The purpose of strategy is to produce results. We’re tactical experts who know results only occur with strong leadership, the right combination of skills, a smart plan, and a methodology to engage your people.
Together with your team, we develop the plan while gathering the skills to execute. We get leadership engaged and build an effective methodology to manage the organizational change.
You can depend on us to develop effective planning around strategic change, organization design and process improvement.
We believe successful projects are driven by well-defined strategic roadmaps. It ensures your goals and people are properly aligned and headed in the right direction. As important, it gives everyone a clear view of what needs to be achieved, who’s responsible for the different parts of the project, the key milestones and the project timetable.
With Wellington, you have a partner who believes planning and preparation set the stage for success.
You’re excited about your new strategy. When realized, this vision will enhance your business. Unfortunately, if you’re like most companies, the implementation will be difficult and fail to meet your objectives.
But you’re not like most companies. You know the right thing to do is engage a partner who specializes in implementing strategies, a partner who works with your employees as one unified team, and a partner who strengthens your team’s ability to realize that vision.
With Wellington, you have a partner who turns your strategy into results.
Good program management flawlessly executes the science of project management. Great program management flawlessly executes the people side. We have the insight, experience and battle scars to help you successfully meet your business objectives. We’ve started with a simple idea and grown it into an amazing business transformation, and we have come in at the last minute to rescue programs that are off the rails.
Clients / Experience
Business Analytics and Business Transformation – CFO’s Office – Big 5 Canadian Bank: As part of a regulatory requirement, the client had to demonstrate effective Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting. Wellington worked to understand the regulatory requirement and the business opportunities. We built a conceptual framework, help select a tool and executed a proof of concept.
Enterprise Performance Management – Big 5 Canadian Bank – Wellington helped the client develop and implement a new enterprise performance management processes and tool to let the business to plan and manage performance, sales targets and KPI criteria for more than 14,000 front line retail staff.
Global HR Program – Large Canadian Insurance Company: After major challenges with the initial phases of this program, Wellington led the final phase of the implementation of a Global HR program that employed new process and technologies. Wellington set up a new governance structure, improved lines of accountability and authority across all stakeholders, including the business, technology and operations. Seven months after we took over the program, the client went live around the globe
Document and Image Management – Large Canadian Investment Firm: Wellington is leading a program to create a virtual back office with standardized administrative process that will let work be distributed across all areas of Client Services Operations.
Launch New Client Facing Web Site – Large Canadian Mutual Fund Firm: Wellington is helping to lead this project to launch a new client facing Web site to improve customer experience.
Operational Merger – Large North American Leasing Company: Wellington led this program to merge the operational units of two leasing firms after one of the firms bought the book of business from the other.
Organizational Change Management
At its core, effective transformation is about people. Yes, we can change systems, operations and procedures but unless your people are engaged and know how the transformation will affect them, they won’t embrace the change and your transformation will, at best, struggle and, at worst, fail. Wellington has been a champion of organizational change since its inception; it just makes good business sense.
Clients / Experience
Business Change Management and Data Governance – Big 5 Canadian Bank: As part of a regulatory requirement, the client had to deliver new regulatory reporting. The solution required new processes, workflows, data management and governance and technology. Wellington was engaged to develop and implement business change management plans and assist in development of workflow processes.
Global HR Program – Large Canadian Insurance Company: Wellington led the final phase of the implementation a new Global HR program that employed new process and technologies. We managed a global team of HR professionals and business process subject matter experts to create a working team to identify organization and HR process requirements and harmonize the clients HR business processes.
Self Service Reporting – Finance – Big 5 Canadian Bank: The client wanted to eliminate their static paper reporting and deploy a self-service reporting and dashboard service. Wellington led the overall project development and implemented the business change management plans for the entire project. There was successful uptake of new self-service reporting, which led to more innovative ways to increase use of the self-service model.
Data Analytics and Business Transformation
We added “business transformation” as part of how we describe our analytics practice to remind ourselves and clients it’s about achieving business outcomes, not the tools. Our focus on outcomes helps our clients cut through the theory to achieve practical real world results. We take a simple, low cost, approach to producing data frameworks, customized for your needs but scalable to an enterprise level.
Clients / Experience
Finance Technology Roadmap – Big 5 Canadian Bank: Wellington played a key role in helping the bank develop and execute a seven-year plan to improve the services offered by the CFO’s office to internal business units. The Road Map created a high-level target state for the business, operations, technology, and data governance, as well as a strategy to move to this target state. The Road Map includes a new Information Warehouse, new BI tools, a new organization (Chief Data Officer), as well as new processes, roles and responsibilities across the enterprise.
