Cookware and Smartdoc: everything's runs safely and smoothly
The Cookware Company is a globally operating company with great expertise in the field of innovative cookware. The organisation is vertically integrated, managing both the production and distribution of our products. The Cookware Company has sales offices in Europe, the United States and Asia and production facilities in Korea, China and Germany. The Cookware Company has always been a pioneer in the field of healthy non-stick ceramic cookware.
“Contract management, workflow management and real-time archive control across product ranges and national borders, Smartdoc ensures that this all runs safely and smoothly”. Steven De Ridder, ICT manager of The Cookware Company tells his story.
The legal department of the Cookware company had to deal with the management of numerous contracts with suppliers, distributors and others. All these contracts have different parameters and run through product ranges and across national borders. In the classic archiving approach, we completely lost the overview.
About the introduction & choice:
A concise presentation on the Smartdoc vision and approach was soon followed by live demos. During a number of mini-demonstrations, each focused on a different department, we got a nice overview of what could be done and what was possible. The licensing model is simple and clear. The fast roll-out, the multi-deployability and the local support were the decisive factors in our choice for Smartdoc.
About the installation:
Smartdoc provides an online installation sheet where you can enter server and administrator data. A few minutes later, we were contacted remotely to install the Smartdoc application at the users’ premises. This took about two hours.
About the implementation:
Together with the Smartdoc project manager, we made an analysis of the possibilities. The process from analysis to commissioning will have taken about two days. After that, we also involved the HR department in the story. With the accumulated knowledge of creating the templates and the links with internal security, we arrived at a total implementation time of two days.
Would you recommend Smartdoc to other HR or Legal departments?
“Absolutely. Cookware is a fast growing company. You can start a solution like Smartdoc as a small organisation or in a specific department. After that, you can expand the solution step by step. In concrete terms, after a few months we also have involved our departments in Hong Kong and New York in the implementation. Looking to the future, we are also looking at the many integration possibilities of Smartdoc with our ERP solution”.