General IT Governance Designed Exclusively for Private Equity

FIND SUCCESS WHERE PEOPLE, PROCESS, AND TECHNOLOGY ALIGN

Minimize Investment Risk, Maximize Your Investment!

Nestell & Associates understands Private Equity. We understand the entire investment cycle and the value of objective and timely due diligence, substantiable value creation, strategic insight, and how to be proactive in mitigating common “pain points”. Nestell & Associates approaches Private Equity support in an effective and innovative way to provide the best quality service and minimize investment risk and maximize investment.

Common Pain Points We can address within your organization…

Pain Point: Inadequate Data Governance

Nestell & Associates understands the challenge of managing contracts and regulatory requirements. We help organizations establish a formal approach to IT governance. We can support your organization in developing a disciplined, transparent, and effective IT governance program.

Pain Point: Speed of the Deal

It takes an incredible amount of expertise, resources, and time to accurately conduct an assessment of viable acquisitions. Nestell & Associates gets it! When it comes to due diligence, we make IT and ERP the least of your worries. We have a business model that is flexible and knows how to “work at the speed of the deal”. We understand that Private Equity firms are not technical IT and ERP firms. Therefore, they want someone they trust but can also speak their language to make sure that IT and ERP is just in good hands. We are that firm!

Pain Point: Understanding Competitive Advantage

Sometimes remaining competitive and healthy requires significant organizational change. And two of those change agents are effective IT and ERP assimilation. They are both agents to drive organizational improvements and to create or maintain a competitive advantage. Nestell & Associates gets it! Call us today to learn more! 

Pain Point: Organizational Performance Impact on the Bottom Line

Portfolio companies sometimes struggle to improve organizational performance in the most effective and efficient manner possible by properly and appropriately leveraging resources. N&A has a lean but balanced approach to our projects. We “cut the fat” and reduce non-value-add project overhead. We have a holistic approach to successful IT and ERP.

Pain Point: Private Equity Firms Don't Like Surprises!

Private Equity firms don’t like surprises!  Nestell & Associates is focused on solving real, and not the perceived, issues in assuring organizational change success. An objective approach to due diligence and project management mitigates the “surprise factor”. Contact us today to learn more about our methodology!

Pain Point: Organizational Change Resistance

Nestell & Associates are organizational change and culture experts (in practice and in research). Effective and efficient IT and ERP organizational change goes way beyond technology, we can help!

Pain Point: Difficulties in Defining and Implementing Digital Transformation Strategy

Nestell & Associates starts with sound strategy based on proven principles of change management, project management, effective organizational learning, and organizational culture. That expertise coupled with our technology prowess is a recipe for success!

Pain Point: Lack of Technology and Digital Transformation Expertise

When it comes to expertise, we rest our case on our teams resumes. We understand the challenge of sorting through and deploying effective technology and how to consider and utilize that latest in technology: Big Data, Machine Learning, Factory of the Future, Industry 4.0, and Artificial Intelligence. We are here to earn your trust as a value-added partner!

Pain Point: Struggle to Monitor Progress Towards a Sustainable High-Level IT and ERP Organizational Performance

We are focused on process and key performance indicators (KPIs). One of the first activities we establish for any IT or ERP-related project is to establish what the effective KPIs will be, who will own those KPIs, and how those KPIs will be obtained. Metrics and KPIs are the “proof in the pudding” to your success.

Pain Point: Understanding the Keys to IT and ERP Organizational Success

Nestell & Associates understands operational complexities and we understand the value of focusing on the appropriate and effective expenditure of time, money, and effort in the IT or ERP organizational performance improvement process. IT and ERP, done right, are significant contributions (not just a cost center) to sustainable organizational performance.

Pain Point: Investor Demands Upon the Portfolio Executive Team Regarding IT and ERP Success is Significant

There are tough conversations that occur in boardrooms all across the country. We help guide these conversations.

Pain Point: An IT and ERP Partner that Truly Understands Value-Creation

Nestell & Associates understand value creation throughout the entire investment life-cycle. From our LOI, to LOI exclusivity, to pre-acquisition due diligence, to acquisition roadmaps and support, to exit strategies, we get it! We carefully consider value creation throughout each phase of the investment cycle.

