Many organizations, regardless of industry and size, operate in an environment that seems to change on an almost constant basis. Whether change is driven by external factors such as regulatory, economic and political events, industry factors such as competitive and technological shifts, or internal changes due to mergers, acquisitions and growth, it often feels like just keeping up is the best that can be achieved.
More often than not, change stresses the resources and systems you have in place today. Often, the most expedient response to change is to avoid another costly software solution. Instead, management throws more bodies at the problem and hastily implements revised business processes supported by spreadsheets and email software. The ability to deploy these low-tech, highly manual solutions quickly and inexpensively makes them attractive to business leaders needing a solution, fast. Unfortunately, many of these solutions end up expanding beyond the initial expectations. They typically lack all the appropriate controls, grow to be unsustainable, and over time become a source of significant risk for the company. There must be a better way.
Over the past fifteen years, GMI has collaborated with our industry-leading clients to design and implement technology-based solutions to quickly address complex business problems. Building on this experience, we have developed the WorkItem.com® Application Builder, a powerful, flexible and intuitive capability that allows business users to build their own technical solutions. These solutions contain user-designed forms, robust workflow, multi-level user permissions, and are highly secure. Through our Microsoft Excel Add-in module, solutions can also support the import and export of data, enabling advanced analysis and customized reporting. Business leaders now have a robust tool that can help them not only keep up with the speed of change in their business, but get ahead and stay ahead.
With some basic training, List Designer allows anyone in your organization to quickly design and implement business solutions (self-developed apps) on our WorkItem.com® platform without requiring resources from your IT organization. These easy-to-use tools empower business users to create “smart forms” (with conditional logic, custom calculations, field-level permissions, etc.) and workflow that is specific to the way your business operates.
With the WorkItem.com® Application Builder, business users have an effective, self-sufficient way to address their simplest needs as well as more complex enterprise-wide requirements. By way of illustration, the following are just some of the custom apps our clients have built (click on each item to open the list):