Like Netflix and Facebook, it’s not all that long since Business Process Management software was a brand new thing – but those of us who use it find it hard to imagine how we coped without it.

Even though BPM tools are barely out of their teens, they’re maturing rapidly. The BPM solutions of today look and feel strikingly different to the highly-engineered, complicated and impenetrable software packages that first appeared in the late nineties.

Bizcaps BPM has all the hallmarks of the new breed. It’s sleek and friendly, and very easy to get to know. A few of the reasons I’m always happy to introduce new clients to BPM are:

  • It’s intuitive and easy to use – whether you’re handy with a code, or just know your job (and your team’s job) and want to do it faster, smarter, better.
  • It’s simple to configure – so you can create the exact processes, workflows, data connections and reports you need when you need them, without calling in specialist consultants.
  • It runs from the cloud – so it doesn’t come with any technology infrastructure management hassles or fancy (that is, expensive) overheads.
  • It’s built on Bizcaps’ FlowScribe master data management platform – so integrates out-of-the-box with global data pools for the exchange of standardised information such as product, ingredient, flavour, image, vendor and location.

Every organisation has an interest in improving efficiency and optimising productivity – but not everyone can see how to make it happen. That’s how BPM can help every business. It enables you to:

  • speed up key processes, exposing and rectifying critical bottlenecks
  • eliminate errors, non-compliance and delays
  • enforce accountability and improve transparency
  • access, collect and share correct and current data.

Some of the real magic we see with BPM is in the way it takes the trouble out of manual data collection, validation, and exchange processes within a collaborative environment. It keeps track of workflows and approvals, and ensures that decision-making stays on track and accords with company policies. And all without the need for expensive software consultants or specialist programming skills.