Business Process Management (BPM) is undergoing a renaissance today within the manufacturing world as an effective approach to not only improve interoperability between systems, people and equipment, but to also enhance operational agility. Common reasons for this growing preference include ease of use and deployment. BPM-based application architectures can easily support frequent changes to business processes, a requirement that has become increasingly important within manufacturing industries seeking to improve responsiveness to changing market and supply chain conditions.
For example, the electric vehicle and solar energy industries are now experiencing compressed product life cycles where new models are frequently introduced. Considerable flexibility in an IT system infrastructure is critical when continuously modifying and improving the systems infrastructure that supports and enables business processes.
Some of the functions that System Micro’s workflow automation platform offers include: