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Identifying Process Improvement Opportunities
Determining the configuration strategy that matches your organization’s requirements requires careful planning and an understanding of the complications that you want to overcome.
As you work with IBM®to determine your implementation strategy, you will determine the areas in which you must make changes to processes in order to maximize revenue and lower costs.
Manually handling information or processing steps that are definable and repeated
Any information-based task that can be defined can be automated. Automated tasks are typically performed faster and with fewer errors than manual tasks. Definable tasks that are repeated with sufficient frequency and quantity are almost always less expensive after automation.
Information stored and transmitted on paper
This requires either key-entry into the business application that will process it, or manual processing followed by key-entry of the results. Key entry and manual processing are slow and error prone, and are therefore are an inefficient use of human resources. The delays and high rate of errors raise expenses. Errors and missed opportunities can cause negative effects further down the process stream.
Information in a non-codified form (such as text)
|Non-codified information must be manually processed.|
Any point at which a process slows down or stops because of some aspect of information movement, presentation, or processing, presents an opportunity for improvement. Examples of process such points include:
After identifying the problem areas that will benefit from automation and integration improvements, analyze which of the potential changes will most significantly improve your organization’s target performance measurements, and make those the priority.
The array of services and support offered byIBM® helps to accelerate your installation and deployment phases, transferring knowledge from our integration specialists to your staff and reducing the risk of project delays.
- Consulting services to assist with analysis, design, and planning
- Education in the form of training programs and documentation
- Implementation assistance for developing and testing your system
- Live and online Customer Support, as required, for sustaining your solution
When you realize your business results quickly, you can focus on maximizing the returns on your investment.
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