Innovate is part of what companies have to achieve constantly to be at the forefront of technology; with this ideal, a fusion between Business Process Management and Service-Oriented Architecture or SOA /BPM will allow you to take a leap into the future, break the mold and understand the importance of going beyond the daily needs of your company, this, through a digital language, which adjusts and optimizes processes, through applications and structures developed to promote dynamism in your organization.
Why integrate SOA and BPM?
Historically, companies have tried to merge two visions to perform their business more jointly:
- Business Vision: Improve their processes (modeling and analysis of business processes through ISO certifications and workflows).
- Technology Vision (IT): Computerize the company through technology (software integration and development, frameworks, CMMi, and ITIL methodologies).
SOA/BPM combines these two streams into a shared vision allowing companies to seamlessly integrate their existing IT assets to develop new applications, processes, and business models internal or external to the company.
Business Process Management (BPM) is a model for understanding the internal functioning and automating critical processes to generate efficiency, the added value of digital techniques in enterprises.
The integration with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solidifies, optimizes capabilities, and integrates the necessary interactions to achieve effectiveness and reduce time and costs through an architecture based on services. In this sense, SOA combines the different software, which communicates and articulates the joint work, creating an autonomous unit and our consultancy that groups these concepts and brings to life projects that will be implemented through integral technology.
What are the benefits of integration?
Now that we know that BPM and SOA provide us with agility, flexibility, and innovation, we will see why we should use them together and what benefits are obtained:
- Reduction of errors and costs: focusing on more robust processes that efficiently allocate the company’s resources.
- Increased productivity: the automation of combined interfaces allows to reach the desired standards.
- Optimal administrative control: implementing new integrated business and marketing processes.
- Value chain with determining objectives: Adapting the processes to each need, guaranteeing the impact on each proposed goal.
- Connect strategies with technology-based solutions: Thanks to the integration, both external and internal services can work as one.
Why do you need soa and bpm?
The reach of technology has led the world and companies to understand that they are lagging behind, lagging behind the significant challenges of the global market, such as financing through networks, constant innovation, and internationalization of content, aspects that must be taken into account in the field of business.
The reason is simple: companies that do not know their internal processes are at a disadvantage compared to their competitors who, with innovative methodologies, improve every day by measuring and reflecting on the trends that are generated by the immediacy essential for the optimization of each company. In the end, companies seek through their management tools that business strategies are increasingly less complex and adaptable to any market, minimizing risks and allocating their resources efficiently. Hence, it is essential to measure these processes to determine the degree of compliance with their strategic objectives.
However, it is essential to take into account the differences between BPM and SOA in order to strengthen companies. At Heinsohn Business Technology, we use these differences to generate added value. SOA is a thinking model that disintegrates critical problems and isolates them into components that can be defined and addressed. BPM is the way to generate operational solutions by detecting the needs that arise in the environment or the opportunities, so it is essential to be permanently attached to the current information provided by these spaces of business analysis.
Real impact of an integration
Lack of information and ambiguity in production processes are among the most common mistakes made by oil and gas companies. By integrating SOA and BPM, many companies can identify the main problems and opportunities for improvement in their processes. For example, a company that manually manages its inventories in spreadsheets may contain topics such as payroll, hydrocarbon consumption reports, and franchise yields. When distributed in several areas, it becomes tough to maintain symmetry together. By documenting and analyzing the processes previously executed, the companies can evidence the challenges in the management by their old practices and thus improve their documentation processes aligned with a BPM/SOA integration and automate the different functions. This allows the different organizations to complete their objectives that were previously considered impossible to achieve due to the obsolete activities that had always existed.