Key principle of success of any business is proper BPM software integrated into business right from the start. A definition of BPM varies in different sources:
BPM is a digital product ensuring modeling, automation, control of all business processes running in your business, tracking of execution of BP, optimization of all business activities in your company. This is the most common definition of BPM software.
Business experts suggest all companies to integrate BP control software. But is it as useful for any business? We have collected top disadvantages of BPM and will try to evaluate whether BPM software is as essential as it is marketed.
Modern IT market offers dozens of products which seem to meet your requirements and cover the needs of your business. But at a closer look you understand that cheap solutions are not acceptable as the cheaper software is the higher the risks of failing or leaking.
Before you will integrate BPM software into your business, think of the next issues:
Many business people install BPM software to automate most business processes and forget about them. However you should still keep in mind that BPM is a code, it is not even an artificial intelligence. Modern BPM products are more advanced and are able to analyze, predict and evaluate the risks, however it can not think as a human and it can not evaluate the factors as human brain does it. That is why every solution the BPM software offers should be checked by experts. In most cases the software makes right decisions however you can not trust the software completely.
In order to survive, compete and develop on the market, you business should be very flexible, responsive and adaptive to ever changing conditions and requirements of the market. Sometimes decisions should be taken very quickly relying upon your personal business and non-business experience. None of modern BPM products will be able to respond so quickly and to produce a viable solution for your business. Besides, any solution suggested by BPM software should be discussed and estimated. However, BPM software can predict certain fluctuations of the market and make your business ready to meet certain changes starting to adapt earlier than others.
If you use BPM software to estimate risks and to evaluate necessary changes then you may lose time and lag behind your competitors who will respond to the market changes faster. In some cases BPM software turns just useless. You should look at BPM product as it is. It saves your business resources by automating many processes requiring human resources and financial expenditures. Still BPM software can not automate your business completely.