Business process management involves the organization of different functions of a company into a unified process in order to deliver quality products and services in less time and with greater efficiency. This could be done manually but the risks of manual creation of process management far outweigh its benefits. In order to optimize the process and ensure greater productivity, companies could implement an enterprise wide BPM application. The automation of business process management using BPM applications has strategic importance on the company’s performance and profitability. The less time allocated to the grueling process of planning and design can make it possible for companies to start work or projects immediately. Coordination and collaboration of individual subdivisions of companies can also be strengthened which creates a conducive environment for concerted efforts thus improving productivity and internal company harmony. Through the BPM application, managers can now practice a pro-active stance in their management system because the BPM program can allow them to act quickly on important events that need management decisions.
BPM applications are widely marketed on the Internet. Companies can take the services of a hosted application and apply it on their local IT environment. Other business process management applications can also be acquired through business software vendors and the software suite can be installed on local servers for enterprise-wide implementation. There are also BPM application that are process-centric which means that software can be used for different process management tasks such as process design, work flow creation, document collaboration and many other related functions.