Our projects
AT-Consulting

June 2015 - September 2015

BusinessAzimuth was subcontracted by AT Consulting and completed project documentation

development for their Research & Development work to create Support IS for one of the Russian ministry departments.

During the project 19 documents GOST 34 Technical Project in line with GOSTs 27 series and GOST 2 series.

The total documentation volume exceeded 1500 pages.

The documetns had passed internal quality control procedures “military hand over” and were succesfully accepted by the client.

AT-Consulting

October 2014 - November 2015

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by AT Consulting and completed project documentation development for their Research & Development work to create Information System for Operative Activity Support (ISOAS) for one of the Russian ministry departments.

Within a month during the project a large amount of documents was analyzed and as a result 4200 page report was developed which included:

  • Main report – Detail Design (Technical Project in terms of GOST 34 series) Explanatory note for the major R&D part consisting of 7 separate volumes;
  • Information and Linguistic support for the ISOAS (9 separate volumes);
  • Trial program and methods for the ISOAS;
  • Spare Products & Accessories (SPTA) calculation.

Along the side of the items listed in the regulations RD 50-34.698-90 the following items were developed by Business-Azimuth and also added to the Explanatory note:

  • Solutions to optimize the processes for information processing and storage;
  • Proposals and solutions to optimize certain Ministry department processes and functioning where the ISOAS was being implemented;
  • Proposals for improving the department's public services operating procedures;
  • Proposals for ministry’s KPI system;
  • Analysis of existing hardware and software, also protocols and standards in place with resolution to create an independent ISOAS for the Ministry department;
  • Reliability-support schemes at every level of the ISOAS including risks report;
  • Project’s developing ergonomic solutions in line with GOST 20.39.108;
  • Solutions to standardize and unify the development and delivery process of the ISOAS;
  • Final materials and resources list for the ISOAS.
AT-Consulting

April 2013 - December 2013

Business-Azimuth took part in a project developing an Integrated automated management system which controlled various technological processes. Project was one of the unique constructions being built as a part of a larger industrial enterprise in Ukraine. For this project Business-Azimuth developed Technical Requirements (TR) in line with GOST 34.602-89. The total volume of documents analyzed was over 8500 pages along with 200 blueprints.

TR for this project consisted of:

  • TR for the system as a whole;
  • A set of Technical Requirements for the technological zones of the Object, control and operating subsystems;
  • TRs on the interaction between technical/technological systems of each technological zone;
  • TRs on the interaction between the System and external systems.
AT-Consulting

February 2013 - April 2013

Business-Azimuth took part in a project with OKSoftware as a subcontractor in order to finalize the development of the Electronic Documents Workflow System for Rostelecom. Business-Azimuth had the task of providing analytical support with finalising systems' functioning and developing new modules.

During the project Business-Azimuth had achieved the following:

  • Analyzed the existing state of the automated processes;
  • Interviewed the customer’s specialists;
  • Developed Technical Requirements for the further development of the existing functions model;
  • Contribution to the development of the Test scenario;
  • Presentation of the development results to the customer including a list of improvement suggestions;
  • Documentation of the revisions and improvements required.
AT-Consulting

November 2012 - January 2013

Business-Azimuth was contracted by IBS to work on a complex project development of an integrated system “Electronic Budget” (EB) for managing public budget and finances:

  • Analyzed  documentation of an external existing and relative in the functioning context system to investigate and to propose the integration with newly developed EB;
  • Inline with IT investigation methodologies prepared information storage registers for the system that was being used for the integration of “Federal portal of administrative staff”. Included the architectural, functional  and technical characteristics;
  • Developed a report including the results of the analysis conducted and proposals for the integration and development of EB with the existing “Federal portal of administrative staff” system.
AT-Consulting

November 2012 - February 2013

BusinessAzimuth was subcontracted by Sitec to carry out the analysis of business processes and to form TR inline with GOST 34.602-89 for “Automated system of internal information portal and document data processing” for one the largest steel manufacturers in Russia

AT-Consulting

October 2012 - March 2013

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by IBS  in order to help them with migrating automated information system “Finances” for the Ministry of Finance of Russia (MFR) and to execute the implementation of Technical documentation for the system “Finances”.

