Technology. Communications. Regulation. Best Practices. Strategy. HR. Management. Accounting.
Add them all together and profit just happens, right?
While a little bit unrealistic, that view may not be as far off as you originally guessed.
Business process management tackles all of those complicated puzzle pieces, and simplifies them so that your business can seem like your business again.
Outside of buzzwords and trends, the strategies behind BPM are a must for businesses looking for agility and the capacity to scale.
BPM (as well as BPM Software specifically) has several ways to be the difference maker in your organization:
- aligning goals at all levels of the business
- creating efficient workflows throughout all processes
- saving time and money through strategies that reduce waste
- automating mundane tasks so that your workforce can be applied to tasks that deserve it
"Wait, those don't sound simple at all."
That entirely depends on the method, and the distance your company needs to travel before arriving at the "simplified" state they want to be in.
BPM Software can work wonders in this regard. BPM is also often mistakenly referred to as "middleware" or associated with the exclusively negative aspects of tech-heavy implementations such as high costs, long delays, and the eventual outcome of sub-par functionality.
This doesn't have to be the case.
The right BPM software vendor will consult with you to make sure that the software will do exactly what you need it to. They will also be reasonable and concise when explaining the costs and implementation expectations. Nothing about the process of BPM should be surprising or alarming - this is a red flag that the vendor may not have a good handle on their own software, let alone how it will impact and affect your business.
With a successful implementation, however, you can expect simplified workplace processes and results. Streamlined workflows in single or multi-departmental tasks and time-saving efficiency are core expectations of BPM. These allow you to focus on your organization and your customers, while doing more with less.