SharePoint has evolved over a period of time and a now be deployed as a complete application infrastructure platform for Internet, Intranet, Collaborations, Office Business Application and etc. One of the key enhancement in SharePoint has been workflow capability which has been greatly enhanced and is a now complete Business Process Management (BPM) platform.
SharePoint workflows are pre-programmed mini-application which can streamline and automate an entire business processes of an organization. These can range from document approval, feedback, HR related processes, IT related processes, or simple signature collecting; to tracking the current status of a process. SharePoint workflows are designed to save time and effort and to bring in consistency and efficiency to task which are performed by an organization on daily basis. We at COMM-IT have been providing consultancy,
implementation and managed of Business Process Management (Workflow) application for more than a decade. Our expertise goes beyond SharePoint and Windows Workflow Foundation to the most popular BPM platform like Skelta, K2, Fujitsu and etc. Almost all our SharePoint deployment have involved SharePoint workflow automation of the processes for the organization. Hence when it comes to SharePoint Workflow deployment it comes as part of our SharePoint deployments.
- More Than a decade of experience in implementing SharePoint Workflow and BPM enabled solutions for medium to large enterprises.
- Competency on SharePoint Workflow, Windows Workflow Foundation Server, Skelta, K2, Fujitsu, Oracle SOA Workflow engines.
- More than 30 solutions for different verticals.
- Resource pool of Domain experts, process consultants, BPM architects and BPM developers.
- Pre-build BPM Frameworks and Accelerators on various business processes on SharePoint Workflow and other BPM Platform.
- Market tested approach to BPM implementation.
- Microsoft Certified Partner on SharePoint and Collaboration.
Returns from a SharePoint Workflow Automation (BPM):
- Reduced labor costs: BPM focuses on optimization of processes. The processes that are repetitive are optimized and lead to reduction in labor which translates to immediate cost savings. For example, by automating a task ROI of BPM that requires six hours of manual intervention, one can expect to cut that time to half. Thus, three hours multiplied by the number of times the process is completed in a cycle will yield significant cost saving.
- Increased Productivity: BPM tries to identify the best process for achieving desired end results. The automation of processes that need manual intervention leads to increased productivity with the same resources. Increase in productivity results in higher revenues, better resource utilization and further savings in costs.
- Shorter Cycle Times: Automation of processes leads to less time in completion. The time saving yields significant cost savings in terms of optimized resource utilization. Shorter cycles also mean that more instances of the same process can be completed in the same time. For example, if the time for processing an invoice is halved, the number of invoices processed not only doubles, but the cost per invoice halves as well.
- Increased Profits: BPM automation of processes that impact revenue generation has an immediate and significant impact on revenues. For example, an improvement in sales processes is likely to improve lead conversion rates and consequently revenues.
- Intangible Benefits: BPM implementations often result in numerous intangible benefits that translate into tangible savings in costs and increased revenues in the long run. Intangible benefits range from improved processes, better quality, higher employee morale and better decision making.
- Reduced Error Handling: Automation of processes reduces errors due to human intervention. The reduction in errors saves the time of rework and improves quality of processes as well.
- Consistent Process Handling: Consistency comes from having an established procedure and ensuring this procedure is followed every time. BPM has additional advantage of enforcing these procedures by automating routine tasks, which otherwise might complete frequently with flawed procedure.
- Improved Customer Service: BPM makes customer service more responsive in terms of handling complaints, by automating the process of handling grievances and providing better service.
- Easier Management of IT Infrastructure: Application integration which is one of the most powerful phases of BPM leads to reductions in IT management and administration time, development time and costs, and lower support costs