Business Process Reengineering and its impact on long-term company goals
Are you facing challenges with business growth and competition? It could be the time to shake things up by adopting new technologies. Keeping pace with current technology configurations can be a game-changer for any business. Implementing a Business Process Reengineering strategy to analyze and redesign core business process will yield substantial improvement in quality and productivity.
What is Business Process Reengineering?
Business Process Reengineering (BPR) is a comprehensive process to rethink & adopt new ways of business planning and execution. BPR redesigns functional organizations into cross-functional teams and enables using the right technology to streamline processes and data for effective, and timely, decision making.
Key findings of successful BPR implementation
Implementing a strategic BPR approach will enrich the productivity and end-user experience. Yet, there are a few hurdles to cross in planning BPR and executing it.
- Despite the scale and operations, a business transformation will always uncover new benchmarks. However, it is imperative that requirements are clearly defined before designing and building business processes. A BPR without understanding where the business is today and where you want it to be will slow down the entire effort.
- Business process re-engineering will take more time and extensive resources than a simple technical configuration. Be prepared to spend time and resources and make sure your BPR solutions align with long-term organizational goals and strategy.
- Every organization has unique operational processes to execute and redesign. Hence, business process re-engineering should be planned according to the organization goals and current operations. Be specific and analyze your needs that give long-term competitive advantages. Do not change too many processes at once. Using a phased approach often yields better results.
- BPR is successful in organizations where the employees are well trained and ready to adopt the new processes. Many BPR projects will fail because of inadequate training. User adoption is one of the biggest factors that impact time & success of BPR. Help your employees understand the gaps between current and future states, and ensure they are on board with the new business strategy. Make sure new changes are tested and accepted before go live.