Link your organisation’s strategy to its execution
A strategic roadmap is the link between your organisation’s strategy and its eventual execution. The Strategic Roadmap visualises the key outcomes that must be delivered over a particular time horizon to achieve the organisation’s strategic vision.
To do this efficiently and effectively, Verostone will engage your leadership and leadership teams in conversations that work towards identifying your objectives and key results and then crafting strategic roadmaps that reflect your team’s expertise. Through company-wide assessments and audits, our experienced FP&A consultants will identify gaps, modify, or create new systems and business workflows and consult with your team members every step of the way.
Whether driven by a need to cut costs, or by pursuit of a competitive advantage, strategy consulting can help plan near-term changes to support organisational goals. Importantly, while developing a new business strategy can reap great rewards, it is necessary to invest in resources that help drive this strategy to success, which is where Verostone excels.
Maximise your return on investment
Process models are catalysts to organisational improvement. Only valuable models created from a clearly defined process architecture and designed according to a consistent hierarchy allow you to maximise your return on investment in modelling efforts.
Visualisation of your business process through attentive modelling helps organisations communicate, understand and reach consensus on their unique business story and make more informed business decisions. Process models also prepare your organisation for future automation and integration efforts.
Verostone’s expertise can assist your organisation to move from static, disconnected process documentation to dynamic, flexible views that have a powerful capability to support your defined business goals.
Provide scalability for the future
It is critical to define the correct solution strategy to support your organisation.
There is an assortment of approaches to defining your solution strategy and there is no right or wrong answer. What is crucial is that the needs of the organisation are addressed in a way that works today and provides scalability for future developments.
In this ever-changing world, companies need to think fast and stay agile. And that requires strategies that work in the real world. With experience across the value chain, Verostone helps clients create strategies that come not just from knowing, but from the know-how of doing.
Your blueprint for successful deployment
Software solutions can be game-changing to your organisation. Whether you provide a service or product offering or want to enhance the in-house efficiency of operations and workflows, a well-designed software solution can create a world of difference.
Solution design is the first step towards the eventual physical deployment of any solution. It’s a blueprint for what needs to be built out and it requires careful attention. Utilising the skills of FP&A industry professionals, Verostone will guide you to the best software solutions for your organisation and ensure that the guesswork is removed from the solution design process.
Partnering with the right technology provider makes all the difference
Organisations, of all sizes, are faced with an increasingly complex and growing landscape of technologies to choose from. Today’s industry-leading marketing and customer experience management solutions offer far more functionality than ever before.
This expanded breadth of capabilities, along with the need for many of the tools in place to work (integrate) with other applications, increases both the value and complexity, of the solution set to the organisation. However, this complexity also increases the risk of a failed implementation. That is why partnering with the right service provider can make all the difference.
Let us guide you through each stage of your project lifecycle
Solution Development is the process of defining the first principal challenges that require true digital transformation work, building the plans on how to solve them, defining & detailing the requirements needed to execute the plan, then building in fail safes to mitigate any issues in the process.
Verostone guides organisations through each stage of a project lifecycle and offers industry-skilled, product-certified implementation consulting services experts; either complementing an organisation’s existing team or taking on complete project management.
Verostone can help you develop your strategies at the pace and in the scale that will best help your business grow and thrive.
We will co-ordinate your efforts to ensure successful deployment
Deploying new technology to multiple sites requires coordinated and consistent collaboration from internal stakeholders, external partners, and third-party service providers.
Verostone provides effective deployment services that provide your team the support they need to deploy and operationalise your solution and ensure that you are taking advantage of everything our partner solutions have to offer your organisation. We’ll coordinate your entire rollout, from initial site survey and analysis to end-user support.
Our team of expert advisors work with you to review your goals, plan your deployment, and execute your solution, so you can build a solution that meets your business objectives.
Our experts facilitate smooth cloud migration for your organisation
Cloud infrastructure is the backbone of any organisation. It is imperative that the implementation services are carefully planned to achieve resilience, scalability, affordability, and security.
