Promapp Solutions, provider of cloud-based process management software, has announced that IT services company Lantec has selected its technology to enable the outsourcer to introduce a set of core processes, with the addition of variants to meet the specific needs of individual customers.
According to Lantec's CEO, Howard Bootle, the company expects to see a range of key benefits from investing in Promapp's process mapping software including greater clarity of procedures across the business, reduced training overheads, lower costs due to rationalisation of processes and significant enhancements to the overall quality of services delivered to customers.
Need to meet extremely complex and unique customer demands
He commented, "Due to the fast growth of our business it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the volume of processes we are managing. We often need to meet extremely complex and unique demands from our customers, so being able to streamline and modify processes is critical and provides full accountability across the organisation.
We reviewed a number of process mapping solutions that could help with this challenge, but eventually selected Promapp. What struck me about Promapp was its simplicity and it did exactly what we wanted it to do. We wanted everyone to be able to use it, so it needed to be intuitive. With Promapp we can create a backbone of strength and stability from a blueprint of core standard processes, and with its PVM (Process Variant Management Module) we can then create bespoke processes to meet exact customer needs."
An example of a bespoke process for Lantec might include the way in which a job upload is processed or in the provision of IT services, what particular technology needs to be installed on a particular terminal.
"We can clearly demonstrate the value we provide"
In the past Lantec's project managers have used tools such as Visio and Excel to record processes, but these were not easy to access or use by all staff. However with Promapp, no extensive technical knowledge is required and both process owners and users have been hands-down impressed according to Lantec.
Howard Bootle adds, "We will also be actively using Promapp as a tool to show customers exactly what is involved in the different services we deliver so we can clearly demonstrate the value we provide. With Promapp we have a system that allows us to introduce a cultural change and a new way of operating that will gradually eliminate any type of process failure in our business."
Within 3 weeks of implementing the software the company has already mapped 204 processes.
Key benefits of deploying Promapp
Some of the key benefits that Lantec expects to realise from deploying Promapp include:
Consistent processes will enhance quality and reliability of service delivery for customers
- Reduced training costs as all processes are already documented and easy to follow
- Establishing core processes reduces the number of business processes, resulting in higher efficiencies and lower costs
- Ensures clarity across the business, so there is no confusion over who is responsible for what processes
- Differentiation from competitors as Lantec can demonstrate value and quality to customers
- Process Variant Management module enables easy customisation of processes for individual projects
- Retention of expert knowledge and intellectual property within the company as this is now fully documented rather than residing in someone's head
- Better understanding of time management