Implementation

Our project methodology is founded upon PMI, Project Management Institute principals. All of our project managers have attended PMI training. We have taken the outstanding principals taught at PMI and tailored them for implementations of Microsoft Dynamics products in conjunction with Microsoft’s Sure Step Implementation Methodology. The result is a streamlined and consistent approach, which facilitates rapid deployment and can be tailored for each client’s specific provisions. Our terminology leaves nothing to the imagination and provides an excellent mechanism for a complete client understanding of phases and tasks.

AKA Enterprise Solutions understands the need to provide a comprehensive framework that addresses all of the questions and issues concerning ERP and CRM solution implementation. Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step offers a systematic, standardized methodology that contains all of the tools, templates, and best practices needed for each step of the implementation process. With Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, customers can experience the increased efficiency, enhanced productivity, and minimization of risk that following specific standards and procedures in an implementation.

Why AKA utilizes Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step in conjunction with your implementation

Consistent, repeatable model of implementation

By providing an implementation model that enables you to follow a series of the same implementation methods applied for businesses of all shapes and sizes, Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step provides a system that promotes consistent implementation quality and success at all stages of the process. Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step offers a clear, understandable services delivery approach that can easily be learned and adopted by all members involved in an implementation project.

Step-by-step guidance of the implementation process

The Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step system offers a step-by-step implementation approach that incorporates visual elements such as process flow diagrams and charts along with detailed descriptions of each implementation stage. By using the available tools, templates, and resources that the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step methodology provides, a customer gains an in-depth knowledge of solution implementation and a familiarity with the processes involved in implementation.

Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step offers seven optimization offerings that provide guidance for both technical and functional designs and review the performance and operations of your system. These offerings are particularly helpful for large, complex implementations because they effectively and proactively organize the management of project quality from the first phase to the last. Through the seven optimization offerings – Architecture Review, Design Review, Customization Review, Performance Review, Health Check, Upgrade Review, and Project Governance and Delivery Review – an exhaustive, independent review of the software implementation is performed to ensure that within each phase the solutions meet the customer’s needs and requirements, as well as offering descriptions on the impact that the various components of the implemented solution will have on the customer’s business operations, and identifying and presenting any potential problems or issues to the customer.

Increased management oversight with Project Management disciplines and processes. Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step provides best practices management activities and tasks throughout phase implementation to ensure that all pieces of the integration process – knowledge, resources, procedures, schedules, communications, and so on – are completely tied and connected together into a cohesive operational whole. Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step breaks down these management activities into different disciplines and offers in-depth information on the activities and tasks that comprise each of these disciplines.

Through the Risk, Scope, Issue, Time and Cost, Resource, Communication, Quality, Procurement, and Sales Management disciplines, you are able to fully organize, coordinate, and oversee all aspects of an implementation project, starting from the project’s initiation and planning process, then progressing to its execution and monitoring, and finally ending with the project’s closure. By providing detailed guidelines for project management disciplines and processes, Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step allows managers to identify and assign the specific tasks and activities necessary for each part of the implementation process, thus enhancing the project’s efficiency by determining the tasks to be accomplished and assigning them to appropriate team members thus also increasing the chances of an overall successful software implementation.

Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step role definition process is that it can support the implementation needs of customer organizations of all sizes. We believe in enabling our customers and leaving behind true knowledge. We provide expertise and experience that leads to recognized business value. AKA will utilize our expertise along with the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step methodology to meet your individual needs.

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