It’s always nice to cap off a successful year on a positive note, so we were especially pleased to wrap up the final event of 2012 with the warmly received 28th Casewise France User Club.
Involving customer speakers from the logistics, automotive, eCommerce and the public sector, the Casewise User Club offered an excellent insight into recent customer achievements – and underlined important industry trends as we move into 2013.
The presenters each covered a variety of topics including: Enterprise Architecture, Urbanization, Process Management, Process Mapping and Project Management.
In particular, Urbanization (which translates as “landscaping your IT architecture”), was identified as one of the five key areas for strategic development by one of our client speakers. Some of the excellent key benefits that resulted from this project included cost reduction, application portfolio management and better leveraging technology and security – all of which point toward all-important business growth and sustainability for this client.
The client went on to explain how one of Casewise’s flagship solutions (coupled with a supporting solution) addressed all of these areas and surpassed the competition – thanks to the scalability, ergonomics, cost savings and value added services. The success of the project was also down to the collaboration effort between the two teams, something to be especially proud of.
Another client discussed the complexity of their information system, before going on to explain how Casewise managed 15,000 of their Information System components. The client detailed how they leveraged Casewise technologies for communication, forecasting, reducing risk, scheduling and automation. All of these aspects are deemed critical in a fast paced business environment – where the smallest of errors can have catastrophic domino effect, highlighting the importance of a good architecture and processes.
Another client speaker shared best practices from their implementation: the importance of setting targets, gaining management support and having day-to-day ownership when implementing and rolling out and communicating a business optimization approach. They then went on to highlight how their project created powerful messaging – helping to create a healthy competition amongst the teams internally.
By integrating the modeling tool at the beginning phases of projects, documenting standards were formalized with punctual support and supplemented with training, which helped to increase adoption.
No one organisation which presented at the User Group had the same challenges – but they each found the value in using Casewise solutions to improve communication and collaboration within specific projects as well as throughout the enterprise, yielding additional clarity and supporting change management.
All of the Casewise team would like to take this opportunity to thank our French User Club attendees who took time out of their busy schedules to attend. We would also like to thank our recent speakers from GEFCO, Cdiscount and AFD for joining us – we look forward to seeing you again in 2013!