Business Process Management and the Challenge of Rapid Change

How to benefit from a rapidly changing world

Another business process management trend for 2016 is how BPM is helping enterprises address and benefit from a rapidly changing world.

There are always those that will bemoan constant and accelerating change. They think it is moving at a pace that we can neither comprehend nor to which we can adjust. Within the business world, this “deer-in-the-headlights” response leads to a thinning of the herd, so the fittest and most nimble businesses will survive.

Smart businesses understand that business process enables their organizations to forecast, respond, make the right decisions and take strategic actions better and faster. By utilizing the latest BPM tools, these organizations not only ensure consistency but also discover more opportunities to thrive, automate and excel.

Enterprises face constant evolution

Enterprises and their business processes are faced with seemingly constant evolutions whether it is in manufacturing, the supply chain, or the IT systems that manage their environments. Advanced robotics and machine intelligence won’t just be executing the simple, mundane tasks, but also shaping and implementing comprehensive business and industrial strategies. Imagine 3D printing moving the manufacture of many products from the factory floor to the showroom and sales floor.

The smart organizations have come to the realization that better process management can be their greatest ally. By automating process, they are able to achieve maximum business efficiency as well as improve consistency and quality, and at a greater velocity.

Addressing complex problems

Business process management applications are now more scalable and adaptable as they also address more complex problems. The humans in the process equation have more ways to serve more customers more effectively, to push back competitors and to add more value throughout the enterprise. Hesitation and baby steps won’t win the day. It is incumbent on all enterprises to take the long view and rely on business process design to give them a sustainable edge. They must also continually look for points in the process that can be automated, improved or impact the bottom line.

Another rarely mentioned benefit of automating more business processes is improved governance. It’s not enough to operate faster. Of equal importance is maintaining control of the processes and how they are utilized to increase product to market and to respond to customer expectations and demands. Better governance also improves adherence to compliance or industry standards.

Create benefits for the business and its customers

The challenge of rapid change is not only inspiring enterprises to reimagine their vision, but also how they do business by leveraging BPM technology. They are gaining the ability to map improved external and internal processes of all types, creating benefits for both the business and its customers. With these efficiencies, managers and personnel are able to optimize customer satisfaction and business profitability. CIOs and IT managers with a mindset for change are taking the lead in their enterprises. They understand that improved business process management is essential for core functionality as well as where the company is pushing the competitive envelope. Business process design software allows these two primary facets of any enterprise to operate at a very high level of compatibility. Such is required if any business is to achieve the maximum efficiency, consistency, and quality required to succeed in a world of rapid change.

CIOs and IT managers with a mindset for change are taking the lead in their enterprises. They understand that improved business process management is essential for core functionality as well as where the company is pushing the competitive envelope. Business process design software allows these two primary facets of any enterprise to operate at a very high level of compatibility. Such is required if any business is to achieve the maximum efficiency, consistency and quality required to succeed in a world of rapid change.


• Posted by Cecile Hurley on Sep 19, 2016
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