IT Assessment and Roadmap at a growing US-based food manufacturer

The challenge

This client’s leadership team believed the board was ready to invest in Information Technology and would like to see a five-year plan. Having a solid application and infrastructure platform would allow for business growth including M&A and new channel growth. The leaders were also concerned about security and potential costs of interrupted production with technology failures.

The success

A globalise US IT Assessment expert was engaged for a six-week engagement to:

  • Develop an understanding of the business priorities for IS and any gaps that would prevent implementing the future business state vision.
  • Assess Information Systems Landscape using a “people, process and technology model.”
  • Assess the core infrastructure components including current data center provider, back-up and disaster recovery plans (including robotics at plant), identity management and network security.
  • Create a summary to be used informally at upcoming board meeting and to set budgets for next year
  • Create a five-year roadmap and financial plan.
  • Provide a fresh perspective on possible audit gaps.

The results

During the close out meeting, the CFO expressed his delight with the process and results from globalise US. He stated, “I’ve worked with two consulting firms to address these issues and was not happy. Patina gave me value and exactly what I needed in less time and for less cost.”

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