However, simply moving data and applications to the cloud is not enough. It’s an ongoing journey. And that journey demands innovative thinking about infrastructure, implementation, and management. Building an agile, cloud-based environment on par with the organisation’s business objectives requires significant experience that spans across numerous industries and multiple use cases.
Verostone is uniquely positioned to develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive cloud strategy that helps you unlock innovation and adopt the cloud with confidence. We enable smooth cloud migration by establishing the right cloud strategy as per your business needs, performing cloud ready assessment, and providing recommendations.
Verostone implements and maintains on-premises applications
Despite the current trend toward cloud deployments, the bulk of EPM applications implemented by Finance departments over the last 20 years have been situated on-premises in client data centres, typically managed by internal IT departments. For some organisations, keeping financial data “in house” is the preferred option.
Verostone implements and maintains on-premises applications, so whether you are seeking to deploy your new application on-premises or are seeking to extend the life of your current investment, we can help. When it comes time for your organisation to migrate to the cloud, we can help your organisation understand the impacts and navigate the transition with ease.
Utilise our expert knowledge for seamless software migrations
Upgrading to the latest software version gives access to new functionality for improved performance, scalability, management of complexity, and compliance with regulatory standards.
Verostone applies best practices gained from previous customer upgrades, and expert knowledge of our partner solutions to help you complete a seamless and efficient migration to a new release.
With Verostone, your organisation will have access to an expert team who will:
Easily extract hidden value from raw data
Verostone provides data and analytics services to our clients by analysing business data, compiling reports, and building visual models to explain and illustrate trends and relationships hidden in vast data sets within the organisation.
Verostone provides data and analytics services across a variety of business areas and industries to extract hidden value from raw data and provide insight to stakeholders. Additionally, our simple yet effective software solutions will assist your organisation to extract value from sizeable amounts of data that are routinely generated during the normal course of business.
Optimise or migrate your software solutions for success
It is important for companies to keep up with the changing market needs. Businesses, whether small or big, need to regularly upgrade or migrate their existing applications to better ones, to meet the requirements of the times. Effective application migration strategy and execution plays a vital role in transforming your legacy information systems into dynamic feature rich business applications and this is where Verostone’s experience and partner solutions come in.
With us, your business gains the ability to easily adapt outdated solutions and modernise your systems to stay ahead. Don’t be afraid of change. With our support, you can embrace even the most complex software changes with confidence.
Migrate data from legacy applications to the cloud
Data migration services are help you smoothly transfer large data volumes from a historical system to a new one. Verostone have experience executing data migration from legacy applications to cloud, from legacy enterprise platforms to modernised or new solutions, or from disparate systems to a unified database.
Verostone provides advanced data migration services with guarantees of business continuity, full back up, and high quality of our solutions. We have experience performing a migration from different hosts, platforms, digital assets, and document and content management systems.
A single, integrated data processing platform
Data process mapping is an excellent way to identify and mitigate data gaps and record vulnerabilities within a defined process. However, it can be problematic trying to incorporate third-party products and open-source libraries when you’re dealing with large data volumes, complex data formats, and intricate business logic.
Verostone provides your organisation with a single, integrated data processing platform that is designed to efficiently process complex enterprise data using sophisticated business logic at any scale. Our partner platforms manage all these technical and operational foundations so that system architects, analysts, and developers can focus on the important parts: the data content and the business logic.
Effective data management promotes data quality
Data Quality Management is a fundamental and on-going process, which benefits every business area, and helps to ensure that business information is reliable, complete, consistent, current, and correctly interpreted.
It’s important for every organisation to actively manage and monitor the quality of their data because the downstream effect of bad quality data—which includes duplicate data, outdated data, incomplete data, insecure data, inaccurate data, or inconsistent data—can lead to bad decisions, missed opportunities, slowed workflows, and ultimately distrust in the data across the entire business.
Verostone will help you establish realistic standards and thresholds for data quality, determine your best approach to data cleansing, optimise your existing cleansing tools, and get buy-in from your organisation to support initiatives that promote data quality.
