Enable Digital Transformation with BPM Software

How Business Process Management Software Helps Enable Digital Transformation

In today’s ever-growing marketplace, business transformation leaders are feeling the pressure to remain competitive, while decreasing costs and increasing productivity by improving business processes. These business leaders are required to constantly change business operations in order to activate new business models – but some are struggling to keep up. In order to defeat these challenges, many organizations are looking to the benefits that Business Process Management (BPM) software can provide, such as enhanced operational efficiency, improved customer service and an increased service innovation.

BPM software empowers businesses to connect people, processes and data within an organization in order to get work done faster and more effectively, while decreasing costs. Businesses today must streamline their workflows, build data into everyday processes, create a positive end-user experience on mobile devices and get services out to employees and customers as fast as possible.

According to Gartner, business transformation, increasingly triggered by the impact of emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart machines, requires a “fail fast” culture, and a means of rapidly prototyping new ideas.

“BPM can deliver this level of agility to business operations in combination with other disciplines, such as enterprise architecture, analytics, project and portfolio management, and organizational change. Organizations adopting BPM are much more likely to achieve their desired business outcomes,” said Samantha Searle, senior research analyst at Gartner.

In order to keep up, Appian Corporation, a leading provider of low-code BPM software, provides how BPM software can be helpful in enabling digital transformation in their white paper titled, “The BPM Guide: Accelerating Digital Transformation,” available here. For this post, Solutions Review editors have pulled the most significant points from the white paper to present to you.

Integrated Data:

Data integration means combining information from various sources into one single platform, making it easy to manage your businesses most important data. Integrating such data into your business processes ensures users have the right information. It also provides your business data in real-time and ensures its relevant, so end users or even upper management can rely on the data to make better, more informed decisions.

A Connected Workforce:

By streamlining your flow of data and business operations with technology solutions that connect your customers and the company, you can completely transform how you do business in the digital world. The most innovative companies today are embracing new business models and processes that drive superior value for both customers and employees. Companies need a BPM platform that allows them to move faster, innovate more quickly and work smarter if they want to succeed.

Application Development:

Low-code platforms within BPM solutions accelerate application creation and helps programming/IT teams keep up with all the shifting business demands. As BPM has become the next frontier for digital transformation initiatives, it’s important that businesses are embracing application development in order to quickly respond to change and streamline business.

According to Appian, among the top priorities of many business leaders is to help usher their companies into the digital age. From a recent Gartner survey of senior executives, half of CEOs expect to see significant digital transformation in their industry within the next five years. Custom software is viewed as a key to achieving this digital transformation, but evolving business requirements, complex technology and long development cycles could still stand in the way.

It’s important to consider the following criteria when selecting a BPM tool in order for all of the above information to successfully help your digital business transformation:

  1. Ease and speed of implementation

  2. Learning curve and ease of use

  3. IT resources and implementation support

  4. Functional depth

We encourage you to check out the whitepaper from Appian in full here.


Looking for more? Download our Business Process Management Buyer’s Guide for free to compare the top-24 products available on the market with full page vendor profiles. The guide includes four key capabilities to look for in a BPM platform, plus questions to ask before purchasing. It’s truly the perfect resource for anyone looking to find the right BPM for their business/organization, or those looking to replace an existing one.

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Elizabeth Quirk

Elizabeth Quirk

Liz is an enterprise technology writer covering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Management (BPM) and Talent Management Suites (TMS) at Solutions Review. She attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism. You can reach her at equirk@solutionsreview.com
Elizabeth Quirk

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