Does Microsoft Office 365™ & Microsoft Lync® fit in the BPM Story?

Business Process Management (BPM) focuses on process automation and improvement. It provides a way for organizations to apply business rules to tasks to accomplish work as productively as possible, all while adding visibility and flexibility for continuous improvement. A term used in the BPM industry is, ‘The integration of people, process and technology’. BPM was born from advancing the technologies developed in the earlier days of workflow and document management. So as the technology advanced, we learned lessons along the way of how we could better utilize these technologies, how we could better align the human element with the technology and then begin to do predictive analytics to drive continuous improvement. We are now able to use process mapping tools and run ‘what if’ scenarios to prove our improvement theories, apply sophisticated business rules to processes and reduce costs within an organization. We can now deliver only the necessary content to the correct person/people at the right time and allow, in many cases, the technology to drive the process.

In recent years, the inclusions of ‘collaboration and social’ became imperative in the BPM industry. These requirements came about primarily when organizations needed a way to better incorporate ad hoc processes as part of the overall. Within the context of workflow or BPM, ad hoc signified something that needed to be handled by people, for someone to intervene where decisions were not cut and dried and automation was not always viable to satisfy the requirement. In short, it simply fell outside the norm.

I would suggest that at the heart of any ad hoc process, remains the requirement for real time communication and collaborating. And that any efficient and effective organization, as good as automation has become, still needs the human factor to achieve their best results.

I would further suggest that Microsoft O365 & Microsoft Lync provides the capability of presence, IM, content sharing, conferencing and voice that ensures this real time communication and collaboration. O365 & Lync can enhance any process and help organizations reach their optimum effectiveness and efficiency, achieving better profitability.

 

Ken Rinehimer

Business Development Manager — Mid-Atlantic – NY Metro – Northeast

KRinehimer@conquest247.com

 

May 2014

 

 

 

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