When Engineers are faced with tight budgets, and hiring extra help is not an option, they are required to creatively "do more with less." The competitive landscape and an anemic economy are forcing media companies to change the way they do business by creating improved processes, reducing labor and centralizing business operations wherever possible.
One effective way to get more accomplished with less staff is by linking together existing systems so they can share data or trigger disparate operations without manual intervention. More and more companies are adopting workflow engines that automate business processes and provide the hands-on working engineers with a complete view of their tasks and operations. A workflow engine can be easily installed and configured to reduce human errors, and save thousands of dollars in operating expenses.
The CentriX workflow engine by StorerTV completely integrates back office systems like traffic and billing, program and promotion management tools with operations systems including MAM, satellite, transcoding, traffic and automation, as well as traditional financial tools like SAP, Oracle, SalesForce, SharePoint and Outlook. Alerts can be automatically sent to appropriate recipients via email or text message, and escalation procedures will ensure that each process issue is handled quickly and effectively, on time and on budget!
CentriX is not a product, it is a tool used by media companies to incrementally implement cost effective work operations. It can be used for small, simple operations or to cost-effectively manage the entire media content lifecycle in your Factory. A CentriX business workflow solution truly connects front office operations with the back office and can be implemented in months, not years, at a fraction of the cost of other "workflow systems" on the market.