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Cloud key for delivering quality

Cindy Cheng, ​Sr. Director of Marketing Communications, EMEA, Appian
October 7, 2013

When it comes to optimizing business process management, companies have to take a unique approach. Not because the same solution can't work for them, but because varying business focus and operational strengths will alter the automation and process management software needs of a firm, a cookie-cutter solution simply won't do.

This means that customization in terms of connectivity, scalability and access are key. In order to achieve these factors and still utilize a high-quality BPM solution that can support growth and demanding company needs, a firm should consider cloud BPM.

The cloud delivers flexible accessibility, scalability and reliable security that many companies can come to rely on for other aspects of operations, making it the perfect choice for BPM as well. However, according to a Gartner study, the cloud also delivers value that can no longer be questioned. A study of the benefits of cloud computing on over 1,000 global businesses by the research firm found that over 50 percent plan to utilize cloud service by 2016 or sooner, due to low costs, swift deployment times and speedy return on investment.

In addition to value and cost-related advantages, cloud solutions also deliver high-quality security. Though often a focal point of cloud-related arguments in the IT industry, improved options for access and data storage have added improved security measures that ensure that firms are able to utilize cloud BPM software effectively. Additionally, the cloud delivers improved accessibility for companies investing in mobile BPM solutions, optimizing secure access and more.

Beyond security, cloud and mobile process management solutions help to ensure compatibility, localization and improved disaster recovery functionality. Companies need swift and reliable access to their BPM tools and the cloud helps to optimize these features due to the remote hosting and anytime, anywhere support.

Investing in BPM tools is key for modern enterprises looking to boost productivity and operational integrity. Utilizing the best possible platform to launch these efforts from, the cloud delivers the quality, security, speed and reliability needed to optimize current and future processes for the long haul. No company should limit its own capabilities and investing in a high-quality cloud BPM solution today will help firms realize their own potential and drive innovation and growth. From mobile to telecommuting support, the cloud delivers the right foundation for any business process needs.

Cindy Cheng

Director of Product Marketing