Brian M O’Curran March 10 2009 02:04:26 PMNewsletter Sign Up
|There's no place right now more stressed out than in the Auto industry. Being in Detroit, we're acutely aware of the challenges and have been living it for many years. Gas prices and the current economic slowdown are making the challenges we've been facing suddenly become headline news. |
Automotive manufacturers, dealerships and other automotive-related organizations have requirements and needs uniquely synergistic to our collaborative software and solutions. We can help automotive organizations facilitate effective collaboration across the value chain - including dealers and suppliers - by providing software that provides standardized interfaces for supplier and customer process interactions, speeding execution and information sharing. In addition, our portal products include the personalized access to applications and information automotive organizations need, delivering flexibility and choice unique to open standards-based software, and providing the following benefits:
Improved Employee Productivity - Portals allow for:
- faster access to applications and information
- integrated access to information from multiple sources and
- the ability to collaborate with others to leverage their expertise
Automotive organizations focused on customer service require continuously improved productivity to sustain a competitive advantage. One particular area where this is especially important is for new employees. A new manager or salesperson, for example, must become knowledgeable on a number of different applications and information sources to become productive. The portal flattens this learning curve by supplying a single point of access to all those systems and information. This allows an automotive organization to more quickly make use of new employees.
Real-time Collaboration and Information Sharing - WebSphere Portal enhances the collaborative capabilities of automotive organizations. Members of the same team or division can see who else is on-line through presence awareness, and can instant message team leads and supervisors, helping to deliver reduced defects and cycle time, address supply chain issues, or close the next sale. In addition, role-based access can be extended to external parties involved in a companies processes, such as suppliers and business partners.
Reduced Operational Inefficiencies - WebSphere Portal software provides the ability to simplify and customize interactions with critical information and applications including high-performance Web portals, collaboration, forms and content management tools, as well as other automotive-specific software, helping to transform key business processes.
Improved Management - Portal-based dashboards deliver key performance indicators (KPIs), current data that helps a company's employees make informed decisions about the day-to-day operations of the business. For example, a manager's dashboard could notify a manager about any supply chain issues that could potentially affect production, and an executive's dashboard could provide real-time access to divisional or company-wide performance indicators.
Collaborative software addresses the need for a productive and collaborative work environment by providing roles-based access to people, information and processes and can enable Automotive companies to engineer organizational transformation by freeing people from administrative tasks to focus on strategic business decision making.
By facilitating the effective collaboration among key parties such as design engineers, procurement managers and buyers, during the critical transition from design to production, Lotus software can help Automotive firms to increase profits, reduce costs, and improve innovation across their organizations.
Lotus software and WebSphere Portal software provides the ability to simplify and customize interactions with critical information and applications including:
* Collaboration tools
* Human resources
* Customer relationship management applications
* Other industry-specific software
Taken together, this is helping to transform key business processes for engineers, designers, manufacturing, marketing and contact center agents. Solutions based on Lotus software provides executives with quick and easy access to key performance indicators. In short, Lotus software delivers the tools and information OEMs and suppliers need to provide the outstanding service customers expect, while helping increase sales and profitability.
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