Business process automation (BPA) is the strategy a business uses
to automate processes in order to contain costs. It consists of integrating
applications, restructuring labor resources and using software applications
throughout the organization.
Example: Corporate Commission of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians
by Renee Floyd
The Corporate Commission managed about 500 contracts a year
for its 12 businesses that ranged from hotels to gas stations.
Deadlines were frequently missed, resulting in 10-15% fee increases.
Contracts were printed and distributed via fax, a process that took
weeks and sometimes months to complete. Administrative
assistants were needed in each department to route the contracts
and generate monthly reports on contract activity.
Contract Automation with Laserﬁche ECMContracts are electronic
from start to ﬁnish, meaning forms are standardized. As a result,
scanning costs are eliminated, illegible faxes are a thing of the past
and training time is kept to a minimum. Contract routing is done
automatically, so administrative assistants no longer have
to photocopy, track, or make reports of contracts.
• Systems integration capabilities
• Database centralization
• The complexity of automated processes
• Company structure
AS A MAJOR FACTOR
IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BPA
The analysis involves a thorough analysis of the processes occurring
in the enterprise. Frequently analysis identiﬁes bottlenecks in the
organization and activities of the company. The analysis process is
the starting point for further analysis of the systems used by the
After analysis, we suggest speciﬁc solutions that are designed to
get rid of bottlenecks. The starting point for the implementation of
the new system is a detailed speciﬁcation prepared in accordance
with the methods of implementation management.
Implementation of complex systems requires adequate methods of
managing a team of specialists and organizations working on the
project. Agile management methods meet these challenges. The
suggested method is SCRUM.
FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES INTO A RUNNING SYSTEM
SCRUM requires a particular speciﬁcation of the system using a
variety of perspectives. The system and its operation are described
as user scenarios. The speciﬁcation describes the perspective of the
system, user, administrator, functionality, etc.
PARTICIPATION OF THE CUSTOMER
IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
SCRUM in its rules implies a contribution of the customer. Design
periods known as sprints allow the modeling of system
TAILORED TO THE NEEDS
The result of a detailed analysis, properly prepared speciﬁcations
and agile project management methodology is a system that allows
the automation of business processes within a set range.
OF PROPERLY DESIGNED
BUSINESS PROCESS AUTOMATION
• A signiﬁcant reduction in the cost of business activity
• A signiﬁcant increase in productivity
• The ability to increase business turnover
• Release of human resources and the ability to use its potential
• Building a strong competitive advantage
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