BPM Trends for 2018: What’s New and What to Expect?

Business process management, or BPM for short, is a set of strategies and tools used by organizations of all sizes and companies from all industries. As a strategy, BPM provides a framework for “systematic approach to making an organization’s workflow more effective, more efficient, and more capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment”. As a tool, BPM automates this approach for stellar results.
Whether you find yourself in the middle of another market turbulence, and undergo an internal transformational shift, these are the things you can expect from BPM solutions in 2018.
Increased Agility
The bigger the changes, the greater the need for a reliable BPM system. The main purpose of these tools is to help you stay on top of your everyday activities and long-term strategies, and thus enable you to achieve your organizational goals. In the face of adversity, business process management is a loyal ally.

In 2018, BPM systems should become even more agile than before, both in terms of systematic flexibility and customization. Developers promise better functionalities, especially when it comes to workflows, just as well as improved deployment capabilities. BPMs will further evolve, and scale with you as you grow.
Smoother Integrations
The most powerful BPM tools are the ones that are comprehensive enough to envelop virtually all facets of business. Their features can serve everyone within the organization, and include a wide range of various processes from project management and data management to collaboration and real-time monitoring.
One of the biggest BPM trends this year has been the integration of business process management features with capabilities for business process automation. BPM and BPA will integrate even smoother in 2018, which will necessarily lead to increased collaboration and more effective workflow execution.
Mobile BPM
Everything is about mobility these days, and system developers are working around the clock to make their solutions available on all devices. While cloud-based systems deliver a much-needed accessibility – they are, after all, accessible 24/7 – they don’t exactly offer the same kind of mobility as smartphones do.
A handful of leading BPM providers have already made their tools mobile responsive. In 2018, other business process management systems will become just as intuitive and easy to use via smartphones. More BPM apps for both Android and iOS are currently in development, so get in touch with your provider.
More Accurate Analytics
Since BPM remains focused mostly on processes, most organizations choose CRM for efficient data management. But, business process management solutions are becoming even better at collecting, organizing, and analysing copious amounts of data. In these terms, BPM tools will soon be fully equipped.
In 2018 and beyond, your BPM solution will be empowered not only to deal with enormous volumes of data, but also to deliver more accurate data-based insights. Business information will be translated to actionable knowledge at a greater speed, which will in turn improve your decision making and strategizing.
The Arrival of Low-Code BPM
Low-code BPM platforms are something that developers have been working on for quite some time, and we can expect the first great results to arrive in 2018. This will make your BPM system even more customizable than before, as anyone with basic IT skills will be able to create workflows and processes.
BPM tools are already deemed as some of the best and most powerful business solutions on the market. Over the course of the next year, both their quality and their comprehensiveness will improve. As for now, we’re looking forward to seeing more BPM features, better functionalities, and easier work management.

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