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Implement Infrastructure Shared Services

Look before you leap; assess your internal capabilities and develop a careful plan before adopting a shared services model.

  • Organizations have service duplications for unique needs. These duplications increase business expenditure.
  • Lack of collaboration between business units to share their services increases business cost and reduces business units’ faith to implement shared services.
  • Transitioning infrastructure to shared services is challenging for many organizations. It requires an accurate planning and efficient communication between participating business units.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Identify your current process, tool, and people capabilities before implementing shared services. Understand the financial compensations prior to implementation and assess if your organization is ready for transitioning to shared services model.
  • Do not implement shared services when the nature of the services differs greatly between business units.

Impact and Result

  • Understand benefits of shared services for the business and determine whether transitioning to shared services would benefit the organization.
  • Identify the best implementation plan based on goals, needs, and services.
  • Build a shared-services process to manage the plan and ensure its success.

Implement Infrastructure Shared Services Research & Tools

Start here – Read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should implement shared services, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the ways we can support you in completing this project.

2. Choose the right path

Identify your process and staff capabilities and discover which services will be transitioned to shared services plan. It will also help you to figure out the best model to choose.

3. Plan the transition

Discuss an actionable plan to implement shared services to track the project. Walk through a communication plan to document the goals, progress, and expectations with customer stakeholders.

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What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Get the help you need in this 3-phase advisory process. You'll receive 6 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation 1: Conduct gap analysis
  • Call 1: Scope requirements, objectives, and your specific challenges.
  • Call 2: Assess end-user satisfaction and align it with technical and process capabilities.

Guided Implementation 2: Choose the right path
  • Call 1: Assess key players.
  • Call 2: Identify the best shared-services model for your organization.

Guided Implementation 3: Plan the transition
  • Call 1: Create an implementation roadmap.
  • Call 2: Establish a communication plan.


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