Empowering your company to stay ahead of competition
The quality of service provision during system implementation and deployment is an important factor for matching the intended business goals and ensuring success. It is the differentiating factor that will empower your company to stay ahead of the competition. The challenge that drives us is to simplify even the most complex production workflows and implement our overprint MIS ensuring minimal interference with ongoing production.
We undertake a project’s tasks in advance and -where possible- remotely, to pre-build and configure workflow servers as per the customers’ requirements as well as parameterize licenses and user profiles by detailed testing ahead of on-site implementation. We systematically test during live production each test case or new solution we implement.
The team of Bel’s business consultants consists of experienced professionals both from the information technology as well as from the printing industry, which makes for an ideal mix of knowledge and expertise sharing. Bel strategically trains its consultants to stay updated with industry trends and conversations as well as to be able to innovate and pioneer by generating ideas that create value and improve processes.
Every Overprint Implementation and Deployment is run as a whole new project. A project is managed by the bel team in coordination with the system owner/single point of contact (where applicable) from the customer. Depending on the team’s structure, key contact persons may be involved.
Each system implementation starts with a project kick-off and includes the following professional services, that are delivered by the bel team to analyze, configure, and implement the system:
Requirements analysis includes all the tasks (analyzing, documenting, validating, and managing software or system requirements) that are conducted to identify the needs of the different departments. It also includes the definition of roles and responsibilities throughout the project and the agreed deployment timeline.
Software parametrization and configuration according to the specifications to extend or adjust Overprint functionality to fit the customer’s needs more efficiently.
Installation of the infrastructure to connect the production floor equipment. This phase may include the installation of hardware and software components, such as sensors, PLCs, etc. and may require the involvement of the hardware vendors’ engineers.
Ad hoc import and mapping of master data (e.g. accounts, materials, etc.). Optionally, automated interfaces with third-party systems (prepress, ERP, etc.) can be deployed based on specs.
“Train the trainer” or “Train the team” concept to the business teams & technology (IS/IT) owners of the system. It does not include end-user training, direct user support, or roll-out.
It covers System testing, System Integration Testing, and User Acceptance Testing. Includes the design of the testing approach, the development of the test cases & acceptance criteria, review, and reporting.
A typical Overprint implementation can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months, depending on the project specifics and customer needs, for example, the number of modules that will be implemented, the master data readiness, the number and type of interfaces/ integrations required, the customer equipment and resources, etc. This is a typical high-level project plan for a complete deployment for all modules.