Build or Buy: when looking for a software solution to a business problem you traditionally have two choices. Licence a commercial product that may not meet all your requirements, or build a bespoke system at greater cost. We'd like to introduce you to a third option: LEAP low-code software.
When I was asked to write this article, I thought I would look on the internet and see what definitions came up. I was more than a little disappointed, especially considering some of the sources. My fundamental criticism of the definitions I found is that they give you no idea of what has improved about the process. At a recent FLOvate workshop we asked the question ‘What is Process Improvement?’ We also asked with an opinion as to whether each factor identified was tactical (used to support strategic factors) or strategic?
You have decided that you want to use software to automate one or more of your processes, to increase productivity, reduce inefficiencies and make businesses improvements. But, what do you do next? How do you ensure that the new process is better, and you are not just continuing an inefficient process in a new way? To paraphrase a popular TV show, prepare, prepare, prepare. The work you do before you make a purchase or right a line of code can save you from making mistakes and wasting time and money down the line. Follow our eight-step guide to process planning for business improvements, and you won’t go far wrong.
Digital transformation can be defined as the integration of technology into all aspects of an organisation. This transformation can look different business to business but will result in fundamental changes to business operating processes and how they interact with customers, competitors and suppliers. There are many reasons why an organisation Read more…