Workflow software helps to improve application development

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Kevin Corley in Business Process Automation | Workflow

While there are a number of benefits to business process management, for software companies the right tools can provide a new way to operate that is more productive all around. With improved workflow, application development can become more efficient and robust without the base components of the business changing.

According to InfoWorld, a workflow engine can better organize a software development company while providing more solidified documentation for projects as well. This can help bring new hires up to speed quickly through an automated process, rather than requiring extensive hands-on training and code analysis. This is particularly useful for smaller businesses that are seeing rapid growth, as well as larger enterprises with frequent hiring practices.

With business process automation, any business can improve communication and documentation, but software companies in particular gain an advantage when it comes to organizing application related information, such as instruction, patch notes and more. This can help customers understand software updates better, while also saving the business time in the long run. This frees up employees who would have had to write out this information for more revenue-generating tasks and can improve overall notation as well by removing the chance of human error.

As with any new technology, a business needs to implement information management tools like workflow engines in an efficient and intelligent manner. Some business deploy workflow tools in a standard way that under utilizes them. These tools can provide much more functionality with better implementation and execution. With any software that affects the management, organization and automation of business processes, it is key to fully understand those processes, map out actual workflow and only deploy in areas of the business that can benefit from automation.

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