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    Information Technology
    Life Cycle Management

     

     

    "Fulcrum Methods VSM has helped us navigate through the complexities of our vendor selection acquisition and guided us toward the product that best met our goals and needs."

    Katherine Sorenson, Vice President John Muir Physician Network

Long Range Planning  |  Vendor Selection  |  Systems Implementation  |  Request a Demo

The Approach

Establishing the Framework

  • Identify industry trends and best practices
  • Understand current business environment
  • Define the long term role of IT
  • Assess current state

Implementing the Function

  • Develop IT roadmap to close technology gaps
  • Define strategic roles and core competencies
  • Align IT system vendors and the organization to support the long range plan

Sustaining Operations

  • Annual refresh of long range plan
  • Track against KPIs and metrics


Information technology (IT) planning has become a critical management competency for organizations in today’s complex business environment. Fulcrum Methods’ Long Range Planning method provides a structured approach to focusing information technology investments to support and enable your organization for the long term.

Understanding the current business environment, putting into place a governance framework and building organizational capability are cornerstones to ensuring competitiveness in the years to come. The ever increasing role of IT in supporting business strategy and differentiating performance through the use of technology—means planning ahead for long term success.

The Value

  • Differentiate your business through technology
  • Enable business strategy through IT investment
  • Proactively close information technology gaps
  • Realize growth, cost and operational efficiency

The Solution

  • Governance structure
  • Current state assessment
  • Future state vision, strategy and IT roadmap
  • Cost Benefit Analysis for IT alternatives
  • Performance KPIs and metrics
  • Communication and engagement plans
  • Organizational capabilities assessment

 


Long Range Planning  |  Vendor Selection  |  Systems Implementation  |  Request a Demo

The Approach

Establishing the Framework

  • Develop project governance
  • Develop an implementation plan and approach
  • Optimize workflow and process design

Implementing the Function

  • Identify and screen vendors
  • Prepare and distribute RFPs
  • Analyze proposal responses
  • Coordinate vendor demos, site visits and reference checks
  • Conduct cost-benefit analysis
  • Evaluate vendors based upon proposal responses, demo and references
  • Determine finalist vendors
  • Negotiate contract

Sustaining Operations

  • Develop pre-implementation planning
  • Ensure knowledge transfer, process integration and ownership

 


Fulcrum Methods’ Vendor Selection methodology (VSM) provides a structured approach and tools to analyze, plan, evaluate and select information systems that deliver the maximum value with minimum cost and risk.

Effective information systems are a critical success factor for sustainable growth and operational performance. An effective vendor selection process decreases the selection time, allows faster benefits realization and minimizes the risk of failed implementations.

The solution provides for a vendor assessment, process design and technology, and a realistic implementation plan.

The Value

  • Reduced vendor selection costs and improved performance
  • Accurate forecast for resources, costs and benefits
  • Aligned vendor and system with organizational needs
  • Performance and benefits based negotiation with the vendor

The Solution

  • Comprehensive Cost-Benefit Analysis to determine the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Future state design templates
  • Qualified vendor templates
  • 50+ Sample RFPs
  • Vendor demonstration, site visit, & reference check templates
  • Contracting guidelines
  • Pre-implementation planning guidelines
  • Test scripts

Long Range Planning  |  Vendor Selection  |  Systems Implementation  |  Request a Demo

The Approach

Establishing the Framework

  • Understand current and future state
  • Develop implementation roadmap, plan and approach
  • Set up governance within your organization
  • Identify resource requirements
  • Develop communication and engagement plan
  • Develop test and QC plans
  • Develop readiness and go live criteria

Implementing the Function

  • Define the scope of work
  • Determine the cost benefit analysis
  • Align resources to support implementation
  • Manage implementation for impacts, interdependencies and risks
  • Engage and communicate with stakeholders
  • Execute design and application changes
  • Execute test and QC plans

Sustaining Operations

  • Ensure knowledge transfer, process integration and ownership
  • Conduct lookbacks for adoption and improvement
  • Develop operational documentation


Fulcrum Methods’ Systems Implementation methodology is a structured approach to implementing information systems. The methodology covers the complete IT implementation life cycle from requirements, system design, testing and data conversion to system activation and transition to support.

Whether you are undertaking a large scale system conversion, upgrading an end of life application or enhancing capabilities, Fulcrum Methods’ Systems Implementation solution offers a way for your organization to meet stakeholder requirements, ensure a quality implementation, facilitate a smooth cut-over, and maintain integrity of system design.

The Value

  • Manage implementation and conversion risk
  • Reduce business interruption
  • Deliver quality product with high customer satisfaction
  • Ensure operational readiness
  • Maximize value delivered

The Solution

  • System design
  • Test plans and scripts
  • Data validation
  • Quality control
  • Activation and go live plans
  • Issue tracking
  • Operational support