AOR, a different approach
Increasingly, CIOs are expected to reverse justify every major IT program and initiative. Project sponsors are regularly expected to show the realized results of their projects against the prospective business cases generated at the beginning of their initiative and explain differences. IT financial management experts and analysts regularly recommend this backward-looking analysis as part of best practice management.
As part of our singular focus on delivering concrete customer success, 1E has developed an exclusive deployment and customer engagement methodology called AOR (Analyze-Optimize-Realize), which forms the backbone of all 1E customer engagements.
AOR’s goal is to ensure maximal business value realization for every 1E implementation, beginning with significantly more accurate pre-project business cases and cost analysis, continuing with maintaining focus on business value throughout the technical deployment, and regular customer reviews to continually drive realization past implementation. 1E works directly with clients year after year to quantify, verify, and maximize the savings achieved via 1E’s ActiveEfficiency platform.
This approach has already earned the respect of many blue-chip organizations around the world – withstanding close scrutiny to ensure that it is both accurate and financially conservative.
The AOR methodology builds on the collective experience of hundreds of in-person interviews conducted by 1E business analysts and senior consultants. 1E has refined the models underlying the methodology over time to reflect the most accurate cost and business benefit picture generated by the ActiveEfficiency platform and to meet the requirements of CFOs in organizations reporting, communicating value, and making technology decisions.
A key strength of our approach is that it focuses exclusively on bottom-line results. This isn’t about theoretical savings – it’s all real – and the results accurately reflect the reality faced by decision makers when evaluating their IT environment and close the loop on justifying their investments.