How technology drives business in the digital era
Once upon a time, your tech stack was a problem for tech people. But in a digital world, technology strategy is inseparable from business strategy.
Digital leaders rely on technology platforms to enable collaboration, agility, and a customer-first mindset. Technology expertise matters more than ever, but making the right tech choices is now a whole-of-business concern.
BFM excels at smartly architecting and swiftly developing experience solutions. Deploying a proprietary framework, our solutions architects define and create optimal solutions, with an unshakeable focus on business efficiency, user experience and business need.
Working with a solutions architect
Early strategic decisions can make or break a technology project. Even if you’re not a tech guru, there are some important qualities to look for in a technology partner:
Careful requirements gathering
Before your experts start talking, they should be listening – taking the time to understand your existing tech stack and new requirements inside and out.
You want a partner who can recommend and build on a wide range of technologies – one who won’t push something on you because it’s what they happen to know.
Your tech partner should empower you with the information to make sound strategic decisions, whether you’re an IT veteran or a tech novice.
Current State + Requirements Gathering
Assessing now, planning for next
Our job is to select the best technology to support your business objectives. That process begins with a deep dive into the tech you currently use, which solutions you are reevaluating, and what business needs the new solution will have to meet.
Building out the shortlist
The technology market is fast-changing, and our solutions architects maintain up-to-the-minute knowledge on changing features, reputations, and price points.
We apply that knowledge to create a short list of technology solutions to assess. Once we’ve shortlisted potential vendors, we put them through a careful vetting process, gathering information about how they can address each and every one of your business requirements.
Making an informed recommendation
Applying our proprietary framework, our solutions architects evaluate each solution against your requirements. We evaluate functional requirements – how well each solution will do what you need it to do – as well as non-functional needs like security, availability, performance, scalability, and, of course, cost.
Our solutions architects give each requirement a unique weighting, based on how important it is to your project, and assign a score to each one. Because the process is objective, you get an apples-to-apples comparison that leads to a firm, reasoned recommendation.
BRD & Architecture Decision Document
Planning for a flawless implementation
After we’ve planned out the new digital ecosystem, our solution architects put together an Architecture Decision Document. This sets out the systems landscape, showing integration touchpoints and laying out implementation strategy. Your functional requirements are broken down into epics and user stories and organized into a Business Requirement Document