Pain Point: "Outside Consultants"

We understand what being an “outside consultant” means. Nestell & Associates focuses on building trust, teamwork, and cohesion. Ask us how!

Private Equity Exclusive

What We Do

IT and ERP governance for portfolio success! Nestell & Associates offers IT and ERP Governance Services designed to provide the experience, skill sets, resources, and methods necessary for successful M&A IT and ERP projects and portfolio support. Our services include fractional CIO services, board advisory and portfolio coaching, and transition services agreement management. Nestell & Associates is a consulting firm exclusively dedicated to serving the private equity industry. Our expertise lies in assisting private equity firms and all stakeholders involved in mergers and acquisitions, IT, ERP organizational change, and digital transformation.

Approach

How We Do It

We work closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and develop customized solutions that align with their business goals. Our experienced consultants use industry-standard best practices to deliver effective solutions that ensure successful IT governance and management. We focus on organizational change and culture to achieve success, and our vendor-neutral approach ensures that our clients receive the best IT solutions for their unique needs.

Solutions

Problems We Solve

We help our clients solve common pain points in private equity, including the need for expert IT governance and management, board advisory services, and support for managing the transition period following a merger or acquisition. Our comprehensive IT Governance Services provide clients with the expertise and support they need to make informed decisions about their IT and ERP infrastructure, ensure a smooth transition, and minimize disruptions to their operations.

General IT Governance

IT Governance Solutions

Fractional CIO services:

Fractional CIO Services: Support includes;

  • “IT professionalization”
  • IT governance and management
  • guiding IT roadmap creation and execution
  • improving Helpdesk delivery
  • IT project management support
  • standard operating procedure creation and execution
  • IT continuous improvement
  • and implementing security best practices.

We support IT strategy and governance, standard operating procedure creation and management, performance management, Budget and cost management, cost optimization, IT service and support management, change management, IT mission statement and alignment with the organization, resource management, cybersecurity protocols and process support, risk management, business continuity, disaster recovery planning, compliance, business intelligence & reporting design and management, business application selection and implementation leadership, and tactical project management.

Board Advisory & Portfolio Coaching

Board Advisory & Portfolio Coaching: We provide expert advisory services to board members and portfolio companies to help them make informed decisions about their IT and ERP infrastructure.

Our team of experienced consultants will work closely with you to ensure that you have the information you need to make the best decisions for your organization.

Transition Services Agreement Management

Transition Services Agreement Management: We help organizations manage the transition period following a merger or acquisition. Our team of experts can help you ensure a smooth transition and minimize any disruptions to your operations.

 

Differentiators

What Makes Us Different?

Experience exceptional IT Governance with our Fractional CIO services: We professionalize your IT landscape by implementing best practices for continuous improvement.

Leverage our Board Advisory & Portfolio Coaching: We guide informed decisions about your IT and ERP environment to unlock growth potential.

Ensure seamless M&A transitions: We minimize disruptions and optimize operations during critical periods.

Testimonials

What People are Saying About N&A

I have had the pleasure of working with Jack Nestell over the past few years on a significant ERP project.  I first met Jack during his ERP evaluation phase and I found him to be one of the most knowledgeable individuals in the ERP space that I have come across in my career.  He was clear in what he wanted and more clear in how he wanted to manage the implementation of the solution.  Jack employed a methodology during the implementation that led to  successful outcome and a realization of the benefits promised at the outset.  His professional style of leadership was effective as he oversaw resources from his team, the business users and the various vendors.  Always firm and consistent in his direction along with the appropriate amount of flexibility to deal with the day to day issues that you encounter in any sizable project.  Jack is a true ERP professional with the real life success to back up his credentials.  A rare breed.

Paul F. Magel
President, COMPUTER GENERATED SOLUTIONS INC.

I have been working with Jack for the past couple of years and have had the privilege of providing him with some great resources when needed. I have seen firsthand how well Jack manages and executes large, complex and time sensitive ERP initiatives. Jack’s success comes from not only his passion, energy and insightfulness but also how he puts as much emphasis on the human element and creating the right culture as he does with making sure he has the right technical skillset on each and every project.

