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Optimize workflow with cloud, mobile and social opportunities

Cindy Cheng, ​Sr. Director of Marketing Communications, EMEA, Appian
January 31, 2014

There are key opportunities in the cloud, mobile and social spaces for businesses, as long as they have the right tools to leverage them. Learning how to take advantage of these trends and the best way to boost productivity, efficiency and profit will require companies to invest in high-quality business process management solutions that lend themselves to the way a firm wants to boost its operations.

Social business

Social BPM solutions offer key support for one of the latest trends in workplace collaboration. Within any business, large or small, social networking provides quintessential support for different departments working together, the proper archiving of communications and a platform for workers to better connect with each other on a personal level as well. The social media options for business can help build a more tightly knit community within the workplace, driving productivity through teamwork while supporting employees with tools they are already heavily accustomed to outside of the business from Facebook and LinkedIn.

Cloud business

Cloud BPM strategies on the other hand drive the advantages that cloud computing offers firms in general. From optimizing access to processes to helping streamline collaboration on specific areas of operation by promoting the anywhere accessibility of the cloud, these tools help businesses embrace this new trend with ease and incorporate it into other processes. For companies looking to optimize their approach to the cloud, BPM software offers unparalleled support while helping to balance cost and scalability with demand.

Mobile business

Mobile BPM tools integrate with a trend that is already sweeping enterprises - BYOD. By adopting mobile business process management solutions, companies can help improve their approach to mobility trends like BYOD and optimize their returns. The improvements to productivity and cost delivered by BPM solutions are amplified when paired with mobile efforts, and the proper leveraging of these tools will in turn provide firms with more resources to drive other mobility improvements. The catch-22 is that companies need to develop a mobile strategy that includes BPM software, rather than base their mobility plans off of BPM.

BPM solutions in general provide key opportunities for companies to grow and expand their processes successfully. By focusing these efforts into specific areas such as social, cloud or mobile adoptions, businesses can optimize the returns and harness these trends more effectively for the continued benefits they offer in addition to those that come from improved process management.

Cindy Cheng

Director of Product Marketing

Cindy Cheng