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Automating Workflows: 3 Misconceptions To Avoid

By BP Logix on Jun 25, 2018 11:43:22 AM

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There may be some reluctance on the part of executives and stakeholders to implement workflow software for automating workflows within their organizations. That reluctance may be the result of either, 1) Existing habits and behaviors that are considered to be adequate, or 2) Fear. The former is actually more challenging to overcome from both an IT and business perspective, while the latter can often be addressed when an organization realizes how its business can become better, much better. It’s paradoxical to realize, too that fear is often what encourages people to hold on to old habits, thereby creating the mindset of, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Smart businesses are not fooled by that adage, however.

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Progress in West Allis: Using BPM and Workflow to Make Local Government More Efficient

By BP Logix on Dec 29, 2014 4:22:07 PM

For the residents of most municipalities, knowing that their trash will be picked up weekly and that the street lights come on when they are supposed to is enough to keep them happy. Civic pride may not be what it used to be, but there are still places where a sense of belonging and happiness is encouraged by innovative local governments. West Allis, Wisconsin is one such place. A quick scroll through the city's website shows a mayor who holds coffee klatches with residents twice per month, a program to help needy residents of the community, city-led efforts to encourage healthy living, and a host of other innovative ways to create a high quality of living. West Allis is about much more than just a place to live and do business. It is also a place that also seeks to improve the services it provides to its residents and business owners.

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The Relationship of Time to BPM, Part 1: Your Processes Are on the Clock

By BP Logix on Apr 2, 2014 5:03:59 PM

"Time is the key as to why we implement BPM in the first place." --Scott Menter

Business processes are generally adapted (or implemented) to help organizations become more organized and purposeful, ideally leading to better outcomes. Even highly structured companies can easily get off track if they then fail to adhere to goals that business process management (BPM) helped them achieve in the first place.

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Crestron Electronics: Innovating with the Help of BPM

By BP Logix on Feb 3, 2014 3:25:15 PM

Technology pundits have been furiously typing away over the past couple weeks trying to explain the significance of Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, a thermostat company. "It will change how we manage our lives," say the early adopters. "It will give Google knowledge of our every movement," say the detractors. Around the halls of BP Logix, we feel like we have been in the catbird’s seat as an observer, and now a participant, in this event because one of our recent customers, Crestron Electronics, has (like Google and Nest) seen the future —and is already delivering on it.

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You, Me, and Them: Social BPM Engages Users

By BP Logix on Jan 24, 2014 6:10:34 PM

"Social" seems to be the buzz word, if not the implementation, in just about every enterprise application today. Some vendors have done a nice job identifying how to bring social into the realm of usability, while others seem to be delivering a lot of "check box" acknowledgement. Granted, the industry is in its early stages — with business process management vendors trying to figure out the right "formula" for integrating social with BPM.

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Organizational Change and BPM, Part 4: Preparing Your Organization for BPM

By BP Logix on Jan 17, 2014 10:31:20 AM

At what point will your organization be ready to adopt a business process mindset and implement a process-focused way of working?

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Organizational Change and BPM, Part 2: Do You Have a Process-Focused Organization?

By BP Logix on Nov 21, 2013 11:14:00 AM

In today’s competitive market, you, or we,  would be hard pressed to find executives who do not want their companies to be better organized and more efficient. Most C-level leaders pepper their speeches and memos with messages that implore employees to find smarter ways of working, techniques that will maximize their business process improvement efforts and reduce or even eliminate repetitive tasks. The hope is that somewhere between "working smarter" and “a validated bottom-line improvement” some actions will occur that make that vision a reality. Unfortunately, that middle ground between desires and outcomes is usually where the best laid plans often go astray.

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Organizational Change and BPM, Part 1: Know Thyself (and Thy Process)

By BP Logix on Oct 28, 2013 6:02:00 PM

Smart businesspeople are always looking for ways to improve operations. "Faster is better" is often the mantra, as we humans are somewhat predisposed to looking for ways to arrive ‘there’ (wherever that may be) more quickly. In today’s technology-driven world, that means we usually default to looking at devices and software to help us get where we need to go faster than anyone else.

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The Right Tool for Your BPM Needs: Process Director 3.0

By BP Logix on Sep 3, 2013 7:08:00 PM

The pace of business is fast — and getting faster. It is also becoming increasingly more complex. Companies that want to remain competitive need to address business-critical issues quickly using solutions that are aligned with how their businesses operate. It's critically important for organizations to adopt tools that enable their businesses to be more efficient and more adaptable to changing business requirements.
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