Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) Drives Innovation With Process Director
Process Director Drives Innovation For Davis Applied Technology College
College Envisioned a Robust Solution to Workflow, Forms and Compliance Challenges
San Diego, CA – February 19, 2015 — BP Logix, a provider of BPM solutions for rapid workflow app development, today announced that Process Director was selected by Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) to address core infrastructure processes that could be improved through process automation and streamlining. The Workflow and Forms Initiative, driven by IT, embraced the ability to evolve the many forms that are part of every educational organization into smart, electronic forms and to automate the processes associated with those forms and workflows. Demonstrating compliance with the many federal regulatory compliance statutes regarding student records and financial records was another anticipated benefit of implementing BPM software at DATC.
Davis Applied Technology College (formerly Davis Area Vocational Center) was created by an act of the 1978 Utah State Legislature. DATC is regionally and nationally recognized for certificate programs, developed with national partners who have designated DATC as a western US training site. These partnerships include Volvo/Mack Truck Division, Polaris Corporation, Okuma/Hartwig Corporation, Lincoln Electric Corporation and Iasis Corporation/Davis Hospital and Medical Center.
Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) currently offers certificate programs in the Schools of Business, Construction, Health, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Service and Transportation. Employer advisory teams are used extensively to review program standards as they relate to industry demand and employment verification. The quality of DATC’s training, its affordable tuition, flexible scheduling, and job placement success have resulted in more than 7500 students being enrolled in Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) in 2014.
Greg Scherer is the Director of IT, responsible for telecommunications, its network, all desktop equipment and developing applications to create app-specific solutions. An IT department of six supports 1200-1400 devices with multiple users per machine, as well as 20 Computer Labs in different programs. With cabinets full of paper forms, ranging from mileage reimbursement and leave requests to conflict of interest disclosures, Scherer’s group was looking to be innovative — and to eliminate that cabinet.
Starting with an RFP, Davis Applied Technology College then short-listed three companies. Representatives from IT, Purchasing, and Finance, as well as representatives from every division, were a part of the demo and discussion process. “We wanted to be totally transparent and up front in terms of what we were trying to accomplish,” stated Scherer.
Concluding the six month evaluation process, and with approval from the President’s Council, Scherer’s team then licensed Process Director BPM software. Within the first thirty days their first two forms and processes went live – and the processes across departments are growing exponentially. In student services alone there are already 17 completed processes with five in the queue. In HR, Finance and IT the progress is equally impressive.
“We wanted to continue to innovate and get better — and that has been validated. It’s the time that we are saving and knowing where our business processes and workflow are without having to chase them down that’s invaluable. What used to take days is taking hours — what used to take weeks is taking days,” Scherer observed.
“It is always very rewarding to work with customers who have a vision — and are clear as to what they want to achieve,” stated Jay O’Brien, BP Logix CEO. “DATC is an innovator and example of a customer that understands the value of automation and accountability to its constituents,” he concluded.
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