IntelliChief Lands More Infor Customers
July 24, 2012 Alex Woodie
Chelsea Milling Company, the maker of “Jiffy” baking mixes, selected Infor IntelliChief, the prepackaged bundle of software that IntelliChief puts together specifically for Infor customers. In Chelsea Milling’s case, the IntelliChief software will be hooked into its Infor ERP LX (BPCS) application system, and will even allow company employees to access IntelliChief functions directly from their ERP screens.
The IntelliChief software will be used by the 120-year-old Chelsea, Michigan, company to capture and store documents created from Infor ERP LX applications. It will also be used to scan, index, and store some documents outside of the ERP system. According to IntelliChief, Chelsea Milling can expect a 12-month payback on its new investment.
Douglas Machine, a manufacturer of machines used in paperboard, corrugated, and shrink-film packaging, has already implemented IntelliChief to go along with its Infor ERP XA (MAPICS) application. The Alexandria, Minnesota, company began using IntelliChief to help streamline its accounts payable processes.
Before implementing IntelliChief, the company would print at least 200 paper invoices every day, according to Sheri Ellis, an accounting technician with Douglas Machine. Following the implementation, paper consumption went down immediately. The check-writing process was also reduced by two hours per week since the invoices are stored electronically and no longer have to be pulled from an open file, Ellis adds.
Ellis appreciates the electronic workflow, and says she hopes she never has to deal with paper again. “I love the fact that I can route invoices to supervisors for approvals and not have to worry about [when or if] I would be getting the invoice back,” she states in a press release. “As well, I am no longer digging in a file cabinet to research past invoices, hoping that all invoices are there and not misfiled. Now it’s actually fun to research past invoices; since I can simply e-mail all of the information to our executives using just a couple of clicks.”