Open Branch

Smooth Branch Openings

5 Tips To Smooth Branch Openings

> Formalize Internal Processes

“Get your processes in order first.” Formalized processes provide a framework for execution and empower your IT staff with the ability to make the right decisions.

> Establish A Project Manager Or Team

“They are the liaison between your company and external providers, from hardware and software partners to installation technicians”. A project manager keeps relationships and tasks flowing smoothly, ensuring deadlines are met while allowing branch employees to focus on their mission.

> Make Sure Your Vendor Partner Understands Your Business

“It’s beyond any service-level agreement; it’s about the personal relationships” The vendor needs to truly be an extension of your business.” To users, it needs to be a seamless integration.

> Standardize On A Set Of Equipment, Configurations And Procedures

Standardization reduces multiple costs and risks. It permits leveraging hardware and software quantity discounts, simplifies infrastructure, speeds configuration and installation tasks, reduces training time and minimizes the need for replacement parts.

> Automate As Much As Makes Sense

By using a ticketing system to gather launch details and requests, an organization can ensure that processing and approvals continue. Plus, it creates a common repository of information as well as an audit trail.

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