In 1995, the World Wide Web was in its infancy. Y2K or “The Millennium Bug” as it became known, was barely on the horizon and awareness of it and its potential to cause disruption had yet to enter the public consciousness. For CEO Phil Keet, however, the threat was clear. Working for a UK based Investment Bank for whom technology was business critical; he recognised that finance systems typically in use at the time were unlikely to be able to successfully handle the impending digital change as clocks switched from 1999 to 2000. Being acutely aware that a serious crisis was looming, Phil set up Millennium Consulting to focus upon helping clients overcome the challenge.
The Y2K threat meant that organisations could either re-programme existing software systems to handle the date change or alternatively switch to new Y2K compliant software. Phil's team of ERP change specialists advised and helped clients upgrade or transition to Y2K compliant software.
The global economy emerged relatively unscathed when 2000 finally arrived, thanks in part to the extensive work carried out by organisations to negate the danger. Demand for Millennium’s skilled ERP specialists peaked during this period as the rush to beat the immovable deadline imposed its own discipline on corporate IT departments. Millennium Consulting is now a leading Management Consultancy that provides strategic advice and delivery services to support the deployment of new corporate technology. Millennium Consulting has developed specialist areas focussing upon Unit 4 Financials, SunSystems, Oracle JD Edwards, Sub-Ledger & Rules Engine technologies (ETL and Data Warehousing), Regulatory Compliance and Change Management. We implement world-class operational, financial and analytical systems for many of the world's leading organisations.
Working with a global partner network, we provide end-to-end recruitment, consultancy and software deployment services, including strategic advice, requirements gathering, system selection through to configuration, knowledge transfer, roll-out and post go-live support.
Our primary focus concerns technology deployment but we recognise that client engagement and change management skills are as important as technical knowledge. Our teams possess highly developed communication skills, the ability to establish collaborative partnerships with sponsors, stake-holders and key users, a pro-active client-driven approach and the ability to deliver appropriate solutions.
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