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Aetea Solutions Group Capabilities Sept2009

  1. 1. AETEA Solutions Group Capabilities and Project Portfolio September 2009
  2. 2. AETEA Corporate Overview <ul><li>Private consulting company </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded in 1979 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headquartered in Rockville, MD with 8 locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional operations, global reach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Staffing Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project and Solution Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Approximately $70 million in annual revenues </li></ul><ul><li>Over 400+ consultants with broad industry backgrounds </li></ul>
  3. 3. AETEA Solutions Group <ul><li>Experienced project teams that engage in projects, deliverable-based consulting engagements, and technology consulting services </li></ul><ul><li>Focused Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Application Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Intelligence and Reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Package Implementation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Distributed Delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual and On-location teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central and Offshore development centers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adaptable Methodologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proprietary (AETEA) and Industry-Standard Methodologies (RUP, Agile, Waterfall) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom-fit to customer’s needs </li></ul></ul>AETEA Solutions Group
  5. 5. Industry Expertise <ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Services and Brokerage </li></ul><ul><li>Public Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profits/Associations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Services
  7. 7. Business Application Development <ul><li>Business Issues: </li></ul><ul><li>New products or system development for internal or external systems </li></ul><ul><li>Automation of manual processes </li></ul><ul><li>Moving to new development technologies and would like an experienced partner </li></ul><ul><li>Existing development teams overloaded with work or behind schedule </li></ul><ul><li>System performance problems or system needs to be scaled to the enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions: </li></ul><ul><li>Full lifecycle application development </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements analysis and solution recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Current system assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Onsite or offsite development teams </li></ul><ul><li>Co-sourcing with existing development teams </li></ul>Technologies:
  8. 8. Business Intelligence and Reporting <ul><li>Business Issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Information is spread out throughout an organization and is not easily accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty for management to view actionable information </li></ul><ul><li>Too many spreadsheets and manual processes to develop internal and external reports </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions: </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of existing systems and data into data repositories, reporting databases, or warehouse </li></ul><ul><li>Provide toolsets to allow for access to information from disparate systems without manual intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Management Information Systems, Scorecarding, Business Intelligence, and Dashboarding solutions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Web Design and Development <ul><li>Business Issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with customers and partners through online channel </li></ul><ul><li>New product and service offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of complex e-commerce and interactive applications </li></ul><ul><li>Lack technical resources to provide enterprise quality web applications </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions: </li></ul><ul><li>Full lifecycle web design and development </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements analysis and solution recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic design, information architecture, site planning </li></ul><ul><li>E-Commerce integrations </li></ul><ul><li>Portals- internal and external </li></ul><ul><li>Technical resources to make application interactive and scalable </li></ul><ul><li>Co-sourcing with existing development teams and marketing organizations </li></ul>
  10. 10. Package Implementation <ul><li>Business Issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Financial and HR systems have outgrown current solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Sales force automation and customer relationship management solutions not meeting business demand </li></ul><ul><li>Information assets not easily accessible and too many manual and paper processes </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for consulting organization to evaluate business needs and align with leading products and best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions: </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements analysis and package selection </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management and Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Business process consulting and analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Support Services </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Integrations </li></ul><ul><li>Labor and Time Management Solutions </li></ul>Technologies:
  11. 11. Methodologies
  12. 12. AETEA Methodologies <ul><li>Established Best Practices – with Flexibility to Adapt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agile and Iterative Software Development - some method tailoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RUP - experienced with larger project engagements based on client methodologies and processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waterfall - for use with fully defined systems and fixed price project engagements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on Software Architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Addresses System Qualities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drives Architectural Integrity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a basis for Reuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces Maintenance Costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps Manage Complexity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Streamlined Processes, Team of Seasoned Resources and Specialized Skill Sets </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Structured, best of breed approach for development and systems integration projects </li></ul><ul><li>Managed process to maximize delivery and speed to market </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements and Design are iterative </li></ul><ul><li>Development is scope controlled to ensure delivery schedule and budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Phased approach when possible for effective deployments </li></ul>AETEA Process Overview