Data integration is not just a technical solution, but a business solution
Data is the cornerstone to any business, and data integration plays a pivotal role in making sure that data is accessible and actionable across the enterprise. Data integration enables your organisation to meet business demands, save time and money, reduce errors, increase data quality, and deliver more valuable data to your business users, who in turn can shift their focus to provide valuable analysis.
Every organisation is going to have unique data integration needs, even if they share the same source systems, because they have varying business needs. It is critical that organisations view their data integrations as business solutions, not just technical solutions.
Verostone’s data integration solutions allow an organisation to strategically determine how users access data and makes it easier to add context where it matters most. The right approach to data integration helps answer the questions who, what, where, how, and why so that users translate the data into something more meaningful and actionable.
Save time, diminish errors, and boost productivity through workflow automation
Workflow automation improves productivity, efficiency, and customer experience and refers to the design and execution of processes based on workflow rules that have been pre-defined by your organisation. By automating workflows, especially those processes that are primarily handled manually by employees, significant improvements can be made in:
By leveraging self-operating processes that run manual tasks, workflow automation can help your business save time and money, diminish errors, and boost productivity.
Our intuitive workflow modules allow you to build forms, design workflows, and track processes across all levels of your organisation with ease.
Let Versotone do the hard work for you
The task of delivering new business services to the enterprise while keeping costs controlled is difficult in the modern business environment. A managed service is a great strategy to help your organisation be highly resilient, and cost predictable, fiscal year to fiscal year. Verostone’s Managed Service (MS) offering is designed to handle the daily operations of your specialised applications.
This service enables your organisation to free those valuable resources to lead and deliver on the strategic programs necessary to advance business goals. In larger organisations, utilising Verostone’s MS offering will help your resources to focus on more strategic projects. You can rest assured that your company is minimising the risks associated with maintaining client data and sensitive competitive information.
With you every step of the way
The Verostone customer success team is comprised of industry veterans who are quick to respond with best-practice solutions, not just answers.
The team is involved during all phases of customer engagement, from initial solution design and deployment right through to post-launch and ongoing support. Crucially, the team also works closely with software providers, to ensure our customers are always on top of the latest updates and product innovations.
For getting you up and running and for ensuring your people get the most out of our software solutions, our team is with you every step of the way.
Get the help you need when you need it
Verostone’s support portal is your first port of call for round-the-clock support and advice. Featuring a range of content, including how-to guides, useful tips and FAQs, the information you need is at your fingertips.
The portal is also the first place to submit a support query, which will be picked up by the team and handled quickly and effectively. We are here to help you grow and your questions are important to us. Simply log your issue on the support portal and one of our consultants will attend to your query as soon as possible.
Run software updates for your organisation safely and correctly
Updating your software can often be a daunting process that can drastically change or alter the application or operating system that you have become familiar with. Whilst not as significant as a full upgrade, the update process can cause obstacles to effective deployment and create unnecessary stress and downtime for your team.
Verostone applies best practices gained from previous updates together with expert knowledge or our partner solutions to help you complete a seamless and efficient update to a new release so that your organisation can benefit from the software enhancements without the burden of complications.
Let us help you correctly and safely run software updates for your organisation so that you can rest assured that you will never lose data, forget backups, risk downtime, or lose your progress.
Adapt your software structure without risk of system failure
It is important that major structural changes in the design and/or architecture of a software system under development are introduced with care and documented accordingly. To effectively implement structural changes, you need to have a good understanding how software systems evolve over time so that evolutionary anomalies can be automatically detected.
Verostone works with your organisation to change the build and deployment of your platform so that you can make structural changes to the implementation of your platform without being concerned about the resulting impact these changes may have. Together, we collaborate with your team to understand your requirements and the processes you employ and then create a plan to implement structural changes taking these variables into consideration. This ensures that you approach structural changes in a way that doesn’t risk degrading the software structure that you have used in the past but still delivers on the new brief you require.
