Can you recall when newspapers were delivered by kids on bikes in the early hours of the morning? Now, imagine yourself as the delivery kid and upon being hired you’ve been given a carrier bag, a stack of papers, and a bicycle. However, as you set off into your journey you realize you are without a route. Or a plan. netlogx specializes in helping to create a plan by working with you to develop all requirements needed to manage and distribute information properly.

Information Management (IM) is a general term used to describe collecting and managing data from one or more sources and then distributing that data to one or multiple sources. A subset of this process, called Business Process Management (BPM), is an effort in which staff members meet with netlogx to document business process steps or sequences of tasks as they are completed today and how they will work in the future.

Some organizations struggle with high turnover. In certain cases, a staff member can be the sole person responsible for regularly completing a challenging set of tasks. What would happen if this person decided to quit without notice? Vital information would be lost, and time would be wasted trying to pick up the pieces. Addressing concerns early on and formulating a plan proactively allows your organization to troubleshoot more effectively when surprises like this occur.

A large part of BPM is collecting requirements early in the process to ensure workflows adhere to strict guidelines in areas such as functionality and compliance. This is completed through detailed requirements analysis. When key stakeholders are identified, you know everyone affected by the process and can capture their expectations from the start. As a result, any potential issues and misunderstandings are often much cheaper and quicker to fix when identified during these initial phases.

When systems or processes are concerned, everyone has priorities. netlogx consultants act as liaisons between the business and technical sides of our client environment, helping to bridge the gap between expectations and reality. It is important that all parties work together on solutions that benefit everyone. With BPM requirements in hand, Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions are much more effective. This is the result of having a detailed plan.

IM and specifically BPM are in high demand and will continue to increase as things change, which is frequently. Organizations must be prepared for adversity and what follows. The best way to prepare is to plan. By participating and allowing the BPM process to unfold, you are actively thinking about the big picture and what potential opportunities lie ahead. It will only be a matter of time before a certain type of disaster strikes and without a plan, you are giving up before the challenge begins.