Microsoft® Excel™ is the default business tool in many companies thanks to breadth of its functionality and incredible flexibility. Over the years Excel users have leveraged its functionality to solve a wide range of challenges. For example, MS Excel is widely used for managing tasks and projects, tracking progress in Excel is also a widely spread practice. Have you ever thought of creating a workflow in Excel? A lot of people struggle to create Excel approval workflow and give up on trying one day. (more…)
Workflow management might have the illusion of an academic, MBA pedigreed, onerous philosophy requiring years of education to conquer and effectively disseminate to the workforce. Small and medium business managers may feel inadequate to get workflow definition clear and tackle such a lofty principle. However, you already manage workflows every day under the guise of accomplishing your daily work. The key is to become aware of how you step through your daily workflows and add in tools to help clarify and communicate.
The most tangible benefit of good business process management (BPM) is Cost Efficiency that can mean decreased costs and increased revenue. While the rest of benefits BPM delivers is intangible in the short term, they add crucial value in the long run, and help both small and huge companies with gearing up for worldwide competition. BPM technology makes any company better equipped to switch gears, respond to its changing business environment faster than competitors, and succeed!
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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The market is saturated with solutions that, as their marketers claim, are capable of “replacing” the team manager. Does this really mean that team work automation software emerges as a real threat to the managers’ job?
As businesses evolve and more work needs to be done, the conventional solution is to either overwork the people or hire more people to do all the extra work. As things stand nowadays, companies cannot afford to keep hiring more people. High-skilled jobs are already difficult and expensive to fill, and getting more people on board to do low-skilled and sometimes merely repetitive tasks can set cost-saving goals back.
This is where business process automation (BPA) solutions come in handy.
From low end to midrange to high end, the IT market is teeming with a whole slew of project management software to choose from. Having a lot of choices, however, isn’t always a good thing. Analysis paralysis isn’t a pretty thing. And then, there, too, are buyer’s remorse and finding yourself stuck with a software system that may not withstand the test of time.