Film Industry Company
This company specialises in creating industry-leading film distribution software for the motion picture industry. The company has over 50 employees working from four office locations and works with clients around the world – its software is currently deployed in more than 50 territories, by almost 100 distributors.
The Associate was tasked with completing a thorough technology audit across the company’s IT estate. After a period of relative instability, the company required a review and restructure. Management processes, customer interfaces, new software and new personnel were all issues that required attention in order for the business to progress in the marketplace.
What Our Associate Did
The Associate spent time with various departments and teams within the business – including management, product teams and developers – to get a true understanding of the organisation and how it worked. After interviewing the team, the Associate was able to highlight potential opportunities and suggest new and improved strategies across the business.
The company was testing an agile methodology process, which the Associate recommended for wider adoption across all teams, with advice about how to manage the transition. The Associate also analysed the suitability of existing PowerBuilder product frameworks with regards to future growth, and recommended a transition to modern web technologies. Other recommendations included integration with a cloud-based finance system to integrate all systems and provide better customer service.
As well as looking into the ways teams and departments were structured and managed, the Associate looked into the ways client accounts were engaged. Additionally, processes to revolutionise efficiency and manage product issues were suggested. An analysis of the Product Management structure led to the recruitment of a Product Director, who the Associate was able to introduce from his network of contacts.
An extremely thorough IT audit of the company’s account outlined all the potential opportunities for improvement and growth across the business. The Associate was able to outline recommended actions and work with the management to see these through to fruition. As a result, the business was able to progress to the next phase of its IT and business strategy.