When the Triggre ball starts rolling, efficiency and insight increase rapidly. In this blog series, you can read more about the line along which our customers often develop their process automation thinking and skills.
Last time, we told you about the application our customer NCR built when it first started using Triggre. Today, we’d like to share their next step: building solutions for simple yet hassle-inducing processes.
Asset management: from confusion to overview
With the first application up and running, NCR decided to have a close look at its other processes to determine which of these could benefit from automation, too. Asset management came first. To whom are laptops given? What is the price of a laptop? How many devices are currently broken?
Of course, there were lists available, but these were complex and often confusing. Therefore, NCR’s first step was to simplify the process. Everything was brought down to one goal: to maintain a topical overview of all distributed and returned laptops.
The second step was quick and simple: NCR built the application and went live with it independently.
Harmonized codes: tool for suppliers
Shortly after automating asset management, a third application followed to better deal with harmonized codes. These are part of an internationally standardized system consisting of names and numbers to classify traded products.
Certain codes require companies to pay customs duties. To deliver products, NCR’s suppliers must have these codes. If they don’t, it is necessary to apply for them first.
NCR used to handle the entire process in a rather time-consuming way: after receiving a request, an employee had to look up if a code already existed. If it didn’t, they had to apply for one. Usually, such requests were not handled right away, which often resulted in considerable delays.
Automating the process seemed to be a logical decision. Therefore, NCR built an application that suppliers can use independently: they look up if codes are available, and if not, they can immediately apply for them through the tool. NCR’s employees no longer need to interfere. They have more time to work on other tasks!
Growing insights trigger more automation
The best part of NCR’s application building journey is that the organization has gradually discovered all the possibilities that Triggre offers. After creating its first tool, the outbound routing guide, NCR saw how easily and quickly they could automate dragging processes.
This insight led to the second and third applications we discussed today – but also to a fourth one, which we will discuss in the final blog of this series!