Our goal isn’t to be the biggest consulting firm in the business. Rather, it is to consistently achieve excellent results for our customers. Results that include working with our customers’ teams to install new systems that improve and streamline operations for increased cost effectiveness and overall efficiency.
Our approach isn’t rigid, nor is it overly complex. It is based on an understanding of the critical success factors that are driving our customers to upgrade and integrate all their information systems. On every engagement—to implement new systems, integrate entire suites of information products or interface critical legacy systems—we apply our knowledge and experience to configure systems that fully support your business.
Starting with the premise that implementation is a collaborative process, we then break it down into clear and manageable steps that are supported by detailed tasks assigned to members of the joint team. Since Beacon professionals are specialists in particular disciplines, we can provide you with the most highly qualified resources in the industry. We take responsibility for your success.
BEACON IS THERE TO HELP
Beacon understands the marketplace transformations going on. Emphasis on financial reporting has become true financial decision-making. Customer service is now the operative difference in outpacing your competition. Connectivity and integration are the basis for success in the next decade.
Sound decisions made in today’s global, fast-paced market require on-demand, accurate information, delivered in “Internet time”; information that we can deliver with today’s systems as an intrinsic part of your business process. Together, we can derive maximum benefit from your PeopleSoft system, reducing total cost of ownership.
Scaling the solution to the business need is key. By understanding your motivating factors in committing to solutions that facilitate business process improvement, we contribute to your success.
Beacon plans your project with you. Depending on your specific needs, we select experts in project definition disciplines who help transform your strategies into operational plans. And, by identifying and quantifying project drivers—those factors that determine the size, duration, and complexity of the project—we can mutually commit the right resources at the right time and help you deliver clear value from your investment. In addition to overseeing the project, our teams not only focus on your people, but appreciate what makes your company unique and competitive.
Your Beacon project team includes senior application consultants who know how to design and configure the system to comply with your project drivers. Our extensive experience in translating business solutions into system solutions greatly reduces the effort needed to make those upfront, critical decisions.
Beacon’s technical assistance is delivered by individuals who understand how applications work. They understand the PeopleSoft environment and how it will work in conjunction with your internal systems, network, and operating system. The complex interrelationship of these resources necessitates a single, coordinated effort by people in the know. We bring with us Beacon-developed tools and templates that have been used successfully in over 300 system installations to expedite what can be a challenging task to inexperienced users.
The project team is always composed of Beacon professional consultants who have successfully implemented Financial, Supply Chain, HCM, and EPM/BI solutions in similar organizations. People who understand unique reporting requirements, systems supporting customer service, best business practices in materials management, and change management to effectively deploy the new information systems technology. People who understand providing quality as a fact within established guidelines and timeframes.
Since a system is only as good as the people using it, our Application Consultants prepare customized materials meaningful to your particular audience, often leveraging Oracle’s UPK product. In training workshops conducted on-site, you are taught how to use the system and how to get the most productivity out of it. Supplied with reference documentation for back-up, you leave our workshop ready and able to use the new system.
We get it done. Our customers – with minimal interruption – manage their business, not a system conversion.