Consulting & Architecting
Software consultants provide a business with guidance and configuration suggestions for technology solutions, in order to increase agility, efficiency and minimize manpower or costs. Solution Architects and Functional & Technical Consultants are specialists who determine an organization’s needs and processes and recommend software, hardware and overall solutions based on their evaluation of the business and its processes.
Stoneridge Software consultants work together with your team to come up with the best solutions that suit the needs of your organization. We realize the importance of our consultants understanding not only how the product works, but understanding how it works for the end user, and being able to boil down complicated technology and make it simple and useful.
“Implementation projects require a diverse set of skills. Stoneridge Software is focused on providing a cross section of industry and product experts. We are committed in continuous investment in our people, both from a product and industry perspective.”
A functional consultant has product and/or industry expertise in a specific area. This role plays an integral part in business process analysis, requirements gathering of the organization, configuring and testing the software system and providing training to the customer.
A functional consultant provides:
Enterprise process overview
Assistance with functional design documentation (FDD)
Facilitate joint process design
Once design is complete, the consultant goes in and physically sets up the system to work the way it’s designed.
Business process and requirements documentation
End user training documents
User acceptance testing
Go-live cutover tasks
A technical consultant deals with the infrastructure of the entire business technology system, including hardware and software, and cloud-based components. They are responsible for server setup and configuration, environment use and management planning, code and data management, crucial steps during go-lives, and system maintenance recommendations and training.
A technical consultant provides:
Infrastructure review and planning
Installation of Dynamics components
Setup & troubleshooting
Code build & deployment
Because Microsoft Dynamics solutions are already well architected, a solution architect does not need to be involved in straight out-of-the-box implementations. However, your business might have a complex set of requirements and a need for integration with other business tools or processes. That is where a solution architect comes into play. A solution architect is a technology expert that makes high-level design decisions, including technical standards regarding the implementation of an ERP solution.
A solution architect is always thinking about the total cost of ownership for the solution being proposed. This includes considering security-related issues and keeping in mind the principles of maintainability and fragility of the system. Using these guide posts the software architect will ensure the solution grows with your company and continues to be relevant for future upgrades.
A Solution Architect is involved with:
Determining overall design approach
Stoneridge Software is a unique Microsoft Gold Partner, with emphasis on partner. With specialties in Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, we focus on attracting the most knowledgeable experts in the field to our team, and prioritize delivering stellar solutions with maximum impact for your business. At Stoneridge, we are deeply committed to your results. Each engagement is met with a dedicated team, ready to provide thorough, tailored, and expert service. Based in Minnesota, we intentionally “step into your shoes,” wherever you are. We focus on what you care about, and develop trusting, long-term relationships with our clients.