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Rather than alignment, which implies separation, integration melds business and IT process planning and vision on a fundamental level. To accomplish this, Phoenix management consulting firms must show how IT needs to speak the language of business just as business needs to understand IT as well.
It is common for there to be disconnection between expenditures/profit, business processes and IT which keeps them off the radar in equal measure for stakeholders, the workforce and the IT organization. Without a working knowledge of the importance of the three, a business cannot see how to integrate them in ways that save and generate revenue.
The best Phoenix management consulting firms use a variety of methods to spur strategic rather than tactical thinking. One way is to bring the CFO into department meetings (including IT) to explore the importance of the “bottom line,” how the company earns revenue, where the profit goes, and where excess cash may be invested. This helps to focus thought processes around innovation.
Not all Phoenix management consulting firms can enable a true understanding of the IT organization and how it operates to affect business processes. This can lead to implementations and projects with a fundamental disconnect between IT and the business.
Its’ imperative to work with the management staff to map out the company’s business processes to each application and the machines they ran on, showing how each was connected to the others. This map forms the basis for showing how systems impact revenue and the process pain points that need infrastructure overhauls to better meet process and business needs.
Organizations need methodologies for understanding the connection between business and IT that are embedded in the business culture. The result is an organization with a foundation for ongoing innovation that enables changing frameworks for meeting new challenges and taking advantage of new business opportunities.
To learn how MSS can set the stage for business and IT integration rather than alignment for greater agility and flexibility to take advantage of changing business landscape opportunities, contact us at email@example.com.
Cite this blog post: MLA: MSS. “Process Implementation for IT/Business integration” MSS. MSS. Blog. 11 April 2016.
APA: MSS. (2016, April 11). Process Implementation for IT/Business integration