What Can You Do for You?
If you need to save some more money, look at what your team does best. When working with your consulting team, let them know you need to save a bit more and where you may be able to help. That said, be honest with yourself. It’s likely that you’ll have an easier time achieving full ROI by allowing consultants to handle what they’re good at in a short period of time, while you unleash your resources doing what you should have been doing all along with your resources. Our clients commonly see the projects they engage us with pay for themselves within six months. The benefits continue every year after the project is paid for and the improved practices and knowledge of the clients adds further improvements independently.
Don’t wait to begin, though. We recently helped another client who had renewed trials of desktop Lumira for eighteen months without really getting the time to analyze the tool. In one call followed by a WebEx demo, we established the full value of Lumira server for his organization, instead of him trying to figure it out in his “spare time.” We also pointed out his company owned this tool already, preventing his organization from investing six figures in a competing technology to one they already owned, but hadn’t used.