Chris Borsini
Oxford International

Nestell & Associates provides quality service and exceptional knowledge.

Joseph Mallak
Private Equity Chairman of the Board, Operating Partner, President, and CEO

Lucidity had the pleasure of working with Jack on a mission critical, 5-month ERP transformation that was very successful. From the onset, Jack took an “out of the box” approach that allowed him and team to navigate many of the normal constraints on such an aggressive timeline for this transformation. What was accomplished with Jack under his leadership was remarkable and industry-leading, and his ability to do “more with less” was an illustration for us all to learn from. Lucidity teamed with Jack to help him deliver on time, within budget, and meet the boldest expectations for his business – no production downtime, no lost sales revenue, no orders unfulfilled, no negative change in customer relationships, no changes in shipping expectations, and many more. Jack is an authentic, thoughtful CIO with a passion for doing things different for his business and his track record proves that…with this project just being another illustration of his capabilities and skills. We were excited to be his business partner and look forward to working with him for many years to come.

Clint Brice
Chief Executive Officer - Lucidity Consulting Group

Leading large-scale organizational transformation has been at the center of my entire career. Like any leadership role it can be a lonely business. Imagine my surprise and delight to find someone with Jack’s knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm who truly gets it to work alongside! Jack is a consummate professional and in the time I have known him I have already learned that he delivers results for all things ERP related. There is no substitute for the kind of expertise that Jack brings to bear in the successful and lean implementation of ERP systems.

Ron West, Corporate Transformation
Author of “Corporate Caterpillars”

Nestell & Associates are very knowledgeable and a true thought leader in the ERP space.

Ralph Berry III
Director at CBIZ MHM, LLC

My entire development, implementation and support teams have worked with Jack on some difficult and challenging projects over the past several years. As President of FACTIVITY, it is my personal observation that Jack’s discipline, experience, and value-added approach offers an insight and perspective that even experienced professionals can learn from.

John Leibert
President/CEO - Factivity, Inc.

In my experience, getting people to understand and embrace the change is generally the most significant challenge of major undertakings. I’ve consistently seen Jack move large teams with his up-front, no nonsense approaches that brings confidence that the initiative is actually going to work.

Doug Schrock
Partner in charge, Consulting Advisory Services, Crowe Horwath

I have spent 30 years of my career often engaged as an interim C level manager. Several of these assignments included ERP installations, for a variety of reasons.  I met Jack while serving as interim CEO  at a company that was carved out of a large public entity by a PE.  Jack immediately impressed me with his organizational skills in planning the installation. Then, his technical know- how was augmented with his ability to communicate both up and down the organization, he dealt with resistance intellectually rather than emotionally, constantly adjusted the schedule to account for surprises while maintaining the schedule, and did all this with integrity and transparency.  The most successful ERP installation I have ever witnessed.

Don Martin
Principal D. R. Martin & Associates

Jack has been a panelist for us and has provided input on our research. I am looking forward to seeing the results of his book

Amanda Robinson
Manage CIO Advisory at Info-Tech Research Group

Anyone looking for a lot of great info about ERP, follow Nestell & Associates. I have worked with Jack for an extended amount of time during an implementation of our ERP and he is incredibly full of knowledge and experience.

Cody Wedig
ERP Project Manager

I’ve had the pleasure of working daily with Jack over nearly two years on implementing, improving, and maintaining our company’s ERP system, business intelligence, and reporting.  He’s been a great mentor and leader, and has been the undeniable key to the success of the ERP system’s implementation.   I know Jack to be a great communicator and organizer, who is highly knowledgeable and insightful in ERP and many other areas of IT.  He is very practical in his approach, emphasizing the importance of aligning company culture and business processes with the ERP system (and vice versa, when appropriate).  Besides that, Jack is just a great person to work with in general, who is trustworthy, open to ideas, and a highly positive influence on the organization.

