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A Beginner’s Guide to Business Process Management

Updated: Dec 21, 2021


Business Process Management (BPM) is defined as ‘the art and science of managing the manner in which work is handled in a hierarchical organization’- be it a corporate, private enterprise, governmental agency or a non-profit entity. In the traditional method of managing workflows, a host of problems might be encountered in the day-to-day utilization of the processes in an organization. On the other hand, systematic execution of an activity or set of activities, called ‘the business processes’ help accomplish a specific organizational goal effectively. Departing from their ‘own way’ of doing things, organizations are gradually moving towards adopting ingenious ways to ensure that a piece of work passes from initiation to completion without hitch or hassle. There are many benefits to the organization in following an innovative approach towards workflow management.

Two sides of the BPM Coin

BPM often consists of two parts, the methodology and the software –something like two sides of a coin. Either side of the coin can’t be ignored, lest it becomes valueless. Let us see the methodology that follows a cyclical pattern for each item of work or activity involved in the business process. The cycle begins with identification of objectives and moves through different stages till the same are achieved efficiently and to the best advantage of the organization.

Brighter side of the Coin

Organizations have recognized that without optimum level of automation, it will be a mammoth task to realize its BPM goals. Appropriate software enables a company to automate the process of defining and creating workflows, monitoring and optimizing them in its day-to-day operations. Automation makes the organization and its employees more efficient and productive, extending economic benefits of immense magnitude to it, as compared to the organizations that aren’t using automated BPM.

What software-enabled workflow ensures is that various activities are undertaken in an efficient manner. These include capturing data, verifying the accuracy and correctness of the forms, searching storage archives for supporting documents, generating management reports and lot more. Business processes applicable anywhere and everywhere to a typical organization include a plethora of major activities from acquisition of capital assets, material procurement, operation of manufacturing or service infrastructure, human resource deployment and development, mobilization of finance etc and a range of sub-activities under each of these major activities.

Enterprises begin with a mind-set that automation means lot of expenses and is too complicated and complex for their human resource to comprehend and master. Acquiring BPM solutions wholly by the company as a stand-alone activity might be quite a costly proposition, which require very complex procedures and skills to set up and build. Contrarily outsource avenues throw alternative opportunities that are relatively inexpensive, easy to acquire and set up and which can be used to commence the humble first steps toward creating and optimizing the organization’s business processes. Here is where Zanflow offers the best solution.

How Zanflow is the best bet in the race for automating your BPM

Zanflow is a low-code, cloud based BPM tool for citizen developers (Non IT employees) to design workflows, automate business processes, manage decision logic and gain end to end visibility of the process. Literally, anyone can tailor an application for custom needs without any programming knowledge whatsoever. With our user friendly interface, you can build application ten times faster and publish it for use instantaneously. You can track progress and get key insights from our dashboard and reports.

If you are still doing manual, repetitive tasks and tracking progress in Excel spread sheets, we recommend you to use this opportunity to capitalize on our all-inclusive BPM tool, Zanflow.

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