Implementation Consultant

Professional Services United States


Description

Position Summary

The Implementation Consultant is responsible for delivering high quality knowledge transfer services to clients allowing them to use Tyler software products efficiently and effectively to achieve daily operations. The knowledge transfers services can be on-site, or via webinar. The incumbent consults and partners with clients to gain a comprehensive understanding of workflow, business/technical requirements and needs to ensure that the knowledge transfer addresses client’s needs. The Consultant ensures that the transition to Tyler software is completed according to predetermined timelines and establishes a positive baseline for the new relationship between the client site and Tyler Technologies.

Principal Duties

  • Provide professional services such as consultation, software readiness, and education to clients on Tyler software products.
  • Design and conduct knowledge transfer sessions on site or through webinars.
  • Educate users on software functionality as well as on data entry, system administration, user security, and user permissions.
  • Perform consultation/analysis of client business model to identify and document client requirements regarding Tyler products and functionality.
  • May recommend options for new approaches in client work processes as appropriate to ensure efficient software solution for the client’s needs.
  • May identify and document business/technical requirement specifications for specific software design/development, forms, reports, interfaces, process, configuration and other relevant changes.
  • May consult with users to identify the proper data mapping process for the product conversion. Provide instruction to clients on proofing and analyzing data conversions from existing software to Tyler applications.
  • May create custom reports or customize existing reports to satisfy client requirements. Play an active role in troubleshooting client issues, or work with the Support or Development departments to resolve.
  • Keep up to date on administrative tasks such as documenting client issues, communicating agendas, submitting trip reports, timesheets and weekly expense reports, and updating systems-related client activity.
  • May assist QA staff with product testing or modification testing as required.
  • Notify management and appropriate organization/department of issues or unplanned events that could impact the effectiveness/schedule/budget of the implementation.
  • Create both client-facing and internal documentation such as "quick tips" and "how tos".
  • Act as liaison between the client and company’s technical staff including conveying technical information so that non-technical individuals can understand.
  • May participate in the annual User Conference. Facilitate user group discussion on assigned module/topic.
  • Extensive travels to client sites.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Scope and Impact (Accountability)

The Implementation Consultant position is a revenue-generating position. The position is important for successful software implementation in alignment with client’s workflow, systems, processes and other related needs. Incumbents in this position are accountable for identifying and resolving issues of varying complexity, partnering with senior staff to resolve issues, and capturing the client’s specific software/business specifications, configuration and other needs. The quality of the implementation can directly affect the volume of work and the project’s profitability. He or she adheres to project assignments but must use independent judgment and available resources to successfully transition the client to Tyler software. Complexity

Complexity

The Implementation Consultant must be able to:

  • Expeditiously learn, understand, demonstrate, and educate clients on Tyler software applications by following the implementation methodology approach.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand business processes and apply these to the product.
  • Demonstrate excellent people skills and ability to build client relationships.
  • Maintain a courteous, professional, and confident demeanor throughout the implementation process.
  • Work with a diverse group of people, and adapt to and work in a dynamic environment.
  • Instill client confidence in the use of Tyler applications by providing effective one-on-one or group education.
  • Exercise good judgment, discretion, and tact while working with clients.
  • Maintain the ability to perform the functions of the application on different data platforms.
  • Manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Be prepared to participate, recommend, and assist other team members.
  • Complete tasks with minimal to general direction.
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge of implementation processes, problem management tools and procedures.
  • Demonstrate excellent partnering, communicating, and negotiating skills in order to gather client requirements and communicate effectively with the Project Managers, Development, DBA’s and Support staff.
  • Maintain composure under pressure and accurately evaluate and resolve problem situations.
  • Work effectively in a fast paced, team based, customer service oriented environment.
  • Recognize and react appropriately to the complexity and criticality of incidents related to the implementation business function. Education, Experience and Special Skills

Education, Experience and Special Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree, or comparable work experience.
  • Typically a minimum of one year experience as an Associate Implementation Consultant or equivalent industry experience.
  • Strong knowledge of principles and concepts in the discipline for which the knowledge transfer will be based is desired.
  • Exceptional presentation and knowledge transfer skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Familiarity and ease with computer systems and Microsoft Office products.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to travel extensively.
  • Valid driver’s license.