Steve Staudenmayer
BI/ERP Analyst

Jack is deeply committed to maximizing the effectiveness of ERP systems and strategies. Having the opportunity to teach Jack, I’ve seen firsthand how he couples his own expertise and depth of ERP experience with research-based principles related to effective organizational change. Not only is he dedicated to the success of his own work, but he has a genuine passion to transform the field by sharing best practices broadly with clients, colleagues, and other practitioners.

Dr. Courtney L. Malloy
Malloy Research Consulting

In the private equity world, success depends on having trusted partners whose expertise and commitment to client service is unquestionable. For the last 10 years, Jack has been our go-to partner for all of our enterprise-level technology needs.  He has mentored, advised, and worked with a number of our portfolio companies at a variety of levels – from establishing employee technology support/Help Desk services to leading full-scale ERP integration and implementations.  Jack is a core member of our investment diligence and management network and a trusted partner in making sure technology is an enabler of business transformation and innovation within all of our organizations.

Nathan Richey
Managing Partner, Bestige Holdings

Jack has put together a transcript that we can all learn from in the industry. What he did during the ERP transformation captured the essence of what everyone tries to achieve, but so few rarely do. Through his leadership and passion, the industry can see an illustration of a different way to approach these types of transformations and the ability to do “more with less” while still being wildly successful. Jack has unique capabilities and skills, and we are excited he has decided to share his story with the market.

Clint Brice
Chief Executive Officer - Lucidity Consulting Group

Jack has a boundless desire to see organizations succeed. It is important for leaders to learn about their organizations and utilize applied research to address the challenges they face for sustainable improvement; this skill and approach sets Jack apart. His passion coupled with knowledge towards his field of digital transformation is quite admirable.

Dr. Eric A. Canny
University of Southern California

Lean and ERP, can they co-exist? Should they co-exist? Jack has the experience and background to answer these questions and to tie these 2 powerful philosophies and tools together toachieve efficient results and to only do what matters. As an IT professional, his personal interest in understanding Lean concepts and the application of those concepts make him a great systems implementation partner.

Doug Blanchard
Managing Director - The ProAction Group

I had the pleasure of working with Jack Nestell over a full ERP implementation as part of a corporate divestiture.  Jack’s hands-on approach truly benefited the company, as his recommendations and our strategy were driven by a bottoms-up understanding of the business.  In addition to leading the entire process, Jack worked with key functional leaders throughout the business to ensure that all business needs were contemplated.  I would welcome an opportunity to work with Jack again in the future.

Joe Choorapuzha
Incline Equity Partners, Partner

Complacency is the enemy of change. When companies are at the crossroads of a significant change such as a new ERP system, complacency becomes a primary obstacle. Jack has an immense ability to break down that obstacle to progress the project while aligning stakeholders. His extensive background in IT provides him the ability to be process focused while conveying his message from a pragmatic approach. Being a senior leader of SML, I was fortunate to experience Jack’s methodical approach. His ability to connect with non-IT centric leaders and provide a thorough understanding of the objectives, approach, obstacles and solutions, helps lead a successful roll out. Anyone that has worked with Jack would quickly attest to his passion, determination and assurance.

Gary Moskovciak
Senior Vice President - Americas SML USA

I have had the pleasure of working on one of my most memorable and successful 5 Month Rapid implementation projects led by Jack. It was an amazing experience to see how his positive energy and ‘gung ho’ approach literally charged each one of us on the implementation team daily.  Besides his dedication to work and positive attitude, he has exceptional motivational and team building skills. There is a lot to learn from Jack!

Upendra Kulkarni
President MMBC Consulting, Inc.

I have had the pleasure of working with Jack Nestell over the past few years on a significant ERP project. I first met Jack during his ERP evaluation phase and I found him to be one of the most knowledgeable individuals in the ERP space that I have come across in my career. He was clear in what he wanted and more clear in how he wanted to manage the implementation of the solution. Jack employed a methodology during the implementation that led to successful outcome and a realization of the benefits promised at the outset. His professional style of leadership was effective as he oversaw resources from his team, the business users and the various vendors. Always firm and consistent in his direction along with the appropriate amount of flexibility to deal with the day to day issues that you encounter in any sizable project. Jack is a true ERP professional with the real life success to back up his credentials. A rare breed.

