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Get Best Return On Investment From Business Process Mapping Software

Posted by Emma Harris on 14/09/17 12:10

When looking at Business Process Mapping Software, the expected return on investment (ROI) is absolutely central to our decision to buy any software. We want to be confident of a substantial return on both the cost of the software and all the time spent using it.

What’s more, we probably need to quantify the expected return in order to secure budget for the software purchase and the project that it is to be used for.

There is no dispute that process mapping is one of the pivotal BPM tools, central to any improvement initiative, but you shouldn't just look for a process mapping tool, you should be looking to find software that offers the best return on investment for your Process Mapping projects - here's how to do just that...

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Topics: Increasing ROI, Process Mapping

What Good Are Your Process Maps if Nobody Uses Them? 5 Integration Tips

Posted by Brad Fagan on 29/08/17 11:56

I wrote this 'process mapping how to' guide because I've heard more than one dejected process maps enthusiast say “I’ve invested X amount of money/time/resources on a project to get all of our processes mapped out and now that it is complete nobody is using them!” Process Mapping is still the most successful business improvement tool providing the most useful ROI benefits for any company and can be used by anybody but when you can't get them used organisation-wide, all the improvement methodologies in the world aren't going to help your processes improve.

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Topics: Process Mapping

How to create a Process Map in 3 simple steps

Posted by Joel Evans on 17/08/17 12:17

Process Maps are the absolute superhero of the Business Improvement landscape and can be used for a multitude of purposes including:

  • Distinguishing ambiguous or uncertain problems
  • Analysis for process improvement
  • Training new starters
  • Refresher training
  • Displaying compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Trimming unnecessary steps
  • Circulating best practice…
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Topics: Process Mapping

The Process Library Checklist: Integrate Your Team With Your Process Software

Posted by Brad Fagan on 21/07/17 10:20

Triaster customers find our Process Library Go Live checklists very useful. They know that for their Business Management System (BMS) to deliver the most value it must have what we call the 3 'U's - being Useful, Usable and Used.

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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping

How to Process Map: A Simple Whiteboard Tutorial (Video)

Posted by Brad Fagan on 17/07/17 13:24

Business Process Mapping can be surprisingly complex and it can also relatively easy depending on what level you are mapping to, how you are capturing the process and what you are using it to show.

This tutorial will demonstrate how to process map in a simple and easy way, keeping the process high level while also providing you with all the information you need to map in a more complex manner.

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Topics: Process Mapping

Process Costing: A Simple Method to Find How Much Your Processes Cost

Posted by Michael Cousins on 21/06/17 11:42

In virtually every organization one of the key aims is to save your business money through process costing and the identification of more efficient processes. Cost is one example of a quantitative metric and the advice outlined in this article applies equally to any quantitative metric, for example one could just as easily focus on amount of effort involved, numbers of people, elapsed time from start to finish, the amount of defects introduced, the amount of customer complaints received and so on...

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Topics: Increasing ROI, Process Improvement, Process Mapping

A Beginner's Guide to Business Process Mapping: 10 Steps for Success

Posted by Brad Fagan on 19/06/17 12:06

One of the big problems with business process improvement is it's hard to know exactly where to start. Business Process Mapping can be particularly confusing for the uninitiated and is not simply as easy as 1,2,3. Because of this I've created a 10 step beginner's guide video (that's enough numbers right?) to help you to hit the ground running in your process improvement journey.

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Topics: Process Mapping

What are the Best Practices for Process Mapping?

Posted by Joel Evans on 14/06/17 11:01

Business Process Mapping is an extremely valuable skill to have because of the impact it has on process efficiency. However, there is a lot of information out there on process mapping techniques and not all of it is helpful or useful. I have taught many people how to process map and run process mapping workshops over the years and I have condensed this into a blog containing the best practices.

So let's get started shall we?

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Topics: Process Mapping

How Process Mapping Can Save Your Company Money

Posted by Michael Cousins on 25/05/17 15:21

There are many ways to save money with process mapping tools, this is achieved through developing a testable model of your processes in order to accomplish the end goal of cutting waste via continual improvement.

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Topics: Process Mapping

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