It would be nice to think that once you've selected a system, you can relax and let the supplier do the rest.
Our approach to system selection is designed to minimise the risk that the system doesn't meet your expectations. However, the implementation still needs to be managed effectively - coordinating the supplier(s) and your internal business and technical teams, managing the scope, budget and issues that arise, and continually looking ahead to spot the risks and any pitfalls.
It's not rocket science, but it is time-consuming, and many organisations simply do not have the capacity or experience to take on the implementation project management.
But all is not lost - we can take on the client project management role for you, or help you to put in place an in-house project management structure.
In most cases, our project managers have direct experience of the system you are implementing, and are able to utilise their real estate industry understanding to deliver a project managed on time and to budget.
Implementing IT systems involves significant change for an organisation. This change needs managing, not as an afterthought, but as a formal project, coordinated by you to ensure that all internal and external resources and stakeholders are focused and deliver to plan. If you don’t have the capacity, our implementation project managers can help.
Broadly, we address IT and systems for property from two aspects.
First, we help organisations with specific initiatives - often a new systems project; sometimes revitalising a project that's already underway. In particular we help with;
Second, organisations often ask us to help them look at the bigger picture, relating to;
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