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Step-by-step Implementation

IFS strives to have the most satisfied customers. With IFS Implementation, we ensure that customers maximize their benefits from IFS Applications quickly and easily.

IFS Implementation is the result of thousands of successful implementation projects. We work with you to address key issues and set clear, achievable goals. During the project, we closely monitor projects in order to see that goals are achieved. Implementation is fast and lean, with minimum disturbance to operations. The solution is delivered on time so that payback on investment begins as soon as the system goes live, if not before.

 

Perspectives

For successful implementation, five critical perspectives must be managed properly. We address with these perspectives in parallel to ensure that all aspects are dealt with and that the project is completed in time.

Project Management
Management of the project so that it is on time and within budget.

Process Management
Ensuring that the business system optimally supports the customer’s business processes.

Solution Management
Designing and configuring the right solution to support customer processes.

Data Management
Optimal management of data in the new system and migration of data from the old system.

Technology Management
Configuring and installing the right technical platform and environment.


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Implementation Project Phases


A typical implementation project is divided into three distinct phases: Implementation Study, Implementation, and Go Live.
   

Implementation Study

In the Implementation Study, we specify the solution and focus on what has to be done. We match IFS best-practice business processes with customer-critical business processes. For multisite customers with businesses at different locations, or sites in one or more countries, we decide in which order the system will be installed at the various sites.

Project Management

  • Scope & formation
  • Planning
  • Organization
  • Staffing
  • Site readiness assessment
  • Appoint steering committee
  • Documentation
  • Audits & reviews

Process Management

  • Definition of business-critical processes
  • Core team training
  • Solution Management
  • Variance analysis (modifications, integrations, etc.)
  • Package planning
  • Core team training

Data Management

  • Data migration strategy
  • Data identification

Technology Management

  • Implementation environment definition
  • Infrastructure and system architecture
  • Definition & strategy
  • Training environment installation

Implementation

During implementation, we configure and adapt the system that was specified during the Implementation Study. The business processes and the solution are validated, and the technical infrastructure is installed and configured. If necessary, we develop customizations such as integrations with other systems.

Project Management

  • Goals and delimitations
  • Planning
  • Organization
  • Staffing
  • Implementation kickoff
  • Steering committee
  • Documentation
  • Audits & reviews

Process Management

  • Work routine development
  • Process model validation
  • Core team training
  • Preparation of end-user training

Solution Management

  • Package development and delivery
  • Training material
  • Core team training
  • Application solution validation

Data Management

  • Data collection
  • Data cleansing
  • Data migration module configuration
  • Data migration (trial)
  • Data validation

Technology Management

  • Implementation environment installations
  • Infrastructure and system architecture implementation
  • Technical training

Go Live

The new enterprise system is now put into operation. End-user training is completed, data from the old system are migrated to the new, and users start working according to work routines that have been developed. The entire customer solution is validated in an extensive test by end-users using full-scale production data in order to confirm that the system meets the targets that were set when the project started. Together with the customer, we confirm that customer expectations are fulfilled.

If the customer has facilities at different sites, we go live first at the pilot site, and, after evaluation, at the other sites, according to the site rollout plan.

Project Management

  • Goals and delimitations
  • Planning
  • Organization
  • Staffing
  • Steering committee
  • Documentation
  • Audits & reviews

Process Management

  • Work routine validation
  • End-user training

Solution Management

  • End-user training
  • Customer solution validation
  • Customer support routines fully operational

Data Management

  • Data migration (full-scale)
  • Data validation

Technology Management

  • Implementation environment validation & fine-tuning
  • Infrastructure and system architecture Validation & fine-tuning
  • Technical training

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