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BPM from a Business Point of View

Scott Cleveland

BPM or Bust!

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You wouldn't be thinking about BPM unless you had a need.

If the need is painful enough, you should be able to put a price tag on it.  How many dollars are being lost or wasted as a result of your identified need?  What is the monthly cost of that problem?

At this point, you have a decision to make:

-    Do something.

-   Don't do something.

For the sake of this discussion, let's say that your "need" is costing you $10k per month. 

That would suggest that you could spend up to $120k for a solution and still break even within 1 year.  And, in the second year and beyond, you will be saving $10k per month.

Or you can do nothing at an ongoing cost of $10k per month with no solution in sight.  One day in the future, you will need to do something.  How much money will you have wasted in honor of procrastination?

A side benefit of doing something is that you will likely eliminate other needs that could appear in the future. 

The Takeaway...

Just do it!

The "need"  is not likely to go away on its own.  Doing nothing or procrastinating is still going to cost you the $10k per month and bring daily headaches along with it.

Risk averse?  As you head down the path of implementing a solution, you may decide that you chose the wrong solution.  At this point in time, you will be much smarter; you will better understand your "need" and you will better understand your options for a solution.  If you need to make a new decision, you will have much more information at your disposal to make a good decision.

Your Thoughts...

So, what will it be - do something or do nothing?

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Scott Cleveland blogs about BPM from a business point of view.

Scott Cleveland

Scott Cleveland is a technical, innovative and creative marketing manager with more than 25 years of experience in marketing, marketing management, sales, sales management and business process consulting aimed at high-tech companies. His areas of expertise include: product marketing, solutions marketing, solution selling, sales maangement, business process management, business process improvement and process optimization. Reach him at RScottCleveland[at]gmail.com.


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