Five Must-Have Features of an “Evolving” Business Process Platform

Every organization needs a business process platform that can grow beyond the legal department and automate all of your enterprise process needs. While it’s okay to acquire traditional, individual enterprise process solutions as you need them, there is much to be said for platforms that are built with change in mind and designed to evolve your processes.

We call these “evolving” platforms because they allow you to easily develop and deploy your own enterprise process solutions as you need them – the sky’s the limit. The solutions developed on the best platforms can be configured, in some cases, in less than 30 minutes. They require no coding, which contributes to this lightning-fast time. They are also a fraction of the cost of traditional, dedicated process solutions. Some examples of solutions that can be easily built on these platforms include:

  • Sales contract tracking
  • SOW approval
  • Legal service requests
  • Legal e-billing
  • Matter management
  • NDA creation and review
  • Power of attorney
  • Matter intake
  • RFP response management
  • Legal hold management
  • Legal process outsourcing
  • Partnership agreements

These cutting-edge platforms combine business process management, collaboration and transaction management functionality into one innovative tool. It is easy to develop and deploy enterprise solutions that streamline business processes and solve real world problems which directly impact customer satisfaction, employee productivity and profitability. So, which features should you be looking for in an evolving process platform?

Five must-have features of gold-standard evolving business process platforms:

1. Unmatched Time to Value

The best platforms dramatically reduce time to pilot and time to value. Simple process pilots can be ready for implementation in hours and in production within days, so you can see ROI much faster.

2. Increased Flexibility

The best in breed of these platforms provide business users with the flexibility to route, comment, revise and track progress of the project to accommodate the variability and unpredictability inherent in knowledge work.

3. Standardized Intuitive Interface

Solutions developed with evolving business process platforms provide simple intuitive interfaces with standard features allowing the user to focus on the “process” instead of how the application works. This means that little or no training is required, radically reducing the time and cost of deployment.

4. A Hands-On Approach

The focus should be on learning the optimal process through feedback from rapid deployment rather than a customized and expensive development of complex process maps and workflow design that anticipate every possible contingency that may or may not occur.

5. Collaboration

Collaboration is vital for managing processes in any department. Team members need an easy way to communicate in a shared workspace, so everyone knows exactly what is going on without having to search in Outlook for status updates.

It’s time to fuel your company’s success and raise the bar in your process automation. Your organization needs to be able to streamline internal processes, gain greater visibility into transactions and improve operational efficiency. A state-of-the-art evolving process platform lets you easily bridge the organizational and geographic boundaries critical to your business, allowing you to see ROI much faster than with traditional systems.

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