It’s taken a while but business process management (BPM) technologies are making the transition to the cloud. In the same way the cloud has transformed the business case for generic business applications, BPM in the cloud represents an opportunity for small and medium size organizations to de-risk their process improvement activities and access powerful process solutions that would have previously been denied to them.
This Article discusses the business benefits of choosing a cloud enabled BPM platform and where BPM fits into the overall cloud architecture. In addition it looks forward showing the deployment of BPM in the cloud as the first step of a journey that will eventually transform where and how business processes are delivered.
Despite being aware of the business benefits of improved customer service, public and private organizations globally are struggling to step up to the mark and in some cases are getting punished by regulators and their customers, putting the very future of their businesses at risk.
The traditional view of the customer relationship as a simple dichotomy between the competing needs of the business for improved productivity and efficiency and the needs of the customer for improved service levels and increased satisfaction is no longer valid. Businesses struggling to improve their customer service are failing to recognize the role and consider the needs of their own employees. Traditional approaches to customer service using CRM and automated workflows are failing because they do not consider the power of the employee. Attempts to automate the employee out of the customer service equation have backfired.
This paper shows how successful customer service organizations have transformed customer service by empowering their employees. We will see how Case Management applications are best placed to deliver employee empowerment and transform customer service, delivering benefits to all three stakeholders in the customer relationship; the customer, the business and the employee.