Office Information Australia (OIA), a leading provider of content services and workflow management in the APAC region, has announced an offer which allows iManage customers to implement a world-class workflow system with a document approval workflow for FREE.
Workflow and Business Process Management has long been considered only appropriate for larger companies and businesses in the Manufacturing and Engineering space. However, OIA recognises that the need for workflow stretches beyond these traditional markets and that the paper-intensive, Professional office environment benefits greatly from the formalisation of largely manual routing and approval processes. As an incentive to adopt better business practices, OIA are offering a free version of the Enterprise class WorkflowGen from Advantys, together with a free ‘Document Approval’ workflow integrated directly with the iManage DMS. “We have seen process automation move across in recent times from our manufacturing and Engineering clients into the compliance and process-sensitive areas of larger professional offices”, says Nigel Askew, a Director at OIA. “Some of these have been maturing Lotus and SharePoint customers wanting to convert existing serial forms into more process-driven business objects, while others are clearly aiming at the policy enforcement end of the spectrum”.
WorkflowGen is a full function workflow creation tool that offers the creation of Forms and Business Rules without the need for programming and is recognised as a leader in its field. OIA’s WorkflowGen based Document Approval for iManage provides users with an easy right-click option from their usual iManage Work interface (DeskSite or FileSite), allows them to select deadlines, reviewers and provide instructions before sending the workflow on its way. OIA’s Solutions Director Jeff Andersen and his team have extensive experience in defining and implementing iManage integrated WorkflowGen workflows and is confident that they can implement a Document Approval workflow with minimal disruption within a firm and achieve immediate payback. “The efficiency gains delivered to users through the ability to launch and track approval processes, without having to manually chase the reviewers, are self-evident. The business benefits though greater control and adoption of compliance practices are significant” says Andersen.