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Technology is a major strategic driver for virtually every business or organization. Whether you seek to reach new customers, better serve your existing customers or improve your efficiency and effectiveness, MNP’s Technology Consulting team has the experience, knowledge and skills to help you leverage technology to achieve your goals. We help uncomplicate the future.
MNP Technology Consulting provides a full range of objective, holistic technology services to:
Looking at your organization from every angle, we help ensure your technology solutions create value, sustain infrastructure, increase growth, improve processes, and reduce costs.
Our consultants understand your challenges and organizational goals, and work with you to translate technology issues and opportunities into meaningful results. Our highly qualified and experienced consultants have the expertise and insight to deliver services that meet your technology needs.
Over the course of many projects, MNP Technology Consulting has provided a combination of strategic, tactical and operational services.
In today’s crowded marketplace, finding an IT partner you can trust is a daunting task, even more so in a specialized area such as Business Analytics. That’s why MNP’s Technology Consulting team is committed to establishing long-term strategic partnerships that are based on trust, flexibility and respect.
Our team delivers a wide variety of professional services and business solutions in the traditional technology, insurance, financial services, government, agriculture, healthcare, retail, gaming and eBusiness sectors. Our experienced professionals work with you as part of your team in a lead or support role, tailoring our services to meet your unique needs.
We customize our process based on the scale and scope of the engagement, as well as on your existing resources. Depending on your needs, we can work in tandem — working with you to enhance your team — or in a specialty capacity, as contractor on a time and material or flat-rate basis.
MNP’s Business Analytics (BA) Professional Services team focuses on demonstrating the value analytics can bring to your organization. While effective technology and architecture is definitely part of the equation, we see a need for understanding how to use analytics to improve your business performance. Our team of consultants is recognized throughout the industry as experts in this field.
Our Business Analytics team focuses on the following key principles in all of our projects:
As experts in each layer of your Enterprise Information Architecture, MNP ensures your Business Analytics (BA) implementation is optimized for your specific information architecture. BA is in the consumer layer, which means it inherits the design and structural decisions implemented in the Data Warehouse and Data Mart and should be implemented with careful consideration of these layers. To achieve optimal performance for your BA implementation, we offer services that enhance your Master Data Management, Information Management and Data Quality architectures to more fully realize the benefits of Business Analytics.
Our professionals have deep and diverse skill sets, allowing us to assist clients in implementing a Business Analytics Management Framework through the following services:
Today’s knowledge-intensive organizations require constant collaboration between teams, organized and accessible data and an open line of communication. Businesses must provide the means and empower their employees to work together, harness their full potential and complete projects efficiently.
Organizations which recognize that modern social collaboration platforms and tools can change the way you do business and capitalize on this tend to perform better than those that rely on established hierarchies and traditional email systems. Today’s workforce expects the same power and functionality from business applications as they have with social and mobile platforms used outside the workplace; not having the same accessibility and functionality can quickly lead to frustration.
Moving your business to a more collaborative, effective environment starts with strategy and a genuine appetite for change within your organization. MNP’s Technology Consulting team can help you create a collaboration strategy that includes an assessment of your current state, desired future state and a transformation roadmap involving people, process and technology. From there, we work alongside your team to select the tools and implement a strategy that will allow you to realize the full benefits of collaboration within your organization.
Our experienced team offers extensive collaboration services including:
MNP’s Enterprise Software Development (ESD) team works closely with clients to effectively develop and deploy enterprise wide software solutions that optimize business performance. Our Enterprise Software Development team combines their industry knowledge, technical expertise and proven ESD methodologies to provide customized services to businesses across Canada and around the world.
Our ESD specialists have extensive software development and implementation experience in diverse environments. Our team provides organizations with prompt, high-quality and cost-effective ESD business solutions in diverse industries.
While working with you to select and customize the ESD solutions, we address your most pressing business issues and help minimize disruptions in production and service delivery to improve your organization’s overall business performance.
At MNP we are committed to helping our customers leverage Geospatial technologies to improve their business. Our staff has been involved in developing and rolling out some of the largest and most successful GIS-enabled enterprise business systems anywhere. We also assist organizations responsible for managing geo-spatial programs to improve their processes. Our focus on integration of GIS capabilities with business differentiates us from the competition. If your business solutions require geospatial capabilities, whether on the Internet or on the desktop, our Geomatics & Land Management team can help.
