Community college streamlines workflow with BPM
A community college in Louisiana has selected technology from BP Logix to streamline its business processes. Baton Rouge Community College will use BP Logix’s Process Director initially for automating processes within human resources and IT, with the expectation that other departments will implement their own electronic forms and workflows.
Ron Solomon, CIO at the community college, formed a committee to address the need to automate workflow across a number of departments. The group consisted of five vice chancellors, each representing a specific area of the school, the chancellor and representatives from IT. The group’s mission was to identify tools that would automate core processes while integrating seamlessly with other third-party applications and databases.
Solomon says, “Our initial criteria was to not burden IT with designing, building and maintaining a solution--so ease of use was important. We wanted anyone to be able to put together a workflow and process. As importantly, I wanted to push the responsibility back to the departments needing to produce the workflow. By doing so they will have ownership and can have the process do exactly what they want it to.”
Solomon, the chancellor and vice chancellors expect that automating the community college’s core processes will result in time savings. The idea that Process Director requires no coding and has the ability to drag and drop and to reuse objects appealed to the department heads as well as to IT, according to BP Logix.