SharePoint is not BPM software

SharePoint is not BPM software

Written by Alan Ingram on Thursday, 16 February 2017. Posted in Business Process Management, Process Director, SharePoint

Is your organisation currently using SharePoint for BPM? Are you searching for a better option? Find out why Process Director by BP Logix is the perfect SharePoint alternative.

Although Microsoft SharePoint includes some basic workflow functionality out-of-the-box, as well as development tools for developing more advanced workflows, it is often not the best business process management (BPM) solution to manage, monitor and optimise workflows and business processes.

In fact, organisations that selected SharePoint for its collaboration, file sharing and publishing capabilities are now looking for an BPM alternative for automating and monitoring anything beyond the most basic workflow scenarios.

The SharePoint eForm and workflow tools available to non-developers can work for very basic requirements for inward-facing processes or where customisation is not required but once you need to handle the many complications that exist in day-to-day business activities, SharePoint requires development skills.

These skills are beyond most business users and it soon becomes apparent that if an investment in developers, project managers and infrastructure to support SharePoint development is going to be made, SharePoint alone is rarely sufficient to justify this cost. This is why there are many products available that describe themselves as SharePoint add-ons.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Written by Alan Ingram on Thursday, 01 December 2016. Posted in Company news

Merry Christmas to our valued clients who have today received a delicious advent calendar filled with 24 Ritter Sport chocolates in the following flavours: alpine milk, almond and crunchy flakes.

Thank you for your continued support throughout 2016.

Season's greetings to you and your family from everyone at ePC.

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Written by Richard Adams on Monday, 14 November 2016. Posted in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been adopted and will become law in May 2018. It will replace all data protection legislation in European Union (EU) member states such as the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in the UK.

The GDPR includes new and improved privacy rights for individuals within the EU, such as “the right to be forgotten”. The new obligations relate to the collection, use and transfer of consumers’ personal data.

According to the European Commission, "personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address."

The regulation applies if the data controller or processor (organisation) or the data subject (person) is based in the EU. It also applies to organisations based outside the European Union if they process personal data of EU residents.

Meeting the Government Digital Service (GDS) supplier standard

Meeting the Government Digital Service (GDS) supplier standard

Written by Alan Ingram on Wednesday, 07 September 2016. Posted in Company news, Government Digital Service (GDS)

Recently, the Government Digital Service (GDS) announced the ‘supplier standard for digital and technology service providers’.

The standard - drafted by the GDS and announced at the industry trade body techUK - sets the standard on the best way for government organisations to design, build and buy technology.

The supplier standard has six principles which will govern supplier contracts in the future:

  1. User needs first
  2. Data is a public asset
  3. Services built on open standards and reusable components
  4. Simple, clear, fast transactions
  5. Ongoing engagement
  6. Transparent contracting

Announcing the guidelines at the techUK conference, Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer said: “The new supplier standard is just a starting point. We want suppliers, both current and potential, to take note of the key principles and use them to help in the bidding process for government IT and tech projects.”

In the same speech, Mr Gummer also reiterated the Government’s desire for 33% of digital and technology contracts to be awarded to SME’s by 2020.

At ePC, we have always believed the six principals proposed should form the basis of our client partnerships.

BP Logix Process Director selected as KMWorld 2016 Trend-Setting product

BP Logix Process Director selected as KMWorld 2016 Trend-Setting product

Written by Alan Ingram on Wednesday, 31 August 2016. Posted in Business Process Management, Process Director

ePC is pleased to announce Process Director workflow software by our partner BP Logix has been named one of KMWorld's Trend-Setting Products for 2016.

Available on-premise or in the Cloud, Process Director was selected from more than 600 products and hundreds of vendors.

The list of winners, now in its 14th year, will be published in the September issue of KMWorld, a leading publisher and conference organiser in the fields of knowledge management, content management and document management.

We are thrilled to see Process Director highlighted as a trend setting product. It reaffirms our choice of partner and offers well-deserved recognition of their unique product offering, exceptional flexibility and dynamic approach to implementing new technologies and functionality

Alan Ingram, Technical Director, ePC

Process Director is the workflow software behind systems for FTSE listed companies including Rentokil Initial and Millennium Hotels.

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