A scalable business is essential for survival. The essence of scaleability is having a company structure and strategy that can be replicated, but companies often don’t consider expanding this mentality to their processes until later. However, building scaleable processes is a major part of a company’s success. If a business is able to replicate a process, again and again, getting the best results and conversions possible, then the chance of speed bumps down the road (like bottlenecks, wasted time, and mounting costs) will cease to be an issue.
Many businesses in the past have chosen BPM solutions that are customized to the company. Around 80% of software providers continue to offer an on-prem solution according to Everest. Going into 2022, the clientele for process solutions is shifting to be predominantly cloud-based. 61% of companies are choosing to deploy cloud platforms as opposed to 39% deploying on-prem. For the future, this means cloud and hybrid are the new way to go.
Why is this the case? Cloud software is predominantly no and low code and increasingly, these options are providing a close-to-custom fit. For companies around the world, this is ideal because it now means employees don't need to know programming languages to build scalable processes.
The rise of citizen developers in the business world has changed the software landscape. Now, instead of requiring a team of software developers, companies can empower their own employees to create processes without coding knowledge.
With features like drag and drop, citizen developers can quickly whip up processes customized to their needs. No more lost-in-translation between business experts and developers, and less overall time spent on figuring out difficult tools.
Innovation and improving processes are often be shifted to the backburner. Before, it wasn’t that accessible to analyze where a process is becoming stuck and how it can be improved. Now with no code systems, it’s much easier to identify bottlenecks to speed up process cycles because there’s greater visibility within the process itself.
Instead of dealing with problems as they occur, no code software empowers users to fix bottlenecks before they have the opportunity to slow down a whole workflow.
One of the main pain points companies have with processes is the lengthy time it takes between process conception and process deployment. Teams and managers take the time to map out their ideal process, but transferring this into a BPM platform takes time. If the tool isn’t so intuitive, this process may not be able to be updated in real-time to account for the gap between an ideal process and a process in reality.
With no code systems, businesses can now map and deploy their processes in record timing, with real-time amendments made in seconds. No code development empowers citizen developers to map and model their processes step by step according to what the business process is like in reality. Teams can now collaborate together to ensure that the process works in a real-world situation. The result is end-to-end orchestration that increases collaboration between departments.
Small businesses to large enterprise organizations need governance and transparency for a business to scale. Early fraud detection and lowered risk are just some of the benefits. From a process point of view, better governance also means that the purpose and value of each process are understood, leading to a positive shift in management or allocation of extra resources.
No code tools empower businesses by revealing exactly what is happening in the business. Additionally, automating processes with no code needed dramatically speeds up the processing time, meaning people are spending less time on menial tasks and more time on strategic ones.
Software developers are empowering the next age of developers; citizen developers. According to experts, the future of coding is no coding at all. It means that for the average business, in-depth knowledge of scripts simply won’t be needed as more and more software providers are churning out no-code software to empower the average worker.
This is all great news for companies that want to scale and grow by building future-proofed processes. Business processes are the lifeblood of companies, and so it makes sense to ensure that every employee can easily create, automate and orchestrate their own processes for better collaboration and increased revenue.