PRISMA MEDIA optimizes its internal processes and deploys new business applications with W4. With a portfolio of 26 titles and more than two dozen websites, the group is present in the main segments consumer magazines (fashion, kitchen, TV, people, discovery, economy ...). In recent years, Prisma Media solution used BUSINESS FIRST to support employees in their mission through various business processes. Prisma Media's activity led it to favor a solution for developing applications tailored to meet the specific needs imposed by business strategy.
The application "Requests for Funds" was the first to be implemented within the group. The goal was to automate the authorization to use funds in the budgets sets for each department of the company. This includes all expenses within a budget, whether to organize a promotional event, IT spending and investment in advertising. The workflow begins with the issuance of the request by the department concerned, crosses different levels of validation, including checking and budget at the end of instruction, the data collected by the process module are automatically transmitted to Purchasing Management SAP software, which annually generates 5000 orders to suppliers. To shorten the validation and ensure a high level of service, the application was made immediately available on DEA Mobile.
To cope with the high variability of its business, Prisma subcontracted intensively with more than 2000 recruited in one year. For this purpose, an "Management Recruitment" application was established to manage the demands of CDD and internships. The Human Resources Department as well as 200 managers working around the process for issuing the necessary set the profile, validate the request and start the actual recruitment. When the person is actually engaged, the file is automatically transmitted to the payroll that can extract the data file and inject it directly into the payroll system GXP ADP-GSI. This module will evolve to integrate the management of CDI.
Prisma Media is includes major consumer shopping as part of its business, for example, send and receive items or find fashion models. To direct requests from all departments, general services are based on a workflow "Request for Courses". They can, after internal approval of the application, select the provider to use to complete this mission or choose to entrust the courier company. Providers are notified directly by the process for better efficiency.
Jerome Tharaud, Head of studies and developments of ISD Prisma Media: "We also use W4 BUSINESS FIRST to deploy other applications: the draft control, the demand for training ... For example, for HR, once claims are validated and adjudicated, they are removed in batch from the application databases and re-injected into the module 'HR Training' used in Prisma Media."
The CIO Prisma Media Lab has also set up a (Prisma Labs) http://www.facebook.com/PrismaLabs. A true observatory and technological group, a sort of laboratory experiment allowing certain technologies, including everything about mobility and digital media for developing the future.
Pleased with the collaboration, Prisma Media wishes to continue using the BPM solution BUSINESS FIRST to deploy new applications within its information system.