How approvals in Unifize helped us collaborate across organizations and get things turned around faster
Mikala discusses how Unifize's approval features have enhanced collaboration across different organizations and expedited turnaround times. She highlights the platform's ability to streamline approvals, improve communication, and facilitate quicker decision-making. Mikala shares specific instances where Unifize's efficient approval processes have led to faster resolutions and better collaboration, underscoring its impact on operational efficiency.
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00:00 - 00:07
The main thing would be it's quicker turnaround times on approval flow. So approvals have been integrated pretty much into every single process.



00:07 - 00:36
The features of Unifize allow you to bring in the necessary individuals at the time when they're needed, so you're not bombarding them before it's necessary. But as soon as you need their approval, you can automate the system to where it throws out that message, allows them to come directly to where they need to be, review it and approve it all in one conversation type rather than kind of curling everyone together, corralling them together to get them to get something approved and going to each individual office or emailing them individually.



00:36 - 00:43
It's all right there in one system. So it definitely streamlines all approval processes and gets things turned around quicker.



00:43 - 01:03
Without the approvals, I feel like we would be starting from scratch every single time we went for a product launch. So relooking at everything all over again to make sure it meets spec and it's qualified for what you want to do, but the approvals in place, you can easily glance at it, say, Yep, we've already inspected that. It's good to go, let's plop it in this formula.



01:03 - 01:13
And the beauty of Unifize is it afforded us the opportunity to collaborate across organizations too. So if we'd sourced one material and approved it, our sister company can see that.



01:13 - 01:22
They have the same requirements as us. So rather than doing that own investigative work on their end, they can easily see the one that we've used and kind of pull it into their resource guide as well.

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But what we've known from what I experience was, is we were able to get there with the system. We still there with the system. The system has what is needed to provide us what we're looking for, because every company, admittedly, is trying to get compliant. If we educate people, if we get people the education that they need and to get over the fear factor, I think 90% of those things can be resolved because most people will go to what they're most familiar with.What I worked with from a different company, but they're not willing to sit down and look at what the demographics are saying. People are into social media now. People are moving fast into fast paced world. But technologies are still antiquated. So there's a disconnect here, right? So while we're moving at a fast pace at home with dragging at work, so why can't we continue that speed while we at work?If your supplier has issues and you're not informed on time, you want to have an alternate supplier in place. If your suppliers are not qualified, you may not know that that needs to happen. And so when you have an integrated system that speaks to itself and is giving you all this data, you literally have the pulse of the organization in your hands as an executive at a money bound access.

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