Don't know what Business Process Management (BPM) is? Know what it is, but don't know if you need it? Need to understand more about what it is and how it can help with your business challenges?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you're in luck.
Omni is proud to present our new vlog series: All Things BPM with Aaron and Mike: A Vlog Dedicated to Business Process Management.
The series features Omni's own experts Solution Consultant Aaron Carmody and Project Manager Michael Matter as they discuss the broad strokes and finer points of Business Process Management, or BPM.
Each episode will focus on one topic related to BPM.
To kick off the series, Aaron and Mike tackled a simple question: What is BPM?
BPM: The Basics
Every organization has processes — the process, for example, of paying an invoice. Over time, as a company scales up and technology changes, those processes grow organically. Unless they are intentionally designed, they often become cumbersome manual processes that chew up employee time and company resources.
BPM is the management of those processes using technology to automate and improve the efficiency of those functions. Automation is important because it allows organizations to do more with fewer resources and because it creates a log of what steps in a process have been completed by whom.
Any BPM project begins with understanding what processes are already in place at an organization.
According to Aaron, there are a few steps an organization must take when getting started with BPM:
- Understand the process that needs to happen
- Find out what process is actually happening
- Identify the parts of the process that are causing inefficiencies
- Design a new, efficient, automated process using a technological tool
Simplifying workflows with K2
One of Omni's tools of choice for business process management is K2's platform K2 Five. We're gold- and silver-level K2 partners; this means Omni has the technical requirement to sell, implement and deploy K2 solutions to our customers.
The reason we use K2 as one of our go-to tools is that it is, as Aaron says, almost infinitely flexible. It can connect to legacy systems and simplify workflows and it helps boil complicated workflows down to their most important component parts.
For example, a complex process like the capital expenditure process discussed in the vlog starts as a very complicated workflow with many different conditions that cause the workflow to change.
Using K2, Aaron and Mike identified the patterns in that workflow and designed a simplified process that allows the work to be done easily and efficiently.
For more information about that workflow and K2, watch the vlog and stay tuned for more episodes.
Interested in simplifying your own workflows with BPM and process automation? Need help understanding how K2 or other BPM tools can integrate with your existing systems? Get in touch with Omni to start working with us today.
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