  14. 14. <ul><li>Iterative process with evolving milestones </li></ul><ul><li>Development through series of working prototypes and reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Refine software based on reviews and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Refactor and improve code with each new iteration </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for when requirements are not fully known and when there are shorter timeframes for delivery </li></ul>AETEA Agile Process Overview
  15. 15. Project Portfolio…
  16. 16. Global Project Management and Reporting Solution <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>WWF needed an experienced development partner for a web-based organizational analytics and information management solution </li></ul><ul><li>Needed a way to publish and track project information globally </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>System Requirements and Solution Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Full system development lifecycle services and business process optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized all relevant information </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise architecture for global deployment and scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Dashboarding and advanced reporting capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Document Library and Search </li></ul>
  17. 17. Establishing a Long-term Solution Vision <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>NEJ needed to improve and optimize their business processes through an improved Warehouse Management System for their off-price apparel distribution business. </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Documented Current State System Architecture and SOPs </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded resources into business processes to document areas for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Provided revised process models and visual representations of potential business and technology improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Created solution vision and roadmap for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Established phases based on maximum Return on Investment analysis </li></ul>
  18. 18. Enterprise Warehouse Management System <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>NEJ needed to implement a Warehouse Management System to meet the unique demands of their growing business </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Full system development lifecycle services and business process optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Bar-coding and Scanning Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Handheld and Web-based software </li></ul><ul><li>Using web services as main medium between the hand-held devices and warehouse management system </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise architecture to meet variable deployment and scalability needs of their business </li></ul><ul><li>Developed using C#, ASP.NET, AJAX, 3.5 Framework </li></ul>
  19. 19. Enterprise Integration and Software Solution <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue required the capability to manage project information, as well as resource assignments, and integrate this information across their existing business systems </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of data within existing systems </li></ul><ul><li>Full system development lifecycle services and business process analysis and optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Application centralized the management of projects, activities, and resource allocations to help drive labor management </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts and Notifications </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated with PeopleSoft </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated with SAP </li></ul>
  20. 20. Integrated Software Solution <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>Genzyme required an enterprise-wide application to capture, track, and report on the development progress of their Pharmaceutical product line </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Full system development lifecycle services with phased development and implementation approach </li></ul><ul><li>Developed a comprehensive portfolio/product management application </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with Line of Business Applications to provide analysis of early and late stage product lines </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizes web services to integrate with the clinical trial applications (IST and CTAT), and linked servers to actual regulatory information from IRiS </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Robust security module </li></ul>IST CTAT gPoP IRiS
  21. 21. Business Intelligence and Reporting <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>Yaffe collects large amounts of hospital compensation data and was utilizing manual reporting and analysis processes to deliver the products and services to customers </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with multiple internal and external data sources </li></ul><ul><li>Development of dimensional data warehouse model and cube structure to allow for automated generation of reports and advanced data analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Created standard reports to replace manual reports </li></ul><ul><li>Provided a framework for advanced analysis of their key data </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced the production time for their reporting product from 2 months to approximately 2 days. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Customer Reporting of Billing Information <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>Hughes Networks needed to provide network and product performance reports via a secured customer portal and lacked expertise to implement the solution </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of Billing Log information </li></ul><ul><li>Development of reports based on Billing Log data </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment of reports via Hughes Portal </li></ul>