Paul F. Magel
President - Applications and Technology Outsourcing - COMPUTER GENERATED SOLUTIONS INC.

“I met Jack in January 2013 while he was managing an-going ERP implementation at his current manufacturing concern. He clearly indicated the urgency facing his concern and the need to “turn on” the solution in January 2013. Although there were a number of shortcomings that required immediate attention, Jack established a team of resources and a plan to correct the shortcomings and bring to pass a first class solution for the company.

Impressive was Jack’s attention to details and his concern on the impact that it would have on the human element. Training, assignment and ownership of business processes, changes to the roles from past to future was of utmost importance to him.

His ability to work through these elements and establish a sense of confidence that individuals can move forward and the “change” would be beneficial to all was amazing.

Justo Beauchamp
President - JBM2 Consulting

I have had the pleasure of working with Jack on some very cutting edge enterprise technology projects.  I have found his team building / collaborative / pragmatic approach to leading these projects to be quite unique and invaluable in helping the team obtain its objectives.  All of these challenging projects had multiple stakeholders and Jack’s ability to conduct the “orchestra” is quite impressive. I hope to work with Jack on projects in the future.

Dean Frew
CTO/SVP RFID Solutions SML Group

I have known Jack for several years. I appreciate his passion for his work and his research and his enthusiasm to share that passion with academic colleagues and practitioners. Jack places great value on understanding, sharing, and applying sound proven research ideas to his field. This truly is a differentiator.

Kevin Brever
Principal (Retired) St. Paul Elementary School Louisville, KY

First off, I sincerely enjoy our working with Jack. His work is honest and quality work. He understands the key issues for success in implementations and stays focused on them through to completion. He has a very good knowledge of business processes and how computers and information technology in general can be applied in an effective manner.

John Leibert
President/CEO Factivity, Inc.

Jack was able to gather and effectively communicate information in an organized labor environment. He  was able to dissect our systems, correct, and distribute information in a more effective manner, much like a surgeon.

J. R. Bray Jr.
United Steelworkers, Unit President

To get results, people have to understand, and they need to buy in…. Jack avoids the typical overflow of consulting jargon and instead moves directly to readily absorbable concepts that work.

Doug Schrock
Partner in charge, Consulting Advisory Services, Crowe Horwath

Case Study

Case Study

Project Aspects of System Install PSR 

 

Case Study on Project Aspects

 

Problem

A US-based consumer goods company with a global footprint experienced significant growth in sales revenue and operational footprint over the previous four years, which resulted in the outgrowing of its information technology and having disparate and “homegrown” legacy systems based on old technology and products. The integration of these vital business components was insufficient, and the functional requirements of the business were not supported. The organization recognized that it had significant business and technology issues due to the lack of proper business systems.

Solution

The company put a great deal of effort into understanding the ROI of each and every option regarding the system installation. Therefore, the organization provided enough information about the business to the vendors in the initial RFQ. Once the RFQ, or selection process agreement document, was signed, each vendor also had a short timeline to perform due diligence and provide specific “VENDOR SELECTION DELIVERABLES” that would provide system installation-specific information. As a part of the selection process, the vendors were objectively and methodically evaluated against a list of functional criteria, which included systems-related requirements and questions. After all deliverables were received, the organization determined that a hosted solution would be the best fit for the organization based on factors such as TCO, improved flexibility for growth, existing systems, and infrastructure shortcomings, hardware, and installation cost to build-out to support on-premises.

Result

The intentional focus on the “systems” component of the ERP project during the selection process allowed the organization to be very proactive with the systems installation decisions and project plan. The detailed review of each vendor throughout the process allowed the organization to determine that one particular vendor’s technology stack was antiquated. Thus, the organization was able to find a solution that was as seamless as possible in terms of technology, integrations, and interfaces in addition to functionality. The selection process described in this case allowed the company to be very clear on what they were getting early in the decision-making process, resulting in a decision that the organization was able to place confidence.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Fractional CIO services, and how can they benefit my organization?

