Ask Semmens & Co. for an IT Strategy.
We specialize in understanding your business - how IT is used to deliver your product and services and manage your business. We then take this data and develop a map where you are today compared to where you need to be: from infrastructure to applications, to security and integration. We will also assess your business processes to ensure that the plan fits the way you do business.
From minor enhancements to complex business process change initiatives, Semmens & Co. can help you achieve your goals by helping you devise a plan for delivering successful IT improvements.
Business process engineering ensures your internal processes and systems work together, to make the customer experience the best it can be.
As business owners we are all guilty of this. When starting our businesses, we create processes that are built for one. You need to get from point A to B as quickly as possible and use the cheapest, most dependable SaaS tools available to you (or Excel!).
Your business grows and you employee more people. And as every new starter joins, you train them on how you use to do things. You pull out old-faithful ABC Spreadsheet or open-up the whiz bang software tool you’ve been using for a few years now and show them how things get done.
One day you receive a call from a frustrated customer. They may have purchased a product which is faulty or doesn’t meet their needs. They have tried the customer service team/cant get a response from the sales team/called multiple times/waited for a call back/waited for a refund/waited for the product to arrive/waited for a replacement…. You consult with the team and discover that yes, they are using the same process you build oh-so-many-years-ago but over time it has morphed and changed to something that no longer makes any sense and it now impacting the customer experience.
You are not alone. This happens to many businesses.
Your processes may not have scaled with the growth of your business and are now having a negative impact on the customer experience. Semmens & Co. can help.
The aim of the game is to engineer processes that meet the needs of both your customers and your business, later aligning the process with your systems. This needs to be carefully engineered to ensure that you are meeting all of your absolute needs - and steering clear of those minor ‘needs’ that simply add no value.
Business Process Engineering and Re-Engineering:
Make your IT Strategy a reality.
IT strategy and product selection is crucial to a business for two reasons:
For that reason, selecting the right IT products (at the right time) is pivotal to your success. Further, this will change as you grow.
Semmens & Co will help. We will take the IT Strategy and provide you with technical and product options to make the dream a reality. We will review and test every product and work with you to create a 'proof of concept' to test the theory. We aim to ensure that you have all the evidence you need to know that what you are implementing is the right system for your business.
Implementing your IT Strategy. It's all in the delivery.
Semmens & Co owns subsidiary company, Achieve - Portfolio, Program and Project Management, which is 100% focused on project and program delivery.
Achieve is dedicated to applying appropriate delivery process to your IT projects. It has developed an in-house IT delivery methodology, which uses the best and most effective processes from several methodologies, to ensure projects get delivered successfully every-time. It also places great importance on stakeholder engagement, project reporting, communications, roll-out and staff training.
IT implementation is not rocket science. And for the most part, the methods are tried and tested. But our point of difference is the battle scars we carry. We understand what's important in project delivery and how to do it well.
Delivery is aim of the game.
We offer the following services:
Is your program already underway but deviating off course?
Is your business lacking appropriate processes and method to get projects completed?
Do you have appropriate visibility of the issues?
Semmens & Co. has the experience to help you regain control. We will assess your projects, processes and methods. We will evaluate your delivery processes, resource allocation, team dynamics, contractual obligations and the risks, issues and inter-dependencies to identify the true problem areas. We will then provide you with a project or program health assessment, with clear recommendations on how to get your projects back on track.
We can be engaged to perform the following services:
Mark is a Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience in accounting and taxation. Mark is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Tax Practitioners Board and the National Tax and Accountants Association.Mark's blogs
Daniela Semmens is a Co-Director of Semmens & Co. and joined the company as General Manager in 2017. Daniela is an Affiliate Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and also a Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management.Daniela's blogs