Business Process Management

Business Process Management(BPM), is the practice of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of any organization by automating the organization's business processes. BPM is also known as Business Process Reengineering (BPR).

BPM is generally software solutions which are used to improve business effectiveness and efficiency through automation based on computer technologies. BPM solutions are flexible and innovative. BPM automate steps in a process by using business rules and reduce the involvement of people.

All companies have business processes that have unique business model. As the business reacts to market conditions, these processes tend to evolve over time. Hence the BPM solution chosen must be easily adaptable to the new conditions and requirements and must fit for the company.

Effective use of BPM happens when organizations stop focusing exclusively on data or data management, and adopt a process-oriented approach that makes no distinction between work done by a human and a computer.

BPM Life Cycle
  • Design : Solution design is based on requirements. Thorough analysis is done to build guidelines, user interfaces and linking to other systems.

  • Modelling : To evaluate the design, modelling is done. It helps in analysing the complications of design. A good BPM solution needs to provide to a tool to model or simulate a process if the practical impact of its deployment is to fully understand.

  • Execution : Deployment to the live environment and execution of solution happens so as to make the process run successfully.

  • Monitor :All processes once executed need to be monitored. All goods solutions should provide different measures ranging from time, cost, and delay to assess their efficiency.

  • Optimization :Process optimization includes retrieving process performance information from modeling or monitoring phase; identifying the potential or actual bottlenecks and the potential opportunities for cost savings or other improvements; and then, applying those enhancements in the design of the process.

  • Re-engineering :When the process becomes too noisy and optimization is not fetching the desire output, it is recommended to re-engineer the entire process cycle. BPR has become an integral part of manufacturing organization to achieve efficiency and productivity at work.

  • Motive behind BPM
  • The motive behind BPM is to bring people, processes and information together.

  • Identifying the business processes and breaking down the barriers between business areas and finding owners for the processes.

  • Involves management of business process within the organization and integration with its suppliers, business partners and customers.

  • BPM involves looking at automation horizontally instead of vertically.

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