The market is flooded with workflow automation and BPM platforms; however we can differentiate out the various main offerings to enable practical decision making on which flavor of workflow or process automation you need. No code workflow automation delivers functionality directly into the hands of process managers, business analysts, and non-IT staff who understand business workflows and processes; in other words the people who know what the processes are, engage in discovery and design, are now the people who can also execute and deliver workflow automation solutions with minimal training and minimal or zero-involvement of IT and professional service teams. Low code solutions may be useful within an IT team looking to deliver business applications and workflows to the Business faster than they can do this with a traditional BPM suite.
Who Likes No Code Workflow Automation?
No Code workflow automation platforms are very attractive to the Business, because control over deployment of business applications and workflows is handed directly to the people who will use them.
Non-IT staff can use these platforms with very little training as they tend to employ powerful, drag-and-drop GUIs to create workflows and custom forms. This makes them an ideal solution for the business analyst or manager who understands the process involved, knows what they want to change, and now has the ability
While No Code may be used by IT teams themselves, they can be more commonly seen within the Business itself, especially in fast-moving, customer facing units where customer or regulator driven change is fast and demands very rapid response.
No Code workflow automation may need some IT or coding support to deploy as a platform, notably with integration work with other business systems, but in operation they require can be fully employed and supported by the Business itself.
IT retains responsibility for security and authentication, ensuring a secure environment within which the Business can create and change complex workflows at will. IT departments are relieved of the burden of supporting a Business solution, instead they can focus on what they are most concerned with: security and infrastructure.
No Code workflow automation solutions are low cost, but very agile in their ability to deliver change and to manage that change effectively.
Who Likes Low Code BPM?
Low code BPM platforms are a leap forward in the delivery of speed and reduced cost in the creation and support of workflows.
They are moderately expensive because while they require a lot less coding, they still require IT to support the solution though a very tech-savvy business person may be able to create simple business applications.
It is typical to see Low Code BPM being employed within an IT team to deliver workflow solutions to the Business teams requesting them, but rare to see unsupported solutions within the Business itself being used directly by non-technical people. As such they are still an IT tool, not fully usable by the Business.
Still, capable of delivering business applications and workflows to the Business for a fraction of the cost and with a significant reduction in time to ROI compared to traditional BPM platforms.
Who Likes BPM Software?
Big BPM solutions, exemplified by the likes of IBM, Oracle, and to an extent, PegaSystems, are attractive to the centralized, authoritarian organizations with dedicated process improvement teams. Traditional BPM suites are an enterprise-only solution due to the very high cost associated with deployment and support.
BPM itself is more a state of mind than a solution, but BPM is practically synonymous with the software platforms developed to give expression to the concepts and ideas of BPM itself.
They are expensive (very expensive), require a lengthy deployment, and while BPM experts and practitioners may strongly admonish the notion of an IT-led deployment, this frequently becomes the case as IT is central to deployment and support.
BPM suites tend to be relatively slow in delivering new process or workflow solutions, or indeed, in modifying existing solutions. They also will typically live under the control of your IT group, and are not directly usable or manageable by the Business.
About JobTraQ: the Leading No Code Workflow Automation Platform
JobTraQ is a powerful workflow and process management business toolkit which requires no IT or coding skills to use.
JobTraQ is ideal for the business analyst, team leader, unit manager or director looking to automate workflows and processes today, not next year.
JobTraQ is successfully deployed by the Fifth Third Bank, cfX, TransCanada, and many other enterprise and SMB customers where delivering results in a fast-moving environment are critical, yet work must still conform to strictly set policies and controls.
JobTraQ does all the work in seamlessly deploying and managing automated workflows and processes, providing self-service BPM directly into the hands of the Business which greatly speeds up the delivery of business applications and automation ROI.