Posts Tagged ‘Workflow’

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How Realtors Have Discovered the Secret to Working Smarter

March 21, 2010
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Workflow Solutions in Real Estate Mean Higher Profits

If you are in the Real Estate industry, you know how frustrating it can be to balance rental enquiries, maintenance orders and property inspections with the time needed to manage relationships with your clients.

In order to improve efficiency and reduce wasted time in your Real Estate agency, you need to streamline your business processes, and for this you will require an effective workflow solution.

Deploying a web-based workflow in your Real Estate agency means:

  • You are able to streamline your operations;
  • It’s easy to identify bottlenecks;
  • You can find ways to save time and money;
  • You are able to harness sales opportunities;
  • It’s easy to control your property management processes;
  • Your customer service improves;
  • Your quality of work improves.

Setting task statuses are one of the most popular functions of web-based workflow software in your Real Estate office. Task statuses can be as simple as Draft, In Progress, Created, Completed and Cancelled. Premium workflow software allows you to customize task statuses according to your specific needs. Task statuses allow approved members of your organisation to view each process and its status at any stage.

Realtors who embrace online workflow software find that they have more time to devote to improved customer service, which improves their bottom-line. Employees communicate easily with each other and can provide consistent and current information to clients at all times.

Kontinuum online workflow software provides massive benefits when used by Real Estate agencies. See our website and discover ways to improve processes that save you time and money.

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Reduce Waste with Lean Manufacturing

February 18, 2010
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Watch your profits soar with lean manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy that helps businesses remove wastefulness.

With changing times, rapid technological advances and intensifying needs, businesses are facing efficiency and profitability challenges.  Adopting a lean manufacturing strategy will help businesses initiate solutions to these challenges.

For example, a simple reshuffling of layout within departments can ensure that the necessary processes feed directly into each other, maintaining efficient workflow, without wasting time and energy on interruptions between processes.

Implementing lean manufacturing drastically aids in the streamlining of operations and reduction of waste. It consistently focuses on the areas most noted for wasting time, energy and resources, namely transportation, waiting time, complaints, lost paperwork, overproduction, inventory and over processing.

The benefits of adopting a lean manufacturing strategy can be noted almost immediately.

Lean manufacturing:

  • streamlines operations
  • strengthens production processes
  • reduces wasteful habits
  • increases flexibility by improving layouts
  • reduces floor space needs
  • speeds up delivery times
  • reduces bottlenecks

Lean manufacturing provides businesses with the tools to succeed in the increasingly competitive global market, which demands faster turnarounds, superior quality and lower prices. Embracing a lean manufacturing work ethic ensures that your workflow processes will improve and you will see astounding results almost immediately.

Web and Flo are leading Australian experts in improving processes. Their signature workflow management software, Kontinuum, is used by businesses of all sizes. Web and Flo offer a FULL process improvement solution, specifically tailored to your needs, including definition, documentation, design, build and deployment.

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Trent Leyshan joins Web and Flo as Sales and Business Consultant

February 11, 2010

MEDIA RELEASE

Melbourne, Australia: Web and Flo today announced the appointment of Trent Leyshan as Sales and Business Consultant.

Mr Leyshan joins Web and Flo to further enhance their drive for process improvement.

Web and Flo is committed to continuous process improvement and Mr Leyshan has been engaged to assist with the next phase of business expansion by streamlining sales processes, enhancing distribution channels and increasing market share.

Mr Leyshan brings a wealth of experience in enhancing sales and business processes gained from over 15 years of leading successful projects, teams and businesses within Australia.

Founder of BOOM! Sales and author of The Naked Salesman, Leyshan is highly specialised in the development of sales people, sales leaders, sales culture and team performance.

Web and Flo’s Commercial Director, Ms Anna Fogarty, said that Leyshan’s focus on process improvement and experience in sales makes him ideally suited to the sales and business role.

“Trent is successful at ensuring the optimum use of people to deliver solutions, as well as leading organisational change processes, both from within organisations and as a consultant. We’re delighted to have him on board.”

Ms Fogarty said that Web and Flo advise their clients to consistently evaluate and analyse their processes, in order to improve their bottom line.

“We are doing what we advise our clients to do. Web and Flo are constantly striving to improve our processes, and having Trent onboard will advance our already successful processes.”

Contact: Anna Fogarty, Commercial Director, Web and Flo. Tel: +61 3 8456 8997 Mobile: +61 405 131 557 (anytime)  anna.fogarty@webandflo.com, www.webandflo.com

About Web and Flo

Web and Flo provides innovative workflow software and business process management (BPM) consultancy to businesses in industries such as Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Education and Government. Web and Flo’s Workflow Management software, Kontinuum, is internationally recognised and is designed with the human end-user in mind. It is easy to use and can be accessed anywhere in the world in real time, as it is a purely web-based software solution.

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New Year Processes

January 18, 2010
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Improve Efficiency in 2010

Oscar Wilde wrote: A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.

The origin of New Year’s resolutions dates back as far as the early Babylonians. They believed that a person’s actions on the first day of the New Year affected what they would do throughout the year.

Of the 45 percent of the population that make New Year’s resolutions, a whopping 75 percent of these are never fulfilled. If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your processes and become more efficient – don’t become one of the statistics! Get some help and just do it!

Web and Flo provide BPM solutions for businesses of all sizes. Our workflow management software, Kontinuum, can be easily customised to reflect your own branding.

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Media Release: Web and Flo Provide Snowy Hydro with Online Workflow Compliance Solution

December 11, 2009

MELBOURNE, Australia: Leading peak energy provider Snowy Hydro will automate its environmental compliance process by partnering with online workflow software provider, Web and Flo.

