BMS implementation

There are different approaches on how to implement BMS in your company and it depends on company size, complexity, timing and the capability of your implementation team.

If you prefer to do most of the implementation yourself you can follow our Assisted Implementation method. However large companies often want us to guide them through the process and we then recommend the Enterprise method.

Method: Assisted Implementation - Do it yourself

This is the Do-it-yourself method and means you have to do your own implementation plan and drive the process. The plan has to ensure you set up BMS to match the business processes you want. You need to train your own users, however training sessions can be purchased at a cost. We offer full e-mail and phone support and general advice during the process as part of the license fee.

Includes:

2 months free trial and hosting

Project management:

No

Workshops:

No

Support:

Phone and email

Interfaces:

Standard

Implementation cost:

Free

Method: Enterprise Implementation

Based on a pre-analysis workshop we will make you an offer and propose an implementation plan. The Enterprise implementation project is customized specifically to you and it usually contains elements like project management, scope-definition, time plan, workshops, process descriptions, system configuration, interfaces/data mapping support, data validation etc.

Includes:

2 months free trial and hosting

Project management:

Yes

Workshops:

Yes

Support:

Phone and email, status meetings

Interfaces:

Customized interfaces

Implementation cost:

Based on offer

Assisted - Do it yourself

To start your implementation visit effectmakers.com and sign up for a two month free trial. We will create an empty BMS installation and send you all the access details. 

 

1  Sign up for a free trial
2  Follow the 10 steps Getting Started document using your own data
3  Instruct your end users to start using BMS

 

With the DIY method we expect you to drive the implementation. You have free access to use our phone and email helpdisk with any questions related to the use of BMS.

Enterprise project scope

We agree on the scope and project plan before we start the implementation. In the pre-analysis you will most likely need to assemble key persons from different departments to help defining the requirements.

1 Pre-analysis meetings to define scope of project and resources needed
2 Sign implementation offer and project plan
3 Several workshops to define processes, use of BMS and interfaces
4 We configure your BMS to meet the defined requirements
5 Validation workshops, test and super user training
6 End user training

The implementation time can be from 2 to 6 months depending on your size and ambitions.

Frequently asked questions

What does the Enterprise implementation cover?

This is us helping you getting BMS up and running. Based on a pre-analysis workshop we will make a detailed plan and total budget specific to your company on how to get you started with BMS. The plan usually contains elements like who is doing what, project management, scope-definition, time plan, additional workshops, process descriptions, system configuration, interfaces/data mapping support, data validation, key-user training and end-user training.

 

 

What kind of support can I expect?

BMS comes with full support packages that cover simple implementation support, end user support, interface support and server operational support.

Our official Service Level Agreement is” Next Business Day”, but we usually answer all questions the same day. In case of urgency, you can get in touch with us by phone.

For Enterprise Implementations we offer a 4 hour response time. Our phone is open for support questions from 9am to 4pm CET on all weekdays.

 

 

Can we have an on-premise BMS solution?

If your software policy does not allow for a SaaS solution, we can provide you with an On-premise solution (does not apply for the 2-month free trial period!). Should you prefer to host BMS on premise after the trial period, we will ask you for a VPN access to your BMS server. This is necessary for our maintenance and support.

 

 

Getting started with BMS

Getting started

First time setup in 10 easy steps.


The best way to get to know BMS is by following the 10 steps in our Getting Started document. This will provide you with a fully functional system you can use for evaluation or as a starting point for your implementation.


Sign up for our 2 month free trial and download the Getting started document.


After finishing the Getting Started Guide you can continue planning your implementation in detail.


Not all the features in BMS are needed from day one. Most companies can benefit from a quick implementation for basic planning and then add more advanced planning functions over time.


 

No matter which implementation method you choose you will still need to go through the following 10 steps when setting us the system for the first time.

The 10 steps are:

Customers

Forecast baseline

Products and prices

Plan and evaluate trade promotions

Setup P&L

Other planning options

Trade terms

Dashboards, reports & Cube

Listings

Configuration and interfaces