Componentize Standard processors –Tax Calculations –Currency conversions –Location Identifiers: Zip codes Provence codes Postal codes –Plug and Play
Data Consider relationships early: –1-1 –1-many –Many-1 –Many-many –Umbrella ownership Strict Field Formatting Allow for International variables
Document Management Franchise Agreements Operations Manuals Forms Simultaneous Update Independent Update Version Control Serve to Web Translation
Localize, Localize,Localize No direct Translation Slang Colloquialisms Look and Feel by Country
Paper clips Clips Markers Stapler Pencils
Workforce Regional Offices Field Staff –Sales –Franchisee Support –Localized Training These are your Translators This is your help desk
Internationalization – Tech Recap If your systems are open to others, other systems are open to you. No need to reinvent the wheel. Design your systems and applications for growth and expansion Don’t pay over and over for Technology Develop or purchase components that serve multiple purposes Guard the integrity of your data Take control of your paper Who needs to do your translations? Utilize a global and cross-functional workforce.
Technology is Information
Who Needs to Connect?
Linking the Tools
What do we need to share?
Centralized Data Real time/Near Real Time Pull technology vs. Push Technology Measurable Metrics: –Royalties –Sales –Attendance –Revenue shares
Standardization is the name of the game Get everyone using the same tools: –Economies of scale –Simplify support –Simplify maintenance –Shorten response times –Be agile
Technology Tools Recap Communication devices at your fingertips Who is communicating? What do they need? DATA Set yourself up to “PULL” Streamline delivery mechanisms
Bringing it together Build your network as big as you can imagine it Build everything with growth in mind –Build it once –Remember for whom you are building It’s all about the data