Businesses are increasing their focus in the area of workflow automation to improve their efficiency and productivity. Multiple disparate business systems that are difficult to integrate with automation software is one common problem facing these businesses, especially in the department of financial services.
How can a CIO ensure that the workflow automation software is applied through the organization so that all employees are using it and it derives maximum benefit?
Process Management and Workflow Automation Software
Workflow automation involves using technology to automate common tasks, such as data entry, routing information between groups, organizing and approving processes, and much more. Automation makes it easier for people to work efficiently and on tasks that are substantive instead of menial and repetitive.
Some of the benefits of using workflow automation software are that it can save you a large amount of money. Workflow automation decreases the amount of manual effort needed from employees’ day-to-day processes and the potential cost of reworking human error. You also benefit from the time that is saved from doing those monotonous tasks.
Workflow automation platform can help improve communication between different departments working on the smae processes. It enables employees and managers to keep track of the status of processes at every stage.
One of the most popular workflow automation solutions is Nintex
. It is automation platform that is low-code and has a drag-and-drop user interface. It also allows the creation, signing, and storing of files within the software. It can be deployed in the cloud, on-premise, or in a hybrid environment.
Though Nintex has Connecter that branch to many applications and data formats, there are still restrictions in it. One of those restrictions being that the platform doesn’t recognize data until it is in the correct format. Because of this, it’s unable to integrate with many applications, including legacy on-premise solutions. This means that the goal of having a single workflow engine that works across several systems of an organization is potentially not possible. Also, the Ninxtex Connectors aren’t able to consolidate data from several sources before getting to Nintex, and the Connectors can’t efficiently limit the data from the source to only providing the required fields.
This leaves the question, how can a company that uses Nintex make sure that the application data in its portfolio can be integrated with Nintex?
The answer is actually simple. The business needs to adopt a Hybrid Integration Platform (HIP). Not just any HIP, however, but one that is able to accept any data format and translate it into one that is able to support Nintex. It also needs to support the low-code functionality that many Nintex users must have. The platform also needs to be able to save data from multiple sources, this way single bulk data loads can be executed instead of repetitive small loads that may exceed Nintex API limits.