Keep Your Applications Agile with Business Process Management
Blog: Oracle BPM
Applications are the backbone of your
business. To run your business, you need many applications and systems like ERP,
SCM, CRM, and Billing. Since companies acquired these applications during
different time periods, they end up with disjointed applications and rigid
silo’ed departmental processes locked inside the applications. Many
applications were implemented years ago and selected for very specific business
needs but with time the needs change. At that point companies tend to make point
changes to the software to meet those needs. Such changes to applications not
only take time to implement but are extremely hard to maintain.
With time, the needs of business keep
changing, and applications fail to keep pace with the changing needs. This
creates impedance mismatch between the business needs and application
capabilities. The result is decreasing business performance, less profit, waste
in R&D or lower market share because of delays in time-to-market of new
products and services.
Business Process agility
refers to the speed and flexibility with which process based applications can
keep up with the needs of changing business conditions and minimize the gap
between business needs and IT systems. Oracle Business Process Management Suite
delivers such agility.
With Oracle BPM Suite you can create
process based applications that help you orchestrate human and system activities
across departmental and applications silos. It provides the necessary visibility
and agility to manage and run your business efficiently.
Using BPM to extend your existing
applications has following key benefits:
visibility into the end-to-end processes and KPIs
Agility. Since BPM is all model driven, business managers can design and update
the process as and when required without spending months on modifying
- If you move
your customizations to BPM layer, rather than in the application itself, it
keeps your applications clean, better performing and easy to upgrade.
- You can add
additional capabilities like social or mobile to existing applications as BPM
suite supports those capabilities too.
- Last but not
least, BPM is not a rip-n-replace of your existing applications. It is enhancing
them with newer capabilities.
Let the applications do what they are designed to do
the best. Move the rest of extensions in BPM layer for better visibility,
agility and efficiency.