Geometric Architecture

F-ONE process digitalization approach compared to
using a BPM suite

Case study

Some limitations of BPM Suites

You have a vision for a process-centric enterprise that has clear understanding of its processes and combines business process management with process automation. You understand the value of graphical process modelling and are excited about the opportunities presented by digital processes. 

You speak to a software vendor like Pega or Bizagi that shares your vision and offers a complete solution, starting with process modelling, offering a repository for process diagrams, and going all the way to task automation. Isn’t that great? 

Such platforms, commonly referred to as Business Process Management (BPM) platforms, are standalone solutions that includes a workflow engine at their core, with tools around it. While purchasing a complete solution from a single vendor might be appealing, it comes with limitations to flexibility which become stifling to a modern company.

For instance, using a central BPM suite typically precludes local teams from utilizing task automation tools other than the one supplied by the BPM vendor. Despite being low-code, those tools require training, and in practice create dependence on the BPM COE (Center of Excellence) team to develop automations. 


Furthermore, the low-code development tools do not enable professional developers to use best practices for software development, such as automated testing and CI/CD, and create a barrier to accessing the knowledge and resource of development communities. 

Introducing a BPM suite is a large-scale, top-down project which comes with employee training, building a BOM team, change management, risk management and an implementation timeline measured in years. In today's world trending towards decentralization and increased local team autonomy, this is often not the right path even for larger and more conservative enterprises.

F-ONE way of process automation transcends those limitations

While we share the same vision with BPM platforms, we advocate for a different solution. Instead of bundling business process modelling, digital twin (workflow engine) capabilities and task automation into a proprietary suite, we use the best solution for each of those areas, seamlessly bundling them together for a coherent user experience.

Thus, our process automation approach comes with all the strengths of a BPM suite (business process transparency, digital twin and task automation capabilities including low-code), and free of its drawbacks such as vendor lock-in, limitations of low-code development environment and dependency on a central BPM team. 

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