The Signavio A-Z is your key to definitions and common questions related to business process management. Here you will find all process management terms for the letter P:

PaaS
process
process automation
process automation software
process diagram
process goals
process improvement
process integration
process management
process map
process mapping
process mining
process model
process modeling
process performance indicators

PaaS

Also known as PaaS, Platform as a Service is a type of cloud computing where customers are provided with a platform where they can manage applications without building or maintaining the associated infrastructure.Paas is one of the three main cloud computing services; the other two are IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service).

process

see business process

process automation

A way to streamline processes by implementing automatic functions during a task or process. Automation saves businesses time and money by reducing manual triggers.

process automation software

What is business process automation software?

It is a tool businesses use to automate processes in order to manage resources and integrate workflows.

Why should you use business process automation software?

It reduces cost in terms of time and money spent carrying out common business processes because manual triggers are replaced by automated ones. The software can installed on-premises, meaning it is hosted on a business’s own computers and servers, or it can be delivered as SaaS (Software as a Service) by another company that hosts and maintains the software on their own servers.

process diagram

A visual representation of an organization’s process. Business process diagrams often adhere to Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) standards. Process diagrams allow management see the process flow from start to finish and can show where tasks cross functional roles.

process goals

see business process goals

process improvement

see business process improvement

process integration

see business process integration

process management

see business process management

process map

process model

process mapping

see business process modeling

process mining

What is process mining?

It is a management technique where business processes are evaluated and analyzed based on event logs.

What are the benefits of process mining?

This technique can help identify problems or bottlenecks with processes and show their causes.

Who needs to conduct process mining?

Any professional interested in gaining insights into process models through analyzing event logs should use process mining.

process model

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process modeling

see business process modeling

process performance indicators

What are process performance indicators?

Also called PPI, they are a way to measure, control, and manage the results and outputs of processes. A PPI should be specific, measurable, realistic, timely, and could represent facts through quantitative or qualitative methods. PPI’s usually represent goals that a business wants to acheive on an operational level.

Why should you use PPIs?

PPIs can help your business measure success in its operational processes using precise metrics.