Plus 7 Process

Your relationship with CS3 will follow a proven evaluation and project methodology known as our Plus7 Process™.  This seven-point model defines the ongoing relationship and phases undertaken with each client on all engagements.  Successful project implementation that meets your key business needs is our top priority.



Your consultative sales process starts with a comprehensive discovery phase. This stage includes interviews with your key team members in order to detail critical issues and needs.  The information is translated into your Summary of Findings Document with a Return on Investment statement that defines the savings your solution should yield.



Utilizing your Summary of Findings Document, your business consultant will develop a solution designed to address your key business issues.  Taking a holistic approach, CS3 will evaluate the options and present the best recommendations to you.   For the more complex project, we recommend creating a CS3 Blueprint. This will provide a detailed design document that defines existing business processes, identifies and quantifies a gap analysis, and proposes prioritized recommendations for your consideration.



Project planning and management is vital to any successful implementation.  All engagements at CS3 include a closely-monitored plan based on your priorities and requirements to ensure your project remains on task, on time, and on budget.   Your plan will function as your “reality check”, closely monitoring project risks such as resource availability, scope changes, data quality, integration testing, training and project pace in order to maximize opportunities while mitigating barriers to success.



It is imperative that your team completely embrace any new solution as well as any new or improved business processes.  CS3 utilizes multiple education methodologies, subject to the client's needs.  Individual instruction, train-the-trainer, instructor-led, and on-demand recorded training are all recommended for your ongoing success.



Your validation or “proof of concept” phase is required in order to validate that the objectives of the project will be met with the proposed solution.   A working model will be prepared and utilized for confirming data quality and accuracy, process flows, documentation, integrations and customizations.



You can expect your solution deployment to be a “non-event” by embracing the Plus7 Process™.  Rest assured we will be readily available for assistance, support, and additional questions.



Organizations are dynamic. They grow,  contract, and need the flexibility to change strategic directions.  Continual process improvement allows your company to adapt to each new reality.  CS3 is here to assist your organization through each new challenge with regular assessments and health checks.