Paradigm Shift in Business Process Management
Every business owner or manager not only KNOWS that, but has experienced the results of the “shift” up close. Consequently, the paradigm shift in business process management has transformed the business world, drastically, that few could imagine just ten years ago.
A paradigm shift is when a fundamental and/or monumental change or disruption occurs in current processes, models or perceptions. In other words, a massive adjustment in norms, standards, thinking, patterns, and set values, etc.
These paradigm shifts have frightened some business owners to the point of departing from the world of business. However, many other entrepreneurs perceived the “shift” as potential opportunities and have, therefore, founded new types of businesses that led to even greater paradigm shifts.
One of the radical paradigm shifts has been in business process management software and process control.
SAAS | Paradigm Shift in Business Process Management
SAAS is an acronym for Software As A Service; whereby, a business pays monthly for software that is not located in their local office computer. Specifically, the software is located and accessed remotely via the Internet, and serviced by the software developer. This is also known as cloud computing.
The benefit of SAAS is—a small business does not have to maintain a server, which is very expensive, not to mention risky. In addition, with just a little research business owners can dramatically change their business by utilizing very affordable SAAS systems like:
- BPM – Business Process Management
- ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning
- MIS – Management Information Systems
- CRM – Contact Relationship Management
Not using a Business Process Management Software in today’s world is very risky!
SAAS is the future of software.
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Our company has seen SAAS technology changing exponentially. Prospects are more aware of software possibilities via information that’s now accessible on the World Wide Web. To stay relevant in today’s shifting paradigm, a business MUST NOT retreat to “business as usual.”
In fact, a business should implement regular brain-storming meetings to ensure they’re staying on the cutting edge of innovative technologies. In addition, they should brain-storm concerning best practices in their current processes. Moreover, the continual improvement of current operations in business management via systemization should be priority one. That’s what great companies do!
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Do not let a paradigm shift FRIGHTEN you, especially in business management. The first step a business owner should consider, when facing a paradigm shift, is to ensure they have QUALITY TIME. As a result, of having quality time, an owner can study, test, compare and—most importantly—embrace the paradigm shift, IF it proves beneficial.
To ensure having quality time for facing paradigm shifts, a business owner must systemize their business, in order to operate WITH or WITHOUT being on premise. In other words, eliminate business frustrations that keep an owner bogged down in the mundane daily operations. When written systems are in place, an owner can better delegate one of their “hats” to others.
In conclusion, business owners and managers should implement a paradigm shift in business process management into their own company. Most importantly, a shift that utilizes a systemic approach!
Did I mention? Great systems work!
Philip Beyer, founder/president of Ebiz Products LLC and founder of Beyer Printing Inc. in Nashville Tenn., is a chronic entrepreneur, business systems analyst and consultant. Author of "System Busters: How to Stop Them in Your Business" and recipient of an InterTech Technology Award for the design and development of System100 business process management software. Beyer speaks to business owners across the country on how to bring lean, sustainable order to their businesses. Contact him at (615) 425-2652.