  • Analyzed all aspects of “Finances” software which consists from over a hundred of sub-software modules which are responsible for automation of various functions required to be covered by work of MRF.
  • Completion of the list which included all the tasks and their details for each different “Finance” module.
  • Organized all the information according to:
    • Existing sets of components of “Finances“ software;
    • MRF functions that were to be automated in the system “Finances”
    • Architecture and the technical factors of the system as a whole and also of each single separate module and its functions and details.
  • Specific analysis of the system’s condition at the time.
  • Developed suggestions to improve and develop “Finances” for
    • Software functioning;
    • Software technology;
    • Further addition of integrated functions and modules and making them work with the existing internal and external systems at MRF;
    • Solutions for various problems and risks found within the existing systems.
  • Developed technical approach and system of methods to aggregate all the tasks and modules.
  • Applied aggregation methods through the project.

Business-Azimuth also participated in developing the organizational/administrative documentation for the IT department (DIT) responsible for the national and regional finance management and functioning of MFR.

  • Surveyed  existing business-processes and developed schemes AS IS using BPMN notation;
  • Analysed  existing business-processes. Developed and agreed with DIT process schemes TO BE using notation BPMN;
  • Developed  organizational/administrative documentation (procedures, regulations, requirements) to manage information retention for MFR.
AT-Consulting

July 2012 - November 2012

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by Asteros to examine processes for a profile state organization as part of a project to develop a process management system. During the examination, Business-Azimuth specialists performed the following services:

  • Interviewed the customer’s specialists;
  • Obtained and analyzed the regulatory documents the customer’s activities were based on;
  • Analyzed the current status of process automation; Interviewed software designers and reviewed documentation for the specialized software currently in use;
  • Created functional models of key processes;
  • Developed procedures for key processes;
  • Prepared a report on the examination;
  • Adapted the documentation per the customer’s requirements, obtained comments, and introduced adjustments.
AT-Consulting

May 2012 - July 2012

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by Aplana to improve the banking software for one of Russia’s largest banks. Business-Azimuth’s specialists performed the following services:

  • Analyzed business requirements and technical specifications for bank software modernization;
  • Analyzed current bank software functionality prior to modernization;
  • Analyzed desired bank software functionality after modernization; Collection, documentation and analysis of changes;
  • Analyzed how well bank software changes conformed to technical specifications for modernization;
  • Prepared specifications for required software changes.
AT-Consulting

March 2012 - April 2012

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by CJSC Neolant to develop KPIs for the construction processes of a customer - a public company. Business-Azimuth analysts performed the following tasks in developing the KPIs:

  • Interviewed customer’s employees;
  • Defined KPIs for each construction stage and obtained agreement from the customer’s representatives;
  • Defined data sources for the above KPIs. Developed formats for submitting data which is stored in an accessible format for automated processing;
  • Created a hierarchical KPIs system with references to data sources, data formats and employees in charge of data availability.
AT-Consulting

December 2011

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by I.T. Co. to develop a Multi-discipline instrumental-technology platform (MITP). As part of the project development process, Business-Azimuth specialists, utilizing available flow chart, developed a document entitled “Technological instructions for providing services” in the AllFusion Process Modeler format, which incorporated an introductory clause and description of technological instructions for the following services:

  • VKP;
  • TsOD;
  • PIK;
  • PIV;
  • PMM;
  • PTS;
  • Implementation service.

 

AT-Consulting

November 2011

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by OCS (Open Computer Systems), performed analysis of business-processes to be automated as part of Orgflow, the document flow management system to be implemented. Based on the analysis results, Business-Azimuth specialists created a set of documents containing a list and description of identified processes. The description of each process included the following sections:

  • General process overview;
  • General flow chart (in EPC notation) depicting interaction of departments within the process to be automated;
  • Consistent list of procedures required for execution;
  • Existing control and monitoring mechanisms;
  • Individual flow charts (in EPC notation) for document processing within each department;
  • Data on procedure sequence as well as a description of input/output data for each procedure;
  • Additional conditions and parameters describing the execution of procedures and the process as a whole;
  • Textual description (processing scenario) of a process.
AT-Consulting

