Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 20, 2005
Integrify, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand approval management solutions, announced today that BP Products North America, one of the world's ten largest companies, has selected IntegrifyÂs iApprove v 3.0 for spending approvals related to marketing programs, land purchases, and zoning construction.
To achieve significant cost reduction objectives, BP management needed a solution with the power and flexibility to handle complex processes. In addition, BP required a solution that could be implemented quickly and could be changed in real-time by employees. IntegrifyÂs iApprove solution enhances BP managementÂs ability to achieve operational efficiencies and inspires cost savings by eliminating time intensive paper based processes and migrating them to the web.
ÂUsing IntegrifyÂs iApprove solution, BP will be reducing costs and increasing productivity by streamlining the request and approval processes for spending approvals related to facility improvements, marketing programs, as well as land purchases and development,Â acknowledged Bradley Feitl, Capital Planning Coordinator of BP. ÂiApprove also provides greater visibility into our key business processes. As a result, we have better operational performance. And since it is available as a service, we are able to implement our solutions very quickly and achieve a high ROI.Â
ÂWe are very excited to have BP as a partner. BP managementÂs decision to select Integrify is a validation of the high quality of our approval management solution. We are looking forward to working with the BP team to deliver the targeted cost savings and operational improvements,Â stated David Willsey, CEO of Integrify.
iApprove OnDemand is a Web-based process portal, allowing users to effortlessly log in from anywhere, submit requests, check on status updates, review and approve requests, and pull activity reports. Notifications in any process are sent via email and also displayed on user dashboards for easy viewing.
With iApprove, BP will be able to dramatically reduce the time needed to submit, approve, and distribute requests. The system executes BPÂs custom business rules and reduces the amount of data entry by allowing requests to be automatically routed to the appropriate approvers while capturing necessary contact information as each person completes their step in a process. Additionally, iApprove provides a flexible framework for future additions and modifications that give BP the ability to quickly add new types of requests with their own unique processing rules.
About BP Products North America:
British Petroleum's major operations consist of oil and gas exploration and production, oil refining and products marketing, petrochemicals, natural gas trading and solar energy. As America's largest producer of oil and natural gas, BP is working to meet the country's growing energy needs with major exploration and production operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. During 2001, BP produced from its U.S. operations some 750,000 barrels a day of oil and more than 3.5 billion cubic feet a day of natural gas, and marketed eight billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to third parties in North America. BP had more than 15,000 BP, Amoco and ARCO retail stations in the US at the end of 2001. In 2000, BP redefined the future of convenience retailing with the launch of BP Connect, offering consumers "innovative mobility.Â
BP's goal is to meet America's growing demand for energy while minimizing harm to the environment. For more information, visit http://www.bp.com.
About Integrify, Inc:
Launched in 2001, Chicago, IL based Integrify, Inc. is a premier enterprise software provider of next-generation request and approval management solutions. The company, which focuses on improving corporate productivity with web-based software and superior service, has created software that enables enterprises to realize cost savings by optimizing business processes. IntegrifyÂs customers include GlaxoSmithKline, National Commerce Financial, Northern Natural Gas, and Northrop Grumman. For more information, visit http://www.integrify.com.
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