If you are considering a modernization project or planning to implement one within the next year, ModernWiser can provide your team with valuable insight and assistance in planning and scoping the project. Drawing upon our extensive experience and industry connections, we can outline an array of flexible options you may not have even considered.
Throughout the planning engagement, two simple principles guide our approach to projects: 1) No surprises – we tell you up front what services we will provide and contact you immediately if something is not going according to plan. 2) Clear documentation – all of our engagements provide you with a valuable and comprehensive “leave-behind” document that you can refer to as you move forward.
Common Engagement Options
Here are some common modernization planning projects:
This two-step process begins with an online survey that covers your project management capabilities, skills assessments, resource availability, end user expectations and other aspects related to your project. Then we do an onsite review of the results with insights into a range of alternatives and suggestions to ensure the success of your modernization project.
This detailed assessment begins with mapping your environment and ends with a detailed report on modernization alternatives for each component, application, utility and service.
Even after you have defined a modernization strategy and selected potential vendors, ModernWiser can provide insight during the project planning process. Encompassing the aspects of project initiation, application conversion, data conversion, utility replacement, to application testing and data testing, to new environment stess and reliability testing.
Vendor Bid Preparation, Review, and Qualification
As you prepare and review your RFPs, it is critical to ask the right questions based on your environment and corporate strategy. ModernWiser will help you formulate the correct questions. We will also review the responses and provide our insight in the vendor qualification process.
Cost, Savings and ROI Benchmarking
Is your vendor analyzing your project through the lens of his company’s capabilities? ModernWiser can provide an objective review of vendor assumptions. We can do a complete ROI/TCO study to examine and verify the information each vendor is providing you. Our experience helps you understand the hidden or future costs that vendors never show you and prepares you for head to head negotiations from a position of strength, knowledge and understanding.
High Level Budget Planning
“We are thinking about doing this next year. I want to know what it might cost but I do not want to be surrounded by vendors.” ModernWiser budget planning sessions can help you create a high level cost estimate for your modernization projects without the hassle of meeting with vendor sales reps. We usually offer additional alternatives and insights that you might not have even considered.