Our Systems Integration
Drakes & Associates,
Inc. believes the following definition clearly describes systems
Systems integration is
the process of identifying and bringing together various technologies
in order to define and deliver a complete transportation solution that
fulfills specific design, operational, and strategic
We further believe that
the key words in this definition are "process,"
"system," and "strategic."
The process of
integrating systems must be rigorous, structured, and above all
predictable in order to produce acceptable results. In this respect,
process becomes extremely important in the final implementation
phase and overall project management.
The system will
be built from a diverse set of components, potentially from several
different vendors, which must work together to meet a defined
set of operational requirements. Everything must work in unison
to achieve desired results. And so, the system is the result
of proper processes established at the onset of the project.
The strategic concept
becomes the most significant of all. Through proper strategic
policy making, the system becomes a unique characteristic throughout
your company. It provides creative, effective, long-term solutions
to current and future needs and is integrated throughout your
enterprise. Proper strategy through Drakes & Associates project
management and business technology services provides your customers
with an unmatched competitive advantage.
Our first concern is that of our clients. They are the most important
people to our company. And this is not just in our customers
but in our employees, contractors, and vendors. Drakes &
Associates takes a fresh look at every personal involvement we
have as a client-server relationship (to borrow a technical term).
We are here to serve our clients and we work to foster our relationships
as ongoing opportunities and challenges for long-term mutual
We have built our corporate vision on that of integrity, honesty,
and trust. Our projects are completed to the highest degrees
of ethical behavior. We build from our challenges and the opportunities
we approach and work together with our clients to provide solutions
to our needs.
Through stringent project
management we establish goals, objectives, and criteria every
step of the way. We know our capabilities and strengths and strive
to attain those goals to properly keep our clients' projects
on track and on budget.
We live by the simple rule of treating others as we wish to be
treated. Who could ask for anything more? In any strategic planning
and process involvement we understand that individuals approach
challenges in different ways. We listen and encourage others
to contribute to the general success of our projects and our
Since the success of any project is due to individuals, creativity,
and overall mental preparedness, we encourage maintaining the
proper balance between projects and those that are most important
to us - our families. We all know that pushing ourselves to the
outer limits does not speed success, it only encourages mistakes.
Little Sweat and Many Smiles
For each of our clients, we work harder than most to ensure a
job well done, a job that meets goals, standards, criteria, and
a strategic outlook. But every project must also provide enjoyment.
Whether through the solution to challenging opportunities or
through the pleasure of conversation with our clients. We take
pride and contentment in our work. It's not just what we are
good at, it's what we truly enjoy.