Fortune 500 Subsidiary Leaps Legacy Reporting Hurdles with AutoMate

in AutoMate News, posted 3/17/10

Until 2006, remote salesmen for the industrial supply distribution division of a Fortune 500 company were handicapped by the way daily reports were disseminated. Each 30- to 40-page report was manually printed and circulated by snail mail or fax, causing inevitable delays between report generation and delivery. The process also wasted tens of thousands of dollars a year in paper, postage and human resources. Then Software Systems Consulting Incorporated (SSCI), developer of the distribution company's proprietary ERP system, turned to Network Automation's AutoMate Professional business process automation platform to help orchestrate a series of steps enabling reports from its client's minicomputer-based system to be converted and emailed as PDF files.

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