Your Business Process will “Go Better” with Effective Workflow Practices

Remember the old “Things go better with Coke” commercials? The target message meant that drinking Coke with anything makes it better. For the purposes of this post, we could say “Everything goes better with effective workflow”.  Adding clearly defined workflow’s to your business process definition and then finally to your software solution creates levels of control and accountability throughout the enterprise that “make it better”.

The Sarbones-Oxley Act of 2002 mandates that controls and checkpoints be put in place to meet the requirement of corporate governance. These criteria drive ownership of specific tasks within the business process and allow for easy identification of process misdirection.

Ultimately, the goal of the Sarbones-Oxley legislation is to clearly define every aspect of your business workflow so is up to the standards required to ensure a successful business process. On other words, with the right tools in place, your workflow will make everything about your business process better.

Technology and tools are available within current software solutions or as plug-ins to your business process allowing you to streamline your workflow by tracking how things get pushed throughout the system. Checks and balances coupled with integrated gates the data has to pass thru help ensure the cleanliness of a transaction and drive the accountability to a specific department or person. It gets scrubbed at every step of a transaction so the information is correct and everyone who needed to see or interact with it along the way has done so.

Workflow definition is a key step in remediation of any business process. As many business owners learn in a crisis, a lack of clearly defined workflow and the resulting problems tend to be the main reason we need to reevaluate our business process in the search if higher returns. It is vital when defining your new business processes that all of the touch points of a transaction are clearly defined in a visual representation of your companies’ workflow.

Once you have a transparent view of every step of the process it diminishes the possibility of problems in the future and allows you the benefit of improving your overall company performance.


About e3consulting

Welcome to E3 Consulting. As proven experts implementing the latest CRM, ERP and Accounting Software in the Manufacturing and Distribution industries, we have made it the goal of our business to help our clients obtain the bottom line results their individual companies require. Educate, Enable and Empower For companies in the manufacturing and distribution industries, the ability to simplify their business operations is vital to their ability to succeed. E3 Consulting will provide the consultation; technology and the project management tools that companies need to improve their business processes and their bottom line. What We Do Does your company need a revamp of existing business systems? Do you have a technology project that is going beyond time and over budget? Are your costs out of control and productivity lagging? When you contact E3 Consulting, we take a hard look at the reality of your business operations and break it out into segments, to find out which aspects of your business process workflow need attention and which are working as they should be. It is our intent to look at your operations, your accounting, your workflow and your technology and create a cohesive plan that will have your business running effectively and efficiently. Our Process Every company runs differently, and it is those processes specific to your business combined with your workflow goals that give the staff at E3 Consulting the canvas we need to use our long history of business development, project management and technology to map out the path your company needs to follow to improve your bottom line. Think of your business like a lego block structure. Each block that is missing reduces the stability of your company. We can look at your overall operations and use our knowledge of the marketplace cutting-edge technologies to find the blocks that are missing from your overall business concept. We will introduce the right technology tools to improve your operations, and then continue in a project management position as necessary to ensure ongoing smooth operations. Our Experience E3 Consulting has a long and successful history of project management, business operations consultation and technology implementation and management within Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, Healthcare, Finance and Accounting businesses. Principal, Brad Tornberg, is a successful technical and business expert with an MBA in Finance from Farleigh Dickinson University and. He holds Microsoft Certifications for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) sales, implementation and training. He also has a series 6 and series 66 securities license and a New Jersey Life and Health License. He is well published having written many articles for The Practica
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