In the modern world, Astute Healthcare was facing difficulties due to a fundamental solution used for accounting purposes. Unable to properly account for the hours taken away from their work, the team was forced into a life of backbreaking manual bookkeeping. The data compilation was arduous. The team from across the company had to compile and consolidate information for management to have a clear, concise understanding of what is going on with operations.
It took time because it depended upon when they got reports back from their teams abroad or domestically within branches with different departments being responsible for compiling separate pieces of information separately, which would then be collected into one account that could show where progress has been made as well as how much work still needs attention before all goals are met.
The company was disappointed by the delays in their schedule caused by waiting for information. The team had to double-check some formulas and data, which resulted in errors that needed fixing before continuing with other companies. It wasn't easy juggling multiple companies all using the same database. The situation got worse because of various intercompany transactions. The team had a significant challenge when it came to integrating with Amazon.