CIOs Increasing Deployment of BPA Tools

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-04-2014 Email Print this article Print

Remember when we sent and received invoices in the mail? Or that we paid employees with printed checks that they'd take to the bank? Fortunately, these and other traditional methods of doing business are going the way of VHS tapes. CIOs and their tech teams are helping their organization reduce costs and improve efficiencies through increased investment in business process automation (BPA) tools, according to a recent survey from CompTIA. The accompanying report, "Trends in Workflow Automation and Communications," conveys the elevated presence of BPA throughout the enterprise, demonstrating how it's helping businesses significantly streamline once mundane and time-consuming tasks. Much of BPA is driven by business process management (BPM), which is expected to grow to a $7.6 billion market in 2016, up from $4.4 billion in 2012, according to industry projections. "Technology is no longer functioning in a simple support role, but is increasingly used to meet business objectives and drive differentiation," says Seth Robinson, director of technology analysis for CompTIA, which is a non-profit association for the IT industry. "Companies with aggressive technology adoption mindsets are able to advance to process-level issues and create competitive advantage." Much of the report compares and contrasts BPA adoption among large enterprises and medium-size ones, and we've included some of the most important findings here. A total of 500 U.S. IT and business professionals took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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