November 2011 - December 2011

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by CJSC CROC Incorporated, a system integrator, to integrate bank information systems to improve terminal payment options. To improve the operations, Business-Azimuth had to ensure efficient interaction between the bank’s information systems:

  • Preset payment program system (a tool to store information on preset payments and change their settings);
  • Retail Internet-bank (a system providing remote access and key services for their bank accounts);
  • Bank billing system;
  • Payment system.
  • As part of integration subproject, Business-Azimuth specialists performed the following tasks:
  • Developed technical specifications for extended integration bus functionality;
  • Prepared explanatory notes in the technical specifications;
  • Participated in developing a message transfer structure;
  • Developed functional models for integration processes.
AT-Consulting

October 2011 - December 2011

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by CJSC System Projects to support the project “Paperless office scaling system per trademarks and service marks TM-ADMIN” for the Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIPS).

As part of the project, Business-Azimuth specialists performed the following tasks:

  • Refined requirements for the second and the third stages of the paperless office system scaling schedule in the course of direct communications with the customer’s representatives;
  • Developed a document “Requirements for the second and the third stages of the paperless office scaling system schedule per trademarks and service marks TM-ADMIN”.
AT-Consulting

September 2011 - October 2011

Business-Azimuth subcontracted with I.T. Co. to develop a Multi-discipline instrumental-technology platform (MITP).

Within the project, Business-Azimuth specialists performed the following tasks:

  • Developed a software evaluation methodology;
  • Developed a set of software evaluation criteria;
  • Prepared long lists and short lists from the whole variety of software;
  • Evaluated long lists and short lists against the software evaluation criteria in order to make software recommendations.
AT-Consulting

September 2011 - October 2011

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by I.T. Co. to develop individual technical specifications and technical project documents for the “Activity planning and control” and the “Integration” subsystems for the Uniform state information system which monitors attestation processes for scientific and scientific-pedagogic personnel of higher qualification for the Supreme Qualification Commission (EGISM VAK).

Within the project, Business-Azimuth specialists performed the following tasks:

  • Developed individual technical specifications per GOST 34.602-89 for EGISM VAK application subsystems;
  • Developed technical project documentation for EGISM VAK application subsystems:
    • Developed explanatory notes for the EGISM technical project per RD 50 34.698 90;
    • Described functions to be automated per RD 50 34.698 90:
    • Described system information support per RD 50 34.698 90;
    • Developed specifications for installing and setting up EGISM subsystems.
AT-Consulting

March 2011

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by IBS (Informational Business Systems) to develop a report on the utilization of informational-communication technologies (ICT) at leading higher education institutions all over the world.

As part of the project, Business-Azimuth specialists performed the following tasks:

  • Analyzed best practices in ICT utilization by twenty-five leading higher education institutions throughout the world;
  • Prepared recommendations for adopting global best practices at the University;
  • Developed the document “Proposals for adopting global best practices in ICT utilization at the University.”
AT-Consulting

February 2011 - December 2011

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by CJSC CROC Incorporated, a system integrator, to support the project “Integration of the client-bank for corporations and CashPooling with payment processing systems”. The purpose of the project was to integrate the client-bank with internal bank systems to conform with ESB (IBMMessageBroker) technology; CROC Incorporated’s previous bus used for message transfer; Service-Oriented Architecture was used to ensure the reusability of existing functionality.

Within the project, Business-Azimuth specialists performed the following tasks:

  • Developed Detail Design documentation;
  • Designed XML-scheme for messages to be transferred;
  • Designed services in Sybase Power Designer;
  • Approved and systematized system requirements;
  • Analyzed ongoing errors;
  • Established goals for software designers.
AT-Consulting

February 2011 - August 2011

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by CJSC CROC Incorporated, a system integrator, to develop and implement a Uniform Industry-wide Document Flow System for the Russian Atomic Energy Agency (EOSDO for Rosatom) based on the Documentum platform.

