Package Implementation Services
Over the years, many companies have been using packaged solutions and integrating them rather than developing the required business applications from scratch. There are several key advantages of using packaged applications, such as risk reduction, introduction of best practices and processes, speed of implementation and elimination of cost. With evolution of packaged applications market, packages have become highly specialized. If one looks hard enough, you can find products that support virtually every function and industry specialized.
While packaged solutions can be implemented faster and cheaper than developing the solution from scratch, they do require proper planning, implementation, and testing for the solution to be effective.
Challenges and Benefits of Package Implementations:
While packaged applications can accelerate implementation of strategic initiative, they do not necessarily reduce the costs or the risks. Implementation process has to be supported by business buy-in, configuration of the software, data-conversion and also careful planning to mitigate business risks during the implementation process.
Functionality risks are significant. If not carefully planned and anticipated, via a change management and pilots, implementation can cause business disruption resulting in negative ROI. However, businesses can tremendously gain by leveraging off the shelf packages that can provide immediate benefits of industry best practices and reduce implementation lead-times. For certain classes of applications, highly matured packages are available where risks can be successfully managed.
Xoriant has been involved in package implementations with different packages and across different industries for over 15 years. We have utilized our established project management and integration methodologies to ensure the success of our implementation efforts.
Xoriant has streamlined the process of package implementations all the way from vendor selection, package installation, implementation, system integration, testing, and deployment.
Our specific services include:
- Project Oversight and Program Management
- Business Analysis, Gap Analysis, Functional Specifications
- Package/Vendor Selection
- End-to-End Implementation
- Technical/Functional Resource Augmentation
- Maintenance, Enhancements, Version Upgrades
- Data Cleaning and Transformation
- Change Management
Xoriant provides the leadership and technical expertise required to assist you during all phases of a package solution project. As project leaders, our consultants execute our project management methodology to ensure the successful completion of the project and deliver a proven performance.
Xoriant Package Implementation Methodology:
Our package implementation methodology leverages industry business models and best-practices for fast implementation with configuration that implements future vision of the executives. We focus on the quality deliverables and deadlines.
Our approach is systematic and structured, yet efficient and cost effective. We achieve this by focusing on clear understanding of requirements with gap analysis and reduce risks by using pilots and parallel testing. We place emphasis on conversion and integration to mitigate conversion risks.
Different Packages Implemented:
- ERP/CRM/HR: SAP, Oracle Apps, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Microsoft
- Financial Services Specific: Calypso, Murex, Fundtech, Principia Partners, Charles River
- Others: SharePoint, Netegrity, Oblix, TIBCO, IBM suite, Oracle Suite
- DW/BI: Business Object, Microstrategy, Cognos, Ab Initio, Informatica