Historically, Evans' team manually entered and updated existing Workfront data when they completed a task. Seeing an opportunity with Workfront, Evans devised a way to remove this manual update and increase efficiency for each task.
Notifying sponsors of project updates and sending project requestors tracking numbers, were once manual tasks requiring additional designer hours. With Workfront these tasks are now completely automated.
“It was a task that people kept forgetting to do, but now they don’t even have to think about. It’s something small, but it definitely helps,” says Evans.
Using a specified set of criteria, Workfront uses data from within projects and tasks to create an update that delivers the tracking number to the requestor, without the designer ever needing to remember this step. Now designers are free to continue on to what they do best: creative work.
Workfront also helps with reporting and tracking dates and turn-around times for each project, helping Evans manage work more easily.
Productivity has also increased, resulting in a business that is both highly efficient and vastly more effective.
With the seemingly unlimited possibilities for connecting Workfront to external systems, Evans is also working on connecting Workfront to their in-house print system and planning for even more integrations as the business moves forward.
With Workfront, Stanley Black & Decker can now retain control and visibility of their reports, without the headache or hassle of analog processes.