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Dos and don'ts before adopting cloud BPM

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The cloud can often improve aspects of an organization. But when it comes to business process management (BPM), moving to the cloud will not fundamentally change the makeup or role of a company's BPM. Cloud BPM simply means the BPM software runs on servers outside of the company.

In his tip with key dos and don'ts for mastering cloud BPM, consultant Steve Weissman pointed out that while cloud won't fix issues with the content of BPM, IT departments can use the migration to the cloud as an opportunity to review and alter their BPM. The migration process should be intentional and thoughtful, so IT should examine which processes would benefit from a move and then slowly begin the migration. IT should also test migrated processes before making them live in the cloud, and check for integration and interoperability issues.

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What else should companies know before adopting cloud BPM?
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Cloud Business Processing Management (BPM) is a very functional tool for running an organization or enterprise. Before jumping into the BPM pool it is important to run cost benefit analysis, find out what the time is on return of investment and projected costs for the duration of the life of the cloud BPM application. Once these are taken into consideration, a solid decision regarding the implementation of BM can be made.
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