Traditional organizational silos have reporting and budgetary hierarchies that hinder efficiency because review, evaluation and approval of basic requests go through multiple levels. Business Process Management (BPM) transcends these boundaries with automated processes that supply the right people with appropriate information at the time required, in order for them to make the most astute decisions. And because processes can be modified easily, benefits including the ability to manage organizational change, continuous improvement and high return on investment can be realized quickly.
With these capabilities BPM picks up on operational efficiency where earlier technologies leave off. It extends workflow beyond departmental document routing and approval by providing users a rapidly developed, complete application for accomplishing their tasks. And BPM broadens the capabilities of disparate, data-centric enterprise applications with fast and flexible synchronization of data between applications, within the enterprise, and outward to partners, customers and other audiences.