“Now one of the very first requirements for a man who is fit to handle pig iron as a regular occupation is that he shall be so stupid and so phlegmatic that he more resembles in his mental make-up the ox than any other type.”
– Frederick Taylor, The Principles of Scientific Management, 1911
Fortunately, we’ve made a bit of progress since Frederick Taylor offered his assessment of process management. When you’re looking for a process automation platform that is not only collaborative but helps you quickly simplify and solve real-world business problems, there’s not a lot of time to waste. There are many process automation platforms out there that tout how they can easily solve all your business problems with a wave of the wand. The differentiator, however, comes from Onit’s Apptitude platform and its ability to apply individualized workflows and tasks by matter and matter type. These apps can be connected to other related apps to form a “suite” of cross-functional integrations to support complex operations.
With Apptitude, users can build a matter intake system to streamline the process of multi-party data entry and review/approval, or a collaboration workflow to resolve timekeeper issues directly with outside law firms. Onit’s flexibility allows businesses to quickly develop both very simple and very complex processes and workflows to drive everyday business functions and operations—in legal and other departments. In a legal context, this could include the creation and approval of matters, the drafting and review of non-disclosure agreements, and many other every day activities.
Onit uses a workflow-centric approach that seeks to deconstruct matter management into independent, collaborative functional lifecycles that lawyers and operations managers use on a regular basis; a la carte model empowers users to add capabilities and components as needed. Modern architecture showcases class-leading technology and a decidedly SaaS-based approach to legal business application management. Onit’s Apptitude platform is designed for rapid deployment, flexibility and agility.
In part II of this blog series we’ll discuss Apptitude’s features and its benefits of ownership.