With the vast improvements in technology which have occurred in the last decade, and the ever changing demands of the economy and consumers, mobility has become an important factor in most aspects of business.
What Is BPM
BPM or business process management is a system of tools which allow a business’s or organisation’s workflow to be fluid and adaptive to the constant changes in demand. Its main aims also include the improved efficiency and greater productivity through improved practices in communication.
There are different types of BPM, which are all adaptable and easily integrated into businesses to provide conduits of communication between elements of the infrastructure, to reduce wasted resources and eliminate misinterpretation or human error.
Possibilities for Mobility
Whether you are looking to harness talent from across the globe, or would like the facility of monitoring performance, assigning tasks and collating data while away from your premises, the technological advances now available make the mobility with your BPM a fantastic possibility.
There are a variety of online project management tools which have excellent collaboration possibilities, with very cost effective results. They have components to allow for task management, content management and collaboration with Web 2.0 facilities. These increase efficiency within a project, allowing rapid sharing of files, ideas and resources without the wasted time of long distance phone calls and emailing.
Cloud computing has also become more mainstream, allowing businesses or organisations to lease mobile IT services without the significant investment of hardware. BPM’s can be used 100% on cloud, or integrated with elements within on-site premises. These provide a great flexibility allowing businesses to utilise the services of experts in different areas, countries or in different time zones across the globe, with more cost effective results than scouring the local community for someone who is less suited to the demands of the tasks. It saves precious time when implementing new or updated processes to all team members, taking mere hours, as opposed to days or weeks.
Mobile devices are becoming more and more powerful, and many BPMs can be integrated to allow access from mobile devices and remote locations when away from the business premises. This gives a tremendous element of flexibility to assign tasks, run reports or transition items while out generating new business. It also allows for real time alterations and decisions to improve efficiency and maximise productivity.
With more and more businesses and organisations feeling the pressure of streamlining expenses and ensuring cost effectiveness, a BPM is essential to improve the efficiency of workflow. The flexibility to manage this process while on the move gives a sense of immediacy to decisions, and allows quick responses to issues which may reduce productivity or waste resources. This pliability in the systems to cope with changing demands and circumstances, reducing communication errors and wasted resources, allows for a streamlined and efficient enterprise which can generate greater productivity. Many BPMs have the potential to be mobile integrated allowing the new sources of input and communication to be handled with maximum effectiveness.