Future-Proofing Your Workforce
BPI tools have come a long way since their first iteration, where they were designed to automate back-end processes to speed up what were almost exclusively manual and paper-based workflows. This contributed to greater efficiency, productivity, and cost savings, and also provided businesses with a holistic digital view of their company for the first time where they could track things such as orders, shipping and the state of supply chains for the first time.
Predicting the future direction of digital technology is not an easy task but one thing that is clear is that process automation will continue to be a business imperative and BPI tools will be increasingly vital in achieving that end.
Process automation allows businesses to design workflows with less manual work, shorter process times and less human error, while simultaneously increasing productivity. This coupled with the constantly improving accuracy of data and business intelligence will lead to far greater productivity over the next decade.
With the office of tomorrow continually evolving and workplaces becoming increasingly decentralised, BPI tools will be instrumental in improving the:
- Time taken to perform tasks
- Quality of work performed
- Flexibility of where that work is performed
- Costs involved.
Likewise, as the quality of the data and the technology improves for Apps such as map location services using GPS on smartphones, so will users’ intuitive touch screen abilities. From a practical standpoint, this means that businesses will have workforces increasingly comprised of digital natives that are used to high levels of process automation and fast turnarounds for information sharing.
Technical Advances Drive BPI App Development
Businesses continue to evolve along with their processes and workflows, and BPI tools will increasingly become an essential part of digital business process transformations.
Part of this is due to the flexibility and scalability of BPI Apps that can be seamlessly updated to incorporate advances in technology to a scale that fits your workflow requirements. In the near future that means incorporating technologies such as analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and especially the Internet of Things (IoT) which incorporates all devices connected to the internet primarily through sensors.
Technology is only as good as the practical applications derived from it and BPI tools will continue to enable better, faster, more flexible work processes that drive productivity and profitability. From a user standpoint, that means using Apps for faster, more collaborative product development, streamlining messaging and notifications to customers and employees, and improved drag-and-drop and touchscreen functionality.