Slipstream: The Ministerial Workflow Solution.

What is Slipstream?

Full Product Description

Slipstream is designed to automate the manual ministerial workflow process. The system brings together powerful workflow capabilities, directory services, a fully integrated electronic document management system, scanning capabilities, comprehensive reporting capabilities, and integration with Microsoft Word.

Slipstream users have the ability to organise their ministerial items as they receive them, and to perform ad-hoc searching on items and their attached documents. Advanced searching capabilities also include the ability to search on the current and historical status of ministerial items throughout the entire system.

The system incorporates scanning capabilities and electronic document (EDMS) integration. The processing of correspondence received by the department is significantly improved through the introduction of these technologies which allows for incoming correspondence to be scanned and attached to ministerial items. This minimises the need for photocopying and reduces the incidence of ‘lost letters’. Integration with Microsoft Word takes the form of automatic generation of ministerial documents such as briefing documents and correspondence replies. Slipstream is tightly integrated with the EDMS, meaning that users require no knowledge or understanding of the underlying EDMS—they are able to concentrate on the task at hand while the technology works behind the scenes.

Slipstream comes complete with a directory system that not only provides directory services to Slipstream, but also operates as a standalone system. The directory system allows users to maintain their own personal details and gives system administrators and division representatives the ability to update the directory to reflect the structure of the department as it changes over time. Slipstream uses the directory to determine a user’s primary level of access to items within the system.

Slipstream includes advanced reporting capabilities, with users and management able to see at a glance the status of all work in the system, and to measure the effectiveness of organisational units against departmental benchmarks.