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An IT Transformation For the Country’s Largest Candle Manufacturer

A national manufacturer and retailer of scented candles, candleholders, accessories, and dinnerware transforms its IT environment with robust, stable, and scalable infrastructure. 

Pragmatic IT Strategy Creates Scalable Environment

The retailer-manufacturer needed a proven technology partner to assess its IT infrastructure and create an effective roadmap, ensuring its technology stack was strategically aligned with its business goals.

Industry: Retail
Service: Technology Transformation

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The Challenge

The national manufacturer and retailer needed a pragmatic IT strategy, roadmap, and partner to identify issues within its current infrastructure, prioritize solutions, and manage the timeline for execution.

The Solution

The PIP team quickly engaged, taking on an interim Chief Information Officer leadership role, and developed an IT roadmap that ensured strategic alignment between the business goals and IT solutions, conducting a deep evaluation of its IT function, assessing its applications, organization, and technical architecture. 

The Result

Through an effective advisory partnership, PIP completed the IT transformation in time for the appointment of a new Chief Information Officer, providing the company with a robust, stable, and scalable IT environment to support future growth. 

Proven. Pragmatic. Results-Driven Value. 

Key Technology Hires

Scalable Technology Platform

Month Interim CEO

An Established Manufacturer and Retailer. A Technology Challenge.

As America’s largest candle manufacturer and retailer, the company was already an established, national brand – but needed the right technology stack in place to scale continued growth.

The company needed to transform its IT infrastructure – and leadership — for future success.

The challenge for the company was then to ensure they had the right talent and the technology in place to create a scalable IT environment.

Envisioning the Future IT Environment

PIP started by assessing the current infrastructure, organization, and projects underway to create a strategic roadmap for scalable success.

Scope Identification

Working in collaboration, PIP and the company identified the necessary resources, leadership, and team needed to complete the IT transformation. 

Pragmatic Approach

The team assessed the company’s current IT applications, organization, and technical architecture to identify the right technology and create timelines for an effective execution.

Strategic Planning

By ensuring the right talent was in place and outlining the systems that needed to be implemented – and when – the team designed an IT vision and roadmap that aligned with the business goals to support scalable growth.

Evolving the IT Organization & Infrastructure

With a strategy in place, PIP and the retailer-manufacturer launched into part two: project execution.

Talent Recruitment

Identified the right talent including a project manager, IT director, and Chief Information Officer to manage, oversee, and drive efficient execution of the IT transformation.

System Selection

Assessed the underlying infrastructure and current projects underway to identify the system applications required for future success. 

System Implementation

Transitioned the IT infrastructure from its legacy environment one that is reliable, scalable, and strategically aligned with business goals. 

Transformation Achieved. On Budget. On-Time.

Modern IT organizations require the right talent and technology to meet the business goals of today — as well as tomorrow — with scalable, future-proof technology. PIP and this leading retailer-manufacturer successfully completed the IT transformation and identified the right talent to create value and drive continued growth.

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