Why No Code BPM Appeals to Business Leaders More Than IT Teams

No Code BPM delivers the power to create enterprise-grade business applications into the hands of business analysts The business needs to get work done fast, and they are charged with justifying the resources they use and the results they deliver with them. IT is tasked with helping the business do more with less, go faster, adapt to how the market works, and stay safe while doing so. There is a disconnect between the business outlook and the IT teams, but neither side is to blame: the game has been rigged against both sides from the start. We know that those... Read More »

Differentiating Between Low Code BPM Platforms

Low Code BPM has promised to deliver business apps faster and make the process of Digital Transformation faster, easier, and smoother. The problem Low Code BPM platforms have is that they are still largely targeted at the professional developer, and making their life faster, easier, and smoother. But, what about the business user themselves, such as a Business Analyst who can see the need for change and knows what that change ought to be, but cannot execute and change the process itself because the tools are in the hands of the High Priests of  Technology? The current state of the... Read More »

Decreased Federal Spending Puts a Premium on Performance & Efficiency

Federal hiring freeze and reduced budgets mean government workers will need to do more with less I was fortunate to be able to attend SMART PROC 2016 recently, with a slew of military and federal government procurement attendees, and this gave me a great opportunity to discuss some of the major issues confronting federal government buyers. A common theme was how their budgets are being squeezed, but the drive for performance and efficiency has increased. Speaking with several system integrators, you can see how this is reflected with their margins being tightly squeezed, and they don’t think this is going... Read More »

How Can You See Your Organization’s Status On-Demand?

It’s 3 AM, you fall in and out of sleep after a tough day managing your department. Your phone rings, it’s your boss. She’s been up all night thinking about this new project for your team. She wants to go forward with it, but she needs to know, “Are you ready?” Here, we have a common scenario where upper management wants to execute on a plan, but you don’t know where your team or department stands at the moment. Now, you have to gather a status update from your team. Some of them respond in a matter of minutes; others... Read More »

Transforming the Digital Landscape with Low Code BPM

A major business issue is that operations now need to change at a pace where traditional coding methods simply cannot keep up. By the time IT has a solution to the business problem, it is out of date and obsolete which does little to create genuine benefit, while driving everyone’s frustration levels ever higher. Low code or Lean BPM platforms are emerging as an effective and fast way to build new business applications, and once deployed, to ensure they are maintained and supported across the organization. That’s the theory, and almost every CIO I talk to is skeptical when you... Read More »

Banking BPM and Why a Point Solution is Not Recommended

Bank and financial institutions operating in the retail world are in an exceptionally tough environment. Regulations and compliance are daunting, loaded with extensive complexity plus they are ever changing. Customer attrition rates are exceptionally high with the commoditization of products and services, plus the financial crash seriously dented confidence in the sector as a whole. The general response from the banking industry has been to invest heavily in new technologies, focused on winning and retaining customers and keeping them coming back for more. There have been two approaches to deliver value: to develop in-house point solutions, and then seek to... Read More »