Process Compression

The following flowcharts demonstrate the potential for refining a process as part of the database development. The first flowchart show the original vendor/subcontractor invoice approval process for a previous customer, requiring all bills to be mailed 3 times. Due to the duration of the process, the company was never eligible for early payment discounts. The second flowchart shows the revised process after the development of the database, which allows the approval process to be done over the web. Unapproved bills no longer fall through cracks and early payment discounts have been received.

Original Approval Process

Original Process

Elapsed Time: 3-4 weeks

Revised Approval Process

Revised Process

Elapsed Time: 1 week