|For some tasks and workflows MS SharePoint is the right solution. More often than not, these instances are for less complex, departmental activities where the process or workflow is kept within a small team of workers. For example, the process of using and updating an excel spreadsheet. If there are only 3 or 4 people using and updating the information in the excel sheet then it is fairly easy to manage with SharePoint.|
However, expanding this same process of updating and obtaining information from a single excel sheet across multiple departments or an enterprise is a recipe for disaster. The ability to manage processes, users, and applications across the enterprise is where it makes sense for a BPM suite to be implemented as it has several key functionalities:
- Process Administration and Management capabilities across the enterprise
- Organization and Job Function Management capabilities distinct from process definitions
- Business Rules Engine where rules can be reutilized and repurposed across all processess
To learn more about how to improve your business processes using SharePoint and BPM register to attend our Boston Corporate Efficiency Breakfast on June29, 2010 at the Microsoft Office in Waltham, MA. The event is free for attendees and will begin promptly at 9 am EST.
During this "Breakfast and Learn," we will show you firsthand how cost savings and productivity improvements can be made by focusing on your processes. Starting with just one process, your company can be on the path to continuous process improvement and sustainability.
Experts from Ultimus will address the following critical questions:
- How can you get a clear view of all processes within your organization?
- Ways to quickly identify which processes are working efficiently and which are not, as well as how to eliminate the bottlenecks preventing efficiency
- Which processes can be automated within your organization and where to begin?
- Show how your organization can quickly respond to changes, industry shifts, and new competitive threats.
- What is Business Process Management (BPM)? How is it different from workflow?
- How can you make sure that your process improvement system is adapted to your company and not the other way around?
- How to leverage your investment in SharePoint if you're already using it
Mary Katherine Strupe