Put A Structure Around Your Strategy
Building strategy doesn’t make sense until you give it a proper structure. Strategy without structure is like making a house on a sheet of paper. We cannot live in a house made on paper; we need to give it a structure. Likewise, making a strategy isn’t enough until you shape it into a structure. And for this, you need an actual operational model to ground your transformation strategy, not just on a piece of paper, presentations, or spreadsheets.
Some companies really have a complex database, that presenting plans on such databases are not understandable by most and lead to various significant problems such as –
- Fuzziness in role clarity
- Low revenue generation
- Inefficient utilization of resources
- Poor visual management
All these problems ultimately hamper organizational growth.
ARIS – The complete solution for all
“ARIS stands for an architecture of integrated information systems.” It is a free-of-a-charge modeling tool for BPM, developed by IDS Scheer and bought up by AG software. It offers true business process transformation via tightly managed and controlled change. With ARIS, you can create, manage and analyze your end-to-end business processes – the secret to operational excellence that gives stakeholders the tools and insights they need to make better daily decisions.
For almost three decades, ARIS has been the #1 business process analysis and management software solution for organizations seeking to embrace digital transformation.
I was reading an article by a renowned expert in process modeling, “Rob,” who works at British Telecom (BT). Rob explained that modeling a process makes sense, e.g., If there are complex task structures, if you have to ensure consistent product quality, or if you need to reduce waste and ensure efficiency, which has to be done by one to resist them in the competitive market, especially for the new products. For BT, fighting in a very competitive market environment, the logical consequence was to think about a business process modeling initiative to improve their business performance. Over 8 years ago, several people were involved in “processes,” primarily as process writers. They wrote many documents describing BT’s core processes without using common standards and methods in various tools (such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel…). In a word: it was not reusable and not at all easy to understand.
As a first step, BT used ARIS in a single pilot project and set up ARIS Modelling Techniques Teams. The first results from these initial projects were convincing, and ARIS became the de-facto standard for process modeling within the group. It was impressive that all central BT business units use ARIS on a single ARIS server containing more than 1000 process models.
The Game Changer
Having ARIS is like having the best player on your team.
It has the largest BPM community in the world. As a process management tool, it provides a lot of transparency when it comes to processes as –
- ARIS supports the client with the RACI approach.
R – Responsible
A – Accountable
C – Consultant
I – InformedThis mentions who is responsible for performing a specific task, who is accountable/answerable, with whom they should consult and who is to be informed.
Applying RACI clears the role clarity, and operations are carried out smoothly.
- ARIS allows users to model each process which helps them to find deviations. We can quickly pinpoint operational deficiencies and know if any step is missed from the process and can fill that gap by performing corrective activities. Also, consultants advise/suggest changes in the current process, which, if implemented appropriately, can generate high revenue.
- ARIS provides its users with an option to fill attributes. Attributes contain detailed information about any activity or event. We can deeply explain how the task is to be performed to avoid confusion, which motivates the employees and work is done appropriately.
- ARIS provides us with several symbols. Each symbol has its use. These symbols make visual representations look more attractive and straightforward. Hence, the processes made are easy to read and understand.
Q3edge for ARIS
Q3edge was established in 2009, but since 2006 management team has started working on ARIS globally. We have been using ARIS for the past 2 decades working on designing and implementing it. We started our journey with ARIS conceptualization and now working on ARIS implementation; we have traveled so far.
We became a partner with AG software in 2011 and since then have successfully implemented ARIS in India’s leading sectors – Manufacturing, insurance, banking, oil & natural gas, etc. In India, we have also implemented ARIS globally in the oil & natural gas industry.
Q3 edge also conducts certified training programs where we train business professionals on ARIS.