Chris21 consultant - what are your options?

Chris21 consulting encompasses all facets of Chris21, from configuration, to implementation of modules, to extracting accrurate and meaningful data via reports, to issue resolution. In fact, any area of your Chris21 system where you need the help of an expert Chris21 consultant.

If you do find you need some help, you typically have three options:

  • Use an in-house resource. You may already have a resource dedicated to maintaining and supporting your Chris21 system.  This person will be able to do most of the Chris21 consulting work.
  • Ask the vendor. You will be able to hire one of their Chris21 consultants to do the work you require.
  • Hire an independent Chris21 consultant. This person should be competent in Chris21 and have a track record to prove it.

How do I choose the best consultant when I need Chris21 help?

When searching for a consultant, your main difficulty will be having confidence that you will choose the best person for your requirements. As a minimum, they should have an internet presence that clearly describes what they do and demonstrates that they have the expertise in Chris21. For example, I do this with my website System Logic, the Chris21 Blog and my LinkedIn profile. I put a lot of work into these as a way of sharing information and demonstrating my expertise in Chris21.

Word of mouth is also a great way to find a good consultant. This is not always easy as you may not be in regular contact with other Chris21 users. Look for testimonials and recommendations from clients who have recently hired the independent consultant.

Once you have chosen a consultant, your initial discussion with that person should make you feel comfortable that you have made the right choice.

What should you expect from an independent Chris21 consultant?

The effort you put into finding a good consultant will reap many benefits for you. This person should be able to look at your requirements and offer the best solution, the best configuration within Chris21.

I have written blogs about some of the things I do to make sure the client gets the best results. You can peruse the Chris21 Blog for an insight into my Chris21 expertise. I write new blogs on a regular basis so be sure to check back often for fresh content.

In addition, you should expect from an independent Chris21 consultant:

  • Response to your needs at short notice.
  • A specialist in Chris21.
  • A problem solver.
  • A reliable resource.
  • Someone who has vast practical experience in Chris21.
  • Recommendations to enhance your Chris21 system.
  • Knowledge transfer to your staff.

Is there any risk associated with using an independent consultant?

Not if you do your research and choose the right person. As mentioned above, you should be able to find an independent consultant by doing a Google search. Furthermore, from this search you should easily be able to find out more about this person’s credentials.

In my case, I have control systems in place that make it impossible to compromise the integrity of your Chris21 system. Any good consultant should be able to demonstrate these systems before you hire them. Please ask me if you want more information about this. I certainly would have been out of business a long time ago if I didn’t follow correct procedures when working with client Chris21 systems.

A little bit about me - Tony Danher Chris21 consultant

I’m a Chris21 consultant, providing specialist skills for all things Chris21. With over two decades experience helping clients to get the best from Chris21, I know I have the knowledge and experience to help you when you need it.

I started out with Chris21 from its very inception from predecessor Chris5. I then when on to start my company, System Logic in 2006, as a vehicle to consult with clients. At the time, there was very much a lack of support available for Chris21 users. Since this time my client base has grown by providing help to many businessess who haven’t been able to find the right help when they need it.

Most of my clients call on me regularly for help. For example, I install upgrades and updates each year for a number of clients. This is a specialised area and I find that businesses are more than happy to let me manage this for them. As part of this process, I ensure that Test environments are properly maintained and updated so that best practice is followed when upgrading the software.

Contact me for a chat to find out how I can help you.

Why choose me for your Chris21 consultancy?

When considering an independent Chris21 consultant to help you, you need to be confident that the person you hire is competent and can do what they promise. Here are some compelling reasons to consider my services:

  • Access to a specialist Chris21 consultant when you need it. If there is some urgency you don’t want to be told you will have to wait for a consultant. The ability to respond to client needs in a timely manner should be a priority for the independent contractor.
  • A guarantee that the same Chris21 consultant will work on your project from beginning to end. It’s frustrating to have to deal with different consultants on a project. I will deliver consistency because you will be working with me throughout the life of the project. For example, I am currently upgrading Chris21 for a client. I have been working with this client for a number of years and am familiar with their network and their business.
  • A competent Chris21 consultant is hard to find. When you have found one you will very likely want to use that person on multiple occasions. The consultant will begin to understand your business and the way you use Chris21. Consequently, you will come to trust and rely on that person.
  • You will gain the services of an expert. I have a proven track record for delivering outstanding Chris21 consulting help for my clients. An independent Chris21 consultant won’t be in business for long if they lack the expertise in all facets of Chris21.

What about help with iChris?

iChris is the next iteration of Chris21. The ‘backend’ of the two systems is identical. That is to say, all of the smarts, the programming of the system is in the Business Rules Engine (BRE) . The same BRE is upgraded whether you are using Chris21 or iChris.

The upshot of this is that the two systems are the same. They only differ in the frontend, the look and feel.

This means that a Chris21 consultant can support both Chris21 and iChris in the same way. I still talk in terms of Chris21 but if you have iChris, then you can receive the same support.

Demand for integration help

In recent years there has been increased demand for assistance with Chris21 integrations. Usually, these integrations are with workforce management systems such as Workday and Oracle Fusion. Or onboarding systems.

More and more organisations are choosing these systems due to their ease of use and powerful features. Of course, there is still a requirement to feed data into Chris21.

This is where integration assistance is required. This is specialised work that will ensure valid and accrurate data is exchanged between Chris21 and the external system.

It’s also important to understand that any integration will come with challenges and post implementation monitoring. An experienced consultant will understand these challenges and be able to advise you on the best approach.

I have been heavily involved in Chris21 integration work due to the increased demand for these specialised skills. Ask me how I can help if you are considering an integration with Chris21.

You do have options when you need the help of a Chris21 consultant. Apart from help from the vendor or possibly your in-house resource, do keep in mind that the use of an independent Chris21 consultant can be a viable option.

I have been helping clients with their Chris21 consulting needs since 2006. To find out more about what I do, please take a look at my website About Me page.

Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions. Or you can contact me via the System Logic website.