Kilimanjaro Methodology & ProcessThe systems we have in place to ensure you have a smooth and successful implementation
Kilimanjaro had developed a structured, low-risk process for implementing software. The process combines your understanding of your own business with our understanding of the software, to ensure that your investment gives you the outcome you anticipated.
MYOB Exo Business & Advanced Implementation
We are one of the most experienced, technically competent and accredited MYOB Exo and MYOB Advanced partners. We have developed a unique 6 step implementation process, to get you from start to go-live and beyond, with a minimum of fuss, disruption and anxiety.
Our team has wide-ranging experience in a variety of industries, such as:
- Professional services
- Retail Point of Sale
- Child Care
Kilimanjaro Consulting has qualified implementers ready to help you get up and running.
Over the years we have seen many failed implementations, and we are frequently contacted by companies needing a rescue mission. We have carefully analysed why these implementations have failed. What makes a successful implementation? The first step, whatever software you are thinking of implementing, is risk management.
Software risk – can the software do the job?
Implementer risk – can the implementer do the job?
Self-inflicted risk – Can I (the client) do what is required of me?
We have developed a unique 6 step process to make sure that your risk is managed, and that you get the outcomes you envisaged.
Our philosophy is that you need to be guided in the implementation process, and in the management of the change in your organisation. We support and coach you rather than doing all the work for you. Depending on the level of skills in your organisation, you may be able to do large portions of the pre-implementation work yourselves. You can manage your budget by deciding how much you do, and how much we do. Certain elements of work, such as integrating your website, is naturally work that we would do. We believe that the more you participate in the design and implementation of the system, the better equipped you will be to become self-sufficient. All of our services are built around this principle.
Your level of participation in your project has a significant impact on both cost and benefit. An increased level of participation gives you the following benefits:
- You will become familiar with the system and the processes being implemented – minimising the risk of disappointment later.
- You will have a sense of the level of skill and the amount of time it takes to configure the system, and will better understand what you are paying for.
- You will become self-sufficient in the system more quickly.
- You will be able to use our skills only for the things that you genuinely cannot do, and in so doing will reduce the consulting cost of your project.
- We expect that you will participate actively on your project and will embrace every opportunity to learn and prepare yourself for the go-live date.
Collaboration in Design
The best way to ensure that you get what you want is to go through a logical, defined process of communicating the information to Kilimanjaro. By doing this together with us, we will understand your vision of what your company wants from the system. Differences between your team members are resolved at this early stage, and a consensus view is arrived at before we begin configuring the software. You may find that your own vision will change over time, as you begin working with the software, and becoming aware of its capabilities.
At Kilimanjaro, we have learned that it is far more efficient to know what you are building before you start building it. Its no different to building a house. The cost of rectifying by far exceeds the cost of doing it right the first time.
Our 6 step methodology is based upon the principle of making sure you will derive real benefit from your new system. Part of the service we deliver is assisting you to do that.
One Step at a Time
The Kilimanjaro Methodology encourages you to set your own pace in your project. We believe in taking it one step at a time, and prioritising. You may, for example be planning to purchase a new server, or build a new website. At Kilimanjaro, we understand how all the elements fit together, and we can guide you in phasing your project to get the best return on your investment.
Our consulting background means we understand how businesses make decisions. We work happily with your existing resources: IT Suppliers, network administrators, web developers, accountants.
Managing the Budget
By breaking the implementation project down into small components and focusing on the outcome, we establish a strong basis for performance evaluation and budget management. Each step in the methodology requires a discrete output and that output is evaluated by you in terms of its compliance to your specification. Our Lead Implementer on your project will keep you informed as to how you are tracking against your budget. We can suggest ways of managing the cost. We are also happy to make changes in scope, if required, and provide you with a revised budget for the new work.