Business Process Management is used across organizations to model and optimize processes. Everyone running a business is using some level of BPM. The informal activities may include verbal statements such as “we need to do XYZ to increase our output.” While intuition is an important part of decision making, in BPM we need reliable data sources and documented workflows in order to create accurate models and increase vital company metrics such as profitability, customer satisfaction, etc. In other words, we need an Enterprise Resource Planning system such as USA Odoo.
Odoo is designed to model business processes. Every module is laid out to perform business functions in steps, often through several stages. The stages are intuitively mapped out on the user interface with the help of dashboards and Kanban systems. Business rules are configurable and may include review steps or stop-gates when certain criteria are not met.
Since all modules such as Accounting, Purchasing, Sales, Manufacturing, Human Resources, etc. are tightly intertwined, cross-functional activity integration is made simple and enables a matrix of business processes that can be both horizontally and vertically incorporated and optimized.
To make the most of this software, business processes should be optimized. It doesn’t make sense to automate wasteful or money losing operations. The efficiency gained in automation would decrease the waste or loss.
USA Odoo’s approach is to analyze, optimize, automate and transition. Our experienced team has the expertise to help design business systems that scale with harmony.
Exploring existing business processes is one of the first steps we take at USA Odoo during typical kick-off workshops with our customers. Without a general understanding of a company’s processes, there is not much we can do to help improve quality, revenue increases, or meet other important goals.
The Road to Success Using BPM
Recently we engaged with a leading regional food manufacturing company that has seen significant growth over the last few years but very little visibility into how to improve or reengineer their business processes. During the initial workshops, we discovered a need for insight and improvement into these key process areas:
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The company had evaluated over half a dozen business systems and chose Odoo because of its completeness, ease of use, and cost. They came to USA Odoo for support when their integration hit several hurdles, which led us to conduct the process evaluation workshop to get them back on track.
During the workshop, we went through the processes and adjusted some critical workflows and settings in Odoo to re-engineer these processes. Utilizing Odoo’s rule-based process implementation helped to optimize workflows by preventing inaccurate or neglected steps within the various workflows. This reduced overall processing time and improved quality.
As a result of the business process redesign, the company was able to pinpoint with certainty which processes were highly profitable and where adjustments were needed to avoid losing money. Additionally, the organization decided to integrate some of their existing peripheral systems into Odoo to automate barcode scanning, employee time capture, and delivery fleet tracking.
Continuous Improvement via BPM
BPM is a cycle that continues on with refinements as the organization and its processes mature and become more predictable. Additional modeling and optimization are combined with further automation and lead to continuous improvement and, ultimately, higher profitability and the ability to beat the competition.
USA Odoo’s proficiency spans a wide range of industries including Manufacturing, the Service Sector, Construction and Utilities, Manufacturing, Direct to Consumer, and Engineering-Centric. From small, independent entrepreneurs with a big idea to national infrastructure efforts, you can rely on the scalable ERP expertise from USA Odoo around the clock.
As a top Odoo open source software integrator in the US, USA Odoo provides enterprise Odoo integration customers with a unique combination of open source business process consulting and turnkey implementation.
USA Odoo was created to provide Odoo-powered open source accounting, CRM, e-commerce platform, and logistic integration including real-time big data and business process improvements leading the way. Our Odoo open source software consultants work personally with each of our clients in a wide range of industries to analyze the challenges facing their operations, unleash the power of their data, and achieve their specific competitive advantage and ROI business goals.
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