There has to be a better way!

Challenges

As a CIO your company is facing the following IT problems:

Insatiable Demand

Requests for new technology are overloading what your team can realistically manage. There is no central prioritization process and IT projects are started (and stopped) randomly versus strategically.

Wasteful Duplication

Dedicated software applications for each group (sales, marketing, HR, support, engineering, accounting, etc.) often have overlapping features, service the same processes (HR needs employee data – but it’s in the accounting app already) and maintains the same data (sales and customer service but each has a different system). Each system is EXPENSIVE – but they could be combined.

No Coordination

Each department has their unique system needs and each is treated like an island. Little centralized planning is done that identifies common BUSINESS problems which require similar IT solutions. It takes an “informed” CIO leader who can identify and coordinate the common critical needs.

No Investment Insights

IT often doesn’t know where all the money goes. Renegade departments start IT projects and purchase non-budgeted SaaS products on their own. Often, they abandoned the project, but the company keeps paying for the SaaS – ouch! (blindfold pilot heading into Everest).

Alternatives suck

  Meeting about your meetings

You could continue to attend dozens of “the same different meetings” to coordinate mountains of tech requests.

  Remain Stuck in Excel Hell

You could try to use multiple manually created spreadsheets to track applications, projects, and costs. Unfortunately, they are seldom updated, not shared and error-prone.

  Use “Sophisticated” Project Management

IT has project management software – but it takes a master’s degree to understand. You need something simple, on the ground, in real-time.

So, how can you shape demands for IT, reduce costly duplication, easily coordinate between teams, and know all the planned and unplanned investments, without “mo meetings,” being stuck in Excel Hell or relying on tools that requires a master’s degree to run?

Maybe you should consider…

Maybe you should consider…