Fractional CIO services provide organizations with IT leadership and support for IT governance, IT management, IT project management, standard operating procedures, continuous improvement, and security best practices. Nestell & Assocaites aligns business goals and objectives with IT team, processes, and technology. Contact us today to see how your portfolio can leverage our years of CIO experience! 

What kind of support does your Board Advisory & Portfolio Coaching services provide, and how can it benefit my organization?

Our Board Advisory & Portfolio Coaching services provide expert advisory services to help organizations make informed decisions about their IT and ERP initiatives, planning, deployment, and optimization. Nestell & Associates offers advice in regard to IT and ERP practices and operations. We provide advice and second opinions on matters such as IT competitive advantage, strategic roadmaps, exit strategy, integration, scaling business operations, cyber security strategy, compliance, etc. We put it all out on the table for consideration and then help guide organizations with a sound objective business case to ensure an appropriate level of IT and ERP governance, discipline, and strategy. 

How does your team ensure that your IT Governance Services offer the experience, skill sets, resources, and methods necessary for successful IT and ERP infrastructure management in the private equity industry?

Our IT Governance Services are designed specifically for the private equity industry, with the experience, skill sets, resources, and methods necessary for success. Nestell & Associates is here to provide value-added support in a world of ever-increasing data security and IT governance challenges. The Nestell & Associates team brings accomplished and proficient expertise that understand regulations, protecting business information, financial accountability, data resiliency, data redundancy, and cyber risks. We understand IT best practice and are experts in IT frameworks, and we know how to implement and monitor an effective IT governance program. We believe strongly in technological accountability, and we can help your organization maneuver through the myriad of IT governance challenges. Want to take a look under the hood? Give us a call today! 

How does your team guide IT or ERP roadmap planning, deployment, and optimization, and what kind of results can I expect from this service?

Our team guides IT roadmap creation and execution by identifying and prioritizing key initiatives. Before an organization can create an IT or ERP roadmap, you have to understand the business, its goals, mission, and objectives. So, that's where we start. We then access the current state of business processes as it pertains to business information. What are the business information gaps and opportunities? Are there functional business systems shortcomings? Are there any major operational or business information risks? These are just a couple of the key questions that need to be flushed out. Essentially, the organization conducts a business information gap analysis. The outcome of these conversations leads to the establishment of prioritized roadmap requirements.  Then, the organization is able to access the needed process changes, resource (internal or external) enhancements, technology improvements, and/or application optimization, upgrade, or replacements. From this, a future state solution is defined and built.  It all comes down to building an objective business case that guides your IT and ERP roadmap in which all strategic options are weighed (based on return on investment, value, and feature and function satisfaction). Furthermore, to ensure success, the IT and ERP roadmap needs to include a process of support, communication, and success definition, monitoring, and measuring. Work with us, we are here to ensure your success! 

What is included in your standard operating procedure creation and execution services, and how can they benefit my organization?

Our standard operating procedure creation and execution services help organizations streamline their IT processes and ensure consistent results. Private Equity investors and Executive teams need to rest assured that IT operations, service, and support are being properly managed. Every organization is one incident away from potentially serious business information accessibility, privacy, and reputation concerns. Well-written standard operation procedures (SOPs) that are properly executed are a primary mechanism to ensure that IT service and delivery are effective, efficient, and accountable to the organization. Additionally, creating metrics and visibility as to the execution of proper SOPs demonstrates that the organization is effectively managing risks, being proactive about mitigating business disruption, and being forward-thinking about business information resiliency, redundancy, and cyber concerns among others. Regardless of the industry or size of the portfolio company, sound IT starts with 1) well-written SOPs, 2) that are appropriately executed, and 3) providing objective and visible metrics as to their effective deployment. Nestell & Associates understands this foundation of IT success, call us today to learn more! 

What is your approach to implementing security best practices, and how can it help my organization protect its sensitive data and assets?

