Time is essential in business processes. The more time allotted to finish a particular process means more resources and man-hours are being consumed. The finished output therefore could have a diminished value. This means that productivity and profitability of a company are linked to process time. That is why companies exert every effort to improve the business process to achieve faster turnover of products. This will therefore translate to increasing profit and productivity. The development of BPM calculators has enabled companies to accurately determine the allowable time to finish a certain process. A BPM calculator is an important tool to measure in concrete terms and metrics business processes. This valuable piece of software can project optimum process time so that it can be followed by business enterprises and considered during process planning.
BPM calculators usually display on-screen information which are actually calculations of a business process. BPM calculators possess standard metrics or process measurement system for different industries. For example, the best practices of manufacturing companies are stored in the BPM calculator. These best practices include the measure for creating products. Data are already in place and managers usually measure the performance of their units against the data presented in BPM calculators. If the process time falls below the standard set on the BPM calculator, then adjustments would have to be made to improve process time.
BPM calculators are also configurable according to the specific standards of a company. Certain data would have to be entered first in order to re-configure calculations. Process time is measured according to the customized metrics. Any lag against the standard process time should be quickly addressed by managers.