Product data management can have a tremendous impact on the productivity and efficiency of a business. With more and more consumers now shopping online as well as on wireless devices, it has become more important than ever for businesses to ensure their product data are managed in the most effective manner possible. The right product data management software can serve as a central repository for a variety of information regarding product history. Integration of such information can assist any business user who must interact with products, including engineers, project managers, buyers, salespeople, and quality assurance teams. With the benefits provided by product data management, retail businesses of all sizes can take advantage of a more streamlined business operation while operating more efficiently.(more…)
In today’s modern world, companies of all sizes find they must manage massive amounts of computer resources and information. The sheer volume of data coming into companies continues to rise at an exponential rate. Even more concerning is the fact that the variety and volume of data will continue to increase in years to come. Developing an effective enterprise data management strategy is critical.(more…)
Business Process Management (BPM) software doesn’t just cut costs, but improves revenues, so return on investment happens at both ends of the balance sheet. But maximizing ROI for BPM software requires that organizations embrace BPM methodology and have the training and motivation to put the software to its most effective uses.(more…)
It may seem like a good idea to allow workflows to develop “organically,” similarly to the way college campuses observe where students walk when choosing where to install new sidewalks. And while allowing workflows to develop organically can be a good start, the original workflow is rarely ideal once people get used to it.(more…)
In one of his latest articles, Comindware BPM Evangelist Anatoly Belaychuk delves into the essentials of BPM and ACM. Although many consider ACM and BPM are different in reality they are practically the same. In a series of concrete examples, ranging from case and process interoperability to unified task management, Anatoly explains how processes and cases are not that different as they may seem.
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In recent years businesses have grown to be more dynamic and diverse: they involve complex communications, work teams scattered around the globe, mobile operations and online data storage. Working from the traditional business process management approach companies growing out of manual planning and implementing specialized business management software are often looking for pre-configured project management functionality that provide more flexibility while minimizing complexity and deployment costs.(more…)
Document workflow is an issue in almost every industry, from healthcare to extractive metallurgy to retail apparel. A document management workflow may be used in the production of annual reports, in the approval of travel expenses, and countless other business activities. Document workflow software can be used to create a document management system (DMS) that can track, manage and store documents efficiently while drastically reducing the use of paper.
Workflow simulation is self-descriptive: it is the simulation of the steps of a work process from end to end. It can be particularly valuable when you have a workflow that you want to change, but you want to test out changes before putting them into everyday practice. Of course, the more accurately a workflow simulation mirrors the actual process it simulates, the more valuable it can be.