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Delivering Cloud Application Management Services (AMS)

We are excited to announce that we are adding key executive talent to our Cloud Application Management Services (AMS) offering with the welcoming of Mark Bonachea as the Director of Application Management Services. Navigator partners with market leading cloud application providers, including Workday, Oracle, SAP, and Tableau. Navigator became a Workday Application Management Services (AMS) Partner in July 2017. As a Cloud AMS provider, Navigator will provide the operational support that allows our clients to focus on business transformation, growth, customer satisfaction, and get maximum value out of their cloud application investment. 

You’re Live on Workday, Now What?

After months of designing, building, and testing, your organization is finally live on Workday. Now you’re faced with a new set of questions:
  • Is my team well equipped and structured to handle the needs of the organization?
  • How will my team get the skill sets necessary to support the bi-yearly Workday releases and adapt to organizational changes?
  • How will our organization decide what the roadmap and future functionality rollout will look like?
  • How will I handle attrition on my team in this competitive market?
  • Do I need a Workday Support Partner? How can they help me realize my return on investment (ROI)?
Navigator Management Partners has helped clients answer these questions for years. 

How to Implement an ERP and Remain Friends


As the award recipient of the Kerzner Project of the Year, Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and Navigator Management Partners delivered the presentation: "How to Implement an ERP and Still Remain Friends"

Navigator Gives Back Day

Navigator is excited to announce their 2nd annual Navigator Gives Back Day taking place on Friday, June 29, 2018. Navigator Gives Back Day is a day when Navigator employees will serve and support their communities. 

Caring is part of the character of a Navigator. From our founding in 2001, we have sought and attracted the type of person who is motivated to make a difference not only for our clients’ success, but for causes and organizations as diverse as we are. Community is one of our core values, and is engrained into our culture. 

Cloud Deployment Techniques: Which is Best, Waterfall or Agile?

In a traditional waterfall approach to development or systems implementation, there are rigid rules to the game. Each layer of the onion must be peeled back to reveal the next, and each set of deliverables must be completed in succession and approved to allow the passage of a gate, phase, or milestone. An agile methodology shifts the paradigm. Live with greater ambiguity regarding the final outcome, focus on short-term objectives, and implement a constant cycle of working a backlog of user story-defined needs to create something quickly and get feedback. Lather, rinse, repeat
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