How long did it take to get up and running with Unifize
Mikala discusses the quick, intuitive setup process of Unifize and contrasts it with the lengthy, complicated setups of other systems. She highlights the system's immediate usability and minimal onboarding requirement, emphasizing its efficiency and user-centric design. Mikala also touches upon the ease of integrating Unifize into their existing workflows, the smooth transition experienced by the team, and how the software's intuitiveness has enabled quick adoption and immediate improvement in their operational processes.
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00:00 - 00:08
Up and running is, is interesting because I feel like it was almost day one. There was already this the bones of the system that were there for us to kind of go in and start playing with.



00:08 - 00:18
The onboarding process was almost nonexistent. It was almost just immediate. There was no training that you had to go through to figure out how to use the system or how to configure the system.



00:18 - 00:25
It's very intuitive. So you can kind of get in there and play with it yourself to build out the features that you're needing.



00:25 - 00:43
From there it was almost like this, this cascade of ideas that we threw at the Unifize team. And we had weekly meetings and each week they were just pushing out new features for us and taking what we would discuss and by the next week those features were there for us to start building upon.



00:43 - 01:06
I mean, for sure, within the first month we were seeing value out of the system, yeah. So other systems compared to Unifize would take probably six plus months before you could even start to use the system, because then dealt with a bunch of back end training that you had to do in order to learn how to use the system and then figuring out ways to get your data into the system. It was a lot, lot more regimented on how you can get data into the system.



01:06 - 01:27
You had to fill out spreadsheets and title all your documents. And I mean, the documentation in part was probably one of the most painful processes of the MasterControl that I've ever experienced, which again was nonexistent with Unifize. Unifize team took the data from MasterControl and uploaded it for us. In some instances, we didn't have to touch it at all.

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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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