Design and Production Workflow and Scheduling
Communication between design and your sales, production and management departments needs to be as efficient and dynamic as possible. KASEMAKE 11 now has built-in Design and Production Workflow and Scheduling features as standard to help.
KASELINX is a suite of Design and Production Workflow and Scheduling modules. Enhanced functionality is also possible using further optional connectivity modules.
KASELINXCreate is a standalone application that is used to create job requests. It can be used by any of your staff at your premises, or potentially your sales reps can use it on a customer site to capture enquiries there and then.
Design managers can log relevant sales and design information to jobs using the customisable KASELINXCreate interface. This can also include a parametric design code and dimensional information, and even bespoke artwork. Individual jobs can be captured and sent to KASELINXscheduler, alternatively a number of jobs can be captured at once and then submitted together. Jobs captured off-site can be submitted when back in the office, or even while off-site if a remote connection to your network is available.
KASELINXScheduler is the heart of the KASELINX system and provides a visual planner that a design manager or administrator can view to check details of existing or newly submitted jobs. They can add notes and relevant information to each job if necessary and then assign to individual designers.
When a job has been allocated to a designer, it will appear in the designer’s job queue waiting to be actioned. After starting a job from the queue, the designer can flag changes in job status as work progresses. This means anyone with access to the scheduler timeline can immediately see what stage the job is at. All status changes, comments, etc. are logged and date stamped for quality assurance purposes.
With the optional KASEWEB module (see connectivity modules below) a job flagged for customer feedback or approval is made available online allowing the customer to log-in, make comments and approve or reject the job, which updates the status in the scheduler.
The KASELINX system, when combined with KASEMAKE provides powerful workflow and project management. This can be further enhanced by KASEWEB to allow more efficient job approval and improve customer experience.
Web Portal (Optional Module)
KASEWEB is a secure, web-based project sharing facility. 2D drawings, high-resolution images, 3D animations, and other relevant documents can be viewed online by your customers or by your internal staff using a standard internet browser. KASEWEB is used for customer approval/feedback generating email and scheduler alerts at each status change, improving the development-to-production cycle. KASEWEB can also be used purely for sharing and viewing jobs internally amongst your own staff.
Business Systems Link (Optional Module)
A further optional product is available to connect KASEMAKE in the structural design department to your estimating and MIS/ERP business systems (such as Packaging 3000, CDM, Tharstern Primo, EPICOR Advantage, etc.). This can help eliminate unnecessary double data entry and streamline data transfer from sales enquiries to CAD, then on to Estimating, and finally to production. The link is fully customisable and configurable to suit your requirements.