Organizations large and small strive to manage best practices at every level across their extended supply chain. Best practices are not a “one size fits all” concept. A best process for one customer, product line, division or country may not suit another. What matters is how the organization adheres to the best practices across all affiliated groups within the hierarchy. This is what we call pan-affiliate process control. Take brand licensing for example. By partnering with others you derive revenue through licensing your brand to sponsor another. “Everything Goes Better with Coke”. Well maybe not everything, and so you need a process to vet potential partners, and each of the partners have their process. As organizations gets bigger these processes vary locally, nationally, globally and across the various segments of the business. Protecting a brand requires process control across all aspects of every project. To be effective the control system must be agile. The process must be adaptable to change in a dynamic way. When change happens too fast for the process management system to keep up, that situation leads to non-conformance which ultimately leads to a brand compliance issues.
The top down approach to process management is rarely agile. Process agility gets traction when those responsible for managing the process can intuitively design and adapt their own workflows. Real-time management of business processes and their related digital files and metadata makes a business more agile. This agility helps bring new products, promotions and events to market faster. Agile organizations are known for their quality, service and value. Teamwork is their competitive advantage. There are many SaaS solutions that help small groups collaborate over projects online. The problem is that most don’t scale to support a global enterprise with multiple business segments. Large enterprise solutions rely heavily on IT support. The requirement is a self-administered DAM enabled BPM system that scales to support multi-segmented and geographically dispersed organizations with unique business requirements.
CHALEX Corp. SmartFlo is a new generation system designed from the ground up to support the global enterprise and its many business segments. The DAM is configured as a workflow service. Best practices are easily modelled and shared across affiliated groups of users each with the independent ability to configure any process to support their teams.