The Nintex journey has been a hot topic during the recent Nintex World Tour events in Melbourne, Munich, London, and Houston. We have taken many important steps to evolve since our founding in 2006 as a SharePoint tools vendor to become a market-leading comprehensive platform for process management and automation.
We want to share our journey with our customers, partners, and everyone else to explain where Nintex has come from, our strategic steps to provide more and more value to our users, and where we are looking to go in the future.
Since the company’s inception, Nintex has strived to build out a complete, powerful, and easy-to-use platform for process automation. What started as add-on software for automating workflows on SharePoint has grown to support process management and optimization in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid environment, so that businesses can improve their end-to-end processes across their organization.
With Nintex, you can:
- Manage: Visualize, map, and collaborate on business processes so that everyone on your team is on the same page.
- Automate: Easily streamline and connect the steps of a workflow to improve efficiency.
- Optimize: Analyze the data behind how your processes are performing and find areas to improve.
Achieving process excellence with Nintex in 2019
With two recent acquisitions, Promapp and EnableSoft, the makers of Foxtrot RPA, Nintex is bringing exciting new capabilities to the Nintex Platform in 2019.
Nintex Promapp is sophisticated, easy-to-use process mapping software that helps you better manage your business processes by making them visible to individuals, teams, and across the business. Process mapping tools display the processes that make your business run, the technology upon which they are built, and the people involved.
Promapp gives you a clearer picture of business processes for visibility into how work gets done and how it can be improved.
Robot Process Automation (RPA) allows line of business employees to define a set of instructions for a bot to perform. These instructions allow bots to carry out repetitive actions just like regular workers – from moving the cursor to storing documents – with the speed and accuracy of the latest tech. This provides the opportunity for employees to focus on high-value work rather than on repetitious administrative tasks.
Getting lead forms from Excel into your CRM system is a good example of RPA in action. Nintex Foxtrot® RPA can crawl your Excel data, process the information, and create a workflow.
Where are we going from here?
Nintex developers are hard at work integrating these powerful tools into our platform to create a seamless experience for our users. We also plan on continuing to make key acquisitions to provide even more value to our customers. We know there’s always more to do, as is the nature of digital transformation.
Our goal is, and always has been, to help companies digitally transform their business processes and improve the way people work.
So, where do you go from here?
Digital transformation is not a one-off technology deployment. Technology constantly improves, customer expectations continue to evolve, and competitors keep improving their services and products. There is minimal cost involved in starting a business today – you can get started in the cloud almost instantly. Yet long-standing companies are bloated with legacy infrastructure and swathes of information that can hold you back.
You need to transform or you’ll fall behind. This has been a key message at the Nintex World Tour.
To begin on the digital transformation journey, you need a complete understanding of the processes that make up your business. There is a crucial difference between knowing about the work that goes on in an organization and understanding the distinct components to that work.
You need to know who does what, and how they go about doing it. You need to know if processes are manual in nature, or are based in legacy IT systems. You need to identify the efficiency of all your processes so you know which can be improved for the greatest impact.
Start by building your digital footprint.
Document every process in your organization, big and small. For each process, display ownership. Map out the technology and the people that the process involves. This will help everyone in the business understand their specific role in each process and the effect their work has on the bigger picture.
Process mapping can uncover which processes are best suited to automation. It is the vital first step in your digital transformation journey, helping businesses to get started with process improvement in two distinct ways:
- Start small: It sounds simple, and it’s supposed to be! Don’t attempt to solve large-scale, extensive processes to begin with. Start with the simple, straightforward processes that are an easy fix, and build from there.
- Find things that are broken: The quickest way to see tangible improvement is to tackle the things that are not performing the way they should be.
The Nintex World Tour 2019 is concluding in Singapore on April 9. Reserve your spot today to learn more about how to transform your business with process management, automation, and optimization.
For more information on getting started with process mapping, try a free trial of Nintex Promapp. If you want advice on how process automation could be implemented into your own workflows, get in touch with us today.