In the quickly advancing digital age, customers are demanding the ability to interact with their service providers 24/7. The challenge for businesses is to meet these demands cost effectively, while maintaining the security of sensitive information. Traditionally, corporations spent significant dollars creating custom proprietary solutions or licensing software from large vendors to meet these needs.
MNP provides enterprise class portal solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses in an affordable manner. A custom portal solution provides customers access to information as well as a collaboration platform that is safe and secure. MNP has extensive experience delivering enterprise class solutions to clients.
Liferay is a platform that can be used to host web portal solutions and was named “a Leader in Gartner’s magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Products in 2013.” We have experience configuring and customizing Liferay to meet the complex needs of various businesses and their customers. Whether you require ERP integration, high availability, granular security and permissions, mobile support optimizations or a unique user experience — virtually anything is achievable.
Liferay is an open source Java-based technology that provides a highly customizable platform for portals that follow industry standards (JSR 286). Community and Enterprise (commercial support) versions are available. These Liferay features allow lower-cost licensing, avoid vendor lock in and gives you the ability to leverage portlets built by the Java community. The collaboration and social features also help grow business communications.
As an experienced technology consulting firm, MNP can provide:
Some examples of portal functionality that we have provided are:
MNP provides Oracle consulting services that will help you to succeed with planning, designing, implementing, upgrading and maintaining your Oracle needs. With Oracle’s new cloud, technology, business and industry solutions bringing new opportunities and capabilities, the process for choosing and implementing can be challenging. MNP can help you both select those tools best suited to your organization’s needs and help with implementing them.
Examples of Oracle features that take database implementation to a new level are Oracle Database 12c unique Multitenant Architecture, Oracle Real Application Cluster, Oracle Active Data Guard and Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. These capabilities can decrease hardware budget, simplify architecture, improve performance, reduce maintenance downtime and cost, and provide a high level of security. These are some of the examples, among the others, that could improve your company’s TCO and ROI.
Aside from MNP’s strong technical expertise, our skilled consultants possess effective project management, leadership skills, an understanding of business processes and strong communication skills — combined to provide technical consulting that exceeds the norm. As a whole, our team has many years of experience in the following areas:
Whether you need one person or a complete project team, our team prides themselves on delivering services which are driven by and for your business needs. We pride ourselves on delivering quality services that are both on time and on budget while following the industry’s best practices and standards.
In the digital era, your website will often be the first point of contact you have with a customer. It is your opportunity to make a lasting first impression on them for better or worse. Your company’s reputation can rely on the web experience you provide for your customers. Having a slow website is the same as having a slow waiter at a restaurant — it is unlikely to inspire repeat business.
The benefits of investment into Performance Management are:
Whether you are building a business case for a new software solution, are in the midst of implementing one or are supporting a live product, MNP can help you mitigate business risk, save time and reduce the costs of your software implementation projects.
Backed by experience and performance engineering best practices, MNP will work with you and your technology team and utilize business practices and tools to reduce or eliminate costs associated with delays or failure due to performance issues.
A leading cause of project failure is failing to understand or address performance requirements. Yet performance requirements are often neglected when a project faces time or budget constraints. Many teams approach projects with a functionality-first mindset and continually underestimate the time and effort required to produce a system that performs well. A functional system is easy to measure and is expected, but a functional system that performs poorly is one that results in a dissatisfied customer.
Surveys of IT projects show a consistent pattern of failure and challenges that result in an outcome that does not live up to 60 to 70% of expectations. It has also been shown that IT project failure is systemic; more money does not equal a higher rate of success. In fact, the rate of outright failure for projects with a budget over 1 million dollars is 50% higher than projects with a budget of under 350,000 dollars (Gartner – Why do projects fail?, June 2012).
The past and present are littered with examples of systems that failed or suffered for weeks or months after rollout due to performance issues that were entirely preventable. Whether your project is for financial systems or manufacturing, private or public facing, data entry or information retrieval, high throughput or fast response, MNP can ensure your system is optimized and your business is prepared for the transition into production.
