IT Consulting

Our IT Consulting services include:

  • Project Management Services
  • IT Effectiveness study
  • SAP Implementation Review
  • BPM Consulting

Project Management Services

Project Management Challenges faced by you:

  • Planning Process
  • Defining project closure at the beginning
  • Training management, core committee and implementation team to cope with technology challenges
  • Requirement Analysis
  • Bridging the gap of business requirement to IT requirement
  • Scoping and identifying right application
  • Understanding the critical processes in technology acquisition and implementation

What We Do

Project Management is accomplished through the use of processes such as initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing. Our project team manages the project control of the work which typically involves competing demands for: time, scope, cost, risk and quality. We also bridge the gap between stakeholders' differing needs and expectations and the reality.

Our Project Manager's role is to provide visibility to the stakeholders in many tasks needed to execute the project, to clearly and frequently communicate the status of projects and tasks and to work closely with the sponsor of the project to make sure that your project is delivered as close to the forecasted time, budget & scope as possible.

SSA Methodology

  • We conduct brief IT Review to understand your project management needs.
  • Design a PM solution for the projects planned
  • Highly skilled and trained project managers with the fitment to your organisation culture
  • Well planned project closure strategy to make your organisation self-sufficient

IT Effectiveness study

IT Effectiveness study involves assessment of organisation’s information technology environment vis-à-vis control objectives for IT:

  • Information integrity consistent with information value to the organisation.
  • Information confidentiality consistent with business and statutory requirements.
  • Information availability consistent with the requirements of business processes.
  • Assessing organisation’s readiness to adopt latest trends in technology

What We Do

We customise the IT effectiveness study to meet the needs of your organisation depending upon the size and spread of your operations and business. The study is focused to identify business risks, process gaps and technology gaps in your IT Function based on Control Objectives for IT (COBIT) framework to cover following aspects of the information technology,

  • Information
  • Application (Software)
  • Infrastructure
  • People


IT effectiveness study will provide:

  • An improved understanding of information process
  • Information security risks.
  • Process gaps
  • Improvement opportunities.
  • Recommendations for risk mitigation.

SSA Methodology

  • Management Audit expertise, Technology expertise bundled with SAP professionals
  • Extensive Domain knowledge
  • Customised solution considering the needs of the Client

SAP Implementation Review

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), first, denotes the planning and management of resources in an enterprise. Secondly, it denotes a software system that can be used to manage whole business processes, integrating your key functions.

SAP is one of the most successfully implemented ERP systems worldwide in the Enterprise IT Application segment. For any organisation in process of SAP implementation to take care of its business process data, the SAP implementation review is required with reference to various control objectives which will differ from organisation to organisation as per the needs of the control structures of such organisations.

Some of the specific management concerns identified regarding SAP ERP include:

  • Failure to meet user requirements
  • Failure to integrate
  • Incompatibility with technical infrastructure
  • Vendor support problems
  • Expensive and complex installations

When do you require it?

  • During the implementation process OR
  • Prior to Go-Live date OR
  • Post Go-Live date to identify the gap in definition and reality

What We Do

Given the integrated nature of SAP, with our expert and integrated team of management consultants and IT consultants, we identify gaps, analyse the impact and present you the risks or challenges an organisation faces related to:

  • Industry and business environment
  • User or management behavior
  • Business processes and procedures
  • System functionality
  • Application security
  • Underlying infrastructure
  • Data conversion and integrity
  • Ongoing maintenance / business continuity

SSA Methodology

  • Management Audit expertise, Technology expertise bundled with SAP professionals
  • Extensive domain knowledge
  • Customised solution considering the need of the client

BPM Consulting

  • process has to deal with information flow, control flow and transaction flow

  • However, if the entire process logic (control + information + transaction) is incorporated in ERP or SCM system, then IT brains have to spend huge development, customisation and integration efforts.

  • While ERP or transaction-based software focuses on transactions, BPM, allow users to easily build control flow and information flow logic involving employees, business partners and Clients.

  • To find a balance between transaction control and process control remains the challenge to many organisations while deciding their Information Technology needs.

What We Do

Our process consulting team and IT Team work jointly with you to understand your pain areas in managing people, technology and process. We also understand the maturity of the organisation in technology adoption and usage of modern IT tools.

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The site was last updated on: 24 January 2011