Unlike many, our consulting includes support and maintenance of client work, which enables FORLOOP to work with clients and IT partners to continually innovate solutions driven by client experience and feedback. This gives FORLOOP a competitive position in the marketplace and enables us to leverage insights from customer experience and technology solutions for our clients.
This is the FORLOOP way – working with people and technology to deliver truly successful business improvements and transformation. We seek to grow and expand with our clients and to provide leadership to the industries and clients we work with. Our expertise in consulting, delivery, support and maintenance are all highly respected and valued as a continuous loop of expertise that doesn’t stop. We work to make all clients better at what they do, at whatever stage they’re at, and to ultimately provide “peace-of-mind” through major integrations and transformations.
Our clients are large-scale, complex organisations with high volume transactions across multiple internal and external information systems. A typical client is one that requires Business Consulting, Analysis and long-term programming work. This often involves business case formulation and analysis work; business process improvement and systems integration; PIP management, solution design & delivery management and testing.
Together with clients and IT partners, FORLOOP has the capacity to change the marketplace in a way that benefits all parties in the loop, most importantly, the end-user and client.
Collectively, FORLOOP brings together decades of expertise leading complex programs of work and managing diverse teams of people across the globe and over key industries. Our collective wisdom and experience gives you the opportunity to leverage major industry expertise while bringing a fresh perspective on the issue /s involved.
Working in partnership with FORLOOP, you have total peace of mind knowing we understand your vision, and have your end goal in mind. You can focus on your core business while FORLOOP delivers & leads programs for you - reassured that the program is being lead and managed in line with your business strategy and direction.
The benefit of this style:
Our goal at FORLOOP is to realize business value for you through innovation, integration and partnership. To transform your business to the next level by ensuring the right programs are put in place and driven to fruition for you. We do this by working together with you, and by being open and transparent throughout the process. Your success is our success.
At FORLOOP, we see the business analysis phase as a key opportunity to confirm & articulate your business vision and core business requirements. If done properly, it can be the foundation upon which transformational strategy can become reality and your business vision is realised.
The purpose of the Business Analysis & Recommendation stage is to manage & align stakeholder expectations and ensure all parties are on the same page.
To achieve this, the organisation must undertake a business analysis exercise that incorporates process review / engineering and business requirements analysis. This process incorporates all aspects of a business case, including business objectives, benefits sought, functional analysis, solution options and recommendations.
FORLOOP can assist organisations that don’t immediately have these capabilities in house. We adopt an innovative and flexible approach that minimizes business risk and exposure whilst ensuring business benefit realization is achieved.
Our process is agile, iterative and incremental. We work with the business to engage all business stakeholders and enterprise touch-points. This ensures coverage from business objectives right through to process, functional requirements, and enterprise constraints / dependencies to determine solution options.
Our comprehensive Business Analysis & Recommendation process results in a solid business case that enables the business to evaluate options and determine next steps.
At FORLOOP, we see the Project Management and Planning phase as critical to ensuring delivery of your business vision. It involves the planning of activities, the identification of inter- dependencies, allocation of business resources, and the impact of change, and training requirements on the business.
We see this key stage as an opportunity to create a delivery approach, in collaboration with the business, that uses resources efficiently, is least intrusive for the business and delivers results as early as possible for you. FORLOOP's agile, iterative and incremental approach is at its most valuable during this stage. The benefit of our agile approach is in realising business value early whilst minimising risk.
The core advantages of our approach:
Working in partnership with FORLOOP, organisations can benefit from a fit-for purpose team that is co-assembled with the right calibre of expertise and depth, thereby ensuring successful delivery of works for you.
The FORLOOP Project Management & Planning process will help your business realize value as early as possible, while increasing your business confidence and making the most of your business investment.
At FORLOOP, this phase is all about designing the agreed solution, and involves giving careful consideration to all aspects of the business requirements, and is developed together with the business..
The Enterprise & Solution Architecture offering is undertaken at key stages:
The Business & Analysis phase, in order to determine solution options to address business requirements, and / or
A subsequent stage in order to evolve the chosen option into deeper architectural & design detail
The FORLOOP solution can address requirements that cover the technological landscape, functional, time, resources, cost, roll-out & launch, change management, and support & maintenance.
The core advantages of FORLOOPs approach to Enterprise & Solution Architecture:
The benefit of working with FORLOOP as Business Integration partners is that clients become a part of the design process, and business expectations are continuously aligned throughout the business solution phase. This approach guarantees your solution is well designed, managed, and executed, and that we continue to realize value for the business.
At FORLOOP, the Solution delivery phase is all about the delivery team working together to execute the project solution. This phase involves the management and steering of projects as they progress toward completion, including proactively identifying & resolving obstacles that may impact on the day-to-day project activity and business outcome.
This stage gives the business an opportunity to work closely with the team, have visibility on progress of each stage and to evolve, re-evaluate & re-prioritize requirements along the way.
To ensure successful delivery of the business solution, FORLOOP brings together: A team of multi-talented resources
This collaborative process provides transparency of business objectives to key stakeholders and team-members, and continually engages with the business to ensure business expectations and objectives are being met. The FORLOOP way ensures you always know what is going on, and the team are always available, to provide Project and Status updates.
At FORLOOP, we are committed to ongoing business improvement and ensuring your business solution is workable and sustainable. That’s why whatever solution we deliver can be adaptable and evolved overtime.
Our involvement with clients doesn’t end upon delivery of the project. As Business Integration partners, FORLOOP welcomes and encourages long-term involvement in the support & maintenance of the program of works we deliver.
The core advantages of this approach:
Business knowledge enables optimization of support processes and eases integration with your enterprise’s change, problem or support systems.
FORLOOP can provide support and a help desk during business hours, on-call, or round-the-clock 24x7 (follow the sun). Our offices and partner network spans the globe, so we’re continually taking care of your enterprise systems.
At FORLOOP, we take our partnerships seriously. Unlike most large consulting firms, FORLOOP as Business Integration partners, will work with you to put in place processes that resolve the simple to complex problems for post implementation as well.
In the spirit of long-term partnership, we at FORLOOP see support and maintenance as a vital element of a complete solution lifecycle. For us its not just about delivering a solution it’s about ensuring a successful business outcome.
The Business Benefit Monitoring phase is often neglected as part of the process, but at FORLOOP is a major focus for our consulting work.
Our primary focus begins with the end in mind. This means, establishing what the business benefits are (during the Business & Analysis phase) and measuring them at agreed intervals post implementation.
Successful Business Benefit Monitoring is underpinned by:
The Business Benefit Monitoring phase provides clients with several benefits:
While initially reducing cost is important, a long term view of project value and business realization is increasingly critical as the pace of technology increases. Technological know-how, leadership and expertise, such as FORLOOP's will become a more valuable asset, and will reduce the likelihood of constant business investment & reinvestment.
The Business Benefit Monitoring provides clients with the confidence of knowing their investment has delivered the outcomes sought, and the partnership with FORLOOP continues to perform and provide value for the business.
This phase is highly valuable in determining current and future Return on Investment, and can help with Business Cases for future technology improvements & investments.