Creating a mission-led, customer-focused digital strategy for your public sector organisation.
What is a digital strategy?
Digital tools enable public sector organisations to provide top-class services to the public at large. However, they are just tools, and they must be there only if they enable your organisation to operate more effectively and efficiently, thereby providing a better standard of service to your customers.
Often, systems and processes are upgraded on a piece-meal basis. Some may run on state-of-the art software on best-of-breed servers, while others date back to the 80s and 90s, and still others have yet to migrate away from paper files or even microfiche.
A digital strategy gives you a clear picture of;
- where your organisation is right now in terms of digital processes and capabilities;
- where you want your organisation to get to in the coming months and years; and
- the steps that you need to take, and when you need to take them, in order to reach your envisioned end state.
We specialise in taking organisations such as yours through this exact process, creating a strategy with you that will serve you for many years to come.
We have tried and tested methods to help public sector organisations develop a digital strategy that is right for them. We will help you uncover;
- your current reality - what you have, what you lack, what's working, what isn't
- your vision - where you'd love to be, in what sort of time frame, with what capabilities
- your next steps - the ones to take immediately, and all those to take subsequently that will collectively lead you to your vision.
Of course, by the time you reach your vision, the world will have moved on and you'll need a refresh. We can talk about that when the time comes...
Software appraisal, selection and procurement
Helping your organisation upgrade
The problem you have
You are currently relying on an outdated system for one or more of your key processes, and it's starting to fray at the edges. Perhaps it's an antiquated piece of software; perhaps the process is still paper-based.
You know there are better options out there. What you're not clear on is how many options are actually applicable to your precise needs, how to find and assess them, and how to choose the best one. Even if you do know some or all of this, where are you going to find the time to actually manage the upgrade, from start to finish?
The Samepage solution
We start by doing a thorough assessment of your specific needs, and turn those into a comprehensive list of your requirements for what you need your new system to do.
We'll then conduct a thorough review of all the options available in the market, shortlist the ones that most closely match your requirements, and organise presentations by those suppliers. These will, on the whole, include live demonstrations of their systems and an opportunity to get hands-on with them.
We will then help you make the final selection, and then organise and run the procurement process, generally via a fully compliant tendering process.
In the rare cases where a piece of software needs to be custom built, we can put together a team to make that happen, too, as outlined below.
Product team as a service
Software product development out of a box, including engineering, research, design and product management.
We hit the ground running
Our experienced teams of software engineers, UX designers, researchers, product managers and scrum masters are ready to help you drive your organisation forward. We know what works and what doesn’t, and how to get the best out of technology in the shortest possible time.
Uniquely for a boutique consultancy, Samepage has an unrivaled breadth of experience in software with world class product management expertise. From ERP to world #1 consumer apps, web, SaaS, mobile apps (iOS/Android/hybrid), AR/VR: we’ve been there, done that, got the mousemat.
Furthermore, Samepage’s founder, Aidan Dunphy, is a senior consultant for Product Focus, Europe’s #1 Product Management training, certification and consultancy provider. We set the standard by which others are judged.
How do I purchase this service?
Initially we will carry out a free-of-charge, no-commitment assessment of your needs. This involves discussing your business plan, current status and goals. We will then offer you options for various budgets, timescales and styles of engagement, depending on your budget and needs.
- Quoted Project: the timescale is guaranteed, but we charge more for the risk.
- Time & Materials: lower rates, but you carry some of the risk.
- Retained Team: guaranteed resource to use as priorities demand.
We provision the perfect team to meet your needs.
Ready to level up your business?
Get in touch to book a free, no obligation consultation in which our team can get to know more about your organisation and talk through how we can help you put a digital strategy in place to help you achieve your goals.