During Eric’s four years of work (2006 – 2010) with the Wayne Bank there were numerous projects that were tackled successfully. Greatest among these was the development, from start to finish, of a corporate intranet for the bank’s headquarters and branches (at the time, 12 in total).
The ambition of the intranet was to allow for enhanced communication, comprehensive security privilege tracking and an intelligent approach to forms. From this grew the ability to create a new form with nothing more than several rows in a database. Each form was allowed to have its own workflow and be routed to various departments before finally being considered complete. When a form had reached the end of its life it could be permanently saved in the enterprise document archival system employed by the bank (and OnBase product).
In short time this Intranet was expanded to include the New Hire and Termination procedures utilized by HR. As any new employee needs security credentials and privileges across a wide array of services, this allowed for tight collaboration between HR, the department to which the new employee was being hired, the IT administrators and the various application owners within the bank. Terminations also benefitted enormously from this addition as it was now guaranteed that employees that had left the bank no longer had any security privileges whatsoever (no small feat when considering the 70+ distinct applications being tracked).
The Intranet also served as a hub for paperless initiatives. The world has spoken of the paperless office for decades – and yet we still have fax machines, copiers, printers, couriers, filing cabinets… With the guidance of the VP IT (Eli Tomlinson) and the technology provided through the Intranet the bank moved ever farther from its arboricidal tendencies. One exceptional example of paper savings was seen when audits were performed. Rather than being handed a binder full of reports to affirm our application security and the performance of mandatory daily, weekly, monthly (etc) tasks, the auditors were provided with as many files that contained the same reports that had been automatically generated within the Intranet and subsequently archived digitally.