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…)
One thing that differentiates solo entrepreneurships from their bigger business counterparts is the simplicity of the approval process – if there, indeed, is a process involved. Because the business is all yours, no partners, board of directors or investors to consider, approval generally means your stamp of approval and the ball is ready to roll.
“I want to work with workflow tasks from Microsoft Outlook. Is it possible?”
Andrey Yanchenko, Head of Sales Engineering at NetCracker.
Consider this scenario:
You’re spearheading a research and development project. A problem crops up, and the client wants the cause investigated. You tell her she’ll get the details in the next monthly meeting. Because your plate is already brimming, you assign the task to a team member. The next meeting comes, and the client asks for the details you promised. Sitting next to you, quite visibly shaken and all color drained from his face, is the person you assigned the task to.
Even without uttering a single word, you know that the task hasn’t been carried out, but, in your mind, the more pressing question is: How could you possibly have forgotten about this very important task?