Pros and cons of process management

Have you and your team been considering the adoption of the method referred to as BPM (Business Process Management)? If so, it is recommended you give it serious thought before making a decision.

To help you decide, take a look at this short list we’ve compiled of the top pros and cons of setting up a system to manage your company’s processes.

Process Management: the Pros and Cons

The Pros:

Thoroughly assesses:

Process management, by its very concept, consist in exploring every single step involved within a particular process for completing a business function, which means it is extremely thorough (and may help you find ways of making your processes even better than they already are).

Identifies Issues:

Since we’ve already mentioned above process management thoroughly assesses every process, it will also help identify delays and cost issues. This means you can make the appropriate changes necessary to improve operations, encourage teamwork and increase profits.

Universal Method:

One of the best things about process management is that it works for any industry. It is also compatible with any business model, so there is no need to change the entire way you operate in order to incorporate a new process management technique or method.

The Cons:

May Requires Outside Expertise:

The biggest disadvantage associated with the implementation of process management is that it typically requires you to hire consultants who are knowledgeable and equipped with the tools needed to make the task quick and easy.

While you may feel that you and your team can handle the job, it is always a good idea to get the help of a professional – unless you decide to go with a modern, one of its kind tool such as Pipefy, that allows you to create and run your processes without the need of external help.

Can Get Costly:

Hiring these professional consultants can of course get a little expensive at times, but most business owners and managers feel that the extra cost is well worth it.


Now that you are aware of the pros and cons of process management, you can make the best decision for your company. The advantages far outweigh the disadvantages, but you have to be sure that your budget is ready.

Manage your Company’s Processes with Pipefy!

Pipefy is an intuitive, simple to use, workflow software. We allow businesses to run all their processes in a single platform, ensuring efficiency and solid execution.

Pipefy works as an online Kanban system where tasks move laterally through the multiple phases of your process. Each of your process’ phases can have its own set of work rules, triggers and, if needed, a designated owner.

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Written by Isabelle Salemme, Product content manager at Pipefy. She uses her extensive Pipefy knowledge to write informative pieces teaching users to make the best of Pipefy. Besides being responsible for all product-related content, she's an avid reader, a coffee lover and a professional photographer.