  23. 23. Reduction of Manual Spreadsheet Processes <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>City and county engineers and planners needed to retire spreadsheet legacy data and replace with an application which helped them manage their Donated Water and Utilities projects </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Full system development lifecycle services and business process analysis and optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow and Approval Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment Management and Progress Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Historical tracking of data </li></ul><ul><li>Metrics and Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Developed using C#, .NET, AJAX, 2.0 Framework, SQL Server 2005 </li></ul>
  24. 24. Siebel Project Management <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>Client wanted to enhance their existing Siebel implementation to help manage their hotel construction and renovation projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Historical project data needed to be migrated from a legacy system </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting needs included dashboards and auto-generated documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Business Process Analysis and Redesign </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of existing data and systems </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Data Migration Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>UI Design </li></ul><ul><li>RUP/UML-based Requirements Specification </li></ul>
  25. 25. Siebel Call Center e-Service Integration <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>Major pharmaceutical company needed a way to extend its Siebel Call Center to provide a customer portal for health providers and patients to process claims and other reimbursement support </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Business Process Design </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements Analysis and Specification </li></ul><ul><li>UI Design </li></ul>
  26. 26. Current State Assessment and Roadmap <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>TNC needed to maximize the value of its “Friends of The Nature Conservancy” monthly sustainer program </li></ul><ul><li>Many disconnected systems and processes make management difficult </li></ul><ul><li>The current process was highly inefficient and a new process was required in order to achieve their donation targets for the program </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Provided solution vision to improve existing business processes by eliminating overlap in TNC’s vendor support systems </li></ul><ul><li>Helped TNC to regain control of their recurring charges/revenue and perform analysis of their Sustainer data </li></ul><ul><li>Created a roadmap for integration of existing systems and reduction of overlapping systems and processes </li></ul>
  27. 27. Systems Development Lifecycle Consulting <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>CatalystRx lacked the internal discipline and tools to meet the customization and new business demands of their customers </li></ul><ul><li>Chaotic environment and lack of repeatable processes </li></ul><ul><li>Manual processes and disconnected systems </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Needs Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Documented Current State Solution Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Created Recommended Future State Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented recommendations using Microsoft SharePoint and Team Foundation Server </li></ul>
  28. 28. Proof of Concept and Solution Vision <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers Life suffered from inability to run reports and make decisions from disparate data sources </li></ul><ul><li>Required a proof of concept to gain funding </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Solution vision and prototype </li></ul><ul><li>Roadmap and assistance in technology direction </li></ul><ul><li>Design of application layout and wireframes </li></ul>
  29. 29. High Volume E-Commerce Solution <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>WWF needed an experienced team to refresh the technology of Online Gift Center </li></ul><ul><li>Current site not performing or scalable </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>E-Commerce Engine </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of WWF look and feel </li></ul><ul><li>Improved security and user experience </li></ul><ul><li>Provided advanced reporting capabilities </li></ul>
  30. 30. SharePoint Consulting and Development <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>Merck needed to automate several manual reporting processes in support of their Global HRIS Systems using SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Planned Solution*: </li></ul><ul><li>Needs Assessment and Solution Recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Design and Development of SharePoint site for Hire to Retire program at Merck </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of manual processes with SharePoint (MOSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Workflows and approval processes </li></ul><ul><li>Digital dashboard and integrated reports </li></ul>
  31. 31. Visual Reporting and Data Analysis <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>The USDI BLM and Fish and Wildlife Service needed a field-level data entry software tool to assist field personnel in identifying, planning, analyzing, and quantifying a full range of fuel management and fire prevention/ education activities performed at the field office level. </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Full system development lifecycle services </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with MS Virtual Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with ARC-GIS </li></ul><ul><li>Risk/Hazard/Value Assessments by regions, areas, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizes Web Services </li></ul><ul><li>Developed using C#, ASP.NET, AJAX, 3.5 Framework, and WebMethods to exchange information between Virtual Earth and the Application. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Data-Driven Website Applications <ul><li>Business Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>NWF needed a partner that could provide interactivity and database-driven functions to their website </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Development of interactive website components- secured and unsecured </li></ul><ul><li>Made performance improvements to existing data-driven components </li></ul><ul><li>Worked on multiple projects concurrently as NWF business demand dictated </li></ul>
  33. 33. Contact Information <ul><li>Shaun Poulton, Vice President, AETEA Solutions Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>410-963-8591 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nancy (Knipe) Lemke, Sr. Account Executive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>425-785-0011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>