Workflow Management System (WMS) is a piece of software that provides an infrastructure to setup, execute, and monitor scientific workflows. In other words, the WMS provide an environment where in silico experiments can be defined and executed. An important function of an WMS during the workflow execution, or enactment, is the coordination of operation of individual components that constitute the workflow – the process also often referred to as orchestration. As research becomes more data-intensive and more reliant on the use of computers, larger volumes of experimentation data are recorded quicker and with greater precision. This trend has spurred significant increase in complexity of scientific simulation software. Many tools only perform a small well-defined task, thus necessitating that several of them are joined in a pipeline to model a useful experiment. Additional difficulties arise from the need to deal with the incompatible data formats that various services produce or consume. It is evident that considerable amount of computer science knowledge is required to overcome the outlined problems; however, domain scientists across disciplines do not have sufficient relevant expertise. Scientific workflows and WMSs have emerged to solve this problem and provide an easy-to-use way of specifying the tasks that have to be performed during a specific in silico experiment. The need to combine several tools into a single research analysis still holds, but technical details of workflow execution are now delegated to Workflow Management Systems.
Business Process Improvement
Business process improvement is a strategic approach designed to eliminate inefficiency and reduce costs, leading to better business results. Business Process Improvement solutions may be narrow in scope or may be used for broad, enterprise-wide initiatives. We deliver Business Process Improvement solutions to businesses in the following industries:
Communications | Financial Services | Insurance | Life Sciences
Our solutions can be applied to achieve a wide range of organizational goals, such as:
- Transitioning to provide a consistent, enterprise-wide service experience across business functions
- Evolving to provide a higher level of effectiveness based on current resources
- Increasing service transparency to support business process excellence
Who Can Benefit From Business Process Improvement Solutions?
We are typically engaged by those responsible for operations and budgets either for the entire organization or for a specific line of business who might be:
- Responsible for improving operational efficiency
- Concerned with managing and cutting costs
- Growing a business
- Tasked with improving process completion time and reducing investment in resources (including manual labor)
- Looking for quicker data processing.
How We Improve Your Business Processes
Our business process optimization experts can help clarify how your activities relate to overall organizational goals.
- Conduct Service Associate studies to identify optimization opportunities at the service delivery level
- Use a Center of Excellence service model to balance cost, labor, location and time trade-offs for service delivery
- Identify necessary skills, roles, technology and techniques to create effective business processes that support organizational growth and development
- Apply consistent standards and processes across the enterprise (or within the project scope)
- Align new technologies and processes with business goals
- Implement change using a change management program designed to secure employee buy-in
- Advocate for support from management to enhance likelihood of success.
What Our Business Process Improvement Solutions Deliver
- We help you gain a competitive advantage by drastically improving process performance. We design process improvement strategies with your business goals in mind. Our scalable solution can expand and grow with your business and help you realize the following benefits:
- Increased business agility and responsiveness without increased burden on IT resources (time and cost)
- Improved efficiency and faster processing times ─ without increasing head count (example: one hour to complete what previously took a full day)
- Automated manual processes that allow resources to be refocused on more important areas
- Reduced operating expenses by cutting out inefficiencies (example: 30-50% unit cost reduction)
- Increase in quality as processes are improved (example: Service Associate studies support tighter focus on client needs and service differentiation).