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Automation for *Your* Organization: How Business Process Automation Solved Three Unique Business Challenges
Business process automation is easily customized to your unique needs. Here are three examples.
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Aldergrove Financial Group, with 20,000 members throughout Frazier Valley, British Columbia, chose AutoMate to solve one problem within its loan origination process. The company soon found out, however, that AutoMate could be used for much, much more.
Gorgias Press, and independent, academic publisher, turned to AutoMate BPA Server for a more efficient way to convert texts into electronic files. AutoMate was able to streamline the whole process, from scanning the first page to sending the completed file to the printers. The Press went from publishing a few dozen books to a few hundred books a year.
Health Plus, who covers more than 300,000 New Yorkers, upgraded from AutoMate to BPA Server after a Network Automation audit service found more than 200 processes that could be automated within their company. By expanding AutoMate to five servers, Health Plus' IT Department saves well over 15 hours a week, which allows them to focus on more strategic activities.
Prior to discovering Network Automation’s AutoMate BPA Server solution, InfraSource wrote custom code in Visual Basic to extract positive payment data from their Spectrum Forefront accounting application; create a text file with the information; encrypt the text file; and then connect and send the file to the bank’s FTP site. Steve Mayor, Senior Network Engineer, and John Latherow, Applications Development Manager, decided they needed to look for a more efficient and time saving solution to replace their current process.
The onerous task of compiling data from thousands of student applications and even more from visiting prospective students each month was shifting the departments focus from its main objective - enrollment. AutoMate provided the solution.
Little Rock-based shelf-edge marketing company Vestcom uses AutoMate to reduce data center headcount and reduce errors by 97%.
At Vestcom International, raw product data sent by major retailers and brand manufacturers must be scrubbed, organized, converted, and sorted. Until 2006, six or seven employees worked nearly full-time manually launching and directing these processes according to hundreds of business rules. Then Vestcom put the entire series of tasks on auto-pilot with AutoMate Professional, Network Automation's drag-and-drop business process automation platform. This massive reduction in manual intervention led to major efficiency gains, and a 97% reduction in error rates.
At First Credit Union in British Columbia, a small software investment aimed at automating a single task has turned into a multi-purpose automation workhorse that is saving well over 15 hours of weekly busywork. Today, First CU uses AutoMate to handle 27 tasks ranging from downloading clearing files to streamlining month-end processing - yielding major efficiency dividends with virtually none of the coding typically required to create automation routines.
In 2009, Florida's Monti Eligibility & Denial Solutions (M.E.D.S.) became the first company to comply with a new state mandate requiring that Medicaid-related patient eligibility requests submitted by third-party administrators be aggregated and emailed in a single daily Excel file. The achievement relied heavily on Network Automation's AutoMate no-code business process automation platform, which was used to inexpensively automate processes such as manipulating, compressing and encrypting each day's Excel reports.
Providing back-end financial services to hundreds of credit unions is an IT-intensive job. For Florida-based PSCU Financial Services, it requires hours of repetitive tasks ranging from monitoring client websites for availability assurance to migrating files from a variety of sources to a central location for client retrieval. Since 2002, managers in several PSCU departments have turned to Network Automation's AutoMate BPA Server to automate these kinds of processes without the time and expense of coding.
In the quest for IT efficiency, one way to save time is to automate the daily grind of launching and monitoring ERP system utilities. Washington-based job shop Magic Metals, Inc., sought to do just that when it implemented Infor ERP VISUAL in 2008, but the company's busy IT manager did not have time to write custom scripts to enable VISUAL utilities to self-execute. Instead, he turned to the pre-programmed automation capabilities of Network Automation's AutoMate Professional. The software allowed Magic Metals to automate nine essential operations in just 30 minutes of building automation routines in a plain-English, drag-and-drop development environment. The strategy saved Magic Metals four to six weeks of coding work as well as slicing an hour a day off ERP maintenance - all for less than the cost of a modest vacation.
For any hospital, feeding hundreds of patients three times a day involves substantial paperwork. At California's Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, completing these tasks consumed roughly 20 hours per week until 2007. That year, the facility turned to Network Automation's AutoMate BPA Server, a drag-and-drop client/server business process automation platform that eliminates many repetitive manual IT tasks without the need for costly custom scripting. With AutoMate, Saddleback has reclaimed the time previously spent monitoring the daily flow and operation of its nutrition care and foodservice production facilities. Now other departments are going on the AutoMate 'diet' to trim unnecessary manual processes from their daily workload.
For home and car care products manufacturer Mallory Industries, the road to low-cost automation of everyday business processes began with the deployment of a new ERP system. Twenty-four daily ERP reports needed to be produced from two locations and merged into a custom-built reporting application, requiring four hours of hands-on IT work every day. IT supervisors liberated staff members from that assignment by turning the job over to AutoMate Professional, a drag-and-drop business process automation solution from Network Automation.
Anyone who has ever used AutoMate or AutoMate BPA Server knows that the potential number of tasks and business processes is virtually limitless. But surprisingly enough, most Network Automation customers use these extremely powerful products for just a few specific purposes.
As you already know, Network Automation is the leading provider of business process automation solutions for the mid-market. Organizations around the world save countless man hours associated with application development, manual processing, and human error by using our AutoMate and BPA Server products. But, did you know that you can save even more time?
Released on September 12th, 2008, this update offers further improved stability and performance, including quicker response times in the AutoMate Server Management Console, and optimized data access and faster execution when using a SQL database backend. A few of the enhancements and fixes are listed below:
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