Trust our expert team to understand your needs and implement these structural changes for your business, so that you can focus on the results that matter most.
Empower new starters with knowledge that is easily accessible
Verostone is here to help you get started with an introduction to all the resources you need to be successful, including our online community, your customer support team and Verostone courses and certification.
Self-service online learning bundles enable your new staff to learn how to use our partner solutions quickly and efficiently in their own time – with minimal input from managers or Human Resources. New staff are empowered to self-manage and navigate within the courses, helping them get straight to the knowledge they need for their role.
Choose the training that suits you and your team
Software solutions can be complicated to use, own, or manage. Training takes time and resources and can put pressure on your business and your team.
Verostone understands this limitation and our user-friendly training modules have been carefully designed to assist you in the gaining the expertise you need; in the time you have available.
Our expert trainers use their industry experience and an in-depth knowledge of the software to create training programs that are concise and easy to follow. Your team can choose a training program that suits their experience level and time constraints, and you can then easily integrate training into your daily “business-as-usual”.
All training is available online and anyone within your organisation can reference these modules, at any time. This ensures a collaborative process throughout, and our customer care consultants are on hand to assist with troubleshooting across all these modules should you or anyone else ever need additional assistance.
Elevate regular users into power users
Owning and managing your software solution effectively involves equipping your team with effective training and support. But gaining full autonomy of your processes requires having someone internally with full access and expertise. Therefore, once daily users are comfortable with the platform’s functionality, you can then elect an individual to be the “system owner” or administrator for your organisation. Users in this category will then collaborate closely with our team and complete additional training modules to enhance their skills and learn how to become “power users” of the platform.
Utilising more detailed certification programs, Verostone will assist in supporting your staff to elevate regular users into power users. Power user training arms these administrators and system implementors with the skills required to administrate, maintain, and configure the system with best practices. This brings the expertise in-house and ensures that there is always an individual internally who has ownership over the tools you have selected for your business.
Improve cross-functional collaboration and staff engagement
Your workforce is your organisation’s most expensive asset and by elevating the skills of your team, your business can only reap the benefits overall. Through constant engagement, tutoring and support, Verostone can assist your staff to become more proficient in their roles and more able to work independently and confidently across the software solutions you have chosen to implement.
Career development is important to employee satisfaction and with a focus on “upskilling” employees, your team will be able to achieve their goals more effectively and deliver better results cross-functionally throughout the organisation. Through ongoing staff development, you can guarantee engagement with your software solutions and improved collaboration within teams.
Shorten the learning curve with expert guidance
It is important for your organisation to see the benefits of your software solutions, quickly. But with a traditional learning curve, it can be difficult to know the best route to achieve the goals you have outlined. And even harder to put these goals to the test.
Verostone’s team of expert consultants work together with your organisation to steer you in the right direction; utilising our industry and platform knowledge, you can be assured that you always have access to the “best practice” advice from the experts who know best. This means whether you are struggling to create reporting that reflects your objectives or are simply not seeing the results you need; you can always rely on Verostone to bridge the knowledge gap for your team to ensure success.
Comprehensive, accredited courses for your workforce
For anyone in your organisation who utilises our solutions, Verostone provides comprehensive PE/CPD accredited courses and certifications, designed to help finance, operations, and accounting pros like you excel personally and professionally. These courses are more rigorous but provide the end-user with a qualification that can be added to their resume.
This value-add, takes training to the next level, and ensures that the time and effort it takes to become a power user, is not only beneficial for now, but also beneficial for the future.
We provide a selection of certification programs across all our platforms to ensure that your team can elevate their knowledge or expertise at any time and within any field that is most relevant to their career development. Through user certification, your workforce can reach new levels in their training and development simply by engaging with our online courses.
Become part of a community of industry experts and your peers
Seminars and events offer you the opportunity to network with industry experts and your peers. Through face-to-face engagements and online webinars or talks, you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and your industry partners.
Verostone understands the importance of engagement and community and we host and promote regular events designed to address the problems you face as a business owner or operator. This ensures that you stay informed about industry trends, get the opportunity to share your experiences and regularly pose questions to industry experts who have not only experienced these problems, but solved them.
