A productive and efficient work environment is what all companies want, and need, from their employees. However, most companies struggle with streamlining processes for their employees, in this now high-tech savvy world. At WebDocs, we throw around terms like, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM), but what does it really mean for a business?
Last week, we posted on our company Linkedin page an article from Workflow magazine, that talked about the benefits of ECM. This week, we have a similar article, but shares the benefits of BPM and ECM in the workplace.
BPM is mostly back-end based, and views the flow of information in the company and helps maintain a process that is effective and efficient for the organization. Read more about BPM here.
ECM is the process, in the organization, which manages all data and content in a system for the end user. Read more about ECM here.
Used together, BPM is the pit crew and ECM is the race car. They can function independently, but really – they can make a great team, working together.
“Today’s workforce is inundated with technology, yet many offices are full of complex, complicated, niche apps and solutions aiming to improve office solutions. These solutions are often very different from the simple, consumer-focused technology that users are familiar with in their everyday lives. Employees are used to mobile apps and tools that are intuitive and user-friendly, and are now demanding that same experience from their office applications.” – Andy Jones, VP of Workflow Automative, in How Integrating Personal and Office Workflows Can Boost Productivity and Profitability.
In this article, the author continues to explain the benefits of BPM and ECM in the workplace with statements like “drive greater efficiencies across the organization” and “[automating helps] meet employee and company needs from day one. In particular, he points out “ECM supports an organization’s need for increased security, control and insight.”
Now, maybe running out and investing in BPM, ECM, BPA and all sort of processes for your company is not ideal in this moment. However, we suggest researching what areas can be improved in your company. WebDocs provides a multitude of resources, case studies, and we invite you to contact us! We are always happy to set up a demo, and share what document management solutions can fit your organization.