Aggregating Workflow Tasks
As the biggest smelter in Australasia which employs 950 people, it isn’t hard to imagine the extent of approvals and processes the managers of Tomago face each and every day. Having been an SAP site since 1997, Lesley Anne explained why OneList seemed the right fit for this Aussie institution.
“Approvals were not being actioned promptly due to personnel not being in front of a computer and managers weren’t setting up a substitution, so we had to do something to facilitate faster, easier approvals,” Lesley Anne said.
“We saw OneList when we had the opportunity to do an SAP upgrade and thought this could be amazing. It seemed to be a simple, easy to use, not too expensive app available on a mobile device and as a web application that could manage as many approval requests as required.”
Essentially, OneList combines decision tasks across various business applications, with all the required supporting documents, in a user-friendly mobile app and web app. OneList is an aggregator of workflow tasks from multiple backend applications into an intuitive and consistent end-user experience for effective and timely task completion. Supported user-interfaces include native iOS, Android and Windows App for mobile and offline approvals, Web App, Email Add-in for desktop users.
At Tomago Aluminium, the Web App, Email Add-in and native Windows app were identified and approved for deployment. Having been at the company for twenty-two years, Lesley Anne was well aware that change can be scary!
“You have to have faith in new tech. We are a 36-year-old smelter and we have people that have been here since day one. The tech is new, and you have to have the confidence that it’s going to work and take that leap of faith,” she said.
It is safe to say that Tomago isn’t alone here. The majority of business owners understand the need to open their arms to new technological advancements but are at times unsure where to start or afraid of change. In our experience working with various large organizations and SME’s to digitalize their core business processes, we have seen that time and time again the leap of faith pays dividends.