Our approach to implementing security best practices helps organizations protect their sensitive data and assets from cyber threats. When it comes to IT security best practice, we have you covered. Security threats are ever-increasing, and your cyber security plan needs to be kept up to date!  We assist organizations by ensuring that your technology, IT team, and processes are current in terms of ability to adequately thwart cyber risk. Our IT security team has years of expertise, experience, and security certifications. We understand proactive strategies, how to create a multi-tiered defense, and the cyber threat landscape. With advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), significant increase in remote workforce, trends towards cloud-based Software-as-a-Service, Internet of Things (IoT), and operational technology becoming more and more integrated, advancements in cyber-crime, etc, organizations need to have their bases covered. Whether it is assisting with cybersecurity policy, performing cyber audits, reviewing access control, validating security standard operating procedures, evaluating technology infrastructure, or ensuring the right resource and support fit, Nestell & Associates can assist. We know our stuff! 

How can your IT Governance Services help my organization successfully navigate M&A digital transformation projects and post-go-live support?

Our IT Governance Services offer the expertise, resources, and methods necessary for successful M&A digital transformation projects and post-go-live support. Through our IT governance support, we develop and deploy sound, disciplined, transparent, and formal IT practice that aligns business goals and objectives with IT service, support, and regulatory requirements. We minimize and mitigate business disruption and operational risks. 

How can your experts help my organization manage the transition period following a merger or acquisition, and minimize disruptions to our operations?

Our experts help organizations manage the transition period following a merger or acquisition to minimize disruptions to their operations. Nestell & Associates has a highly experienced and skilled M&A transition team. Our combination of organizational change, leadership, and technical expertise is at your disposal. We are a "boots on the ground" and "roll up your sleeves" partner dedicated 100% to your project's success. When it comes to a transition roadmap and project plan, we dot i's and cross t's, mitigate risks, build in contingency, are compliance-focused, ensure effective communication, and more! From a high level, Nestell & Associates starts with a strategic roadmap aligned with business goals and objectives, we then assess the business model and "way of doing business", and then we establish a project framework founded in best practices for project and change management. And then, we top it off with the best of experienced and skilled professionals. We it comes to IT and ERP transition planning, deployment, and optimization...we've been there and done that. Give us a shout to learn more about the brass tacks of IT and ERP transition success! 

What is your approach to supporting IT "professionalization", and how can it benefit my organization?

Our approach to supporting IT professionalization focuses on identifying and addressing areas for improvement, establishing formal processes, executing against those processes with discipline, and providing the "proof in the pudding" that those processes are being adhered to. According to Wikipedia, "Professionalization is a social process by which any trade or occupation transforms itself into a true "profession of the highest integrity and competence."  In essence, from an IT perspective, this means establishing the IT best practices, processes, communication, visibility, responsibility, accountability, and measurement of IT services and support goals that are aligned with the objective, mission, and goals of the organization. We can help, please call us today to find out more. 

What kind of IT project management support does your team provide, and how can it help my organization achieve its goals?

Our IT project management support helps organizations achieve their goals by ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and with high quality. Nestell & Associates provides project management support for any of your IT or business information needs. Whether you need to replace an entire global technology infrastructure, implement a new ERP, deploy new IT practices, perform organizational training, or any other IT project, we are here to support your team. Our experienced, skilled, and certified project managers understand the value of sound tactical project management. We understand that success is in the details when it comes to project management procedures and processes. We also understand that success goes beyond a sound plan. Success takes the right people being aligned and effective execution of the plan! Since we are also organizational change experts, our methodology and approach are full of tools to ensure effective and efficient IT project management. 

How do your IT continuous improvement services help organizations stay up-to-date with the latest IT trends and technologies?

Our IT continuous improvement services help organizations stay up to date with the latest IT trends and technologies to maintain a competitive advantage. As with anything in life, once the fundamentals are established, continuous improvement is what it is all about. Whether it be cost improvements, service and delivery improvement, infrastructure downtime improvement, standard operating procedure improvement, change management improvement, and on and on, Nestell & Associates can support the portfolio's IT team. We methodically determine continuous improvement opportunities, create a strategy and plan for improvement, determine metrics and key performance indicators in which to measure progress, and present the "proof in the pudding" that progress is being made. All IT environments can be improved upon, and we are here to support the team

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