Consultancy Services

Hiring GSTS

GSTS are happy to supply consultancy directly to a client or via a third party agency. We have a track record for delivering both in business areas we know well and also those that are brand new to us - GSTS are always up for the challenge !

Whatever methodologies you use, we will adapt and design our processes and documentation in line with your methodology.

Project Management Services

GSTS has managed numerous projects over the years and our consultants have been trusted byclients to represent them at external organizations such as APACS (Association for Payment Clearing Services). GSTS lead and deliver via the following services:

Project inception
Project definition and planning
Business case development
Business change
Project management (business and technical)
Testing management
Implementation management
Operational and production support management
Stakeholder and third party management

Business Analysis Services

GSTS ensure new business opportunities are underpinned by robust and secure business processes. We provide the following business analysis services:

Business Analysis Picture'As-is' and 'to-be' process analysis and creation
Data requirements gathering
Process requirements gathering
Security requirements gathering
Service and operational level agreements creation
Impact assessment
Gap analysis
Functional specification
Sign-off via documentation walkthroughs and  management reviews

Testing Services

GSTS has years of experience in testing systems on a variety of different development platforms (PC, Internet, IBM Mainframe, DEC VAX, UNIX). We have tested systems as diverse as small Microsoft Access databases in local businesses to cheque clearing and global information systems in the blue chip financial sector. GSTS can provide the following testing services:

Testing PictureSystems / operational / user acceptance testing
Test plan production
Test case production
Test script production
Test data creation
Test Execution
Fault management
Regression testing
Testing sign-off procedures


Case Studies

Credit Card Consultancy

GSTS were engaged to deliver business analysis and project management to the production support team within a major credit card company. As well as project managing four sub-projects, GSTS quickly identified and proposed solutions for three significant faults within the system that had been causing intermittent problems for customers for nearly three years. GSTS received a personal thank-you from the Business Area Manager for Dorset for taking control of and sorting out a long-standing problem within days of first investigating it.

GSTS were very pleased to be informed that the brief had gone out from the credit card company to find more consultants 'exactly like us'.

Debt Management Consultancy

GSTS were engaged to project manage and deliver the business / technical requirements for a replacement Agency Payments system within a leading financial services company. The new system had to be architecturally compliant and be able to interface to two retail banking accounting systems and a credit card system. GSTS produced the project plan, requirements and functional design documentation as well as the high-level technical design specification which was approved by the architectural governance committee without adverse comment. GSTS also ensured the requirements and functional specification were presented to all the stakeholders and approved within a day, which we were informed was a record for the company.

GSTS also decided the technical platform the new system would run on and choice of third party supplier to do the development. GSTS were also heavily involved in the development and testing phases of the system. All this would seem to be a standard engagement for a team from GSTS, however this was all achieved over a period of a few months by just one of our consultants !

Rural Broadband Consultancy

GSTS asked to manage (free of charge) the delivery of a rural broadband service to our local community and the surrounding villages. To see how we got on in a brand new business arena for us, click here.