Depending on your needs, we can:
Our firm has conducted numerous projects to help a variety of organizations plan to include performance analysis in their projects, conduct performance testing and analysis, define software, hardware and process changes and investigate and solve performance problems in production.
With a long background in developing and analyzing applications our Technology Consulting team has a great deal of experience improving application performance and helping companies tune their applications, environments and platforms including:
MNP has worked with clients to implement performance analysis processes in a variety of industries, including IT solutions, aerospace, insurance, pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing, retail and gaming. Our combined knowledge and experience ensures all provided solutions are adaptable, thorough and tailored to your unique situation.
In today's competitive marketplace, business success depends on accessibility to important information and overall responsiveness. To streamline your business functions and interactions, MNP designs and updates customer portals to increase customer engagement, and ultimately enhance business performance.
Portals make content and services easily accessible to employees and partners. This ensures all information is available to everyone in your organization so leaders can coordinate with other managers and business units to synchronize your activities and become a more agile enterprise. Portals also enable more informed and effective decision-making, better customer service and improved interaction with partners throughout the supply chain.
Today’s customers not only prefer, but expect a self-service portal to keep track of their interactions with your business. An effective customer portal essentially lets you stay open for business 24/7, while reducing actual customer service staffing commitments and costs. You can also use customer portals to increase interactivity by extending special offers, quickly and affordably rolling out customer loyalty programs or obtaining customer feedback, all through one central hub.
MNP Technology’s Portal Framework is a next generation portal platform for B2B, B2C and B2E applications, integrating users with all aspects of your enterprise.
By implementing our Portal Framework, business processes are integrated, appearing on the user’s desktop so they can manage activities by exception. Users are also able to access critical information in real time from an integrated and personalized interface. Whether you need your existing customer portal updated to take advantage of new technologies or a new customer portal designed, we can create a customized system that will give your business a competitive edge.
MNP’s Portal Framework helps enhance your business performance in several areas, including:
Our Preferred Portal Technologies:
Complex projects often involve substantial resources and costs over long periods of time. Despite the efforts put into a project, there are a number of reasons why you may not get the outcomes you were expecting. MNP’s Project Health Check is a five-phase process which identifies the roadblocks impacting your success and provides strategies on how to make mid-project adjustments or adopt best practices for future projects. We ensure you make the most of your resources and get the results you need.
When you should engage MNP’s Project Health Check services:
MNP Technology Consulting’s project health check includes the following phases, tasks and deliverables:
Microsoft’s SharePoint platform is used by both big and small organizations, operating in diverse industries. This popular tool has been embraced for its multiple functions, complex collaboration structure and overall flexibility. However, with SharePoint’s wide-ranging capabilities comes a long list of considerations — one many organizations are unprepared to thoroughly and effectively address.
MNP helps businesses that are either currently using or considering implementing SharePoint to construct the best user experience, cut costs through a unified infrastructure and fully leverage SharePoint’s capabilities to suit your organization’s unique needs. We work closely with you to understand how SharePoint can best integrate with your current systems, help you reach key objectives and improve your overall business performance.
Our SharePoint Consulting Services include:
Effective and modern information systems are critical to the operations of every organization. As a result, your legacy information systems need to periodically be upgraded or replaced. Selecting and implementing software systems can be expensive and time-consuming. Selecting the wrong system can also pose risks to the day-to-day function and operations of your business. You may be uncertain what software offers the greatest opportunity to enhance your business performance and not sure how to proceed.
Whether your information systems handle accounting, order entry, time management, point-of-sale, inventory, contracts, customer relations or multiple functions, MNP can ensure your systems satisfy the evolving requirements of your organization.
Whether you are upgrading your current systems or selecting new software, MNP’s advisors can help you mitigate business risk, save time and reduce the costs of your software selection and implementation initiatives.
Backed by extensive experience, MNP has developed an objective, vendor-independent and comprehensive methodology to successfully select and implement software solutions to improve your operations. Our approach is driven by industry best practices and ensures the appropriate software is selected based on your needs, implemented without disrupting operations and provides a genuine return on investment.
Our firm has conducted numerous projects to help a wide range of organizations in diverse industries define requirements, develop technology roadmaps, select software and implement solutions. Our combined knowledge and extensive experience will ensure that recommendations are accurate, relevant and tailored to your unique operating context.
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