Consulting Services

Meeting the ever-evolving requirements of today’s financial landscape requires investment managers and financial services firms to ensure that their technology infrastructure and business strategies are aligned. ACA Technology can help.

DELIVERING CONSULTING SERVICES TO INVESTMENT MANAGERS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRMS FOR OVER 14 YEARS

 

ACA Technology has in-depth expertise in project management, business analysis, consulting, technology, client engagement/management, and front-, mid-, and back-office financial services, working with firms that have global market reach and offices in different time zones. This unique hybrid of experience and knowledge allows us to quickly assess our clients’ business needs and challenges and implement a tailored consulting services engagement with minimal ramp-up time.

Full Lifecycle Projects

End-to-end project implementation

Outsourced Project Teams

Off-site resources from ACA's team can assist where you need them, such as a team of developers to assist your firm's CTO.

Strategic Staff Augmentation

Consultants/technologists from ACA's team work on-site under your firm's direction.

TRADITIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

Our traditional project management assistance includes:

  • Guidance on IT governance, regulatory compliance, and best practices;
  • Disaster recovery planning, including High-Availability/Active-Active designs to meet investor-driven disaster recovery mandates;
  • Project ROI analysis and risk assessment, including over/under budgeting reviews and realignment recommendations;
  • IT vendor and resource provider due diligence; and
  • IT budgeting for a particular division or the entire firm, including peer review studies, industry research/comparisons, and strategic planning for the alignment of staff, resource, and technology initiatives.

AGILE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

 

Our agile project management assistance includes:

  • project estimation and management, including implementation of scrum processes and training on agile development methodologies and processes;
  • project and team scaling;
  • release cadence ROI trade-off analysis and guidance on how to align release schedules with business objectives;
  • business-driven development (BDD) methods to align business stakeholders and development teams;
  • test-driven development (TDD) methods to ensure high software quality and reduce QA regression testing efforts through automation; and
  • setup and maintenance of continuous deployment environments.

APPLICATION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

 

Our application lifecycle management assistance includes:

  • Software assessment, planning, and implementation; and
  • Reviews and best practice guidance on IT development processes and infrastructure.

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