Today, CIOs need to ensure reliable, affordable delivery to business customers while also supporting business innovation. Both require a deep understanding of the company‘s business and the technologies able to disrupt it.
Check how to overcome those challenges using Bee4IT in the section below.
New challenges, like shorter innovation cycles, Industry 4.0 / the convergence of IT/OT in manufacturing require a different mindset for the CIO to become a driver and reliable enabler of business and IT transformation.
Increasing disruption of “classical” business models by IT (e.g., IoT) demands to recognize abilities of technologies that may disrupt your industry in time (disrupt before you get disrupted!) and an even higher understanding of the business and its challenges by the CIO.
Increasingly global approaches to business and IT require understanding of various regional factors and regulatory change (for example GDPR and e-Privacy regulation) to find the best balance between global and local IT.
There is continuous pressure to cut or control costs to prepare for transformation or to drive profitability in operational IT management, i.e., in keeping your core systems running and fulfilling business demands.
Close the business/IT language gap by creating a common framework
Increase efficiency and control costs by reducing variations in business processes
Ideate and create new and disruptive business models with a better understanding of business context and drivers
Use project and service capabilities as the critical drivers of steering, decisions, customer commitment, and strategy execution
Create fact-based trust and reliability with realistic delivery promises while including your customers with approval processes, for example the project approval process
Reduce cost by connecting IT efforts to customer needs and business outcomes and benefits
Increase delivery speed and reduce cost by creating synergies in testing and documentation using a value chain driven approach
Be reliable and business-focused in your IT delivery
Make your IT staff partners in business outcomes and move cost and delivery responsibility to the same person
Integrate the business into your project approval processes and clarify business efforts
Use employee self-planning to predict resource shortages early and motivate your people to deliver what was promised
Increase data quality via information, instantaneous feedback, entered by the people doing the work into an integrated tool
Accurately predict and defend your high-level budgets and reduce time and cost variance with rolling IT forecasts
Reduce planning efforts by linking the information for all views on finances (for example, PPM and IT Controlling) instead of planning separately
Get reliable and consistent project information by generating status reports automatically from real data reduction of manual efforts and errors
Speed up change to a new methodology and control process compliance by flexible and detailed views of delivery throughout your organization
“In Bee4IT, the entire process is documented with all important details from the first project idea to the planning approval, the project application and possible amendments to project completion. This means that the current status of each individual project as well as an overview of the entire project portfolio is available at any time.”
“Thanks to Bee4IT we now have the complete transparency of our complex IT landscape: from the business process and the supporting IT systems with their interfaces and the used technologies to infrastructure components.“
“Bee4IT reduced the effort for a business impact analysis from 2 days to less than 1 hour – for each of the more than 1000 applications worldwide! And the permanent quality checks show no false results anymore.”
“Thanks to a meaningful combination of questionnaires, each question is only asked once. This facilitates the work of the IT system administrators. Overdue reports allow a structured access to the direct reports of all open deliverables. I can identify the systems that are sensitive to the company and those that are indispensable to meet legal requirements at the push of a button. Therefore, a current and transparent risk status of all systems is available at any time. “
“With Bee4IT we achieve better results with less effort and in parallel, we integrate further IT Governance dimensions into one setup. Looking at today’s processes and outcome, we can hardly imagine how we managed to do, for example, our global financials before we had Bee4IT.”
“Bee4IT provides me with important information about the IT portfolio of my division that I need to prepare and make investment decisions, and to plan the activities to optimize and enable Miele business processes. The effort for reporting has become much easier at various levels by implementing an automated, rolling approval process of new as well as ongoing projects and services, the uniform status report, and the standardized analyses of Bee4IT. Problems, risks, and dependencies in and particular between projects in the portfolio can be detected at an early stage.”
„I can easily and quickly get an overview of the most important key figures and, if necessary, retrieve any details down to individual project / service level. This enables me to keep up with the progress and the forecasts of the entire IT at any time and to make qualified decisions without having to request complex analyses.“
“Our customers demand a high degree of efficiency and innovative speed in process design. This can only be reached by concentrating on the essentials and the joint effort of all key stakeholders. For the communication, the clear presentation of all relevant information in the IPP A0-Chart retrieved directly from Bee4IT, is indispensable.”