To sustain growth in a competitive environment, organizations must respond quickly to market pressures and customer demands. An organization’s IT environment directly affects this ability to respond. That’s why organizations need software solutions tailored to business-specific needs that interoperate with each other and maintain flexibility as the business grows and evolves.
Timely delivery of the right applications enables an organization to remain ahead of the competition and stay on top of industry trends. The challenge is in clarifying your business requirements and selecting and integrating the right industry-focused applications.
EMC knows that a new application represents a significant investment of your time and money. Business and technology groups must work together to develop requirements, screen vendors, and make the “package vs. custom” decision — all while continuing their day-to-day tasks.
Our consultants know your industry and have expertise with both commercial off-the-shelf software packages and custom applications. We can bridge the gap between IT and business groups and link business requirements to their criteria in the application.
EMC’s Business Requirements Engineering framework accelerates the requirements analysis phase of a project by creating accurate and comprehensible requirements. We can also help you develop vendor lists, articulate criteria for application selection, and score vendors. Depending on your needs, we can also source, configure, integrate, test, and deploy the specialized industry solution selected.
Off-the-shelf applications do not adequately meet the needs of many organizations. Developing a custom application lets you tailor the features, processes, and user experience, ensuring your business goals are achieved. An in-house development project, though, can quickly devour resources and impede day-to-day activities.
EMC provides the combination of industry, technology, and multi-platform expertise critical to successfully developing a custom application. Our approach uses service-oriented architecture principles, modern application lifecycle development processes, and the appropriate combination of on-shore/off-shore resources to ensure the success of your project.
Flexibility and usability are important considerations in our development process. We create solutions that are easy to use and scale to production loads. We provide knowledge transfer that enables you to take charge of the application when the project is done.
EMC delivers applications designed for your specific needs. Our Assured Performance delivery methodology ensures predictable outcomes, minimizes risk, and delivers results on time and on budget.
- Custom Application Development
Develop a new application, enhance an existing one, or migrate to a new platform using Microsoft, Unix, or other technologies.
- Business Intelligence System Development
Improve decision-making by tapping into disparate data sources to provide historical, current, and predictive views of business operations.
- Information Security Consulting
Protect your critical business information assets, comply with internal and external mandates, and provide secure access.
Companies become more productive and respond faster to marketplace changes when their business processes are streamlined. These processes are often driven by compliance laws and quality initiatives. Years of implementing point applications for functions such as ERP, CRM, billing, and procurement have made it increasingly difficult for companies to effectively automate business processes that span the organization.
You can create agile business processes by breaking down massive applications into separate business services. These processes can be automated and managed to be resilient to changes in technology. EMC’s innovative approach to business process automation helps companies improve agility and interoperability by implementing business processes as collections of services. These services can be easily reconfigured and reused in different scenarios as your needs and the marketplace change.
Our team of designers and strategists work with you to plan and implement a solution. We leverage best practices and reusable components, provide industry expertise, and align stakeholders through an inclusive, iterative design process.
The best systems are designed with the end-user in mind. Architecting enterprise applications without considering the human factor will produce less than ideal systems and a disappointing return on investment. Business processes designed around easy-to-use, intuitive systems can cut transaction time in half, resulting in improved productivity and cost savings.
At EMC, User Experience Experts and Information Architects are part of every project. Their role is to create an intuitive navigation framework that enables users to quickly and conveniently accomplish tasks and access information.
Our consultants are skilled at creating powerful visual designs that engage and inform. Visual cues, typography, color, and iconography are used to make information easy to find and understand, to shape and reinforce the desired brand personality, and to clearly communicate information in a pleasing, compelling format. The results are systems that are easier to use, have lower support costs, have higher adoption rates, and increase productivity.
Distributed staff, a wide range of job roles, and a variety of content types (web, paper, video, audio, etc.) result in fragmented procedures for organizing and maintaining enterprise content. The key is to find the best way to capture, manage, archive, and deliver content. Regulatory policies and compliance practices must also be applied to information at every point in the lifecycle.
It can be challenging to develop the right strategy for managing enterprise content. EMC consultants are experts in translating business objectives into a clear system vision. We work closely with you to understand your business processes and information policies, including:
- Search and retrieval
- Records management
- Document flow analysis
- Migration issues
Our services help you align your business and technology goals. We will develop a strategy and implement a solution that encompasses best practices and comprehensive change management. Support and education services provide the knowledge transfer to ensure your success.