As a part of a subproject supporting all Rosatom governing boards which operate in EOSDO, Business-Azimuth specialists performed the following tasks:

Analyzed design documentation for relevance and completeness;

Developed and updated design documentation (technical solutions, functional specifications, technical specifications);

Discovered additional customer requirements;

  • Analyzed and classified customer requirements;
  • Accounted for change requests in IBM Rational DOORS, coordinated change requests with relevant personnel;
  • Participated in negotiations with the Customer as an analyst who maintains the contractor’s position with regard to implementation options for the system’s functionality;
  • Demonstrated the implemented functionality (including participation in acceptance tests) to the customer, and obtained and analyzed comments;
  • Consulted with the CROC project team on business analysis issues.
AT-Consulting

February 2011 - November 2011

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by CJSC CROC Incorporated, a system integrator, to develop and implement a Uniform Industry-wide Document Flow System for the Russian Atomic Energy Agency (EOSDO for Rosatom) based on the Documentum platform.

As a part of the EOSDO replication process at atomic industry facilities, Business-Azimuth personnel took part in a subproject to migrate data from the original Document Flow Systems at the Customer’s facilities to the newly implemented EOSDO.

As part of the data migration subproject, the following tasks were performed:

  • Developed supporting documentation for designing a uniform data transfer format (a uniform XML-structure to facilitate data transfer);
  • Developed technical solutions for migration utilities (Extract-Transform-Load). Designed a software and methodology to test newly developed migration utilities;
  • Analyzed data structure for both the original and final Document Flow Systems;
  • Prepared solutions to emerging data format/structure conflicts between the original and final systems;
  • Coordinated project testers and designers.
AT-Consulting

October 2010 - December 2010

The Customer: LLC Loyalty Peak, to implement the Letograf Enterprise Content Management System (ECM) for the Mayor's Office in a Russian town. The ECM implementation was intended to automate the document flow process for municipal government bodies, and to establish and unify document archives.

As part of the project, the following tasks were performed:

  • Analyzed customer’s document flow;
  • developed and approved technical requirements;
  • configured and customized SED;
  • Installed and tested the system at the customer’s premises;
  • Conducted user training;
  • Automated the following control processes:
    • incoming documents;
    • complaints and appeals;
    • outgoing documents;
    • document search;
    • report generation.
  • Implemented the system for batch scanning and ECM database input.
AT-Consulting

October 2010 - December 2010

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by LLC Loyalty Peak to develop and implement an information system providing governmental e-services in one of the CIS states. Technologically the system is based on the LETOGRAF solution – a document management system, business process automation and application integration and the InterSystems Ensemble application integration platform.

Our specialists performed the following tasks:

  • Developed requirements for the system under design:
    • Reports on governmental services analysis received from another contractor proved inconsistent and incomplete. So a report template was developed and data was repeatedly retrieved.
    • Further analyzed the provision of governmental services by surveying public agency personnel and analyzing regulatory information. Prepared report on the questionnaire survey and data reliability.
    • In this way we managed to collect a comprehensive set of user histories and documented them according to GOST 34 (some 1,200 pages).
  • Analyzed requirements:
    • Systematized retrieved data and stored in a data base.
    • Based on the data base information, generated reports in Word format.
    • Prepared recommendations to improve the governmental services provision process.
  • The following documents were developed according to GOST 34:
    • Specification on technical software requirements,
    • Detail Design explanatory note,
    • Testing schedule and methodology.
  • Deployed an e-learning system for customer personnel:
    • Deployed a remote learning system.
    • Developed e-learning courses and tests which conformed with the SCORM 2004 standard.
    • Developed instructions on how to install server-side software and remote learning systems.
AT-Consulting

September 2010 - October 2010

Supported a project for the Integrator of Open Technologies company, as part of research and development to design software for controlling specified processes at a federal agency. Explanatory notes for the preliminary design were prepared in compliance with the GOST 34.601-90 standard. The documentation development was assisted by 3 analysts from Business-Azimuth.

Materials developed include:

  • analysis and selection of options to implement software subsystems and components;
  • analysis of technical specifications requirements and proposals for implementation;
  • review of solutions and measures required for successful implementation;
  • technical and economic calculation and justification for development and implementation.

Comments on the completed work from Integrator of Open Technologies.

