Almost mostly all businesses in the world uses the principles of business process management, whether they know it or not. Any regular process that is designed to ensure business runs accurately and efficiently is a tool for managing business processes or measurement. When BPM, which they are named, for short, involve a number of complicated steps, management systems, business processes are computerized can really help ensure proper procedures, and facilitate a measurement system easily.
A management system of computerized business processes can help track productivity, ensure compliance with policies and procedures, measure output and more. What a good system does is give a manager an overview of operations to see if there are things that could be improved and what areas are running up to expectations. When a computerized business management system is put in play, the big picture is easy to see and even reports can be generated that allow a company to clearly identify things that might need to do to improve how they are handling the job.
Let's look at a fictional corporate situation that involves using the tools business process management system to monitor productivity and commitment of employees to company policies.
The Daily Gazette Newspaper is one of the 100 publications in a chain. BPM chain involving a number of certain kinds of stories on a monthly basis, a number of photographs, a destination number or less of corrections, sales to a certain dollar amount cold calling and movement that are equal X amount. Every newspaper in the chain must meet their monthly requirements or the corporation gets angry.
Understand the need to comply with BPM, but do not have the time to track the targets manually, the Daily Gazette chooses to institute a management system business processes to do some of the work for the publisher. What happens here is that each week the editor and other managers are responsible for connecting information in a computer system that keeps track of what has been done and what does not. There is an option to explain the reasons why certain things are not done or why they went above expectations.
The end result on a monthly basis by using the system of business process management is a clear report from the publisher to present the corporate supervisors. This report details each BPM and whether they met during the particular month. If it were not, the system has the explanations at hand to show why, and even will create trend reports in the future. If, for example, the Daily Bulletin failed to get its prescribed number of school stories in a given month, a trend report might show it's because the schools in the area tend to slow the activity during the weeks that come from a holiday period or even a state -mandated testing period.
In short, a management system of computerized business processes allows the publisher and the corporation that oversees the paper to quickly see how and what the individual company made for a month. It can help in managing and setting goals and even help managers see what their shortcomings might be without someone having to generate reports manually.
BPMS make it easier to track productivity and identify areas that may merit concern and those that might deserve praise. Also, a good management system business processes simply makes it easier to ensure the goals of the company remain at the forefront of the minds of employees during the course of a normal workday.
Stacy Pedersen Business Process Management Information Team Development created this video to help you get started with IBM Business Process Manager. . .