SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Promapp, a leading provider of cloud-based business process management software, has extended its feature functionality with the launch of Lean Tagging. Lean Tagging ensures that organizations can integrate lean improvement initiatives into day-to-day business operations.
Aligned with continuous improvement methodologies (including Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma), Promapp’s Lean Tagging enables teams to: identify inefficiencies within processes; prioritize the reduction of non-value-add activities and waste; and track, manage, and report on opportunities for improvement.
Lean techniques traditionally have been a popular choice for organizations seeking to work smarter and improve efficiency. However, organizations that want a truly lean business need to be able to translate ideas into everyday practices.
“Right now, there is a disconnect between business improvement and lean thinking. We have these terms and labels that we apply to improvement, but they are passive language only,” says Ivan Seselj, CEO, Promapp. “Lean thinking needs to be totally engaged with process. It needs to be visual and it needs to be easy to use so that organizations can drive innovation and continuous improvement, and then promote track, identify, and report on improvement opportunities and benefits.”
Lean Tagging now enables organizations to achieve the true benefits of lean, with value-add and waste reduction ideas uncovered in lean projects or workshops successfully embedded into the day-to-day operations of the business.
Users can take the ideas scribbled on Post-it notes or whiteboards in workshops and incorporate them into easy-to-follow business processes which can then be used by teams to bridge the gap between lean initiatives and business as usual.
Seselj says, “The hunt for continual improvement encourages everyone to identify new ways to reduce resource usage, and develop and deliver products faster, at a higher quality and at a lower cost. At the same time, it encourages creative input from the people responsible for carrying out the work with a management process which engenders improvement.
“All of this means that within lean organizations, processes cannot be static. They are dynamic, constantly changing, and, therefore, must be managed through lean tagging.”
Nathaniel Palmer, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, BPM.com, agrees. “Promapp has proven itself as a platform for democratizing process improvement by capturing insight and optimization opportunities directly from stakeholders. The latest example is the introduction of Lean Tagging, addressing head-on the widespread challenge of losing the context of comments made during process review cycles. The addition of lean tags facilitates true continuous process improvement, by both capturing and managing stakeholder input throughout the complete process lifecycle,” Palmer comments.
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Established in 2002 and headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Promapp Solutions works with hundreds of organizations worldwide to foster a thriving business improvement and process management culture.
Promapp’s cloud-based business process management (BPM) software makes it easy to create, navigate, share, and change business processes, supporting continuous improvement, quality assurance, risk management and business continuity. Providing an intuitive online process repository, an integrated process mapping tool, and a process improvement toolset, Promapp’s proprietary software supports the development of smarter and safer ways to work, while encouraging sharing of information by operational teams rather than limiting it to process analysts and technical specialists.
Promapp’s wide range of public and private sector customers includes: MorganFranklin Consulting, JE Dunn, Coca-Cola Amatil, Air New Zealand, Toyota, Ricoh, McDonald's, Fuji Xerox, Audi Australia, and the Department of Justice, Victoria.
Promapp’s U.S. headquarters are in San Francisco, CA.