AT-Consulting

August 2010 - October 2010

CJSC NORMETIMPEKS - a member of the Norilsk Nickel group of companies in charge of product sales to Russia.

Business-Azimuth performed an audit of the TRADEPAQ:TRM ERP-system for NORMETIMPEKS. As a result of the project implementation, recommendations were prepared on the practicability of system expansion/maintenance.

As part of the project, the following tasks were performed:

  • Audited ERP-system architecture quality;
  • Audited ERP-system design quality;
  • Evaluated  optimality of DBMS Caché configuration;
  • Evaluated key functions for implementation completeness;
  • Evaluated the possibility for further developing system functionality;
  • Prepared a report on the audit results with recommendations for ERP-system development and maintenance;
  • Translated the audit results report into English as required by the customer.
  • In order to achieve the audit targets, the following was taken into account:
    • architectural peculiarities of the system;
    • requirements for extending the system;
    • problems emerging in the system operation process;
    • problems emerging in the system maintenance process.
AT-Consulting

June 2010 - June 2011

The objective was to integrate two systems operating at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant: The Integrated Automated Management System (IAMS) and the Integrated Shelter Database (ISDB).

Within the project, the following tasks were performed:

  • Analyzed existing IASK/IBDU solutions to ensure interaction between the systems;
  • Developed detail design on IASK-IBDU interface;
  • Designed IAMS-ISDB interface software;
  • Purchased of materials/equipment/ software, including all software licenses;
  • Installed equipment/software;
  • Start-up and commissioning;
  • Trained customer personnel;
  • Conducted acceptance testing.

From June 2011 to June 2012, the staff of Business-Azimuth successfully provided a maintenance guarantee for the integration solution.

AT-Consulting

October 2009 - June 2010

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by LLC IDSM to provide consulting and information-technology support for maintaining a uniform automated information system at a government agency having multiple departments and working with multiple client-enterprises and individuals.

During the course of the engagement, Business-Azimuth specialists provided maintenance and consulting in the following areas:

  • Data model for the uniform automated information system;
  • Album of e-document formats designed to support interaction between the clients’ automated systems and the uniform automated information system at the government agency;
  • Album of e-document formats designed to support data exchange between agency department software and the uniform automated information system;
  • Specification of the interface between the agency departments’ automated system and information systems designed for individuals;
  • Specification of the interface between the automated client data submission subsystem and the agency’s automated systems.

Comments from IDSM on the completed work.

AT-Consulting

August 2009 - February 2010

The following were developed for the Premium Networks group of companies as part of designing a site for e-stores dealing in retail sales for Sony, Bose, and Nokia products:

  • Functional models for e-stores;
  • Logical information and database models for e-store sites;
  • System to integrate e-stores with existing accounting and CRM systems.
AT-Consulting

February 2009 - January 2010

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by I.T. Co. for a maintenance project on a corporate information system at the regional departments of a government agency. The information system ensures the automation of business processes and e-document flow throughout the organization.

During the course of the project, Business-Azimuth specialists performed the following tasks:

  • Conducted tests to ensure compliance of business processes and the business functionality of the system with the organization’s regulations and administrative procedures;
  • Trained agency personnel to operate the system tools designed to execute business processes;
  • Obtained, analyzed and generalized comments on the system design and proposals to improve quality and expand software functionality;
  • Coordinated requirements development with the heads of regional departments and the design team;
  • Tested system changes based on obtained requirements;
  • Demonstrated software changes to users at regional departments.

Comments on the completed work from Integrator of Open Technologies.

AT-Consulting

February 2009 - June 2009

re:Store is one of the largest official distributors of Apple products in Russia (Apple Premium Reseller). The company sells products through both retail outlets and e-stores. The company wanted to develop a logistics system that would provide efficient control over the supply of ordered products from the moment they were ordered on-line until delivered.

