As organisations grow over the years, so does the assortment of tools that are employed for various projects and departments. This often causes a headache for employees and business owners while information can become scattered amongst several disparate systems and locations.
Generally there are different products on different platforms with different security and data requirements. Together they assist a user do their job, but they are on different servers and possibly even different locations with different access and user rights.
This is a problem that affects many organisations today, and the problem will only get worse as more data is made available to employees.
By using an Enterprise Portal organisations can optimise their information management and empower their staff with personalised information in one place, sometimes with just one click.
An Enterprise Portal can be designed to merge this disparate information into one place, ready for the user to click on a button to access as well as interact with the program. An example might be where information is gathered from the:
- ERP system
- Production planning and control system
- Employee timekeeping system
- Inventory management
to be made available to the user with a simple mouse click. An extra benefit here is that users don’t need to log into each individual system separately which saves time.
The security level is placed on the user’s login to the Enterprise Portal as to how much they see and what rights they then have within each produce. Effectively you now have one secure system that accesses all of the information relevant to that particular employee’s function.
Further, if an employee enters the number of a certain product component, all information on this component is displayed immediately on the portal page, including:
- How this product is selling
- What revenue the company achieves with this component
- Whether there have been any complaints
- An image of the component
- How much time has been estimated for producing this product
- How much time is actually needed to manufacture this product
The data for this comprehensive information page is compiled from different systems, and provides the validated employee with the right information just when and where they need it.
It’s a holistic view which allows employees to serve their customers and managers quickly with relevant information. When a customer calls to enquire about an orders ETA, customer service staff can access relevant information, quickly and with accuracy as it is linked to inventory and manufacturing systems.
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