Gartner defines business process as a service (BPaaS) as the delivery of business process outsourcing (BPO) services that are sourced from the cloud and constructed for multitenancy. Services are often automated, and where human process actors are required, there is no overtly dedicated labor pool per client. The pricing models are consumption-based or subscription-based commercial terms. As a cloud service, the BPaaS model is accessed via Internet-based technologies.
So if i want to describe it in simple few words it's a BPMS hosted on the cloud, as any cloud service it has number of advantages so here are some advantages of moving business process management to the cloud:
- Decreased costs from not buying and maintaining servers to manage and coordinate business process.
- Increased mobility, by accessing the solution from any geographical point. This allows businesses the opportunity to grow and expand much faster.
- Scalability by allowing companies to add new processes without much infrastructural cost
- Reliable security
- Pay-as-you-go pricing model as most of services running on cloud.
Facts & Figures
The statistic shows the size of the cloud Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) market from 2008 to 2020. In 2017, the Business Process as a Service market is predicted to be worth around 6 billion U.S. dollars worldwide.
HANA CLOUD PLATFORM BUSINESS SERVICES
The second innovation announcement is about the new Business Process-as-a-Service (BPaaS) capabilities of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP). HCP is the cloud platform for business that can serve the entire ecosystem engaged in rebuilding and re-imagining all the new digital experiences. These high value business services offer developers agilty and acceleration of building their business applications. At this time we are announcing two of these services in the BPaaS space: SAP Hybris as a Service and SAP Tax-Calculation-as-a Service.
- New SAP Hybris as a Service on SAP HANA Cloud Platform allows you to quickly setup and deliver ecommerce capabilities and customer loyalty programs. These include: hybris Commerce, hybris Marketing and others.
- New SAP Tax-Calculation-as-a-Service – is a RESTful API tax calculation microservice that automatically computes taxes anywhere in the world without the need of lawyers or the need to understand international tax law.
My research on this topic is still on...
To be continued...
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Here i am going to list those techniques in alphabetical order and will cover details for some of those techniques later on in other related posts.
- Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria
- Backlog Management
- Balanced Scorecard
- Benchmarking and Market Analysis
- Business Capability Analysis
- Business Cases
- Business Model Canvas
- Business Rules Analysis
- Collaborative Games
- Concept Modelling
- Data Dictionary
- Data Flow Diagrams
- Data Mining
- Data Modelling
- Decision Analysis
- Decision Modelling
- Document Analysis
- Financial Analysis
- Focus Groups
- Functional Decomposition
- Interface Analysis
- Item Tracking
- Lessons Learned
- Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
- Mind Mapping
- Non-Functional Requirements Analysis
- Organizational Modelling
- Process Analysis
- Process Modelling
- Risk Analysis and Management
- Roles and Permissions Matrix
- Root Cause Analysis
- Scope Modelling
- Sequence Diagrams
- Stakeholder List, Map, or Personas
- State Modelling
- Survey or Questionnaire
- SWOT Analysis
- Use Cases and Scenarios
- User Stories
- Vendor Assessment
Today i had the chance to read an article by Talend that summarizes simple yet efficient strategies to a successful BPM implementations that i think its worth to share, and here is my review:
Business Process Management implementation has many immediate and long-term benefits, a poor start can jeopardize the overall success of the mission. The following steps and guidelines will help ensure the success of your organization's BPM implementation while minimizing the possibility of any potential setbacks.
- Model How You Actually Work: When deploying BPM in your organization you must establish a starting point or what is known as AS-IS process/diagram of how people are currently working. moreover in order to determine which process to improve it is important to observe the realities of their environment.
- It is best to start with a smaller, more easily manageable project that will produce measurable results while keeping the larger focus in mind.
- The first implementation should be one in which real improvement actually makes a difference to the organization.
- No one will be impressed if the first application of BPM results in "improvements" like better handling of useless or truly unimportant tasks.
- It is important that any BPM deployment integrates seamlessly into your organization's existing IT infrastructure, therefore IT gurus in your organization are one of the stakeholder roles.
- Business Users or Functional owners are the people who actually know how the process works.
- Lastly the end users who will eventually use the deployed application.
For further reading you can download the article from Talend.com