Business Information Review

Align your system requirements with your business goals

Streamlining your business systems doesn’t need to be a daunting task. All you need is some expert guidance and an easy to follow procedure.

To help, we have created a unique Business Information Review (BIR) process, developed using our best practice approach. Carried out by our specialist consulting team in partnership with you, the client, the overriding aim of a BIR is to align your organisation’s overall business goals with your IT requirements in order to create an IT systems roadmap and solution for your business.

A BIR considers the internal IT solutions currently used, both in terms of the individual systems and processes they manage. We then look for any gaps in the current set-up. This is followed by a review of the market, needs and wants of you, customer, as well as what your competitors currently offer.

We then consider the external and internal interfaces used, including data sharing and any interaction with third parties. We also review your plans for disaster recovery, succession planning and controlled change management. 

The outcome is a high-level summary document of the project scope, benefits, risks, and outline costs. Ultimately, it provides you with the expert knowledge and solid foundation you need to develop your organisation’s IT systems landscape in line with your business needs.

A quick exercise which can be carried out in as little as 5 days, the BIR provides a detailed analysis of the current system, processes and requirements which will influence the design of a solution. 

It facilitates the creation of a bespoke document which identifies key business objectives, measurable success factors, recommended system features, implementation schedule and outline costs. The project is broken down in to key stages and tasks with short term objectives and results.

Working through a BIR creates a business case for the project which can be presented at board level, helping to ‘sell’ the solution to the wider business. The risk of embarking on a project which does not meet the needs of your business is reduced saving time and money.

Customer Story - IP Group

 

“The concept of a BIR was just what we were looking for. The BIR process helped us to fully understand and document exactly where we were in terms of our financial and operational processes. This information review was then used to create a vision for where we wanted to be as a finance team, and to select the best ERP package to help get us there. We are confident that the identified NetSuite One World solution will bring multiple benefits to the business and our financial processes.”  

GROUP FINANCIAL CONTROLLER, IP GROUP

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