See some examples of what we’ve already done…

  1. Tender System (Hybrid Cloud System)
    • We start with a Legacy system, make its data accessible to PNF then implement processes to extend it, becoming a Hybrid System. In this case a client needs to streamline an expensive manual process to combine data from multiple systems to produce necessary documents. See how we used PNF to solve these issues…
  2. Product Development System (Process Cloud System)
    • We start with a completely manual Process that was implemented using Microsoft Excel to Cost, Quote and Assess potential products through their lifecycle, passed between multiple clients in different countries without versioning. See how we used PNF to solve these issues…
  3. Sales & Purchase History (Legacy Cloud System)
    • We start with a Legacy system, make its data available to the cloud via PNF, giving it the speed and functionality that was missing. In this case an MYOB AccountRight Classic ‘loses’ data as it rolls over each year and provides little searching capability. See how we used PNF to solve these issues…

Tender System

A client with a need to greatly uplift presentation and responsiveness in their tendering process needed a system that would provide them access to previous customers data in a system with limited access. In addition the tenders required specification sheets to contain information that was not recorded in their current system.

The Case

What We Built

The Tendering system we produced accesses their accounting system, making all of their products and sales available for automatic import into a new Tender and allowing on demand rapidly produce associated specification documents as well as graphically enhanced and customisable Tender documents for delivery to clients.
Now new tenders produced with the new system can be pre-populated on demand and can very rapidly produce specification documents and tenders allowing rapid response time to clients with much more engaging documentation, which can be done in a fraction of the time it previously took and is seeing great success with on average 40% increase in tenders won compared to producing tenders manually.

What It Achieved

Product Development System

A client in the global market doing wholesale product design, manufacturing and distribution has a manual product lifecycle process that relies heavily upon Microsoft Excel, manual filing systems and acts as a ‘source of truth’

The Case

The ChallengesHurdles

  • Existing manual process evolved over time into many disparate silo’s across multiple teams.
  • Process consisted of spreadsheets with no data validation or version/change controls, no user permissions or data management abilities.
  • Inconsistent filing or product naming resulting in duplicated information or loss of information and inability to search.
  • Sharing of information using email systems across multiple entities around the globe without multi language support.
  • Time intensive process to cost, quote and produce final product sheets for Sale and Manufacturing.
Initially the company processes were analysed, bottlenecks identified and processes identified that best fit the nature of the issues. This was used to structure a process and data flow that automated a majority of the process including concepts, quoting, costing and document generation.

The project was implemented as a staged approached without any downtime and minimal staff training due to their familiarity with similar systems.

What We Did

What We Built

The framework was used to implement a suite of applications to automate the processes through:

  • virtualising filesystem and automatically filing documents into correct places,
  • Automatically generating standardised documents,
  • Validating information being entered into the system,
  • Enforcing completeness,
  • Enforcing strict process flow,
  • Adding many layers of security,
  • Standardising communication.
It was possible to automate up to 90% of the overall process from concept, quoting and finally costing and document generation phases. Efficiencies experienced were in reduction of errors, enforcing correct process adherence, establishing the source of truth and validating data at key points in addition to automating repetitive tasks.

What It Achieved

Sales & Purchase History

With the superseded versions of MYOB® Accounting software, a need exists to ‘roll over’ the file annually in order to keep it operational. This causes information loss and a great deal of effort when searching through existing files for information related to previous transactions including warranty related information. Provided backups are in order there is still a matter of recalling exactly which file holds the information and often searching through multiple files to locate the right one.

The Case

What We Built

Leveraging the ease of connectivity provided by the PNF platform we used it to engineer an efficient way of importing multiple years of sale, purchase and related accounting information into a modern transactional SQL database. Once the information is imported and ready the applications running on the platform provide an easy Graphical Interface to quickly search, print, re-create, email or even create a tender from the data.
The new application and its automatic compilation of the data completely eliminates the need to look through countless rolled over previous years files to search for most sales and purchases information. Enabling options that never existed before in the original data source such as partial matching a serial number containing something like ‘9b32’ on an item description, it is now possible to do so in seconds. The time and effort this saves in people hours and not to mention false warranty claims is invaluable.

What It Achieved