SOCIALITE’S NOTE: This is taken from a post I contributed to the IBM Impact Blog on November 22, 2010. Many thanks to Ms. Shaku Selvakumar for the opportunity.–Krista
I have a confession to make.
I didn’t know a thing about business process management software 8 weeks ago. Zip, zero, nada. Oh now, I knew about process: workflow diagrams, flowcharts, etc. I’m talking about the official BPM software. You know the stuff your financial analyst keeps reminding you that you aren’t budgeted for? Now, with IBM Blueworks Live, you don’t have to be a certified process expert with an unlimited budget to automate your business processes. Blueworks Live is a cloud-based, SaaS offering that allows you to discover, design, automate and manage all those processes. Why do you need to be excited about this revolutionary new tool?
One thing many companies struggle with is intellectual capital, or what one of our clients calls “tribal knowledge”. When the only person in your company that knows how to onboard a new hire hits the lottery and retires to the Bahamas, that tribal knowledge goes right out the door with them. With Blueworks Live, you can capture that process knowledge in the cloud once, and its there for as long as you need it to be. If the HR manager retires, it can be reassigned to someone across the hall or across the ocean. This video demonstrates just how easy it is:
Status, status, what is the status?
Whether you are a staff person or a manager, we are all asked many times a week “What is the status of (fill in the project)?” So what do we do? Sort email by date or by name, search our desktops for the status report, and call everyone on the team frantically to see what they know, right? Blueworks Live has a built in management reporting function so you can instantly see a snapshot of process status, completed items, and next steps.
Take the guesswork out of social media
One criticism BPM customers have voiced is the lack of an open, relevant, online community in business process management tools. Many tools only offer closed, proprietary function that is not connected to the all-important public social media community. What we’ve done with Blueworks Live is create space for your private process community to interact with each other, and a space for you to interact with the public community via our curated online community stream. And, you don’t have to go seek out the right BPM thought leaders to follow, we’ve already done that. So, from day 1 you will be able to connect when you want to with the best minds and best practices in the public community.
So, if you’d like to see what all the excitement is about, you can hop over and take a free 30-day test drive at http://blueworkslive.com.
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