Within a short period of time, the PSG team had built out the application to accommodate many more users and layers of functionality. Enhancements included more automated tasks, the ability to manage the number of active submissions and shipment dates, and the import of new data sources, such as those from the company’s global internal ERP system.
One of the most important benefits Quickbase has brought to PSG’s dual-sourcing program is process standardization. The team now has consistency and quality assurance in the way part approvals, rejections, testing, and validation happen across all the teams involved.
The other big advantage is collaboration. Quickbase’s automated alerts and notifications have made it easy for a growing number of users to work together and with suppliers. Deeper visibility into the parts approval process, along with helpful tools like a Quickbase issue log for tracking and resolving open items, help facilitate more timely authorizations. In addition, high level project reviews now give project managers the ability to view the approval status of dozens of parts associated with a specific project.