AgilizTech empowers women on Women’s day – #Eachforequality

“An equal world is an enabled world”

From #MeToo to #TimesUp and now #EachForEqual, it’s been a gripping year that took the world by storms. This international women’s day the theme #EachForEqual is drawn from the concept of collective individualism.

As individuals, our actions, conversations, behavior, mindset can have an impact on society and unitedly we can strive to create a gender-equal world.

This year International Women’s Day was a surprise for the women of AgilizTech. We received a customized card with our picture and a few lines describing us.

At AgilizTech, we take initiatives that drive a positive change which could be in terms of hiring employees, having celebrations, giving a platform where everyone gets an opportunity to speak, taking employee feedback or any small gesture that can change the environment around us.

Here is what our women had to share about their experience at AgilizTech:

AgilizTech is superb. I got to explore and learn new things and everyone is given an equal opportunity and to grow. Thank you team AgilizTech.

Shailey Narula, Senior Business Analyst

This is my 2nd women’s day celebration at AgilizTech. It’s been a wonderful experience and a great place to work.  Irrespective of gender, everyone is given an opportunity. I still need to learn and achieve more.

Sriraksha KS, Senior Developer

AgilizTech is an awesome workplace and it is fun to work here. The team is very supportive and we are given equal opportunities to grow.

Moon Moon Roy, HR Executive

The working environment is fun and loving at AgilizTech and learned a lot from my seniors. We get opportunities to learn new technologies and it feels good to be here.

Sneha Tulsyan, Software Developer

I feel awesome being here. The respect women get here is applaudable. I’m working with an amazing team and learning new things.

Neeraja M, Associate Software Developer

Happy to be a part of AgilizTech family. I’m very comfortable working here. I would like to thank all the male colleagues for this amazing surprise.

Ramyashree C, Associate Software Developer

AgilizTech rocks. I have been a part of this family since inception and have grown along with the company. I have carved my career path with an amazing team.

Nikitha, Software Testing Engineer

It’s been a new journey for me and every moment I cherish being here. I get a lot to learn here. Thank you, team.

Sruthi Das, DevOps Engineer

It feels great to be a part of this lively environment and have always received positiveness and inspiration from the team.

Sudha Gangiredla, Intern

I have joined AgilizTech as a content writer, but have been lucky enough to explore various opportunities. Thank you one and all for the support and enthusiasm.

Gayathri, Senior Content Developer

“There is no limit to what we, as women can accomplish” – Michelle Obama

AgilizTech’s vision extends beyond gender to appreciating all the ways women are different, be it age, caste, ethnicity, abilities, cultural background and other things that make us who we are. Our women look forward to achieving more and become better. With the spirit of #EachforEqual, we can make a collective effort in sharing our experiences and building a strong foundation for our career.

Top 5 reasons why DevOps is important for an Organisation

DevOps can be termed as a set of practices that promote collaboration between the Development, Testing and Operations team in an organisation, to deploy applications and services in production faster and in a streamlined manner. Hence, DevOps is the key to the success of an organisation.

TechBeacon cites that leading companies such as Facebook, Adobe, Netflix, and Sony Pictures Entertainment have attained tangible business and technical benefits.

 

Here are the top five reasons why DevOps is needed

Automation of Delivery Processes

DevOps approach focuses on standardizing the development environment and automating delivery processes so that both the Development and Operations teams can deliver high quality software and manage reliable infrastructure in production with increased speed. The collaboration resulting in sharing of tools and processes between teams enables the teams to deliver the required changes quickly and keep the platform secure and available to meet the business needs and customer demand in today’s dynamic world.

TechBeacon states that Amazon witnessed increased deployment frequency with its engineers deploying code every 11.7 seconds on an average, after it moved to Amazon Web Services cloud.

A stable operating environment and shorter development cycles lead to faster innovation for an enterprise.

Increased Visibility of Infrastructure Requirement

Tight coupling between the developers and Operations team ensures that developers provide inputs on redundancy, projection about failover and storage requirements. According to 2017 State of DevOps Report, this helps the Operations team to provide scalable infrastructure, reliable and fast disaster recovery, reduced deployment failure and rollover, and maintain data centre locations, thus giving increased customer satisfaction. It also allows for simultaneous deployment across different platforms.

According to a recent survey in Rackspace.com, 52% of DevOps users saw an increase in customer satisfaction, 43% users have experienced improved customer engagement and 38% users witnessed a sales increase.

Improved Performance and Productivity of Teams

Increased communication and collaboration lead to better productivity and happy teams, as it enhances the software development culture as well as saves time. The culture focuses on improved performance rather than individual goals, understanding of each other’s processes and accountability from both Development and Operation teams, allowing seamless process integration as all team members work towards a common goal.The tools and techniques adopted in DevOps allow parallel workflows to be implemented in the continuous development chain to avoid delays when one team waits for another to complete work.

According to TechBeacon, Sony Pictures Entertainment has reduced its delivery time from few months to minutes, during the release of its software to manage entertainment assets for its end users, using the continuous delivery model of DevOps.

Business Agility and Business Value

As companies increasingly lean on cloud infrastructure, it becomes crucial to implement DevOps principles.  DevOps helps the organisation to market its services and products at a faster rate, thereby gaining a competitive advantage over its competitors. Furthermore, the principles ensure scalable business for an enterprise. The practices also enable an organisation to be flexible in balancing its capacity as per demand fluctuations and be more agile in terms of product complexity and time.

