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SYSPRO Process Modeling (SPM)

Organizations across the world are constantly looking for enhanced flexibility and increased productivity. Business Process Management (BPM) is a revolution in the software industry that provides such capabilities. BPM may be defined as the practice of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and operational agility of an enterprise by automating, optimizing and managing its Business Processes. BPM enables business processes to be designed independently of any single application and then leveraged as shared business logic.


SYSPRO Process Modeling (SPM) assists throughout the implementation phase by providing pre-configured process patterns which an organization can use as a basis to develop its unique process requirements. It provides a framework that supports management in aligning IT with company strategy and business objectives, as well as enabling a transparent view of the company's specific modeled processes and organizational roles. During the modeling workshops, business processes are enriched with business system specifics (e.g. business rules). Finally SPM produces a fully documented blueprint of the business.


Thus SPM provides the key to a successful ERP implementation by being able to:

  • Realize the Company’s Strategy into a set of business processes;
  • Being able to then match the Company’s business processes directly to the SYSPRO application set of functions and features;
  • Provide end-to-end alignment of all entities in the organization;
  • All of which will reside in a single repository as the customer solution

By using a pre-configured set of generic processes our ERP implementations do not start from scratch, in addition the SPM model provides a wealth of experience, knowledge and industry expertise to help realize the true potential of an ERP implementation.
There are three key advantages that SPM brings to the table:


1. Transparency
SPM makes a business process transparent, greatly improving visibility and efficiency. Bottlenecks can literally be seen, and removed. It can show where delays are occurring, and where a transaction is obstructed as it passes from one stage to another.


2. Process refinement
The initial configuration and design exercise coupled with the data that emerges after running processes over time allows for refinement.


3. Centralization of Data
Data about each and every transaction is modeled and can be retrieved as and when required. Therefore, it is possible to accurately analyze what happens to each element of data as it moves through the processes. Referencing is also easier as embedded searches allow for data elements to be picked up as required for study.


In this way SPM provides the customer with a unique set of modeled processes linked to the appropriate SYSPRO processes and functions providing one source of the truth with end-to-end alignment of all entities in the organization.

 

SYSPRO Workflow Services (SWS)

SYSPRO Workflow Services (SWS) gives users the capability of designing, orchestrating, managing and enabling business processes through a fluid and easy to user user-interface. This allows greater visibility, clarity, transparency and integration throughout the organization’s business processes.
SWS enables you to streamline end-to-end business process, as well as create efficient interaction between SYSPRO and external applications.


Built on the Microsoft .NET 4.0, SWS enables you to apply rules-based control over business processes, thereby promoting process cohesion, as well as collaboration amongst process role-players.


In addition to providing out of the box workflows and activities, the visual designer tools in SWS enable you to create and model custom activities unique to your business environment.


Workflow status and performance information can be tracked and monitored through the workflow monitor. This information can help you identify the progress of any instance of a workflow. Using the tracking data, workflow processes can be analysed to alleviate bottlenecks and streamline business processes.


The version control system built into SWS allows you to easily modify and manage different versions of workflows, as your business needs and processes change. Outstanding transactions or in-complete processes do not have to be completed before a new version of workflow is deployed as different versions of the same workflow can run side by side.


The SWS Professional Version consist of 3 additional functions, namely: Activity Pack, Unlimited access to Business Objects and Notification Services

  •   The Activity pack is a collection of pre-developed activities that make developing workflows simple. It consists of activities ranging from sending emails via SMTP or Microsoft Exchange, Calling business objects, creating and maintaining user tasks, XSLT transformation and workflow to workflow communication.
  • When calling business objects from within a workflow using the range of call business object activities, access to all business objects are allowed. The organization does not have to have any of the business object functional areas or the system manager licenced.
  • Notification Services provides for user tasks to be combined into a single task list that increases productivity, because users are not hindered by trivial tasks or over-whelmed with information. The task list can be configured by user or by role allowing collaboration throughout the enterprise. SWS.

 

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