Accor, is one of the world’s leading hotel operators who own, operate and franchise over 3500 hotels around the world. Accor wanted a way to automate the raising and approval process of their capex expenditure and purchases, and have this process directly integrate into their existing financial system.
Managing 3500 hotels and the constant raising of capex and purchase orders for approval, was still very manual and time consuming. The process gave Accor very little visibility and was taking far too long.
Simbient designed and built a custom SharePoint solution to capture the capex and purchase order information. K2 was used to implement a complex workflow which supported various approval paths and approval levels based on a range of criteria. Once approved the financial data was integrated into Accor’s finance system, providing an end to end solution for the business process.
The workflow solution reduced the processing time it took to raise and approve capex and purchase order requests from the business. Additionally, it increased the data quality and accuracy of the financial information due to the removal of paper based and manual keying in of information.
|Solution type:||Intranet & Collaboration, Workflow/Automation|
|Service used:||Custom Development, Application integration, SharePoint Solutions|
Simbient’s ability to communicate well at any level, and their commitment to understanding the underlying business requirement, guaranteed long-term project success.