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What are the 7 Wastes That are Killing Business Efficiency?

Posted by Michael Cousins on 17/05/17 14:34

The 7 wastes are activities identified in an organisation that do not add value but cost money. It is estimated that only 5% of our time actually adds value to the customer; if this indeed is true, it means that every company can learn from the 7 wastes of Lean manufacturing to cut out wasteful processes and increase the percentage of value adding processes.  

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Topics: Process Improvement

How to Develop and Implement a Risk Management Process in Your Business

Posted by Emma Harris on 11/05/17 16:57

Your risk management process approach needs to be wrapped up in your quality strategy - in my experience, you can't really talk about one without also focusing on the other. This article deals with the cost of quality failure,  5 risk management process principles you need to put in place, putting a quality focus at the heart of your business and the type of tool you'll need to drive its success. 

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Topics: Quality

10 Ways Business Process Management Software Can Improve Your Business

Posted by Brad Fagan on 09/05/17 17:43

Business Process Management software is designed to make business improvement as easy and accurate as possible – it is a means to an end and that end is why it is worth purchasing. However, Business Process Management vendors often have a problem communicating exactly why you should care even though one of the big benefits is return on investment.

In fact, according to a Gartner survey, 80% of organisations conducting Business Process Management (BPM) projects will experience an internal rate of return better than 15%

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Topics: BPM

Process Mapping How To: A Practical Solution to Stop You Getting Lost

Posted by Terry Giles [Guest Post] on 05/05/17 11:30

In this 'Process Mapping How to' guide, Terry Giles, from Terry AG Consulting, who has spent years mapping and improving processes, considers a very practical problem and gives his personal solution.

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Topics: Process Mapping

The Top 10 Things Your Quality Management System Must Deliver

Posted by Emma Harris on 04/05/17 16:35

Quality Management System is a key implementation in any organisation. Your first consideration before implementing a QMS for a quality improvement project, must always be whether or not the QMS meets the specific needs of your organisation. These ten tips are a great checklist for making sure you've got the very best system to develop a successful quality strategy.

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Topics: Quality

The 5 Most Important Business Process Management Software Functions

Posted by Joel Evans on 03/05/17 11:34

Triaster has spent over 20 years in the Business Process Management software space and has learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t during this time. We believe that your Business Process Management Software System (BPMSS) should be the single source of truth for your organisation’s “how to” material. It should be accessible to all, easy to use and look good.

This article focuses on the BPM software system functionality you need to have to ensure that your new BPMSS is going for gold  - from the get go.

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Topics: Process Mapping, BPM

Process Model VS Process Simulation: What's the Difference?

Posted by Michael Cousins on 28/04/17 11:31

No one wants to fall on the wrong side of risk and in today's tech dependant business climate there's also no need to. You can create a business analysis process model and run it through a process simulation before you ever take an actual change step in the 'real world'.

That sounds nice, safe and cosy doesn't it? There's no need to ride the line with risk when you can create a risk management process model. However, it's also important to establish first:

  • What a process model is;
  • What a process simulation is;
  • How they work together; and
  • How you can use it to build a case for change in your organisation
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Topics: Process Improvement

How to Succession Plan and Capture Employee Knowledge in 3 Steps (Video)

Posted by Emma Harris on 27/04/17 09:25

Developing a 'how to' succession plan may not be something you want to think about because you don't want to entertain the thought of your best people leaving key roles; and while it may be the most prudent approach to try and keep your staff superstars happy and motivated, you'll also need a backup succession planning process in case you need to release your favourite employee back into the wild.

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Topics: Process Mapping

How Much Does the Triaster Business Process Management Software Cost?

Posted by Emma Harris on 25/04/17 11:59
The cost of Triaster software and services is easily found on our website. To view the latest pricing of our Business Process management software just click on the following link: www.triaster.co.uk/triaster-platform.php#systems

The specific cost of the best BPM tools needed to meet your requirements is harder to determine, as it requires firstly understanding both the software and services that meet your needs, and then calculating the purchase price.

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Topics: BPM

What is Lean Six Sigma? Tools for Process Improvement

Posted by Michael Cousins on 20/04/17 10:24

There are several methods and practices for achieving process improvement, speed and complexity. In this article, I've focused on a popular one: Lean Six Sigma. This single improvement method is derived from two other powerful process improvement methods to help you increase the speed and effectiveness of your business processes. At Triaster, we understand that it can be difficult to achieve your business goals without a good framework to support your improvement projects - so we have displayed the benefits below of Lean, Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma.

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Topics: Process Improvement