Implementation in 7 steps
Our recipe for success: good preparation and systematic project management.
THERE IS A METHOD TO SUCCESS
Fast to ROI without stress
The introduction of a business software does not only concern your IT department. In order to anchor the new software intelligently with the relevant business processes, an implementation ties up manpower in all departments and hierarchical levels. In the end, you want to hand over a stable system that efficiently supports the defined tasks and processes and that your users understand and enjoy using. In addition, the project must be realised as quickly as possible and within your budget.
Our goal is to ensure that your daily business continues to run smoothly during the implementation phase. That's why we use a proven methodology that we have developed and refined over 30 years and more than 1,100 PROAD implementations - for maximum security and a fast return on investment.
A guide, but not a blueprint!
To start with: our model defines important milestones in the implementation process and provides orientation for project planning. Although the workflows of service providers are similar, each company and each implementation is individual. We therefore do not implement according to a rigid plan, but in agile cycles. This allows you to test, evaluate and give feedback at an early stage. The details of the implementation process depend on various factors:
How many human resources can be freed up for implementation?
Are there several locations or are many customisations desired?
How much preparatory work needs to be invested in the master data inventory?
FROM KICK-OFF TO GO LIVE
The 7 phases of PROAD implementation
Now it's time to map your processes in the PROAD system, from creating new customers and projects to invoicing and reporting for your controlling. A workshop with our industry and process experts has proven to be a good way to start this important phase. We give tips on how to define your workarounds close to the software standard so that you don't fall into the "we've always done it that way" trap.
Regardless of whether you have been working with another agency software or are switching from Excel and island apps to PROAD: your existing master data must be imported. Take the opportunity to cleanse the data stock of outdated and incorrect data records and duplicates so that only "clean", checked data is transferred!
The processes have been defined and the data migrated - now it's time to familiarise your users with PROAD. We recommend the "train-the-trainer" concept for reasons of both resource conservation and greater internal acceptance, i.e. we train the key users in your departments and they then take over the internal training of the respective teams.
Surprised how simple it sounds?
Would you like to know more about how the implementation could look in your specific case? Our consultants will be happy to outline the best procedure together with you!