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ERP Giant SAP Puts Signavio in their Pocket. What Does this Mean for You?

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For the past 30 years, iGrafx has championed how understanding business processes is central to a company’s success.  Documenting and capturing these processes while ensuring transparency and accessibility is fundamental to improving business performance and transforming the way we work. The recent announcement of SAP’s acquisition of Signavio echoes this sentiment to the tune of a rumored $1.2b.

Many companies are urgently looking for ways to “digitally transform” their business using automation. Unfortunately, they often overlook the fact that simply automating existing processes is not transformation.  It is simply doing the same process, for better or worse, faster. True transformation can only come when you take the time to capture and optimize processes, or even completely redesign processes from the Customer Perspective so that in conjunction with automation, transformational results are achieved.

It may concern companies in the market for Business Transformation solutions (as well as some current Signavio customers) that this acquisition could signal more costly ERP and automation implementations by forcing customers into the SAP environment, while possibly curtailing the delivery of important enhancements as time goes by. iGrafx can help here as we partner with several automation vendors. Not being a part of a behemoth company means that we can also assist our customers achieve integrations with various systems of record at a more agile pace.

We also understand that there are some organizations that have been working with process modeling tools such as Aris because of the close integration they had with SAP. With the acquisition of Signavio, there may be some concern about starting over with your business process management work. iGrafx can help you in this area as we have migrated many previous companies from the Aris platform to iGrafx, allowing them to keep the process capture work they have done to this point, while also providing a richer understanding of the overall process architecture.

At iGrafx, we have a long track record of turning your business processes, regardless of where you created them, into business assets enhancing your competitive advantage. Give us a call today and find out how our Business Transformation Platform can help you harness the Power of Process Knowledge.

If you’d like more info you can give us a call at (503) 691-2451 or drop us a note here.

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