In a world of specialty software and departmental optimization, communication and transparency has suffered
Department specialization performs well in a vacuum, but creates isolated islands when it comes to handover and collaboration
As departments grow, standards and protocols are created internally. Without outside intervention, this turns a department into a silo, a natural path to maximize a department's individual output, but which hinders inter-department transparency, communication and overall trackability.
Attempting to understand how islands and silos work and can begin to connect is a massive undertaking and is quickly becoming untenable as organizations and their associated content grow larger and faster. In a world of islands and silos, communication and handoff become a full-time effort in itself. And an expensive effort.
A sales pipeline captures all of a company's leads and what stage of development those leads are in. Similarly, an enterprise pipeline would capture all projects in that organization and provide current-state and forecasting for each. The sum of an organization's Projects, Data and Workflows creates its Enterprise Pipeline.
Orchestration of this pipeline is the overseeing, analysis and driving of projects through the pipeline from sale to delivery.
A Workflow details how processes depend on each other. It defines what can be automated and what must be done by a person.
The Southpaw Orchestrator is the first platform for Enterprise Pipeline Orchestration.
Built using the Tactic platform originating from the high-stakes feature-film and VFX industries, with a history of scalability and performance.
Southpaw provides services to both define and virtualize your enterprise pipeline.
The cornerstone of the Southpaw Orchestrator, the proprietary Workflow Engine powers the project management, document hand-off, business logic, analytics and forecasting of your organization.
Simple-to-use interface with nearly endless depth, interact with the Workflow Engine at the level of expertise desired.
By combining its REST api and scripting ability, the Workflow Engine can connect to and receive information from your other applications.
Projects are the lifeblood that moves through your enterprise pipeline and ultimately provide value for your customers. The second pillar of the Southpaw Orchestrator is Project Management.
With the enterprise pipeline fully virtualized, projects can now be tracked at the macro level. KPIs, forecasting and status reports are now able to give the full picture of what is happening.
The Southpaw Orchestrator uses the "job," a content-agnostic container for your project's work, and focuses on your workflow to define them. Online stores, television banners, legal documents, CAD and many more project types have all been captured inside Tactic.
With the workflow of the organization fully mapped, the orchestrator is able to bridge departmental islands and automate alerts and file handoff, lifting that burden off of your teams so they can focus on the work they're meant to do.
In an increasingly digital world, hand-off of documents and files has stagnated. While networking and cloud technology has allowed us to create centralized file systems, you still need to communicate where a file is and when it is ready- retaining the highest overhead of file hand-off.
Imagine instead that completed documents are immediately passed to the next stage and user inside your system, similar to how an assembly line moves components through each individual step.
The Southpaw Orchestrator takes a new, workflow-centered approach to Digital Asset Management. By virtualizing your enterprise's pipeline, the Orchestrator is able to automate file transfer, making sure your users have their files at the right place and time.