About Engro Foods
Engro Foods, recently acquired by dutch firm, FrieslandCampina is among the biggest and fastest growing companies in Pakistan with a vision to cater to local needs with products conforming to global standards. Highly passionate about providing millions of people across the length and breadth of Pakistan and beyond with the ultimate brand experience, their product portfolio comprises some of the country's biggest and best selling brands including Olper's, Olper's Lite, Omore, Dairy Omung, Olper's Lassi and Tarang. Their approach remains largely to strive at keeping product innovation at the forefront of their guiding philosophy and consumer satisfaction at the heart of their operational strategy.
Engro Intern Systems
The project started out with the need of automating a major task in the hands of HR department i.e the management of interns itself.
- Intern records were maintained in excel spreadsheets
- Induction forms, certificates and other documents were generated manually and then printed
Need For Automation
For a company dealing with large scale processes day in day out, the HR has a lot to serve. Handling repeated tasks was affecting the department’s ability to perform fully in more creative avenues.
Sitting down with the HR manager and discussing problems of the department and hours of brainstorming opened up new possibilities and it was discovered that not just intern management but a lot of other processes could be automated. This was the actual inception of Engro Systems with ‘Engro Systems Interns’ being the flagship product and further recruitment of interns for more automation projects under the umbrella of Engro Systems.
Moving the intern records out from the spreadsheets and into a relational database made it possible to add further features. Main features of the application include following
- Listing, searching and filtering of interns based on various criteria
- Various user access levels depending on employee’s responsibilities
- Various levels of email and SMS based notifications based on schedules
- Auto generation of documents as per schedules