Business Process Improvement and Reengineering

Business Process Improvement and Reengineering using the Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN)

This page on Business Process Improvement and Reengineering using the Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) covers the following topics:

What is Business Process Improvement?

Business efficiencies, reduced costs, and increased revenue – these are just some of the advantages that Business Process Improvement can provide to your business.

Business Process Improvement is the analysis of a business’s current processes in order to optimise those processes. Optimisation usually involves reducing process time and improving resource efficiency, however there are other reasons why it might be used such as:

Business process improvement can uncover dramatic deficiencies in a business’s workflows, resulting in significant improvements in efficiency and subsequently reduced costs or increased production capacity.

How is Business Process Improvement related to Software Systems?

Through business process improvement a business’s activities are analysed and diagrammed. Process deficiencies and automation opportunities are often easily identified in the resultant diagrams.

If software automation opportunities are identified then the requirements for the automation can be determined and costed. Also the business process diagrams can be modified to include the automation, and associated metrics can be applied to demonstrate the resultant efficiencies and cost savings.

How does Business Process Improvement apply to my Business?

All businesses, big and small, should have processes in place to improve their consistency, approach, and efficiency – businesses that operate efficiently and grow have proven formulas for how they do business. Business Process Improvement helps businesses to identify, document, and improve their processes, and in so doing improve efficiencies and revenue.

An example business process diagram modelled with the Business Process Modelling Notation.
An example business process diagram modelled with the Business Process Modelling Notation

Our approach to Business Process Improvement

Atom Software has assisted several large government organisations by analysing, diagramming, and improving their processes. We use the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) to map a business’s processes. The BPMN is an industry leading notation that is easy to read, powerful, and flexible. Business Process Improvement and BPMN modelling can be applied to any business, regardless of whether it uses technology or not. It provides a common language through which all personnel, internal and external to the business, can understand how the business operates.

Contact us to talk about your business process improvement needs or about how we can help you achieve your business goals.

Further Information

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