What do 2-in-1 shampoo and innovative BPM have in common?

What benefits can you gain from bringing together collaboration and compliance? To illustrate the point, let’s look at 2-in-1 shampoo…

A seemingly simple invention can have profound impact on a market. Where once you needed two products, suddenly consumers could harness the benefits of both in one potent package. Across the world, bathroom shelves and floors were liberated from the congestion of multiple shampoo and conditioner bottles, while flatmates everywhere celebrated less time waiting for the shower.

More meaningfully, the same proportion of shampoo:conditioner was always used, meaning a consistent result every wash, and the reduction of steps made for a quicker hair washing process.

You can make the same leap to consistency and improved speed, by combining the ability to execute business decisions with transparency and teamwork. Although having decision-making functionality directly embedded in your BPM models seems obvious, this duality is actually a powerful, customer-centric step towards simplicity and effectiveness. The power is unlocked through integrated BPMN and DMN—the combination of collaboration and compliance.

So what are the benefits of integrated BPMN and DMN at your organization?

In short, streamlined business processes, as well as improved visibility and flexibility of business rules.

Combined BPMN/DMN models means whole sections of the BPMN model can be simplified and condensed into clear, usable decision tables. In turn, this means users can deliver accurate, compliant service to customers, boosting customer experience and process accuracy.

Business rule compliance is also elevated as decision models link the tasks in the BPMN model to the correct business rules. In a fast-changing regulatory environment, integrating business rules in this way supports responsive change management, as users can work with speed and confidence knowing that the output of the decision table will always produce a compliant result. This confidence ensures stakeholders and business users of the models can pass that assurance on to their customers, as work can be completed correctly first time, every time. This also makes quality assurance activities easier to manage and monitor.

Business processes are already a combination of the sequence of tasks required to create a product or service, and the decisions required to ensure that the product is of high quality and compliant with business rules. So why not focus on combining collaboration and compliance? Decision points act as nodes in the process, governing the way a process unfolds, and ultimately the output. Combining both the business rules and business process into a holistic, single source of truth in your Collaboration/Compliance Hub ensures a holistic model of the whole process, allowing for better control, responsiveness, and identification of opportunities.

BPMN/DMN model integration: The 2-in-1 shampoo of the business world

As 2-In-1 shampoo simplifies the process of washing and conditioning by combining two related but seemingly self-contained solutions, BPMN/DMN integration produces the same game-changing outcome: Combined collaboration and compliance!

By streamlining business processes and clearly aligning business rules with their related tasks, performance, compliance, and value are put front and centre, meaning organizations of all shapes and sizes can ensure they maintain their organizational compliance standards as easily as they collaborate.

At an employee level, integrating business rules directly into your process models creates a single source of truth for your people to do their work better, and faster, while operating in confidence that they are meeting their compliance obligations.

How Signavio can help

Interested in learning more about combining collaboration and compliance and creating a single source of truth in your organization? Read our free resource “How to Create a Single Source of Truth: A Guide for Business Transformation”. If you’re ready to take the Signavio Business Transformation Suite for a test drive then register for free here.

Published on: November 13th 2018 - Last modified: November 16th, 2018