Getting the Most out of a Workflow Management System

Using the right Workflow Management Systems (WMS) is absolutely critical to the success of your business. Sadly, many implementations of WMS’ have resulted in significant adverse effects upon the business itself, and what is even more frustrating is that these have been wholly avoidable. One major warning sign of a failed WMS deployment is that as soon as there is an issue, the entire company’s workflows grind to a halt. To avoid the pitfalls of deploying a WMS, you need to ensure the system will automate recurring tasks and processes, automatically follow-up and create alerts for unfinished tasks, and finally,... Read More »

Compliance and Risk Management using Business Process Management (BPM)

Karl Hindle is Director of Marketing for JobTraQ, and a former auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. and Pannell Kerr Forster (UK). Managing Compliance and Risk Across the Organization No matter which compliance regime you are operating under, you must establish visibility into the business processes operating at the heart of your compliance and risk management efforts. If you are unable to gain visibility into who does what and when (and by when), then you are running blind and will be unable to effectively establish appropriate controls and procedures, nor be able to establish adequate audit procedures. There is also... Read More »

Compliance Management Made Simple with Lean BPM

Compliance Management Made Simple with Lean BPM by Carl Casserly Do compliance managers have special super powers that compel every employee within an organization to think about how to meet corporate risk mitigation objectives? Do workers wake up in the morning thinking about compliance controls and how much they love compliance managers? Unfortunately, no! How can we align workers with risk mitigation needs without making the compliance manager seem like a bureaucratic villain? All for one, one for all! Compliance managers need the help of the entire organization to minimize risk, but we all know that every employee has a... Read More »