System Selection

One of the most difficult tasks – often hastened during the initial project planning phase – is a thorough investigation, collection, and documentation of organizational, technical, and business process related data.

system selectionSophus utilizes a process based on Joint Application Development (JAD) principles.  JAD has traditionally been utilized between end-users and software development professionals; hence, the name.  The JAD process puts the designers and users in a structured setting to allow for the direct flow of communication in the requirements analysis and design specification of any new product or project.

As both the sophistication of business requirements and the number of available solutions grow, the selection of legal and business systems is becoming an increasingly costly and time-consuming exercise.  The price of getting it wrong can be high, both financially and in failing to meet critical business needs.

At Sophus, we do not develop software, nor do we have any link with package, hardware, or service suppliers. Thus, we are able to remain objective and independent.  Additionally, our team of consultants, who possess a broad range of experience gained over years in the industry, will provide you with a knowledgeable and trustworthy resource to assist in this process.

We have developed a proven methodology using requirements analysis through modified JAD sessions.

The methodology works most effectively when the client’s staff and future end-users are closely involved in the process.  This ensures that Sophus’ consultants gain a full understanding of the business requirements and that the client understands our approach so they can conduct this process themselves in the future.

We can also assist you with:

  • RFI and RFP process
  • Product/Vendor selection

Sophus’ consultants will manage the entire system implementation process providing supervision of the data migration and user preparedness process to ensure that client software and technology changes are implemented in a successful risk-managed fashion.

Our services include:

  • System and user testing
  • User training
  • Migration management