ASPECT4 Workflow Management

Traditionally, ERP systems lead a laid-back life, being rather passive tools for a hectic and dynamic organisation.

Presumably, the organisation is characterised by lots of routines, processes and procedures that may only have been described at a general level in different handbooks. Some routines are rather ingrained habits, their life and existence being closely connected with selected key resources.

There is still an extensive use of post-its, forms and informal handover of information. E-mail plays a significant role in the information flow, but it is a characteristic that the drive and the structured delegation of tasks is still left with individuals. In that game, the ERP system may well be considered a tool, but a passive tool – it is always the individual user who on the basis of forms, e-mails, post-its, to-do's or calendar alarms must perform something in the system in order to drive the task forward – in a more or less unstructured way.

ASPECT4 introduces Workflow Management as an integrated part of ERP and business processes. Basically, the idea is to leave it to ASPECT4 to do the identifying, controlling and following-up in interconnected business processes.

Once modelled to the progress of concrete, practical activities or tasks, workflows may be repeated endlessly. The work with generating tasks, notifying tasks, making task instructions, monitoring deadlines etc. is taken over by ASPECT4. The system is even able to place information to be collected during the workflow in the right place in the ERP system.

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