We know software can act lightning fast, but can you change the pace at which your organization works, especially its people? When you pair your processes with Fast Data, you can do exactly that.
Fast Data and BPM
Over the last decade, the rise of smart devices and mobility has blurred the frontiers of our physical and digital worlds. Developments have exceeded all expectations and brought on an era of unprecedented change and data availability.
The amount of data we track and produce in our personal and business lives is… well, big! Think back only five years ago—would you be able to answer at a moments notice: How many steps did you take today? How many clicks did your website receive on Wednesday?
The number of business information and event sources are growing each day. While it is relatively easy for organizations to collect and analyze huge volumes of complex information, any insights gained are usually based on what has already happened. Making the massive amounts of complex data consumable and acting on what’s happening right now is the challenge for this new era.
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM 3.1 solves this problem by supporting human insight with machine intelligence. You can learn more about the challenges and solutions here.
Logistics is a great example of how Fast Data and ActiveMatrix BPM can work to move goods as quickly as possible. In logistics, weather can have a monumental impact, involving harbor berth and pilot availability, delivery times, fuel costs and other factors, and especially customer service.
Let’s say our container ship is transporting goods from Shanghai, China to Long Beach, CA. One day out, it runs into a severe, unexpected storm. When we receive this information, we start a reroute plan. Our automated processes find available berths at alternative ports, calculate fuel costs, determine a suggested best course of action (Plan A), and notify our internal weather expert to check its viability.
This process has been designed to be adapted by people and systems on the fly. This capability is achieved by combining flexible processes with ad-hoc activities, independent work routing and distribution, and event-driven processes.
If our meteorologist determines the storm is localized and Plan A can go forward, the process is quickly altered to comply. If the meteorologist decides the storm is likely to interfere with the reroute, and therefore the ship should return to port, another process ensues. Process modification involving both people and systems brings about the best and fastest course of action.
We’re able to quickly relay to customers the status of their shipments, the change in plans, and how we will manage around the problem to ensure minimal delay… working at the speed of change.