Small Business in a Big World

June 13, 2011

What You Need to Know About Business Process Management


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In a world that is increasingly aware of the importance of being the top choice for clients, businesses look to different trends available on the market to be better. Business Process Management (BPM) looks to be a promising approach for business of all sizes. This management approach is a combination of effectiveness and efficiency with the help of innovative technology. For every company or organization, there is a goal and the achievement of that goal relies heavily on business processes.  The reason BPMs are gaining popularity is that with a relatively low-cost, businesses have a lot to gain such as efficiency in processes, increased productivity, control and cost savings.

There are 3 Fundamental characteristics of BPMs:

  1. It is incremental. This means that you can start from a small project and its ripple effect would cause a big impact to your business.
  2. It is measurable.
  3. It is repeatable.

We all know about search engine optimization and its importance. We all know how Google uses its own algorithm to rank different sites. With business process management or BPM, it is also an optimization. Not through the use of keywords but in the optimization of methods used by business owners to ensure that the company runs smoothly. So how can BPM suites actually help small businesses? Simple. The first is that BPM suites identify processes which can be repeated and the second is that it automates them. A lot of time, effort and money can be saved with the right BPM suite. Implementation could take a while though, depending on whether you already have a suite in mind. But for new companies out there who are still looking for the one that’s best-suited to their needs, it can be a bit confusing with various tools and suites cropping up today. The trick is to know and clearly define your goals and objectives for automating your business processes and write down how you can achieve them.

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1 Comment »

  1. Good post as well as a fantastic read. You need raised several valid items. Great job, keep it up

    Comment by Sharika Hert — July 4, 2011 @ 10:23 am | Reply


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