Now let’s discuss the key deliverables a client might receive out of this engagement. We have a written deliverable which covers the scope and approach of our project, as well as the organizational profile. It contains everything gathered during the discovery period; this information forms the narrative of how the Lawson application is used, how well it is meeting the client’s needs, and any other noticeable gaps that we can close with CloudSuite. We back up this process with our data analysis, where we examine the transactions and configuration within the system. That step includes our business process review, which is a recommended approach when moving to CloudSuite.
Alongside our data analysis, we deliver a spreadsheet-based W.I.C.E inventory (workflows, interfaces, customizations, and extensions). This element is essentially a listing of development work that needs to be done as part of the CloudSuite implementation. Also, we provide a reporting analytics assessment and CloudSuite implementation budgetary estimates that are primarily workshop-driven. These come in an Excel package that we put together, which is something we'll discuss more later in the series. We conclude our deliverable with an executive summary, and that’s our power-puncher.
About the Authors
Managing Partner, RPI Consultants
Keith is the Managing Partner of RPI and is certified on Infor Cloud Suite Financials and Supply Chain. He has been working with Infor & Lawson customers for 20+ years and his passion is helping leaders develop strategies to optimize their use of the software. Keith leads and sets the direction for RPI – he is a driving force every day of our customer centric strategy as well as pushing our team to be thought leaders. He “leads from the front” by being a common presenter and the master of ceremonies of most of our webcasts or as we say our “carnival barker”. Keith also interacts daily with customer and Infor executives to promote the positive forward movement of our industry, community, and customers.
Richard Leigh Stout
Partner, Infor Practice Leader, RPI Consultants
Richard has been sharing his passion for helping clients implement optimized Infor solutions for more than 15 years. As an RPI partner and head of the Infor practice, he is widely known throughout the Infor community as a though leader in the space as well as one of the foremost figures in designing, developing, and optimizing successful ERP architectures leveraging the Infor solution. In addition to helping clients achieve their immediate and long-term goals, Richard focuses on educating the wider community on best practices, optimizing solutions, and moving organizations to their next level.
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