Within many manufacturing organizations, manual and ad hoc processes that involved data and supporting documents significantly slow down and add cost to key manufacturing processes. Making things even more complex is the fact that the macro business processes in Manufacturing are actually clusters of multiple document intensive processes.
Aside from process complexities and overlapping data from one process to the next, many manufacturing processes rely on their own dedicated process platforms (e.g., MRP/ERP Software, Product Lifecycle Management Software, Supply Chain Management Software, Manufacturing Execution Systems, and Production Scheduling and Control Systems).
This includes processes like:
From Artsyl’s perspective, procure-to-pay and order-to-cash processing are “gateway” processes that are often the low-hanging fruit when it comes to process automation. Procurement and Sales Order Process Automation are both processes that are common to every organization; digitizing and automating document filing, approval routing and transaction data entry for either process typically results in a quick ROI and provides a framework for automation other processes.
In many cases, manufacturers today already have the right systems in place to support automating accounts payable and order to cash. What’s often missing is the ‘connective tissue’ to take advantage of those existing systems and automate the most painful, manual tasks.
Digital Transformation Platforms, like Artsyl’s docAlpha, integrate with existing back end business systems to transform the unstructured data in documents stored in ECM systems into structured data that can be stored and managed in ERP systems—automatically, with minimal human intervention.Back Office Automation as a Launch Pad for Automating Manufacturing-Specific Processes
By successfully automating back office processes like procure to pay and order to cash, manufacturers can broaden the scope of their digital initiatives to boost efficiency for other processes and digitize other documents, including:
Contract Review – Circulate, collaborate, and approve contracts faster
Work Orders – Receive notifications and access completed Work Order documents immediately
Engineering Change Orders – Streamline ECO approvals and create clear audit trails
Quality control - Support corporate and compliance initiatives and audits such as World Class Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, ISO, etc.
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