BPM adds value to each stage of the application life cycle, from requirements specification/design, development, testing, deployment, and ongoing support, maintenance, and change management when business needs evolve.
What is BPM–and how can it help my business? BPM technology helps business and IT work together to build applications that accurately reflect business processes and tasks. You begin by working with the BPM tools to structure workflows and systems to support efficient completion of those tasks.
This creates a model for process management that you then layer over the platform-based applications you already use, including CRMs, ERPs, and custom developments in Java, .NET, or legacy infrastructure. With BPM, you can transform your business processes—but still continue to leverage your existing IT assets.
Developing applications with a BPM-based platform offers costeffective application development with some customization. It delivers out-of-the-box features to help you get started quickly, and also provides extension points and a UI designer so you can tailor certain processes to your requirements. Unlike lengthy and expensive custom developments, and unlike out-of-the-box solutions that are too restrictive, BPM platform technology is just right for an organization that wants to optimize its processes—and stay within its budget.
BPM technology helps organizations enhance effectiveness at every stage of the application life cycle
BPM adds value to each stage of the application life cycle, from requirements specification/ design, development, testing, deployment, and ongoing support, maintenance, and change management when business needs evolve.
Increases understanding between business and IT. BPM helps business people—analysts, managers, and end users—work together with IT to create more effective process-based applications.
Speeds development of applications. By the end of the BPM design stage everyone has aligned on the purpose and many of the details of the new application or service. This harmony and transparency means IT doesn’t waste time building something that the business rejects or reworking something that isn’t right.
Enhances agility. BPM enables teams to build applications based on workflows and business processes, so when processes change, teams can adapt applications—sometimes even deployed, running applications—to mirror changes in the business environment
Complements existing systems and applications. BPM adds an accessible layer of process workflow and business rules to integrate with and enhance the functionality of your existing systems, applications, and development and testing tools. At the same time, it shields users from complexity and ensures consistent and complete workflows.
Start making your applications work better for your business!
BPM adds value to the business at each step in the application development process, and as a result delivers high-level business-wide benefits, including:
- Faster time to market
- Business and development team collaboration for greater alignment with business’ needs
- Enhanced business agility
- Lower initial development, ongoing maintenance costs, and need for IT resources
- Enhanced ability to support competitive advantage with unique business processes and customized applications.
See for yourself in this ebook how BPM can add value to your development process.