Before you can innovate, your internal business processes must be as effective and streamlined as possible. Here’s how no-code can help you master BPM.
When we think about how organizations do business, we tend to focus on external factors that are out of our control, like the market or customer demand for certain services. Businesses must pay close attention to these factors so they can anticipate changes and respond to them as quickly as possible, but they’re not the only factors that matter. The way internal business processes are established and managed plays a huge role in the overall success and performance of a business.
For example, productivity is one internal factor that has a direct impact on things like profit and revenue, but many companies struggle to find ways to maximize their employees’ output. Hay Group, a global management and consultancy firm, analyzed data from over 5 million employees around the world and found that productivity is one of the biggest challenges workers face today.
Business leaders might not be able to put more hours back in the day, but they can raise productivity by 20 to 25% by using social technologies and business applications that help employees be more collaborative and connected. Clean, effective, and streamlined business process management (BPM) can help.
What Is Business Process Management?
In any business, there are a number of standard, predictable, and repeatable processes that are critical to the way an organization operates. Think payroll or invoicing: Many businesses establish these processes early on—without formalizing them—and never think about them again. However, as the business scales up, it becomes necessary to revisit, monitor, and analyze these processes to make sure they’re running smoothly and will help improve overall productivity over time.
Good business process management makes any organization more agile, more efficient, and more successful—no matter the industry.
Business process management is the process of analyzing the repetitive internal processes that make up day-to-day operations, identifying areas for improvement, and creating plans to foster a more efficient and productive workplace. Unlike task management, which focuses on individual tasks, or project management, which focuses on one-time flows, BPM tackles any processes that follow a predictable pattern.
The Importance of BPM
Companies that don’t prioritize business process management aren’t just unorganized, they’re unsustainable. The repetitive processes that BPM optimizes might seem small or inconsequential on the surface, but these tiny cogs in the machine keep a business running smoothly behind the scenes. When business processes don’t necessarily have to change as the business grows, they can become siloed and inefficient, which critically hinders productivity. Other negative effects of poor business process management include wasted time, data loss, dissatisfied employees, and increased opportunities for error.
Good business process management makes any organization more agile, more efficient, and more successful—no matter the industry. BPM ensures the repetitive processes within your organization are optimized for efficiency, which allows you to devote more time to innovation. To take BPM to the next level and reap the benefits, consider using no-code technology to build a custom solution.
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How to Use No-Code to Power BPM
Enterprise-grade applications make it easier and faster to optimize the processes you want to improve upon, which is the foundation of any effective BPM technique. Unqork no-code is ideal for building BPM applications. Intuitive workflows help you visualize business processes, and a code-free platform makes it easy to build sophisticated applications that can grow and change in tandem with your needs. To use no-code to help power business process management, follow these simple steps.
Identify a business process that you think you think could be improved. This could be based on internal discussions, end-user feedback, or proactive identification. Ideally, this process will have been formally documented—but if not, take the time to gather all relevant information about exactly how the process currently works. Speak with the relevant team members to better understand current inefficiencies and gain firsthand insights.
Start thinking about how you would ideally like this business process to run. One great way to brainstorm around this is to draw a logic map for an application. With no-code, creating this application is as easy as drawing out your logic map—simply use drag-and-drop components or existing templates in the Unqork platform to build the experience your process needs.
Explain to your employees how this application is going to help optimize processes and make their lives easier. Assign clear ownership, formalize this process right away, and plan a systematic rollout to boost adoption.
Plan continuous check-ins to make sure the process is running smoothly, and regularly check to see if any further improvements are necessary. With no-code, updating and redeploying your application is as easy as dragging in changes—you’ll see the updates populated in real-time.
Making a custom business process management solution with no-code is fast, easy, and intuitive thanks to sophisticated workflows and flexible templates. Instead of using a third-party option that may or may not fulfill your needs, you can quickly create solutions that allow you to optimize and streamline your specific processes behind the scenes. Once all of your internal processes are running smoothly, you can shift your focus to pursuing value-adding projects and generating revenue.
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