In conjunction with McKinsey's Marketing & Sales Practice, we help our clients extract the most value from their IT investment at a time when rapidly changing technology is fundamentally affecting most aspects of marketing and sales strategy and execution.
- Select/implement software packages
McKinsey teams bring a wealth of business problem-solving experience to the analysis of each client’s unique challenges and strengths. We work with the internal business unit and the IT team to arrive at a client-specific software selection and implementation approach that demystifies technical complexity, defines the quickest route to capture benefits, and builds in adaptability to change.
- Build custom systems
Our goal is to support our clients in establishing world-class enterprise IT systems that meet current business needs and are adaptable to future growth. We draw on proven agile-development methodologies and offer a range of technology platforms including .NET, Java, and open source, and can assist in setting up a full range of service models, from traditionally installed end products to third-party hosted solutions.
- Institutionalize world-class capabilities
Ultimately, the success of any IT system is tied to user adoption. We help clients develop programs to train their workforce and organize their infrastructure to achieve enterprise-wide buy-in for the new systems and exceptional return on their technology investments.
Our proprietary tools and knowledge
McKinsey’s Systems Solutions Center (SSC) has developed distinctive capabilities around enterprise IT enablement. Our highly skilled system architects and development managers configure software packages and build custom applications, creating the foundation for rapid and effective implementation of systems that maximize value from day one.
The Shell is a highly configurable web-based platform that comes with most of the components needed to build a robust large-scale IT solution. Implementing this frees up time for teams to focus on those aspects of the application that capture the most value (e.g., core logic, visualization of insights such as performance dashboards). The result is a rapidly created, client-specific solution that is flexible, scalable, secure, and delivers enduring impact in half the time of traditional client IT solutions.