How do you implement a better system, with less headache, at a lower cost?
We believe EHS & Sustainability challenges are more common than unique and that software systems are best suited (more consistent and lower cost) for responding to those common challenges. We focus on using proven methodologies to implement a commercially available system that is tailored to your organization. We partner with a number of industry leading software companies, many of whom are listed under our partners page. By focusing exclusively on implementing and managing such systems, we can leverage similar experiences between similar clients, challenges, and software into a successful project. For you, this means a quicker implementation, lower cost and an overall better system.
Tailored Strategy & Strategic Planning
To ensure success, our process starts with planning 3 key areas:
• Objectives: What defines success?
• Timeline: We will help you set realistic goals and expectations.
• Budget: Realistic expectations including financial, time and resource commitments
After determining your objectives, timelines and budget we will help you decide on the best approach to implement your chosen solution. There are a variety of methods for implementation, and no one right answer. However, based on the
needs of your organization, your chosen software and your project goals one approach might be better than another.
Who will manage your project? Who is empowered to make decisions? What is your process for change? Communication is key to a successful software implementation, and we help you plan to manage your project by empowering team members to make decisions based on a documented and defined process.
Contact us to learn how we can help you create the best project plan for your software implementation.
Before starting the implementation, we will help you create a project charter with overall goals and aims for the future state of the system. This charter defines the goal line for successful completion. After that, we will help you assemble your implementation Dream-Team. This team usually includes: Decision makers from each business area/region, Subject Matter Experts, IT, and end users who will be early adopters.
During design, we will host workshops that are a manageable size with all key stakeholders. During these workshops, we record and create lots of documentation including a decision log of why decisions were made. Documentation of your workshops is key both for looking back, but also in case team members depart. In addition to having detailed technical specifications, we believe it is important to have easy to read design documents that your end users can understand and used to validate/test/use the system.
Find out how Huco can help you effectively implement your new EHS&S management system.
User adoption is key to the success of any software implementation. A comprehensive training plan is the predominant component to ensuring your users are successful using your new system. Your implementation plan should include a process for training users on the system. You should also have a system sustainment process in place that includes a plan for getting new employees up to speed on using your system. Huco can help empower your employees through a variety of training methods.
We create training videos specific to your system that will walk your users through a completing a function in your system step by step. These videos are particularly useful for tasks that are essential, but do not occur frequently.
Huco can help you by creating documentation tailored to your new system. In addition to system manuals, we create how-to documentation, “cheat sheets” or “one-pagers” to supplement overall training documents that are specific to your new system.
Train-the-trainer type training empowers your admins and power users. This poises you for ongoing training internally with their own staff and is helpful for long term sustainment of your system.
End User Training
During an implementation, it may be easiest to train all new end users at once. Huco can help with a variety of end user training sessions ranging from in person training sessions, webinars, or computer based training videos (CBTs).