architecture Evolution

Architecture Evolution: Digital transformation and making better use of Data & AI.

Our Architecture Evolution service is about helping our Clients get ahead of changes, instead of reacting to them.
We work with our clients to identify potential future challenges and opportunities, then strategically evolve their digital architecture to address these foresights. This could involve exploring new digital strategies, reimagining business processes for greater efficiency and scalability, adopting next-generation technologies, and making better use of their Data and AI.

The goal is to ensure that our client's digital landscape not only meets current needs but is also ahead of the curve, setting them up for long-term success and sustainable growth.

We do this work in three phases:
Transformation Strategy & Architecture
This phase involves assessing the current state, and opportunities for improvement, and developing a future state architecture that aligns Client goals,  industry best practices, and trends.
P2 :
Solution Design & Roadmap
Focuses on designing the target state process, selecting appropriate technologies, developing the solution design, and planning the implementation and the change.
Implementation OVERSIGHT
Involves overseeing the transformation, including development, process reengineering, and monitoring to ensure alignment with initial goals.
Transformation Strategy

Transformation Strategy & Architecture

We work closely with our clients to create a technology plan that supports their business goals. We start by looking at where they are now, deciding on clear goals, finding the capabilities that need to be improved to match their business aims, and making sure everyone involved is on board. We use our expertise to convert ideas into practical, step-by-step plans that can be put into action.

Key outcomes of our service include:

Transformation Vision, Goals & Objectives
This deliverable outlines our Client's plan for change, what it aims to achieve, and the specific changes and targets. It's a roadmap showing where our Client wants to go, what success looks like, and how we'll measure progress.

Current State Analysis
We examine how things are right now, identifying what's working well and what's not. It's a detailed look at our Client's current situation to understand our starting point for making improvements.

Target Architecture
We describe the ideal setup for our Clients to achieve, detailing the technology, systems, components, and structure they will need in place. It's their blueprint for what they want their future to look like, and the approach to get there.
Solution Design & Roadmaps

Solution Design & Roadmap

In this phase, we focus on creating detailed designs, selecting the most suitable technologies, and outlining a comprehensive integration and change management plan. 

Key outcomes of our service include:
  • Technology Solution Design
    After evaluating various solution options to implement the transformation architecture. We design an optimal future state process and technology design, providing detailed blueprints that illustrate the data model, technological components, their interconnections, cloud/on-premise deployment designs and guidelines for implementation, ensuring compliance with both functional and non-functional needs.
  • Implementation Roadmap, Timelines, and Cost
    This detailed plan outlines the necessary steps, timelines, and estimated costs for achieving the transformation, including key activities, milestones, and interdependencies.
  • Change Management Plan
    Focused on the human element of change, this component aims to facilitate smooth transition and adoption through effective communication strategies, customized training sessions, and tactics to overcome resistance.
  • Business Case
    To justifying the investment, this component highlights the expected benefits, costs, risks, and rewards, providing an analysis of the return on investment and the strategic advantages of the initiative.
Data Management

Data Management, Analytics & Integration Architecture

Our Data Management is a Client’s specific blueprint for taking care of their business’s data from start to finish. Our goal is to make sure their data fits perfectly with what their company wants to achieve, helping them make gooddecisions along the way. 

We help make sure their data is collected, stored safely, processed quickly, and easy to get to when it is needed. We then implement the best tech for each job.

We also lay down the law (in a good way) on how data should move around and be handled in their organization. We set up clear rules, standards, and tips to keep our Client's data in line and make sure it’s working efficiently for their business.

With our governance hat on, we put in place policies and standards that keep an eye on how data is used and its journey throughout its life. We pick out data stewards to keep their data quality high and make sure they are ticking all the boxes for data privacy laws. This means they can trust their data and rely on it for day-to-day operations and use it reliably with AI.
case example

Modernizing for Excellence: Journey to Operational Efficiency and Unified Processes

Our client, a globally recognized standard development, testing, and certification organization, undertook a significant modernization initiative to boost efficiency across various domains, including certification projects, sales, operations, quality, document management, billing, invoicing, and customer portals.

This initiative sought to unify and optimize the company's previously fragmented processes and systems across several modern Cloud SaaS platforms. The goal was to create a seamless operations environment and improve data quality across different functional areas.

This comprehensive transformation was driven by a strategic combination of enterprise architecture, program, and change management, tackling the integration of diverse systems and processes. A key element of success was promoting a collaborative culture between business and technology teams, ensuring the change was not merely technological but aligned with the organization's overall objectives.

The outcomes were transformative, with our Client achieving significant operational streamlining, enhanced efficiency, and better data governance. Through a holistic and collaborative approach, our Client demonstrated how organizations could effectively transform and streamline their digital operations.
case example

Digital Transformation in Action: Streamlining the Order to Cash Process

Our Client, a leader in the energy services industry, initiated a transformation of its Order to Cash (OTC) process with a focus on automating invoicing and achieving seamless tracking from manufacturing to installation, aiming to enhance quality control and operational efficiency.

The company faced challenges such as the absence of real-time product tracking, inefficient contractor management, and a reliance on manual accounting and invoicing processes. To address these issues, Our Client adopted a digital technology strategy, utilizing low-code development and integration platforms like Mulesoft, Outsystems, Auth0, Azure, and SharePoint. This enabled the integration of key business applications—Manufacturing ERP, CRM, and Financial ERP—improving data accessibility and flow. The strategy also included automating work order management and invoicing, implementing real-time quality monitoring, and introducing customer portals for enhanced project visibility.

The transformation significantly streamlined Our Client's  OTC process, leading to enhanced visibility and control over the product lifecycle, reduced installation errors through real-time analytics, and improved work order efficiency with automated data capture. This transformation not only achieved operational efficiency and elevated customer satisfaction but also set a new industry standard.

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