TheHomeMag Chooses Integrify to Automate Design and Production Requests
By Integrify Posted September 11, 2008
Enhancing the Integrify solution with the Amazon S3 Plug-in, The HomeMag can now transfer and store large file sizes needed in magazine design and production
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 12, 2008 - Integrify Software, Inc., an innovative global provider of Enterprise Request Management (ERM) software, announced that TheHomeMag, the nation's leading local home improvement direct mail magazine, has chosen its Integrify OnDemand 4.7 request management solution to automate design and production requests from all its branches to its three design centers.
"We've had a tremendous amount of growth in our organization in the last year, and we were looking for a solution that would automate the requests to our design and production departments so that the increase in activity was much more manageable," said Daniel Silverman, IT Manager, TheHomeMag. "We also wanted to be prepared for future growth, and we chose Integrify because of its power and flexibility in putting this all together quickly."
According to Silverman, in just a little over a month of implementation, Integrify is already saving time and making the staff more efficient. Also, the reporting features are helping them better judge workflow, assign staff and determine future hiring needs.
The Integrify software solution is a flexible Enterprise Request Management (ERM) system that allows companies to automate requests and streamline processes. The software provides form creation, routing definition and tracking tools to those responsible for processing requests, minimizing data entry and simplifying requests for approval and fulfillment. Integrify is web-based, allowing for easy user accessibility and management of business processes. The solution eliminates problems typically related to labor-intensive processes such as manual paper handling and email requests, and can reduce costs per transaction 60 to 90 percent as opposed to paper-based processes.
TheHomeMag chose the OnDemand solution rather than hosting the software on the company server.
The OnDemand solution is a monthly service that offers the full functionality of the Integrify software via the Internet without requiring on-site installation and maintenance of the software. Customers can see the benefits to their business almost immediately due to the solution's easy set-up including unlimited processes that the customer defines, unlike other options on the market that only provide limited, pre-built processes that may not match a company's needs.
TheHomeMag has enhanced the Integrify solution with the Amazon S3 Plug-in, which gives them the capability to transfer and store the large file sizes needed in magazine design and production. Amazon's S3 simple storage service offers an inexpensive yet robust file storage solution that is accessible from anywhere on the web. With Integrify's S3 plug-in, TheHomeMag can take advantage of all Amazon's S3 service offers. With the plug-in, TheHomeMag can upload one or more files directly to its S3 account through an easy-to-use, web-based form and have a document routed to other users based on business rules.
The system is currently being used for one request type (ad production requests), but TheHomeMag is already working on a request for magazine layouts while Silverman's team is exploring other areas throughout the organization where Integrify can be implemented. Right now, the system has 30 users in 28 locations, but in a month's time more than 2000 requests have been processed.
TheHomeMag is the leading resource publication for the home improvement industry. Each issue delivers remodeling inspiration to homeowners through visual advertising. The magazine links homeowners directly to qualified, reputable contractors, reaching the right audience for their advertisers through a constantly improving targeted distribution list. For more information about purchasing a home improvement publishing business, contact www.thehomemag.com.
About Integrify®, Inc.
Integrify® is based in Chicago, Illinois. Integrify® is a premier enterprise software provider of next-generation process improvement software for managing internal controls, request and authorization management processes and corporate compliance initiatives. The company, which focuses on improving corporate productivity with web-based software and superior service, has created software that enables enterprises to comply with corporate governance, legislation and realize cost savings by optimizing business processes.
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