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Technology Consulting

Inflection Point Solutions (IPS) offers a rich portfolio of knowledge and experience in the IT industry. Ranging from market and technology capability assessments to full implementations of enterprise class systems, the IPS consulting team has successfully delivered dozens of technology projects in the public sector, including water and wastewater utilities, public works agencies, municipal IT departments, and the US Federal government.

IPS specializes in delivering practical IT and Operational Technology (OT) solutions for drinking water, wastewater, and storm water utilities, both public and private. Our team has first-hand experience with the challenges faced by water utilities, be they ever-changing regulatory requirements, meeting rate payer and elected officials’ expectations, and making hard choices necessitated by budget constraints. We are practiced at identifying the appropriate solution to the actual problem – not just the symptom – and we can help implement it in the most cost effective way.

Our collective expertise in IT project management, business analysis, systems development, master planning, organizational development and municipal government services will ensure that your technology needs and improvements will be planned for and implemented successfully. We are knowledgeable in a broad range of enterprise platforms and systems, including GIS, ERP, Work and Asset Management, Project/Portfolio Management, Business Intelligence, LIMS, Document Management, mobility, and online collaboration.

IPS has been in the vanguard for the adoption of operational technologies in utilities world-wide. We know how to harness IoT (‘The Internet of Things’) to help you, your operational managers and IT leaders, effectively utilize intelligent devices, ‘smart’ software, and advanced monitoring and control capabilities. Our consulting team will partner with you to seamlessly integrate your legacy IT platforms with modern OT systems so that you can quickly find and sustain new efficiencies for your organization.

IPS’s areas of specialization include:

  • Assessment, Selection, Implementation and Support services for critical utility business systems: CMMS, CIS, ERP, EDMS, GIS, LIMS, project management, mobile solutions, and more
  • IT Strategic Planning
  • IT Project and Portfolio Prioritization and Management
  • Next-Gen Technology Consulting — Cloud, Low-Code Application Development, Mobility, Big Data, Predictive Analytics
  • Staff Augmentation and Mentoring — from DBAs, developers and architects to business analysts, functional leads, and project managers, IPS has a deep pool of resources to draw from — including several former CIOs of major US cities and utilities.

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Success Stories

IPS assisted the City of Minneapolis in the selection of a laboratory and operations data system. The first phase of the project focused on assessment of the City’s operation and lab practices and the functionality desired in a new system. The second phase of the project included the creation of work products to assist in preparing for the system procurement process and, ultimately, implementation.

 

IPS was responsible for the procurement and implementation of a laboratory information management and operations data system for the Department of Environmental Services, City and County of Honolulu, HI. The project included the performance of requirements gathering utilizing a unique blend of process mapping and interview work sessions, development of a RFP to provide a mechanism to solicit meaningful and significant responses from the vendors and a review, selection, and implementation assistance including resolution of questions, evaluation of positives and negatives associated with each vendor response, and preparation of a holistic Implementation Plan, incorporating the vendor’s Work Plan, along with client and consultant roles and responsibilities.

New Resources Consulting was responsible for a comprehensive PeopleSoft deployment to incorporate all Sensient Technologies global entities into the PeopleSoft modules of Core Human Resources / Internal Resume and Talent Acquisition Management and Candidate Gateway.With facilities in thirty-seven (37) countries, installation of the PeopleSoft modules provides the international divisions of Sensient Technologies with the ability to more efficiently develop internal resumes, manage employee data, acquire talent, improve reporting, and streamline business processes.The project, conducted over a ten (10) month period, provides Sensient Technologies employees access to a global employee database to present real-time reports, compensation information, organizational charts, etc. and an internal resume system for international employees for the purpose of talent review, management resource planning, succession management and internal promotions.

IPS was responsible for improvement of the use and support of the Department’s laboratory and operations data system to meet current and future demands of its customers and regulatory agencies. Project highlights included evaluation of the existing product and its ability to meet the organization’s needs with specific attention to system customization, system reporting, customer access, staff usability, and system configuration; and identification and recommendation of specific improvements to both system deployment and business processes to streamline processes, increase staff efficiency, improve regulatory compliance, and enhance customer support.