BPM Everywhere (BPME)

BPM Everywhere (BPME) represents a strategy for coping, and possibly exploiting, the disruption that is anticipated as a result of structural changes due to technical progression known as the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT will substantially increase the number of devices connected together and will increase the complexity of those connections. IoT is expected to cause the practitioners of Business Process Management (BPM), a well-established discipline concerned with management and optimizing an organizations processes, to face a number of critical issues. BPME is an approach that leverages traditional business process modeling techniques together with process mining and process analytics in order to automate and distribute the job of discovering, measuring, and improving the processes. Nathaniel Palmer, leading analyst in the field of BPM and Director of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC), sees BPME as a next-generation application development platform, combining the ability to quickly adapt processes with the ability to more cost-effectively design and build better applications. Palmer views this as one most significant shifts in the way applications are currently built, as well as shift for 3-tier to 4-tier architectures.[1]

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BPM Everywhere (BPME) refers to applying Business Process Management (BPM) principles and technologies across an entire organization and beyond, integrating processes with mobile, social, cloud, and other emerging technologies. This approach aims to enhance accessibility, agility, and efficiency in process management, enabling stakeholders to engage with, monitor, and manage business processes from anywhere, at any time. BPME extends the traditional boundaries of BPM by leveraging digital transformation technologies to create a more interconnected, transparent, and responsive business environment.

  • Business Process Management (BPM): A discipline involving the identification, design, execution, documentation, measurement, monitoring, and control of automated and non-automated business processes to achieve consistent, targeted results aligned with an organization’s strategic goals.
  • Cloud Computing: The delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale. Cloud computing is a foundational element of BPME, enabling processes to be accessed and managed remotely.
  • Mobile Integration: The incorporation of mobile technologies into business processes, allowing employees, customers, and stakeholders to interact with business applications and data from mobile devices. This enhances the reach and flexibility of BPM initiatives.
  • Social BPM: Integrating social media tools and techniques into business process management. Social BPM facilitates stakeholder collaboration and communication, making processes more transparent and adaptable.
  • Internet of Things (IoT): The network of physical objects—“things”—embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies to connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the Internet. IoT devices can provide real-time data to BPM systems, enabling automated and more informed decision-making.
  • Big Data Analytics: Examining large and varied data sets to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends, customer preferences, and other useful business information. Big data analytics supports BPME by providing insights that can lead to more effective process optimization and innovation.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning: AI involves creating algorithms to classify, analyze, and draw predictions from data, while ML is a subset of AI that allows software applications to become more accurate in predicting outcomes without being explicitly programmed. AI and ML can automate complex decision-making within business processes, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Digital Transformation (DX): The integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how businesses operate and deliver value to customers. BPME is a critical component of digital transformation, enabling businesses to streamline operations and improve customer experiences.
  • User Experience Design (UX): The process of creating products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to users. In the context of BPME, UX design focuses on making business processes accessible, intuitive, and efficient for all users, whether they are customers, employees, or partners.
  • Governance, Risk And Compliance (GRC): The practices and technologies that ensure business processes comply with legal, regulatory, and policy requirements. BPME systems must incorporate compliance and governance features to manage risk and ensure accountability.

BPME represents a holistic approach to BPM that recognizes the importance of technology integration, user engagement, and adaptability in today’s fast-paced and interconnected business environment.


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