SSP-Wind Lake provides consulting services that help our clients achieve their business goals. We utilize a collaborative approach and systematic working style. SSP-Wind Lake works hard to achieve the best solution for each customer’s business and technology challenges. SSP-Wind Lakes’ core competencies, experience and partnerships provide for responsive, process-oriented, cost-effective services.
We understand your business and its unique challenges, as well as the power of the appropriate GIS solution. Our consultants are skilled at identifying inefficiencies and optimizing processes to provide real benefits to our customers. We work with you to analyze your current state and define a future state that leverages available technology and responds to emerging industry trends.
Our process begins with a Current State Assessment. Focusing on the relevant business processes, we analyze your requirements and develop a Needs Assessment, then design improved workflows to optimize resources and outcomes. The end result is a Future State Strategy, or roadmap, that can be used to prioritize projects to gain real benefits in less time.
Feasibility and Cost/Benefit Analysis
A strategic plan is only valuable if it is achievable. We understand that budgets are not unlimited and the need for justification is a prerequisite. Our consultants can help by quantifying the costs and benefits, working with you to identify solutions that maximize your return on investment.
Upgrade and Migration Planning and Support
Staying current with technology can be a daunting task. Determining if, when, and how to upgrade or migrate to a new platform is not easy. Organizations struggle with a need to stay current with technology while avoiding the “bleeding-edge”. In evaluating their needs to upgrade or migrate their system, our customers frequently ask themselves:
- Is my current model sufficient?
- Do I go “out-of-the-box”?
- Do I need to upgrade my data?
- Is it cost effective to port my custom code?
We answer these questions and help you to not only plan for a successful upgrade or migration, but also partner with you through project completion to ensure its success.
RFP Development and Vendor Selection
Effectively contracting for GIS products or services often requires a well- written Request for Proposal (RFP). Our consultants can assist you in developing and distributing clear and concise RFP Documents. We’ll not only save your staff time, we’ll ensure that your specifications, requirements, system architecture, schedules and expectations are accurately communicated. Our services in this area include:
- RFP Process Planning
- Vendor Screening and Selection
- RFP Development
- Proposal Evaluation and Scoring
- Short-list Selection and Interviews
- Final Vendor Selection and Contracting Support
- Project Kickoff Participation
Project Implementation and Management
We leverage our extensive industry and technology experience to help our customers consistently achieve success in their GIS-related projects. With today’s constraints on resources and funding, approved projects are simply “too important to fail.” We will become your partner, working with your team and contractors to ensure that you reach your project goals.
Customized GIS Training
Training is critical to the success of any project. We work with you to develop custom training for new users, refresher courses and upgrade delta training. Company and user-specific training enables participants from across the enterprise to effectively and efficiently carry out their day-to-day geospatial tasks.