The environmental footprint of process

It is clear that information technology is a key tool in corporate efforts to go green. But while the prevalent focus is on IT power consumption, don't overlook what business process management (BPM) software can do to help you support the environment while generating significant cost savings.

Examine these basics:

-- How much paper -- printed forms, memos, etc. -- does the organization consume?

-- How much fuel is wasted on interoffice mailings and postal mailings to customers and suppliers?

-- How much raw material is wasted because of inefficient manufacturing processes?

BPM tools can help IT organizations significantly reduce corporate consumption in all three areas through process automation, both internally and externally.