System100 Software For Systemized Business Process Management
Capitalize on System100 Awards! System100™ is browser-based business process management software designed to eliminate reruns, bottlenecks and waste in small to medium-sized manufacturing and other types of businesses. This unique solution was developed by Philip Beyer, using his commercial printing company, Beyer Printing, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee, as a prototype for a well-ordered business. He soon realized that virtually any type and size business would profit by using these well-planned systems.
Printing operations report an average of 3% to 5% rework and another 3% to 5% in non-conforming events. System100™ brings these ratios to below 1% by bringing order to workflow through a systematic approach-empowering people to work at maximum efficiency. InterTech judges were impressed by how this technology acts as a kind of brain trust for all the technical aspects of a business. Take work flow, for example: System100™ breaks down production statistics such as the number of operators per sheet-fed press in a given plant, and how many shifts are running per week. Other solutions tend to merely focus on sales information and how to track and manage it. However, System100™ builds on the skills and capabilities of the technical staff within a printing company. With System100™ technology in place, this expertise and knowledge does not leave the company when the people do. There is a structure in place to address problems when they occur, investigate their causes, suggest remedies and then alter workflow-all in one seamless operation. Part of this process is a series of auto triggers to ensure that “system-busting” problems are addressed promptly; never ignored or neglected.
Not MIS, System100™ is available to business owners as a monthly, hosted service or can be purchased as stand-alone software. The multifunctional private intranet is accessible, with permissions, virtually anywhere in the world. Its dashboard approach to interdepartmental communication includes job descriptions, daily routine checklists, policies, procedures, quality control checklists and other valuable documents. Six key concepts are targeted for increased profitability: Lean manufacturing, sustainability, data analysis, employee engagement, process automation and change management.
Beyer started his printing business in 1988 and, by its fifth year, “I realized I didn’t own a business-it owned me,” he says. “We reached a certain size and the floodgates of chaos opened up. The business was too big for me to keep all the information in my head, and too small to hire people to handle the chaos.” Does this sound familiar to any printers out there?
“In commercial printing, the process from data entry to shipping is extremely complicated,” Beyer notes. “Each job is custom, and the variables seem almost infinite. I worked thousands of hours for ten years to systematize virtually every aspect of our operation, from top to bottom. After implementing a single, unified system, we were able to cut waste by 36% in less than a year and we saved more than $23,000,” reports Beyer. “Five years in, we operated at 99.55% error-free production.”
Philip Award Beyer named his software System100™ “because it is a complete circuit, a comprehensive system, that is 100% and nothing less,” he explains. “In my sixth year of building the systems, I received many comments and questions from customers and vendors about how clean and organized our company was. I have been asked by my customers, and many other companies now, to speak to their employees on how we set up our systems.”
In 2009, System100™ became a recipient of the InterTech Technology Award from the Printing Industries of America. Beyer’s desire to take his systems to other businesses led him to write a book titled, System Busters: How to Stop Them in Your Business.