As part of the logistics system design, our company performed the following tasks:

  • Obtained requirements for the system;
  • Developed scheduling and formal description (modeling) of the order control process;
  • Developed logical information modeling (logical model has been developed) of the subject area;
  • Designed technical specifications for the system (per GOST 34);
  • Designed the integration solution architecture: solution designed with regard to data/services integration to increase interaction of the information system with 1C-applications for customers and e-store sites;
  • Designed user interface prototype;
  • Designed the system and integration solution based on Intersystems Ensemble;
  • Implemented the system on the customer’s premises.
AT-Consulting

January 2009 - April 2009

LLC Mobi-Center is a big player in the logistics services market. In order to improve the quality and timeliness of client services, the company required a CRM system which would afford control over the client order execution business process and manage document flow at all stages of order processing.

During implementation, the following tasks were performed:

  • Obtained system requirements;
  • Designed functional model of the automated information system providing a detailed description of the order execution process;
  • Designed logical information model describing the system’s data structure;
  • Designed technical specifications for the automated information system in compliance with established state standards (GOST 19, 34).
AT-Consulting

October 2008

Business-Azimuth specialists supported I.T. Co. in developing a document set solution to account for information systems and resources to be used for state purposes.

Comments from I.T. Co. on the completed work.

AT-Consulting

September 2008 - October 2008

As part of a SAP implementation for IBS (Informational Business Systems), the following design documentation was developed:

  • Executive summary;
  • Production/enterprise management;
  • Construction organization project;
  • Investment efficiency;
  • Initial data list.

The content and documents list complied with SNiP (construction norms and regulations) 11-01-95.

AT-Consulting

August 2008 - January 1970

Business-Azimuth specialists adopted and arranged reports received from I.T. Co. while conducting an information-technology examination at a Russian mining industry holding company.

Comments from I.T. Co. on the completed work.

Comments from I.T. Co. on the completed work.

AT-Consulting

June 2008 - July 2008

For the International Center for Financial-Economic Development (CJSC MCFER), Business-Azimuth specialists developed Technical Specifications for a new e-product design.

AT-Consulting

June 2008 - July 2008

As part of a system implementation project for Altris C S, Business-Azimuth specialists developed Engineering Design documentation in compliance with document content requirements per GOST RD 50-34.698-90.

AT-Consulting

April 2008 - December 2008

Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by I.T. Co., to support a system automation project at a government agency:

  • Analyzed business processes;
  • Modeled electronic administrative regulations;
  • Designed specifications for auxiliary subsystems (administration subsystem, data protection subsystem, work flow control subsystem, regulations execution subsystem, etc.);
  • Normalized data models for core subsystems;
  • Provided management, control, and development of input/output document templates XSD, XSLT-transformed input/output documents into transactional documents and system form mockups;
  • Performed requirements management  using Rational Requisuite Pro.

Comments from I.T. Co. on the completed work.

AT-Consulting

November 2007

While IBS was preparing for a tender, Business-Azimuth specialists took part in developing Technical Requirements for a system that provides automated interaction between three governmental organizations of the Russian Federation.

AT-Consulting

November 2007 - March 2008

For one of the largest IT and consulting companies which was implementing a nation-wide project for all Russian Federation agencies, Business-Azimuth specialists developed the following:

1.                Concept for replicating system solutions;

2.                Description of logistics pattern for equipment/software supplies to the system facilities.

The following results were provided: principles were defined for replicating system solutions and identifying replication-related risks and issues, a logistics pattern for equipment/software supplies to the System facilities was developed, and a sequence for system facilities commissioning was defined. The results achieved through implementation were documented per GOST 7.32-2001 “Report on Research Engineering”.

3.                Full set of programs and methodologies on complex acceptance tests for maintenance management system (SUE).

During the course of task execution, programs and methodologies on complex tests for SUE were designed and scenarios were adapted for all types of system facilities. The documents were developed in compliance with document content requirements per GOST RD 50-34.698-90.

AT-Consulting

October 2007 - November 2007

As part of the Federal Special-Purpose Program on Education Promotion, Business-Azimuth was subcontracted by IBS (Informational Business Systems – a consulting market leader in the Russian Federation) to review law enforcement practices regarding copyright protection for e-learning resources.

Project features:

Since Russian legislation lacks established regulations and applicable copyright protection laws for e-learning resources, research was conducted on how foreign companies and state bodies solve this problem. As a result, a number of options were offered to address the issue with registering copyrights on interactive multimedia courses of study.

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