Management and Regulatory reporting – Big 5 Canadian Bank: Wellington was engaged to help the client build a framework and select a tool for their new data aggregation and risk reporting requirements. We built the business/regulatory requirements, evaluated technical options, and selected a product. We developed a conceptual framework and executed a proof of concept that demonstrated the validity of the framework and the tool. The selected tool and methodology we developed was adopted as the enterprise standard for all regulatory reporting.
Master Data Management – Big 5 Canadian Bank: Wellington was engaged to assess current state and target architecture for master data management and hierarchy management. The goal was to move the client from a hybrid, manual solution with inconsistent data governance and data management standards to an integrated, out-of-the box solution with workflow for centralized governance and standards. The target outcome was to increase ability to report on and improve clarity of data for a broad variety of complex, management, regulatory and statutory financial, risk and treasury issues. Wellington designed a vendor assessment and proof-of-concept, vendors were invited to participate, a short list of solution providers was identified and each was given the opportunity to present a proof of concept to the client. A single vendor was identified as the clear leader and a full project was initiated.
Finance Business Transformation
There are more demands on finance departments, which play a key role in helping businesses meet regulatory and statutory reporting, as well as delivering information to make the right business decisions. With expertise in regulatory, statutory and management reporting challenges and a solid understanding of the latest technology, we can help you craft and implement innovative and practical strategies to satisfy regulators and delight your internal lines of business.
Clients / Experience
Finance Road Map – Big 5 Canadian Bank: Wellington played a key role in helping this bank develop and execute a seven-year plan to improve the services offered by the CFO’s office to internal business units. The Road Map creates a high-level target state for the business, operations, technology, and data governance, as well as a strategy to move to this target state. The Road Map includes a new Information Warehouse, new BI tools, a new organization (Chief Data Officer) as well as new processes, roles and responsibilities across the enterprise.
Enterprise P&L Planning – Big 5 Canadian Bank:
The client’s previous enterprise P&L system relied on a mix of Excel and a legacy product that frequently crashed during peak utilization periods. Wellington led the assessment, acquisition and implementation of a new planning tool, new processes and new user interfaces. The solution was deployed to more than 300 planners in over 22 different lines of business and enabled new functionality such as business drivers, what-if scenarios and versioning of the plan.
Master Data Management – Big 5 Canadian Bank: Wellington was engaged to assess current state and target architecture for master data management and hierarchy management for all financial reporting for this bank. The goal was to move the client from a hybrid, manual solution with inconsistent data governance and data management standards to an integrated, out-of-the box solution with workflow for centralized governance and standards. The target outcome was to increase ability to report on and improve clarity of data for a broad variety of complex, management, regulatory and statutory financial, risk and treasury issues. Wellington designed a vendor assessment and proof-of-concept, vendors were invited to participate, a short list of solution providers was identified and each was given the opportunity to present a proof of concept to the client. A single vendor was identified as the clear leader and a full project was initiated.
Investment Accounting Transformation
Migrating an investment accounting system is a large complex transformation with many pitfalls and challenges. Wellington and its partner, IFST, have teamed up to offer the investment accounting subject matter expertise, program management and organizational change management to ensure your transformation can be successful.
Clients / Experience
New Investment Accounting System – Large Canadian Investment Management Firm: The client is moving off of an old outsourced accounting system, implementing a new accounting system and bringing the operations back in house. Wellington is helping the client understand the current accounting processes, modify the current accounting process to fit into the new system, merge duplicate processes into a single process, perform testing & Q/A, develop processes for the new in-house support organization and stand-in as appropriate for the CFO when their availability to help with the project is limited.
Technology and Process Implementation
At the core of most business transformation, new technology and processes is implemented. Managing this implementation to complement the business transformation is a key success factor. We use the same principles to manage a technology implementation as we do to manage a business transformation. It’s about experienced project management, managing the organizational/people changes, and ensuring stakeholder engagement.
Clients / Experience
Sales Reporting & Analytics, Major Canadian Investment Company: Wellington is leading the implementation of SAP Business Warehouse and expanded Salesforce.com platform.
Filenet Upgrade, Major Canadian Fund Management Company: Wellington managed the upgrade of this core application, resolved post implementation performance issues and the migration to a new data centre.
Data Centre Move, Major Canadian Investment Company – To reduce cost and mitigate risk this client chose to move their data centre. Wellington led multiple phase of the project including migrating databases, multiple applications and application support.
Selection and Implementation of BI tool, Big 5 Canadian Bank: Wellington led the requirements analysis, vendor selection and implementation of this enterprise wide BI tool for a major Canadian bank.
Filenet Upgrade, Major Canadian Insurance Company: Imaging & Workflow is a strategic capability used to facilitate mission critical business processes throughout this company. To enhance this integrated set of technologies Wellington was engaged to lead a multi-faceted program to extend functionality, improve performance, enhance security and lower total cost of operation.