IBM Consulting Services & Customizing Applications Many businesses use IBM Optim Solutions to manage their enterprise application data; however, when using IBM Optim Solutions, it is best to find a consultant that can assist and support your business during implementation. After all, many businesses will use IBM Optim with their own custom applications and will need assistance during the process. In IBM Optim implementation, there are many things to consider and a consultant will help your business with the following questions:
Is there a detailed project plan in place for implementation? Are there any upgrades, re-engineering, development, etc. for applications? Is there training for all those working with the applications? Is there technical support for the applications after the implementation?
A consulting service provides the answers to the questions above, and can offer other valuable services as well. Most consulting services have experience with not only IBM Optim Solutions, but with the entire implementation process. Experience in all areas means the risk to your business is significantly reduced. As a consulting service works closely with your business, any plans you have for your software or IT services can be aligned with IBM’s software to cause no interruption to operations and allow a smooth transition. Also, a good consulting service will keep you in the loop and let you know the status of each project throughout the implementation. Other benefits of using a consulting service for IBM Optim include the following:
If any issues do arise, they can assist your business in resolving the problem and help you get back to business quickly. They can assist you in enhancing your applications with Optim, and also when planning upgrades. They can familiarize your IT staff with IBM Optim, and help you understand how it will affect the end user (i.e., the customer).
When considering all the benefits, a business must also consider the price. Most businesses see outside consultants in any service as just an additional cost. However, it is in the best interest of an IBM consulting service to save you money; their job is to increase the performance of your applications and reduce cost. If your business struggles with handling custom applications, you put operations and profit at risk. Also, as your unmanaged data continues to grow, so will the costs associated with it. Optim consulting is well worth the small price for the money it will save, and for better custom applications. Read more about : Application decommissioning & data growth solution