Portside partners with Asamco to streamline organization-wide processes with Bizagi Engine

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Portside, the trusted ship agency and logistics partner for West Africa, has selected Bizagi BPMS to increase the efficiency of its core operational and financial processes.

Portside International Group

As a multi-site business with dispersed colleagues, we needed a simple system that could support the needs of our staff while reducing the burden in the back office. We chose Bizagi because it looked easy to use and customize

The project comes as part of a move to increase internal operating procedures in line with expansion. It is an element of an ambitious one-year plan targeting two continents, four countries and twelve companies.

Sabine Trabys, Group CFO of Portside, explains: “As a multi-site business with dispersed colleagues, we needed a simple system that could support the needs of our staff while reducing the burden in the back office. We chose Bizagi because it looked easy to use and customize.”

The project will be executed via a partnership with Asamco BV, to oversee the transition from modeling to implementation. Trabys has hands-on experience of Bizagi Modeler and was impressed with what she found.

“I have been in the business of process improvement for over 20 years and the Bizagi platform is a vast improvement on the tools I’ve used in the past. Creating diagrams is very quick - I managed to model the whole company in three weeks.”

Alexander Toufexis, director of Asamco, says "I was strongly impressed with the speed that an IT user is able to setup the various processes within Bizagi, requiring only limited programming knowledge."

The pilot project will target Portside’s IOU process whereby staff cash advances are verified, issued and approved. The BPM process will eliminate the need for physical rekeying and hard copy forms for companies across the group in Ghana and the Ivory Coast.

Following the current testing/evaluation phase, Portside plans to roll out up to 200 multi-language processes from its base in the Netherlands
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“Portside is an outstanding example of a growing company with enterprise vision,” says Bizagi CEO Gustavo Gomez. “In just a few months, Sabine and her team have modeled complete organizational processes without help. And now they can count on Bizagi’s full support to grow their technical understanding of our BPM platform and deliver the benefits they expect.”

About Portside International
Portside is an international shipping agent and logistic company delivering freight forwarding services and solutions for importing and exporting in Africa. Established in The Netherlands as a leading international group of companies, Portside International operates as Ships Agency Ghana (Port Tema) experts, Portside is a specialist in various disciplines of the shipping industry, ranging from vessel agency to clearing and forwarding, and from oil and gas logistics to liner and yard operations.
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About Bizagi
Bizagi offers an intuitive, yet flexible BPM platform that powers $10bn transactions for 500 enterprise customers worldwide. Bizagi disrupted the BPM market with its freemium model and an agile methodology that delivers the first process into production in just 7 weeks: a risk-free approach that explains Bizagi’s 100% project success rate. Bizagi is headquartered in the UK with offices in Europe, Latin America and the US, supported by a worldwide partner network.
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About Asamco BV
Asamco is a supplier of Sage Evolution ERP to medium and large organizations. Asamco is mainly focused on internationally operating companies, more specifically with a focus on Africa. Asamco is a developer and supplier of user-friendly and complete software solutions to enable, among others, automation of business processes, which can be implemented anywhere in the world.
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