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Can we replace ERP with BPM or are they complementary?

Can we replace ERP with BPM or are they complementary?

The people are getting confused since working in both BPM/ERP, as BPM/ERP is not just software, but a “holistic management approach” or a “business strategy“. Business Process Management (BPM) revolves around business processes.

However, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) revolves around organisational resources and business functions. Can a BPM software solution replace an ERP system? Yes, in many cases BPM can replace an ERP system.

I believe, once a business has implemented all its function on BPM based platform, having a more transparent system with change agility, more better visualisation of business operational blueprint, highly configurable, easily up-gradable to new compliance, much lower IT cost, achieve more ROI.

Moreover, every business has its own unique nature even many internal functions are common and standard, similar to if we can compare it with human body and mind, as every human body/mind is built using same mechanism, still every human unique nature to operate, to achieve results accordingly.

Also, let me compare in other way, ERP is ready to eat, just make it hot and eat, BPM platform is rather like cooking your own food, as per your specific need, and you know the ingredients used, can digest well.

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The umbrella of BPM eco-system

The umbrella of BPM eco-system,

is an umbrella platform of execute, monitor, analyse, improve end to end business process, as everything happens in an organisation is part of a business process. It ensures everything in sync including across, customers, departments, vendors, governmental, social interfaces.

It can’t be build by implementing one major BPM project in an organisation as I did notice in majority of case studies I have read till now talk about implementation of 1-2 major processes to achieve organisation wide results of efficiency. I strongly believe that it is rather a continuous step by step implementation of BPM project with year to year agenda, which is accountable on ROI.

The complete BPM eco-system implementation includes Mash of processes of various categories like conscious processes to execute day to day interaction, sub-conscious, which are background processes. I also noticed in various major organisations the IT infrastructure having lots of Island of proprietary technologies, even keep adding/changing more ready to use solutions every years to accomplished short terms results.

Here, the BPM eco-system can primarily serves as umbrella platform to accommodate existing legacy systems underneath as well as integration with new upcoming business requirements.

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More than 70% of BPM Implementation Got Failed!

Are we really done a thoughtful Automation of Business Processes?

Are we really satisfied with ROI and able to better automate, measure and track important processes?

Was it to improve bottom-line or top-line or compliance or accountability or what else?

Or just want to automate approvals in financial processes like AP/AR, how does it affect organisation’s bottom-line or top-line or was it to improve experience of your vendor or client or just internal team? Or, it could be possible to, just adopted BPM as other are doing the same.

As we know that more than 70% of BPM implementations got failed, either not achieved the business objective or not delivered ROI. Be careful, the success of BPM project is majorly depends on the approach that more aligned to understanding/analysis in context of your business needs, not just to buy a branded BPM platform.

I am sure, every organisation drive their business operations using one to hundred of processes including both conscious and sub-conscious processes( we will discuss later about both conscious and sub-conscious process).

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