There are two type of business processing in BPM. A business process (BP) is used to implement the vision of management objectives following a specific path for the entire organization. It identifies how the company will operate, a guidance system, to ensure better quality data and completeness of data. A business process is also used to automate manual tasks and thus relieves the work load on employees.
The second type of business processing is called DCM for dynamic case management. DCM is used when you don't have a defined process where one step is completed before the next step. DCM is popular in smaller companies that don't have a need for complex business business process management.
DCM - dynamic case management is found in 3 sections of BPM'online: Sales->Leads, Sales->Opportunities and Service->cases. For example, a sales process may have multiple stages and various steps in each stage. The CRM user many not need to follow each business process step and stage sequentially - thus dynamic case management.
Bpm'online uses the global standard of BPMN 2.0 (business process management notation) that uses color code image to represent elements such as tasks, sub-processes, gateways and events
|User Actions||System Actions||Start, intermediate & End Events|
The built-in System Designer is used to manage business processes and monitor their processing. Bpm stores all the processes in a Process library
A process can be opened and modified or copied then modified - which is helpful when changing out-of-the-box processes, Actions for a process are shown below and in particular, each process can be activated or deactivated.
A process starts with something like a Signal: a new record is added or a field is changed in some data
Depending on the specific element used in the process workflow there are different properties that are used to configured what and how the action or event is used. The following example is a task configuration form to create a phone call follow up activity
Lead nurturing campaign workflow
Lead distribution workflow
Attract new audience trigger campaign workflow
Sales initiation process (new opportunity)
Sales process workflow
Dynamic case management for Opportunity stages
Orders Approval process flow
Case registration from incoming phone call
Creating and processing tasks for case diagnostic and resolution
Incident Management work flow
Dynamic case management for stages of a Service case
Process log monitoring and analytics for Service related processes
Business processes in bpm’online – A quick overview on business processes in bpm’online with useful links on how to create, run, monitor and manage the business processes.
Getting started with Process Designer – Learn more about the Process Designer interface.
Getting started with dynamic cases – Learn more about the Case Designer interface.
“Process log” section – Learn how to work with the Process Log in bpm’online.
Check bpm’online marketplace for free business process templates illustrating different aspects of bpm’online business process. These are examples of processes covered in the Process Designer guide.
Examples of Marketplace business process templates:
– is a great template illustrating how to create a cyclic business process in bpm’online.
– this template provides a practical example on how to manage access rights as part of a business process flow.
– a working process for handling a new hire, with all common practices found in bpm’online process design.
– an example of automating notifications using BPMN business process.