Since 2006, Atlanta-based Jabian Consulting has offered solid management and IT strategy counsel to its growing client base.
The 100-person firm believes that by being a local resource to its clients, employees can become active members of the community and build close relationships with those clients. And it’s paid off—Jabian has been named an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company four times and expanded to three office locations.
But as growth propelled Jabian into new opportunities, its document management infrastructure began falling behind. In monitoring processes and business metrics to anticipate future growth, Jabian determined a more robust system was needed.
Lack of automation had resulted in an excessive amount of time Jabian consultants spent to complete processes. Before moving to the cloud, Jabian’s third-party out-of-the-box SharePoint website solution required consultants to move or share files by hand.
Going To New Heights – In The Cloud
Abel helped Jabian build an intranet to enable client portals, sites for each Jabian service offering and to automate key internal processes. This resulted in an automated solution to enable collaboration on client opportunities, moving documents and associated metadata, as well as support for internal process demands.
“The platform Abel created allows us to automate about 25 processes, including training requests, forecasting, and payroll deduction for Jabian Cares, our 501(c)3 non-profit,” said Cashwell. “It’s easily saved us $500,000 annually on client management and internal operations costs by automating a host of processes across the board like HR procedures, internal quality assurance and financial management.”
In addition to the cost savings, operating in the cloud allows Jabian to arm its business with the level of security it requires, evolve seamlessly to meet organization needs and quickly set up new solutions.