
- An evolution model and the necessary
technical support elements to move your business to the virtual