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Cloud/Mobile solutions critical for smarter workflow

Cindy Cheng, ​Sr. Director of Marketing Communications, EMEA, Appian
April 22, 2014

When it comes to optimizing workflow and business process management, investing in innovative new technologies may seem like a no-brainer. However, knowing which trends and solutions will optimize workflow and provide the largest ROI is a different matter, one which requires careful analysis of these solutions and their benefit on their own, as well as in conjunction with one another.

Aim for the clouds

For most companies cloud BPM software can provide the biggest boost to smarter, more flexible workflows because of the inherent agility of cloud services themselves. By taking process management to the cloud companies are able to leverage other trends, such as remote access, Software-as-a-Service and other advanced computing solutions. This reduces operational costs, boosts productivity and aligns workflow needs with those of the modern professional in many instances. However, one of the greatest benefits of the cloud is how it supports other trends as well.

Taking work mobile

Mobile BPM solutions are the next best thing to the cloud, and in some cases more important and employees embrace BYOD culture and mobile lifestyles. Luckily for businesses looking to optimize their process management software, mobility and the cloud go hand in hand, and investing in one can support movement for the other. By taking the time to measure operational needs and deploying solutions that support mobile efforts, such as cloud services, firms will be able to leverage the growth these efforts provide to optimize mobile strategies faster and more efficiently.

The optimization of workflow around business process management means a focus on the needs of employees and supporting them with technology. By opting for cloud and mobile strategies, companies can focus on speed, efficiency and quality of work all at once. According to GCN, these factors are what make up smarter government operations, and the same advantages can be applied to enterprises in any industry.

Mobile and cloud solutions, along with social, make up the "nexus of forces," according to Gartner, which brings employees together and empowers them to work smarter and more effectively toward their goals. By investing in the right infrastructure to support the needs of a modern workforce, a business is bringing itself into the 21st century with a bang that will show clients, competitors and potential new talent that it means to lead by example.

Cindy Cheng

Director of Product Marketing

Cindy Cheng