BPM and RPA. Two sides of the same coin?

BPM and RPA. Two sides of the same coin?

Written by Alan Ingram on Wednesday, 07 June 2017. Posted in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Business Process Management

Robotic process automation (RPA) is the latest buzzword on the horizon and is rapidly gaining traction in many organisations who want to embrace digital transformation and automate everyday tasks.

In this article, we discuss RPA and how it can work alongside Business Process Management (BPM) in an organisation’s IT strategy.

ePC secure place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud 9 framework

ePC secure place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud 9 framework

Written by Alan Ingram on Monday, 22 May 2017. Posted in G-Cloud 9, Company news, Process Director, Cloud hosting

We are delighted to announce we have been awarded a place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud 9 framework. Our service ID number is 1825 2361 5717 281.

What is G-Cloud 9?

G-Cloud 9 is an initiative targeted at streamlining the procurement of cloud services by public sector organisations. It offers:

  • An OJEU compliant framework agreement with suppliers, from which public sector organisations can procure cloud services without needing to run a full tender, RFQ, ITT or procurement process
  • An online store called the ‘Digital Marketplace’ that allows public sector organisations to search for services that are covered by the G-Cloud framework
SharePoint is not BPM software

SharePoint is not BPM software

Written by Alan Ingram on Thursday, 16 February 2017. Posted in Business Process Management, Process Director, SharePoint

Is your organisation currently using SharePoint for BPM? Are you searching for a better option? Find out why Process Director by BP Logix is the perfect SharePoint alternative.

Although Microsoft SharePoint includes some basic workflow functionality out-of-the-box, as well as development tools for developing more advanced workflows, it is often not the best business process management (BPM) solution to manage, monitor and optimise workflows and business processes.

In fact, organisations that selected SharePoint for its collaboration, file sharing and publishing capabilities are now looking for an BPM alternative for automating and monitoring anything beyond the most basic workflow scenarios.

The SharePoint eForm and workflow tools available to non-developers can work for very basic requirements for inward-facing processes or where customisation is not required but once you need to handle the many complications that exist in day-to-day business activities, SharePoint requires development skills.

These skills are beyond most business users and it soon becomes apparent that if an investment in developers, project managers and infrastructure to support SharePoint development is going to be made, SharePoint alone is rarely sufficient to justify this cost. This is why there are many products available that describe themselves as SharePoint add-ons.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Written by Alan Ingram on Thursday, 01 December 2016. Posted in Company news

Merry Christmas to our valued clients who have today received a delicious advent calendar filled with 24 Ritter Sport chocolates in the following flavours: alpine milk, almond and crunchy flakes.

Thank you for your continued support throughout 2016.

Season's greetings to you and your family from everyone at ePC.

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Written by Alan Ingram on Monday, 14 November 2016. Posted in General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been adopted and will become law in May 2018. It will replace all data protection legislation in European Union (EU) member states such as the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in the UK.

The GDPR includes new and improved privacy rights for individuals within the EU, such as “the right to be forgotten”. The new obligations relate to the collection, use and transfer of consumers’ personal data.

According to the European Commission, "personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address."

The regulation applies if the data controller or processor (organisation) or the data subject (person) is based in the EU. It also applies to organisations based outside the European Union if they process personal data of EU residents.

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