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Unleash the Power of Our Software Consulting Services

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Several questions can arise when it comes to solving your organization's challenges or moving your projects forward. Do I need training? Do I need software consulting? What is the difference?  

Let's illustrate: Imagine you want to eat a tasty dessert. Let's say it's crème brûlée (one of our favourites).  

Option A: You could buy all the kitchen tools needed to create crème brûlée, including a butane torch. You could also take a class with a pastry chef, practice and hone your skills and be able to create the perfect crème brûlée.  

Option B: You could go to a restaurant you love and order crème brûlée. 

Sometimes, it makes sense to learn how to do a skill. Sometimes, it makes more sense to rely on someone else's ability.  

It's the same with software. In some instances, you want your team to be able to perform specific tasks, confidently use certain features and know how to use a program. In other cases, whether it's time or staffing restraints, you simply need someone to do the job.   

This article will help you decide whether software consulting is right for you and how a comprehensive approach to your organization's challenges can help your team move forward.

When Is Software Training Not the Right Solution?

We are The Great Canadian TRAINING Company, so it seems odd that we would not always consider software training the solution.  

However, sometimes, it will not help your team as much as other solutions.  

For example, what skill level and availability does your existing team have? If your team’s schedule is packed and they cannot take on another project, showing them how to do it will not solve the problem. It also probably is not practical to hire someone just to complete a single project.  

However, you may have a project that needs to be completed. It could be because of legislative requirements (such as the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians Act). You may see the benefits of completing your project but do not have the time and staffing available to do so, no matter how much training you complete.  

That is where software consulting comes in.  

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What Is Software Consulting?

Software consulting is not just about offering advice or sharing insights; it's a dynamic process that involves expert guidance to transform abstract ideas into tangible, innovative solutions. At its core, software consulting is a collaborative partnership between experienced consultants and organizations looking to use technology effectively.  

Software consulting bridges the gap between your ideas and bringing them to life. Many organizations have brilliant ideas, innovative concepts, or specific goals they wish to achieve through software applications. 

However, turning these aspirations into a functional reality requires more than just technical knowledge. Software consultants bring a wealth of experience, industry knowledge, and a keen understanding of technological trends, enabling them to shape and mold ideas into actionable plans. 

The benefits of software training are clear. You don't need to hire staff, squeeze in a project between your day-to-day tasks or work with an off-the-shelf product. Instead, we can take the load off you and create a tailor-made solution.  

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Great Canadian's Software Consulting Services 

When it comes to software development, you might think you need to create custom software, work with a consulting firm, or develop a digital product. That is simply untrue.  

At The Great Canadian Training & Consulting Company, we don't think you necessarily need to spend your budget on fancy enterprise software. You can create agile and practical solutions using the programs and software you already use. Keep reading below, where we have included a couple case studies. These highlight how we use Microsoft's suite of programs to create solutions that help organizations like yours work more efficiently and effectively.  

Our process is designed on a simple principle: creating a solution that works for you. We know that every organization's processes and goals are unique, and we create every solution with that in mind.  

What Does Working with Us Look Like?  

We want this process to be as straightforward as possible for you.  

We start by getting to know your business inside and out—its goals, challenges, and unique characteristics. Armed with this understanding, we craft a detailed plan outlining tools and strategies tailored to your specific needs, factoring in costs, and setting a realistic timeline for implementation. 

Next, our team, led by your dedicated Project Manager, swings into action. We have found that communication is the key to a successful project, so we will keep you in the loop. We also schedule regular check-ins to provide opportunities for your feedback, allowing us to fine-tune and adjust to evolving requirements. 

As we approach project completion, our Finalize and Support phase ensures you are off to a great start in using your solution. After the dust settles, we roll out comprehensive training sessions, empowering your team to integrate and master the final product.  

Yes - training can be combined with your consulting project.  

Software Services: Combining Consulting and Training  

Earlier in this article, we talked about learning how to bake your favourite dessert compared to ordering it at a restaurant.  

What if you could have both? What if you could have your cake and eat it too?  

That is what we are dishing out at The Great Canadian Training & Consulting Company — creating a delicious solution and giving organizations the recipe for ongoing success.  

For many organizations we work with, a successful project involves two parts: consulting to develop a professional solution and training your team on how to maintain and use it. It is truly the best of both worlds - a software solution that takes your organization to the next level and training from our engaging, experienced instructors.  

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Our Consulting Projects  

Consider the below examples to explore what is possible when you work with our software consultants.  

Delivery Company Tracks Drivers’ Scores and Response Rates with Power BI 

We were brought on to help a well-known delivery company optimize its operational efficiency. The client needed a systematic approach to track and analyze real-time driver scores and response rates. We implemented a fully-automated report using Power BI, allowing users a comprehensive view of their data. The result significantly enhanced key metrics tracking, enabling the client to save reports conveniently, investigate discrepancies, and address issues promptly.  

Marketing Company Strengthens Its Brand Identity 

A marketing company came to us with a challenge updating a significant, cumbersome report in Microsoft Word. The catch? Their marketing and branding assets were only accessible using Adobe products. We rebranded the report and ensured it aligned with the client's new branding guidelines. The result was a visually stunning and cohesive report highlighting the client's strengths, positioning them as professional and polished entities within their industry. 

Government Department Meets Federal Accessibility Requirements 

We worked with a government department to create Word, PowerPoint, and Excel templates that meet federal accessibility standards. The comprehensive solution included testing, remediating, and converting files into accessible formats, ensuring compliance with WCAG 2.1 Levels A & AA, The Accessible Canada Act, and 508-Compliance Guidelines. We also crafted custom guidance documents to maintain and apply accessibility standards to future documents. The result? They followed the legislation and aligned their ability to provide information internally and externally with their organizational values.  

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Start Your Next Project with The Great Canadian Training & Consulting Company  

Ready to overcome your software challenges? Let's chat! 

At The Great Canadian Training & Consulting Company, we don't do one-size-fits-all. Reach out for a personalized consultation tailored to your unique business needs. Get ready to make progress on your projects by contacting us today. Our software consultants are here to guide your team on its path to greater success. 

How to Get Started

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