Authorisation should be a simple process but so often it is a lengthy paper chase, potentially including multiple levels of sign off. The most obvious examples are to be found in finance departments in particular, but sign-off can relate to any number of key processes.
For Finance department there is a daily exercise of marrying up purchase orders with invoices and potentially delivery notes. Where there’s no PO the approval process is more elongated. It all takes time. It is also prone to human error and to loss of paper forms. Where there are high volumes the problems are compounded leading to more rigorous processes, additional heads and greater potential delay.
Invu's Document Workflow can help by automating these processes. Simple workflows configured to your own requirements mean that all stakeholders see documents for approval in a timely fashion even if out of the office. Approvals can be automated based on value and with intelligent extraction of the key information from paper documents the effect on your operational efficiency can be transformational.