Functional Consulting

Expert functional consulting

Cooper Software Functional Consulting services is home to the largest independent team of full-time IFS and NetSuite functional consultants in the UK.

During a new implementation, upgrade or business as usual, we offer the strength-in-depth to deliver your project successfully.

Consulting that stands out from the crowd

There are a host of options available when it comes to consulting, but with our track record of success and the UK's largest team, Cooper Software can take care of your system at any stage in the project life cycle. When you engage Cooper Software's consulting services, these are the benefits you'll receive:

Work with an experienced, trusted and expert Business Partner

Each member of our dynamic functional consulting team has a minimum 5 years’ experience. Our team combines more than 125 years’ experience across all modules and versions of IFS (including IFS Applications 8™ and IFS Application 9™) and NetSuite.

Consistent, high quality functional support and project delivery

Cooper Software has established a set of repeatable processes, guaranteeing projects are delivered reliably, on time and on budget. This methodology is based on best practice techniques encompassing the PRINCE2 and ITIL frameworks. The service our consulting team delivers is backed up by our supporting systems, driving high quality and enhancing consistency across our team.

“Cooper Software were on hand every step of the way, offering in-depth guidance and recommendations that led to the overall success of a large-scale task.”

IT Services Manager, Synergy Health

Access to the Cooper Software IFS Knowledgebase and IFS Workbench™

For IFS projects, Our consultants draw on our unique online IFS Knowledgebase, which is our library of IFS-centric information sources (tips and tricks, user guides, helpdesk tickets) and offers the widest knowledge-sharing possible to resolve any IFS query. Our team also has access to our IFS Workbench™, a suite of specifically developed utilities that has been created to automate manual, repetitive IFS administrative and technical tasks.

Coupling these capabilities together, and adding assistance from the largest dedicated IFS technical support team in the UK, our consultants are able to dramatically reduce the time it takes to deliver projects whilst ensuring the overall solution is delivered to your satisfaction.

Guaranteed resource for the duration of your project

Our full-time team has the strength-in-depth and ranging capability to fully commit to our delivery dates. In making this commitment, we guarantee that we have the appropriate back-up in place, thus eliminating point dependency.

No “brain drain”- knowledge is retained and all works fully documented and available via our Service Desk.

We ensure all supporting project information is captured consistently, and at the correct stage throughout the process.

Through our IFS Knowledgebase, project deliverables are accessible to the entire Cooper Software team, and available to the end customer at all times.

This drives transparency across the project team and ensures knowledge isn’t lost upon project completion.

Ability to support small or large-scale projects, part-time or full-time, as well as flexible arrangements

The size of our team and the cross-functional knowledge that we have means we offer complete flexibility when it comes to the size of projects we are able to undertake. We are also able to offer a range of engagements models, including:

  • Augmentation – we assign a permanent resource to a customer’s project team.
  • Call-off – we agree with the customer a set number of days that are used to deliver ad-hoc tasks and activities on a prioritised basis.
  • Emergency – our customers can gain rapid access to a consultant via our Service Desk.
  • Project – a consultant or team of consultants focused on delivering to a defined business objective.

Availability at short lead times

We have a flexible, pooled approach to consulting, which means our team can deliver in a more agile way than traditionally structured consulting organisations. Our consultants are located throughout the UK, allowing us the flexibility of being able to be on-site as required.

minimum 5 years ifs experience  all modules covered  all ifs versions covered


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