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It can be difficult to choose a business process transformation system. There are plenty available, with similar features and capabilities. So, to help you, we thought we’d run a quick comparison of some key providers. The facts: capability comparison* Visio: developed by Microsoft, Visio is a Windows-based diagramming software program. You can create flowcharts, organisational…

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How do you currently discover and map your business processes? In our recent LinkedIn poll, 13% of respondents said they used an Excel spreadsheet. Methods like this can generate all sorts of problems: version control, inputting mistakes – the list goes on. There is a better way.   Using a centralised system gives you more…

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A business process review (BPR) lays the foundations for a successful business transformation. Here’s a handy four-step guide to running an effective review.   A BPR sets you on the right track for business transformation A BPR is simply a way to assess how your processes are working and identify ways to improve them. You…

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Are you considering creating a digital twin? To demonstrate their benefits, we’ve compiled examples of use-cases from various industries: automotive, retail, construction, hospitality and gaming. Plus, read to the end to discover two additional and perhaps more unusual applications.   Digital twins have many benefits for businesses There are multiple reasons why a business might…

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It’s always easier to get to your destination if you’ve got a good map. This is just as true in business transformation as when you’re on a walk in the countryside.  Let’s examine how to create a transformation map, why you should use one, and what it should contain.   A transformation map helps you…

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Digital twins play a vital role in helping organisations shape their future and achieve their objectives. Sustainability is often one of these objectives, and it’s currently a priority for many businesses. Here we look at how digital twins are helping businesses drive sustainability goals. And we highlight four use-cases to inspire your own digital twin…

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Systems integration is one of the most important projects a business can run. We look at key considerations for anyone starting the process, and the role of data mapping in its success.   What is systems integration? Systems integration is a process designed to create a co-ordinated, joined-up operation. It’s about combining different sub-systems or…

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Process mapping happens early in a business transformation. It defines the tasks that lead to the delivery of your product or service, or that achieve your business goals. As such, getting it right will set you on the right track for your business transformation. We look at how to start creating a basic process map,…

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A target operating model, or TOM, represents the ideal future state of your business. If everything were working perfectly, this is how people, processes and systems would function. Read on to discover the benefits of a TOM and four areas to consider when creating one.   A target operating model helps set the business direction…

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Cocoon Technology and BusinessOptix are delighted to announce the formation of a new technology partnership. The software distribution agreement means BusinessOptix fully incorporates Cocoon’s data-integration platform – Connections – into its product suite. The partnership enhances BusinessOptix’s capability to deliver data-mining services and help organisations develop digital twins. Connections integrates any type of data in…

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Defining operational excellence can be a challenge in itself, let alone achieving it. Here’s a quick overview of what it is, why it’s important, and how it can be reached.   Operational excellence helps you stay ahead of the competition Operational excellence is important for businesses of all sizes, in all sectors. At its heart,…

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A good business transformation framework supports you as you travel from strategy to execution. We outline the six key stages to include in your plan.   A business transformation framework guides your approach to change A framework is a key part of business transformation planning. It’s a way of agreeing your approach, taking you from…

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Every organisation wants to improve and become more efficient. But do you know how it’s working now and what you must do differently to get better? Process mining will tell you. Here’s how you can apply it to your business.   Use process mining to help improve operational performance Process mining is a way of…

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A digital twin offers a risk-free way to test process changes. However, knowing how to develop and install one can be challenging. This useful six-step framework will help get you started on creating and applying a digital twin.   A digital twin helps deliver an effective business transformation A digital twin is a virtual copy…

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