You’ve got a lot on your plate as a business owner, and it’s hard to identify what you can remove from that plate — without an outside perspective, that is. Our managed IT professionals can help determine when a process should be streamlined, and how to best make that happen.
Identifying Problem Processes
Recently, we noticed one of our manufacturing clients was having a problem with internal workflow. They started every project by distributing a paper manifest to nearly one dozen departments — production, quality control, billing, shipping, etc. — but as soon as this list was printed, it was outdated.
This meant our client’s employees were physically walking through the site to get list updates, double-check which steps were finished, and ask whether there were any changes. Not that we have anything against stretching your legs, but this was a clear misallocation of company time and effort — with a solid solution that The CORE Group quickly suggested.
Automating Workflows for Increased Efficiency
We recommended our client give Microsoft’s Power BI a try. Using this business intelligence software, they were able to build a virtual dashboard that manages data from multiple departments in real time. A few other perks of such software:
- Seamless integration with existing applications in your current business environment
- Customizable dashboards that provide a unified user experience
- No memory or speed constraints, ensuring data can be quickly retrieved and analyzed
- An intuitive interface that removes the need for specialized technical support
Now, our client benefits from automated workflows that are triggered at different points in each product’s shipping life cycle to send emails, set up tickets, and make everyone’s life a lot easier.
Smarter Solutions with Managed IT
With this game-changing technology in place, we got our client’s internal IT person up to speed on how to skillfully manage the system. Ultimately, this saved the company countless hours, improved quality control, and relieved its employees of a whole lot of hassle.