Achieving better business results today is no longer about letting information technology lead the way to greater efficiency and better supporting data. It’s about understanding customers better and being able to serve them with the right offerings at the right price, and at the right time and right place. With people having greater access to much more information than has ever been possible in the past, it’s also about speed and accuracy.
Implementing the right solutions with both speed and accuracy requires the application of perspectives, approaches and expertise that combine both business and technology. And that is where Sciente Consulting has always been able to make a difference. We go beyond being a technology company that understands business, or a business consulting company that understands technology.
We are a business technology consulting company with an approach that aligns with our clients’ vision. It’s what enables us to understand our clients better, and present them with the right offerings at the right price, at the right time and in the right place.
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In this era of business and technology being virtually inseparable, the disciplines of project management and business analysis can, in many situations, no longer be defined as completely separate areas of expertise. This is particularly true for product rollouts, as an example, and for other projects that aim to deliver core business functionality.
At Sciente Consulting, our project managers and business analysts practice both competencies as most appropriate to each situation. The advantage of doing this is that it greatly improves the probability of project success and an overall improvement in quality by getting things right the first time.
In addition, our business analysts work to provide the very first level of solution design by defining the functional analyses and logical designs for new solutions. Our project managers will similarly not only have the right technology and business understanding, but in most cases will prefer to use Agile methods of management so as to ensure that business results are delivered in the right priority and with a certainty of success.
Our service offerings include:
- Requirement analysis
- Process mapping and improvement
- Business solution analysis and evaluation
- Support for proof of concept
- Programme and project planning
- Project delivery management
We work with our Clients to provide Consulting and Application Management solutions to manage their portfolio of applications and derive the maximum business value at the most optimal cost.
The complete process of portfolio management is termed, “Application Value Management” (AVM) by Sciente Consulting. In our view, portfolio approach to managing IT Applications can overcome the gaps in business-IT alignment. Doing so makes it easier to focus on strategic and operational goals, business value, creating sustainable competitive advantages, improved customer service, risks, resource constraints and the associated trade-offs instead of focusing only on traditional ROI metrics.
To mitigate the risks and to get the maximum returns in the shortest time at optimal cost, we recommend a two-phased approach to Application Value Management.
- Application Rationalization – this is the phase in which the application portfolio is defined, and a set of recommendations is developed for the future direction for the portfolio
- Application Portfolio Management – Once the direction is determined, a more detailed assessment is carried out to determine how this transition to the “to-be” state should be carried out. A business case for such a transition is carried out at this stage and various options like outsourcing and off-shoring of some of the applications are considered for better cost and resource management.
The speed of technological change is one of the biggest challenges for corporates today. This coupled with new, virtualized ways of working and globalization are putting major demand on the IT infrastructure needs of organization. Increasingly we are seeing digital transformation everywhere, with virtualisation, cloud computing, social networks, smart mobility devices; it is permeating many aspects of our life.derive the maximum business value at the most optimal cost.
The impact of this digital revolution has immense impact on organization infrastructure needs and as demand on infrastructure grows just the routine operational tasks like maintenance and support can so overwhelm the IT team that innovation takes a backseat.
The effective IT team brings the right combination of Business Technology integration to the otherwise generic infrastructure management of the corporation.
We work closely with the client to address these challenges to optimize design and operations of the core IT infrastructure to meet the ever-changing business and technology transformation needs, providing infrastructure experience in the client specific industry to better achieve the business technology integration.
Our services include:
- End-user computing
- Enterprise computing
- Network Services
- Security Services
- ITIL-Based Service Management
The speed with which technology has evolved to bring about the digital revolution and accompanying advances in big data processing has truly brought increased empowerment not just to customers but also to individual roles across every corporate environment. As a result of this, the role of who asks and answers questions about how technology can help the business is no more a very clear one.
It may be the business that thinks about how to process their data themselves. Or it may be the IT organization that works so closely with the business that they are able to continuously come up with proactive ideas for technology applications. Either way, it is clear that technology can now, more than ever before, be a key strategic competitive advantage for the business as a whole.
At Sciente Consulting, we strive to bring technology, business and analytics together. Our perspective and approach is focused on using technology to support and enable business strategy, and using analytics to drive decision making. We believe that every solution must be aimed at either matching the business closely with the customer’s needs, improving operational efficiencies, or managing risk.
Using this perspective of enabling positive business change we help our Client’s design new business scenarios and use those as a blueprint to develop and implement the right solutions that draw on our expertise in business, technology and analytics. Given the breadth and depth of technology solutions available today we also work with either our client’s partners or our own in order to bring the best of breed solutions that are available.