Benefits of using iServer for Process Architecture
Understand the benefits of using iServer for Process Architecture
iServer is a powerful process architecture platform. It offers many useful capabilities to help you and your initiatives. As you use the solution you will increasingly come to rely on it in order to deliver quality work that supports management and drives value for the enterprise. Below you can find a list with some of the benefits that you can expect with using iServer.
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Single Source of Truth
iServer creates a single source of truth for your process architecture. The platform provides a central repository for your team to collaborate on models, catalogs and documentation. Thus, it establishes a collaborative modeling practice built on Microsoft Visio, which creates a familiar and trustworthy environment for your organization to develop its architecture. The repository is the storage point for all the artifacts (which are governed by an underlying meta-model), architecture diagrams (in Visio format) and documentation (in various formats). The repository provides a number of governance and collaboration features so as to minimize the risk of unauthorized submissions or duplication through features such as role-based permissions, change management (versioning) and email alerts.
Strategically Sound Planning
Having the iServer repository preconfigured with a certain framework, as well as having a number of widely accepted templates and models to guide your initiatives, ensures you deliver solid, reliable work. The iServer repository provides a number of the APQC Process Classification Frameworks (PCF’s). This provides a complete view of industry specific process landscapes, allowing analysts to baseline existing processes against it, and reference and reuse APQC content. In addition, iServer’s Application Portfolio Management capabilities include a view application that support business processes, while the COBIT 5 Process Maturity Assessment (PMA) Excel in iServer enables benchmarking with industry standards.
What does that mean? It means process architects like you will constantly provide useful input which will generate great decision making by management. Ultimately, that will lead to a sound business process landscape and a successful organization.
With its advanced dashboards capabilities, iServer allows users to gain insights that would have otherwise been out of their reach. By tapping into this valuable reservoir of information that might otherwise remain unused, the company effectively receives an extra layer of knowledge which it can incorporate in their strategic planning processes. For instance, users can easily view the relationships between business goals and capabilities, on one hand, and application and technology level components on the other. This insight into business alignment allows for continuous optimization of the organizational processes. Since these dashboards and views greatly facilitate the exchange of information, it also maximizes the chance of having a good idea get traction with the right stakeholders and thus drive additional value for the enterprise. Communicating information is just as important as discovering it in the first place, which is why these tools that allow you to build engaging presentations are so important.
Alignment with Industry Best Practice
iServer provides support for a vast range of frameworks. Building your business architecture on a platform that provides you with all the tools to succeed (e.g. preconfigured repository, meta-model, attractive Visio notations, validation rules etc.) contributes significantly achieving a high standard of work. The BPMN Accelerator is an extremely valuable resource in this case and should be duly considered by any department that uses the notation. When you develop your business architecture in accordance with industry best practice, you can expect streamline, cost effective processes and operations, a sound strategy in place, as well as consistently strong audit performance.
Enhanced Communication & Stakeholder Engagement
iServer Portal allows your team to share the latest repository content with the rest of the organization via an online portal. An unlimited number of business users can browse, review and search for diagrams and documentation using a web-browser, posting their comments and feedback to drive improvement. What these two modules ultimately provide you with is a fast and straightforward way in which to interact with stakeholders from around the world and share information at any time and on any medium. Such a level of engagement is consistent with an organization that thinks and acts quickly in order to grow its position in the market place.
Long Term, Cost Effective Planning
The cheapest way to fix a mistake is to not make it. With its extensive range of process analysis tools, iServer allows you constantly plan ahead and be prepared for undesired scenarios. If your organization is preparing to make changes, the platform’s impact analysis capabilities will provide great value by enabling you to analyze the different consequences and results of changing the design of the architecture. Furthermore, because it lets you see how different paths play out in the end without you actually inflicting any change in real life, it directly saves money, time and effort. In addition, it also creates considerable value indirectly by ensuring the best course of action is always implemented. Without impact analysis, architects will find it difficult to understand the impact of process optimization on the overall process architecture. iServer’s analysis tools allow users to gain a better view of dependencies across all processes. This helps architects understand the impact of changes across functions, roles, processes, and documentation.
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