The path to system integration
The use of K2 has integrated existing systems, rather than creating yet another standalone business application. Furthermore, the new K2 workflow will be easy to adapt in the future, as changes occur within the business. “When you have to hard code even a simple business change, like a new department name, in a bespoke system, it can be a nightmare.” Stirling says. “K2 enables us to make process changes very easily in response to business change. That’s another massive upside to K2.”
When the new financial approvals process is fully rolled out to over 160 employees, Angel Trains anticipates that it will improve efficiency within the business by enabling contracts and purchase orders to be approved more quickly. The K2 platform extends to mobile devices so, for the first time, employees will be able to view, action and approve tasks using their smartphones and tablets when they are away from the office, which will reduce unnecessary delays.
Significantly, the new K2-enabled business process will help to reduce risk for Angel Trains. The business has a much clearer process for financial approvals and, as a result, is better able to ensure that procedures are followed correctly and consistently when employees sign off high-value new contracts and purchase orders.