Wall Street Journal quotes that Adobe has been able to meet 60 percent more app development demand.

Another integral benefit of DevOps is that it also integrates security into the software development processes.

Reduced Overall Costs

Implementing DevOps methodology reduces overall operational costs and IT staff requirements due to better productivity from staff and optimal resource utilisation. According to Red Hat, development teams require 35 percent less IT staff and 30 percent lower IT costs.  The continuous delivery model improves the product or process quality, thereby reduced production failures and infrastructure failures lead to cost savings. Network downtime costs are avoided since DevOps provides efficient code with its automated testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery practices. It also brings down the software release costs.

As per TechBeacon, Fidelity Worldwide Investment has avoided spending $2.3 million when it adopted DevOps approach for launching a critical trading application.

Thus, business and technology developments have become the key drivers to implement DevOps practices. DevOps philosophy aids to evolve and improve products at a rapid rate, serve customers better and compete effectively in the market.

To adopt DevOps strategy, the organisation faces a few challenges such as the need to promote a shift in the work culture to embrace new methods and tools, refine skill set of people performing deployment and testing, establish common operational procedures and standardized processes and switch from legacy infrastructure.

To reap the benefits of DevOps in your organisation, you need a flexible, cost-effective and reliable outsourcing partner who can improve your workflow and productivity, and deliver business value. AgilizTech’s team of competent DevOps experts and innovative consulting services help you to scale your business, decide on where to invest on resources and boost business growth.

 

Lead and Opportunity Turn Around Time (TAT) in Creatio (formerly bpm’online)

Problem Statement

At every lead/opportunity stage only the ‘start date’ and ‘end date’ could be captured in Creatio, but not the average time spent on each stage. As a lead progresses in different stages, it is important to know the time spent in each stage.

Solution

Lead and Opportunity turn around time (TAT) template was created which allows the sales team to view the time spent at each lead and opportunity stage, and also see the average TAT across all the active leads and opportunities in the CRM. The template makes use of the ‘start’ and ‘due’ dates captured in Creatio for each lead/opportunity stage changes to compute TAT in hours and days for that stage. An overall dashboard will display the average TAT across all active leads/opportunities. A daily job will keep on updating the TAT for leads & opportunities that are lying open in any intermediate stage.

In this blog, learn the guidelines on how to use the Lead and Opportunity TAT template.

Guide For Using The Template

Install the template from Creatio marketplace <https://marketplace.creatio.com/template/lead-and-opportunity-tat-dashboard>.

Lead Stage Turn Around Time (TAT)

Individual lead’s stage wise TAT

After installing the template, in lead section, in ‘history’ tab, to the ‘stages’ detail, add two new columns say ‘TAT Hrs’ and ‘TAT Days’. These fields will display the TAT in Days and in Hours for each stage based on the ‘start’ and ‘due’ dates.

Figure 1:

lead and opportunity tat

 

Average lead TAT
A new tab called ‘Lead TAT’ will be added in the lead section dashboard. Two bar charts are added to display average lead TAT in hours and in days, at each stage across all active leads. If you need to view the average TAT across different customer needs/verticals, please copy the dashboard and put necessary filters.

Creatio
Opportunity Stage TAT

Individual opportunity stage wise TAT
In the opportunity section, in the ‘opportunity history’ tab, to the ‘stages’ detail, add two new columns say ‘TAT Hrs’ and ‘TAT Days’. These fields will display the TAT in Days and in Hours for each stage based on the ‘start’ and ‘end’ dates.

Creatio
Average Opportunity TAT
The dashboard tab ‘Opportunity TAT’ in opportunity section will display the average TAT across all opportunities.

lead opportunity TAT
Daily Job
Daily job is setup which will run at 4.00 AM GMT to update the TAT against leads and opportunities that are lying in same intermediate stage for the whole day.

Say if an opportunity is in ‘proposal’ stage for the whole day and not being moved, the TAT will be updated by next day morning 4.00AM. If the next day also the opportunity lies in the same stage, the next run of the job will keep adding the TAT days against ‘proposal’ stage for that opportunity. Finally when the stage is advanced, actual TAT will be updated.
Additional addon to enhance dashboard
The average plots might show more than 2 decimal digits initially. Please install ‘custom chart options’ add on from the Creatio marketplace (https://marketplace.bpmonline.com/app/chart-custom-options-bpmonline) and insert the below JSON to make the data points in the chart rounded to 2 digits. Additionally, if you need to display “hrs” or “days” along with the value, please add the appropriate string.

“JSON:”: {
“plotOptions”: {
“bar”: {
“dataLabels”: {Creatio
“enabled”: true,
“format””: “{point.y:,.2f} Hrs”,
“style”: {
“fontWeight”: 500                                 
}
}
}
},
}

Benefits of this template
This template helps managers to monitor the turn around time (TAT) at each stage and also overall average TAT stagewise for opportunities as well as for leads. The dashboard will help the top management to identify the bottlenecks and take necessary steps to enhance the process accordingly. The sales team can improve their efficiency and productivity as they will be able to know how much time they are spending in each stage.

AgilizTech, trusted partner for Creatio does customization for them. To know more on how we do customization for a business as per their requirements visit our blog.