Snowy Hydro provides peak energy and renewable electricity to the National Electricity Market. The company’s operations occur in a diverse range of physical and regulatory environments, ranging from the alpine areas of New South Wales to the metropolitan areas of Melbourne.

To ensure that Snowy Hydro were fully compliant with necessary environmental legislation, the company needed a software solution that could provide its operations people with a streamlined, self-guided application that efficiently identified individual obligations.

Snowy Hydro’s Environment Manager, Mr Michael Griffiths, said that after reviewing a number of software solutions from a range of providers, Web and Flo’s Kontinuum software clearly outstripped its competitors.

“We selected Web and Flo as our workflow solution provider as they offered a user friendly software solution with the appropriate workflow functionality and logic, good value for money, and demonstrated overall the technical expertise and business understanding,” Mr Griffiths said.

“Kontinuum is highly flexible, allowing the workflow to be easily modified according to any new legislation.”

“I see Snowy Hydro and Web and Flo’s partnership, and Kontinuum, becoming an increasingly important part of our management software.”

Web and Flo’s Commercial Director, Ms Anna Fogarty, said that Kontinuum is ideal for organisations like Snowy Hydro that need smart dynamic logic to manage user responses and direct to them to the appropriate next steps.

Kontinuum customises each process and has streamlined Snowy Hydro’s environmental compliance,” Ms Fogarty said.

“We are delighted to be working with Snowy Hydro and we look forward to a productive and long term relationship with them.”

Contact: Anna Fogarty, Commercial Director, Web and Flo. Tel: +61 3 8456 8997; Mobile: +61 405 131 557 (anytime); www.webandflo.com

Web and Flo provides innovative workflow software and business process management (BPM) consultancy to businesses in industries such as Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Education and Government. Web and Flo’s Workflow Management software, Kontinuum, is internationally recognised and is designed with the human end-user in mind. It is easy to use and can be accessed anywhere in the world in real time, as it is a purely web-based software solution.

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Media Release: Web and Flo Provide Workflow Solutions to Arrow Energy

October 26, 2009

MELBOURNE, Australia: Leading Australian energy company Arrow Energy will automate its business processes by partnering with online workflow software provider, Web and Flo.

Arrow, an emerging global leader in coal seam gas development, is currently on target to achieve 400 per cent growth within five years. The company expects to efficiently manage its projected growth by automating all business processes.

Arrow’s Internal Control and Risk Analyst, Mr Kevin Fraikin, said that Web and Flo’s workflow software aligned well with the company’s implementation of Lean Production.

“The automation of Arrow’s processes through the use of Kontinuum will allow us to streamline, standardise and control our business processes across the organisation during the rapid expansion of our business,” Mr Fraikin said.

“We selected Web and Flo as our workflow solution provider as they offered a user friendly software solution with the appropriate workflow functionality and logic, good value for money, and demonstrated overall the technical expertise and business understanding.”

Web and Flo’s Commercial Director, Ms Anna Fogarty, said that Kontinuum enabled every key employee to see the necessary organisational processes occurring in real time.

“Arrow Energy is now able to see where bottlenecks and problem areas are likely to occur in real time, which allows issues to be solved before they turn into problems,” Ms Fogarty said.

“We are delighted to be working with Arrow and we look forward to a productive and long term relationship with them.”

ENDS

Contact: Anna Fogarty, Commercial Director, Web and Flo. Tel: +61 3 8456 8997 Mobile: +61 405 131 557 (anytime)  http://www.webandflo.com

Web and Flo provides innovative workflow software and business process management (BPM) consultancy to businesses in industries such as Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Education and Government. Web and Flo’s Workflow Management software, Kontinuum, is internationally recognised and is designed with the human end-user in mind. It is easy to use and can be accessed anywhere in the world in real time, as it is a purely web-based software solution.

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How does workflow software save time and money?

October 14, 2009
Online Workflow Software Saves You Time and Money

Online Workflow Software

Every business has procedures and methods of implementation for day-to-day operations. Actions like leave requests, invoicing, customer complaints, time sheets and status reports, all form part of the daily processes necessary for any successful business.

Without streamlined and efficient procedures in place, businesses often face chaos and frustration when confronted with problems such as missing paper work, missed deadlines, incorrect information and lost time spent searching for the lost documentation.

Online workflow software is the solution to the above problems. So, what exactly is workflow software? And how can it help you?

Efficient online workflow connects the tasks, employees, procedures and tools that are needed for successful operations. Good online workflow processes also ensure that employees are knowledgeable in basic areas, such as which email templates, spreadsheets, shared documents and paper forms to use – and when to use them.

Web-based workflow software is simply a task list that is accessible by all relevant employees in real time. This task list keeps track of all the items that need to be addressed by everyone in the company. Once certain tasks are completed by the assigned company employees, the workflow software will automatically send off other to-do tasks to the appropriate company employees. If deadlines have not been met, the workflow software will send out a reminder.

 Workflow software also has the ability to distribute the required documents or data necessary for successful performance.

Online workflow software tracks progress visually, providing all involved stakeholders an immediate overview of where the task is. Problems are highlighted well in advance, as employees and managers can see at a glance, in real time, where the bottle necks occur.

Web and Flo’s flagship online workflow software – Kontinuum – offers a precise, web-based business process management tool that saves you time and streamlines your processes. Once you have used an efficient online workflow software application – you’ll never look back.

Contact us for a no obligation chat on how Kontinuum can help your business processes.

Tel: 1300 859 894 (in Australia) or info@webandflo.com