Workflow automation

10 reasons why efficient workflow is a critical tool for your business

10 reasons why efficient workflow is a critical tool for your business

Written by Alan Ingram on Tuesday, 09 August 2016. Posted in Business Process Management, Workflow automation

During the course of our partnership with customers, there is usually a point that constitutes the “aha” moment. It is at that time they realise the importance and value of planning and mapping out an optimised workflow.

While few dispute the need for workflow, it usually requires seeing the workflow planned out before people spot and tackle what are minor discussion points at the planning stage, but would be business show-stoppers during production.

Developing your workflow has challenges; it’s like planning the world’s largest reception and taking into consideration every plate, glass, napkin, hors d’oeuvres, beverage and the thousands of other details that must be coordinated beforehand. Planning the reception mandates viewing the event holistically yet acting with singular precision.

Five considerations when planning for workflow and BPM

Five considerations when planning for workflow and BPM

Written by Alan Ingram on Thursday, 08 October 2015. Posted in Business Process Management, Workflow automation

We get to work with some really innovative and interesting companies. But before we talk at any level of detail with a potential customer, we do a significant amount of research to learn more about their business, industry, organisational structure and where they have had successes and challenges. It is sometimes lengthy work, but is always incredibly helpful, as it gives us a foundation to understand that organisation and to identify both needs - and wants.

Love hurts

Written by Alan Ingram on Friday, 20 September 2013. Posted in Business Process Management, Workflow automation, Cloud hosting, Webinar

In the final blog of the series, we highlight some of the potential pitfalls that could put a strain on the perfect couple that is BPM and the Cloud.

Say the word compliance to most people and you’ll provoke a groan but one piece of legislation all UK organisations have to adhere to is the EU Data Protection Directive.

Fortunately, most IT systems now provide encryption and security features more than adequate to meet these requirements. Physical access to a server is harder to guarantee though and whilst any server located within the EU will be protected by the hosts own compliance to the Data Protection Directive, if the server is hosted outside the EU, it almost certainly won’t.

The perfect couple

Written by Alan Ingram on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Business Process Management, Workflow automation, Cloud hosting, Webinar

Last week’s post discussed two equally relevant approaches to BPM, highlighted the Cloud and speculated that now might be the perfect time for organisations to review BPM activity and consider the move to a Cloud based platform.

Today, we’re going to investigate why BPM and the cloud make the perfect couple.

The table below shows how your corporate objectives for implementing a BPM solution marry with the features of a Cloud-based approach.

Vaporise your BPM to the cloud

Written by Alan Ingram on Friday, 06 September 2013. Posted in Business Process Management, Workflow automation, Cloud hosting, Webinar

Moving IT services to the cloud has entered the mainstream and become the preferred platform for many forward thinking organisations - but you probably already knew that?

However, did you know that, according to Gartner, 40% of organisations with BPM software initiatives used cloud computing last year to support at least 10% of their processes?

Perhaps now is the perfect time for organisations to review BPM activity and consider the move to a cloud workflow. So much is written about BPM and the cloud, especially the latter in its capacity as the latest technology buzzword, that their actual definitions have become somewhat cloudy!

Let’s take a closer look. Firstly, what is BPM?

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