An Insight into Kilimanjaro’s MethodologyThe proven Implementation Methodology to meet our clients’ expectations and requirements.
At Kilimanjaro Consulting, our goal is to improve efficiencies through the use of clever, innovative, and proven technology. We pride ourselves on being technology Sherpas, providing support for businesses when choosing and implementing the right software. Investing in an ERP is a journey your business needs to take to automate internal processes and stay ahead of your competitors. Choosing the right ERP system is only one half of the recipe for success. The other half comes from ensuring a successful implementation. There are many factors to consider when choosing your implementation partner. Therefore, you should be sure that you understand the steps in an implementation to achieve a good outcome. If your implementation partner does not follow a structured and replicable implementation methodology, you should question their credibility and be cautious of the consequences. Learn more about how to choose the right implementation partner here, as you do not want to be the Guinea Pig.
Helping businesses prepare for success
Kilimanjaro Consulting acknowledges that every business is unique. One of our guiding values at Kilimanjaro is “seek first to understand”. We listen to your needs, concerns, and requirements before applying our technical knowledge to deliver the right solution for you. We seek to understand which elements make each company unique before considering the most suitable software package or configuration. We feel strongly about involving our clients in the process from start to finish, ensuring that the users become self-sufficient. Finally, we know that feeling supported throughout the implementation journey is critical for a successful result, and are committed to giving every client a good outcome.
MYOB Advanced and Exo Implementation Methodology
Kilimanjaro follows a systematic framework developed over the past 15 years. It is designed to guide the users up the technology mountain. We use our skills and experience across many industries to identify areas of improvement in your business and show you technologies that can benefit your overall strategy. By following our low-risk implementation methodology as closely as possible, we can guarantee the best possible results for your business. As MYOB’s largest partner across Australia and New Zealand, we have a massive pool of industry specialists to guide you.
The journey for us begins with comprehending precisely what you are doing and then exploring what can be done differently. For every single implementation, we follow the same low-risk, structured methodology to make sure that no vital steps are missed. Before commencing an implementation, part of our methodology is to conduct a risk/benefit assessment. This ensures that your chosen solution will meet the requirements of your business, within the budget and away from risk. Let us take a closer look at how we would take you through the implementation journey:
Kilimanjaro’s implementation process itself contains four distinct phases:
- Design the system
This is the most crucial step of the implementation process as it will dictate the subsequent phases. This is where we seek a deeper understanding of your business and your current systems. Combined with our years of experience and knowledge, we can then create a foundation of what your new system will look like. As mentioned above, we rely heavily on first understanding your requirements from the beginning to make sure that we can set your business up for success.
- Build the system
Once we have acquired all the information we need, we translate this into a blueprint for the build. During the build, we will take you through a series of workshops to determine what information needs to be extracted from your current systems, what additional information we may require, and how we can ensure the integrity of the data.
- UAT&T (User Acceptance Testing and Training)
Once we have provided you with a prototype or configuration of the software for testing, you have the chance to ensure that it is working as expected and that it achieves the outcomes identified back in the design phase. The UAT phase is not only great for rectifying any issues you may find, it also gives your team the opportunity to get to know your new system.
By the time you reach go-live, you will not encounter any surprises as you have already gone through the motions during the User Acceptance Testing phase. During this last phase, we will do a final conversion of your data, and then you will commence processing in your new system! We pride ourselves on being there for you after implementation, so that you are in control of your system the entire way through.
How our methodology benefits our team
Following a structured process means that everyone in our team knows which steps to take for a successful implementation. Providing a clear goal makes the process efficient and transparent, creating a positive experience for both our clients and our team. Lessons from past experiences are embedded in the methodology. Thus, the sheer number of implementations we have done means that each new implementation is bullet-proof.
Kilimanjaro’s proven methodology ensures you are always in safe hands with clever guidance. If you have any more questions about our implementation methodology, give us a call on 1300 857 464 or download our free Risk Flyer below.