Through frequent conferences, seminars, and networking functions, you are invited to become a part of a community that understands your organisational struggles and one which works to support you in overcoming them.
A healthy software system works harder for your business
In software systems, components can become unhealthy due to transient issues such as temporary connectivity loss, configuration errors, or problems with external dependencies. The Application Health Check is a fast, comprehensive review that helps you understand and improve the value you’re getting from your internal software solutions.
Verostone will analyse your implementation of our partner products and provide recommendations on how you can optimise your systems. We also provide advice on how to improve your systems that rely on specific software and technology.
With our solution-driven expertise, we may recommend improvements that include:
Let us help you recover your projects before they fail
Organisations spend a lot of money on projects and many of these projects fail for a variety of reasons. A common thread in addressing the major causes of troubled projects is the ability of the project manager to effectively deal with these issues, mitigate some of the risk in these areas, and be a strong enough leader to stand up to senior management to manage expectations and resources.
The good news is that project recoveries are highly successful once organisations decide to focus on addressing the issues that caused the project to become troubled in the first place.
Verostone’s expert team will lead this project recovery process for your organisation through structured interventions that include:
Your processes are just as important as your strategies
Process Improvement is an ongoing practice and should always be followed up with the analysis of tangible areas of improvement. When implemented successfully, the results can be measured in the enhancement of product quality, customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, increased productivity, development of the skills of employees, efficiency and increased profit resulting in higher and faster return on investment (ROI).
A single source of truth that your organisation can rely on
The primary objective of ERP Integration for organisations is to share data across systems to improve productivity and insights and create a single source of truth.
The job of successful ERP integration is to sync data in the correct format while ensuring it remains accurate and useful. Doing this at scale requires a system that is organised and logical and that your team can maintain over time. The benefits of achieving this are huge, including real-time reporting, increased productivity, reduced operational costs, and improved business insights. However, an ERP system cannot do this effectively without data – and integrations are how that data gets into the system.
When implemented effectively, ERP integration offers many benefits:
Gain “big-picture” answers to critical business questions
Business intelligence dashboards are information management and data visualisation solutions used to analyse your data. Dashboards present easily understandable data analysis, allow you to customise which information you want to view, and provide a way to share the results of your analysis with others.
Dashboards are integral to an organisations’ business intelligence strategy. They should be purpose-built and designed to analyse data from key datasets, to improve business decisions. Dashboards are also ideal for stakeholders who need at-a-glance overviews of performance. Reports are for stakeholders who need more details and who want to slice and dice data to uncover insights and inform where to spend time and resources and how to drive actionable decision-making.
As a high-level reporting mechanism, dashboards ultimately provide fast, ‘big picture’ answers to critical business questions and assist and benefit decision-making in several ways:
Verostone’s business intelligence solutions offer the ability to create both business intelligence dashboards and reports for your organisation, enabling you to better understand your overall performance and easily pivot your strategy for success.
Verostone redefines what to expect from a financial performance management solution, ensuring complete peace of mind. With over 2,800 organisations and 450,000 users relying on our solutions, we have proven industry expertise in helping organisations transform their business through improved financial performance.
Verostone’s planning solutions are flexible enough to meet a range of industry-specific needs, regulatory requirements, and organisational preferences. If you’re looking for solutions related to long-range planning, budgeting, cost accounting, profitability analysis and reporting, our in-house domain experts ensure you receive the best possible service available anywhere in the market.
For successful implementation, people are just as important as tech: something that Verostone knows better than most. This is why we only hire consultants with applicable industry experience with core finance and technology backgrounds. Our software implementation consultants provide strategic guidance and customised solutions that work effectively, can scale with your company and deploy easily across the entire organisation.
To get the most out of your FP&A investment, the right technology is important. But so too is having the right people behind the tech. Consistently rated as “excellent” in satisfaction surveys, our sector-specific knowledge and track record means you know you’re in safe hands.