John Battaglia, President and CTO
When it comes to the digital transformation of legacy business processes, most organizations get swept by the buzzwords and go overboard with the technology. They rush into it without a well-defined plan clear milestones. They focus too much on building apps and leveraging cutting-edge technologies without any means to measure the success of the changes. While a majority of such organizations might see initial success, many struggle in scaling and sustaining such a haphazard transformation effort. On the other hand, there are still some businesses that are sitting on the fence. They are not sure if it is the right time to execute a digital transformation program, or are worried that it may be forcing too much change on their teams.
What organizations need is to find a middle ground to embrace the true potential of digital transformation. With over 50 years of experience in solving complex business problems, Judge Group is the perfect partner for such organizations. The company provides value-based strategy, capability-driven planning, and delivers operational excellence to drive successful outcomes from complex digital transformation initiatives in a wide range of industries, including finance, insurance, healthcare, and manufacturing. “Human behavior is critical to digital transformation. We understand that. We analyze the habits and norms of our clients when planning for their successful modernization,” says John Battaglia, president and CTO of Judge Consulting Group.
To that end, while helping its clients migrate to the right technology and move forward, Judge Group first conducts a thorough assessment of their current IT infrastructure. Thereafter, the company has an in-depth discussion with leadership, C-level executives, customer-facing executives, and the stakeholders of the project to identify the client’s operational procedure. This gives Judge Group a clear picture of the hotspots that need modification. However, before initiating the full-fledged transformation, Judge Group considers tactical milestones, i.e., providing work around solutions for areas that have to meet tight deadlines.
What makes Judge Group a cut above the rest is its technology-agnostic approach. “We don’t dictate what product is going to be integrated; the client does. Of course, we will always advise based on what we have seen work and what we have seen fail in past experience. Ultimately, we tailor our services according to the client’s needs,” says Zelle Steyn, Chief Architect of The Judge Group. Further, as the implementation of digital transformation initiatives can take up to 2-3 years, Judge Group constantly keeps providing advisory services to help the client through its change management during that timeframe. In doing so, the company offers extensive support and training to the clients’ internal resources that will be responsible for new systems in the future. And, as a result of this collaborative partnership, Judge Group helps optimize the overall technological investments undertaken by its clients.
Zelle Steyn, Chief ArchitectPeople-powered business solutions that transcend industries…
Zelle also breaks down what Judge Group does industry by industry, “We have clients in the finance industry that are focusing on DevOps as their first initiative for digital transformation to attract young talent that seeks a modern atmosphere to work. For the insurance or healthcare industries, the focus is often on solutions that help them meet their regulatory obligations like reporting data, or optimizing compliance. “We also do a lot of data center remediation, networking solutions, integrations to support mergers and acquisitions,” comments Zelle. In the manufacturing industry, the trend lately is ERP migrations. Judge Group helps its clients migrate from a legacy system to a modern ERP. Judge Group also helps the manufacturing clients with architectural advisory, business process optimization, roadmaps, assessments, and more.
For B2C clients, Judge Group understands that in any industry, a seamless online customer experience is critical. “If it’s taking too long to get there, the customer is just going to give up,” says Zelle. Thus, to provide a more seamless experience, Judge Group changes and modernizes the ‘nuts and bolts’ behind the programming and development of modern UI as well.
Human behavior is critical to digital transformation. We understand that. We analyze the habits and norms of our clients when planning for their successful modernization
Today, the Judge Group’s ability to find a perfect solution that fits the client’s needs is what has pushed the company ahead of its competition. For instance, if the client is worried about the cost, then Judge Group finds the most cost-effective solution for them. The company’s wealth of knowledge across different teams allows them to make the most meaningful decisions for their clients. And, on that note, all the practices at Judge Group—be it networking, infrastructure, digital, application development, BPO or PMO—work as a united front. “We are a close-knit group, and if we identify that we need to bring more competency from other practices, we do that,” underscores Zelle. This in-house cohesiveness is reflected in its company’s project execution success.
Such expertise has enabled Judge Group to continuously climb the ladder of success. To further exemplify the services, Zelle shares the success story of a large manufacturing company that Judge Group is helping migrate all their systems to the cloud. The process involves Microsoft End of Life (EOL) upgrades and migration needs, and migration into AWS. Judge Group is also assisting the client in integrating tools in Azure, which they would use as their DevOps base. Apart from this, the company is also offering other development services to the client.
Indeed, with such a robust and personalized approach, Judge Group has managed to earn its popularity in the digital transformation arena. Especially its commitment to stay up to date with the emerging technologies has made them a market leader. “With our grasp on the latest trends in technology, we ensure that our clients can also stay ahead of time,” concludes Zelle.