Business Management System (BMS)

A Business Management System (BMS) is a set of policies, practices, procedures, and processes used in developing and deploying strategies, their execution, and all associated management activity.[1]

The Need for Business Management System[2]
Effective business management software helps businesses address their scaling growth and operations by keeping things simple. Here are 5 ways companies can benefit from an investment in a business management system.

  • Simplicity keeps things moving smoothly: With a modern, high quality business management system, companies are able to access everything they need to know about their business easily and efficiently. With just a few clicks, they’re able to easily navigate from one screen to another, moving from accounting to CRM with ease, and more importantly, integrating these processes (more on this to come!).
  • Keeping costs down is just good business: When you’re new to the business world, you can often find free cloud-based programs that will meet your needs. As your business expands, however, finding an all-inclusive (and free) solution becomes considerably more difficult. Many programs are free up to a point, but then require you to pay if you’re invoicing, selling or generating more than a certain number of reports. Each individual piece of software may be reasonable, but paying for them all together can be much more expensive than one comprehensive solution.
  • Better integrated software = more efficient employees: And of course, to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to count costs not just in terms of dollars, but in terms of personnel hours spent on any project. If having multiple pieces of software causes your employees to take longer to complete tasks, then you start to lose productivity dollars. This can become especially problematic when information must be transferred from one program to another, taking up valuable staffing time (and costing you even more).
  • Avoiding errors is always better than catching them after the fact: Every time you take information from one platform to another, you introduce the possibility of errors. You either have to tolerate those errors or you have to spend even more labour on checking for them. With a comprehensive business management solution, you put in information once; the software does the rest. For many businesses, this type of automation and simplicity greatly reduces the chance for errors.
  • Accessibility rules in business management systems: The best business management systems allow you to access them anywhere. Harnessing the power of the cloud, 21st century business management platforms make sure that executives and salespeople alike have access to the parts of the system they need — no matter where they are. At the same time, great systems let your IT team make sure that no one has access to more than they need, matching access to responsibilities and confirming that information stays as secure as needed.

Business Management System (BMS)
source: Nexcons

Functional Groups Of BMS[3]
Business Management System is a multilevel hierarchy of business solutions that represent how a profit-oriented organization will carry out different functions (like Sales, Purchasing, Marketing, Staffing) to accomplish a task and achieve a goal successfully. The BMS hierarchy consists of the three major top-level functional groups, such as Business Management Strategies, Business Management Tactics and Business Management Implementation. Let’s review each of the business management system groups in detail.

  • Business Management Strategies: This high-level group of BMS is dedicated to the identification and planning of the general business management direction which refers to an organization’s policies. The direction is a strategy or a set of strategies to determine high-level priorities and preferences of the organization. Policies will be the tools for specifying the strategy and identifying a plan of actions to determine and influence business management decisions, activities and processes. Therefore, business management policies are the key tools for identifying the business strategy for profit-oriented organizations and establishing standards and plans for achieving strategic goals and objectives.
  • Business Management Tactics: This BMS functional group identifies the tactical approaches and techniques to the implementation of the business plans linked to the business strategy and according to the policies. The tactical solutions should be presented during the business decision-making process and put in practice according to the time frames outlined in the business management strategy document (however, additional business schedules can be created and assigned to the tactical implementation practice). Therefore, Business Management Tactics group refers to activities to follow the business standards identified in the policies and to implement business plans and tasks in order to meet prioritized goals and objectives determined in the organization’s business management strategies.
  • Business Management Implementation: This functional group of the System includes guidelines and processes for developing business management plans. The guidelines contain practical directions and instructions to show decision makers how to manage the tactical solutions. The processes include procedures and operations to demonstrate performers how to accomplish day-to-day tasks and activities. Therefore, Business Management Implementation group is about directing an organization’s staff towards execution of the business solutions and recognition of implementation plans in line with the management tactics.

Benefits of Business Management System[4]
The benefits of an effective business management system include:

  • Well-defined and understood performance metrics
  • Strategic objectives cascaded to all levels of the organization
  • Cross-functional teams effectively working together on company-wide goals
  • Increased management and employee engagement
  • Faster achievement of top priority objectives.

See Also

Business-to-Business (B2B)
Business Application
Business-Driven Development (BDD)
Business-to-Business Gateway
Business-to-Consumer (B2C)
Business Accelerator
Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
Business Analysis
Business Analytics
Business Application
Business Application Programming Interface (BAPI)
Business Architecture
Business Asset
Business Capability
Business Capability Modeling
Business Ethics
Business Case
Business Centric Methodology (BCM)
Business Continuity Management (BCM)
Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Business Cycle
Business Diversification
Business Driven Technology
Business Drivers
Business Ecosystem
Business Environment and Internal Control Factors (BEICF)
Business Excellence
Business Expansion
Business Function
Business Function Model
Business IT Alignment
Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Business Incubator
Business Insurance
Business Integration
Business Intelligence
Business Interruption Insurance
Business Life Cycle
Business Logic
Business Management System (BMS)
Business Model Innovation (BMI)
Business Model for Information Security (BMIS)
Business Motivation Model (BMM)
Business Objects
Business Operations
Business Oriented Architecture (BOA)
Business Mission
Business Vision
Business Model
Business Goals
Business Objective
Corporate Structure
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
IT Strategy (Information Technology Strategy)
IT Governance
Enterprise Architecture
IT Sourcing (Information Technology Sourcing)
IT Operations (Information Technology Operations)


  1. Defining Business Management System Business Dictionary
  2. 5 Reasons you NEED to invest in a Business Management System HorizonBiz
  3. Business Management System (BMS) – Definition And Functional Groups MMG
  4. Benefits of Business Management System TBM

Further Reading

  • Business Management System Manual Ion Science
  • 4 Reasons Why Your Management System is Failing Your Business Inc.
  • How to sell the need for a new business management system Keith Fenner