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Regional Convenience Retail Chain

Regional Convenience Retail Chain

For the real estate department of a leading regional convenience/gasoline retail chain, RealFoundations developed a strategic information systems plan.

Objective

  • Define and articulate a strategy and plan for improving the business processes through the use of technology
  • Assess current application and technology infrastructure
  • Define a future state to support the defined strategy, leveraging existing company information while addressing content, processes, culture, and infrastructure as part of the design
  • Develop a prioritized list of proposed project initiatives, based on current and planned initiatives and high-level cost/benefit analyses, including executable tactical timetables

Involvement

  • Generated and managed the project work plans and team activities for both the strategic planning
  • Conducted facilitated work sessions with site analysis/acquisition, land development, design & construction (including remodeling), and property management to define the current state processes, business issues and improvement opportunities
  • Summarized the business findings and recommended improvement opportunities through a consensus-driven executive work sessions
  • Generated a five year Strategic Information Systems Plan

Regional Homebuilder

For a leading regional homebuilder, RealFoundations managed a strategic information technology plan and solution selection project.

Objective

  • Evaluate current operations and identify short- and long-term opportunities for improvement
  • Define a baseline of operational and financial requirements, and identify solution alternatives based on the requirements
  • Generate a three-year strategic information technology plan based on prioritized improvement opportunities, benefits, investment and viable solution alternatives
  • Select a homebuilding financial and operational application that is currently supported by a vendor, leveraging current technology and industry standards

Involvement

  • Generated and managed the project work plans and team activities for both the strategic planning and solution selection activities
  • Conducted facilitated work sessions with land, product design, sales, design center, purchasing, construction, accounting, customer service and executive management personnel to define the current state processes and business issues
  • Summarized the business findings and recommended improvement opportunities
  • Identified solution alternatives and industry trends
  • Generated a three-year Strategic Information Technology Plan
  • Generated business and technical requirements and scripts to send to vendors
  • Facilitated vendor meetings, vendor preparation and the vendor demonstrations
  • Facilitated the final vendor selection with a cost analysis to implement the solution