Microsoft™ Catalyst, the program
Microsoft has developed the Catalyst program for Microsoft partners, a professional methodology to help companies build, plan and execute business transformation strategies with a proved, innovative approach. Catalyst is an envisioning and planning program that employs Microsoft Dynamics 365, the Microsoft Power Platform and the Microsoft cloud.
This unique approach is a customer engagement journey that help businesses conceive and realize business transformation by taking customers through a series of four (4) successive phases: Inspire, Design, Empower, and Achieve (IDEA framework).
At Daxperience, we decided to take the Catalyst framework a step further and to make it immediately accessible to our customers.
We will start with the Inspire phase where we will conduct envisioning workshops using a dedicated toolbox and using design thinking to generate and organize great ideas through create and critical thinking exercises. This phase will be conducted in order to identify your business needs and bring out the best in your people. The output of such a workshop is translated into a strategic document that can be used as a briefing for the next phase.
After the Inspire phase we will start with the Design phase. We will create a business value assessment where we will financially quantify the potential business value of your transformation and calculate value metrics like revenue growth, cost savings, and improved employee efficiencies. We will also create a business solution assessment where we will review business processes and objectives to assess which can be tackled simply with an out-of-the-box Microsoft solution, and which will require a bespoke approach. Together we will build a value-driven, phased solution roadmap.
The third phase is Empower. In this phase we will visualize the solution value and bring your transformation to life by personalized solution demonstrations. We will conduct a series of workshops where we will address all the questions linked to governance, security, data loss prevention, roles and responsibilities among others.
The latest phase of the Catalyst framework is the Achieve phase. Here we will create a complete value economics-based deal crafted proposal detailing how to achieve positive change across your organization. You will be able to start the execution of your strategy and ensure a smooth launch with the right resources but also will be able to measure its success.
Why Microsoft™ Catalyst
We realized, at Daxperience, that the Microsoft Catalyst framework is a valuable tool to create value for our customers in a structured and pragmatic fashion. The feedbacks we received from the market is compelling and encourage us to move forward by deploying more and more this framework in all the Microsoft projects we lead.
Top 3 advantages
1. Leverage a powerful and proven Microsoft approach for your digital transformation.
2. Solve business challenges and shape the future state of your organization.
3. Accelerate your journey and realize value faster.