Tipp City, OH (PRWEB) December 31, 2013
The Ben Graham Corporation, a pioneer in process improvement method, announces the forthcoming release of Graham Process Mapping Software 8. Since 1990, Graham Process Mapping Software has owned a unique niche in the process improvement arena. A detailed mapping tool, Graham Process Mapping Software lays out the flow of all the documents and systems that support a business process, showing who does each step of the work and where that work is done.
The unique format of Graham Process Maps helps organizations see the whole picture -- what documents are used and how they work together. At the same time, process details are simple to discern and follow: who is working with a document, where it flows, where it is delayed, where it is are used to make a decision, where it is used as a control.
Business processes involve the flow of information. Information flows on forms, documents, reports, applications, databases, emails, spreadsheets, etc. Graham Process Mapping is the only mapping tool designed to follow the flow of all these items and show how they relate to each other. No other process mapping method attempts to capture this level of visual detail.
Graham Process Mapping was the first software tool designed specifically for documenting business processes. It has helped thousands organizations save millions of dollars with streamlined processes and improved workflow.
The Graham Process Mapping method is significantly different than typical high-level box and arrow flowcharts that are commonly used to identify processes. Graham Process Maps help people understand the details of their information processes. Graham maps display the flow and relationships of every form or record in a process and they show the flow of each item (form, document, email, spreadsheet, database…) at a basic level. The work is broken down to five fundamental activities (3 deal with item flow and 2 with the use of information) - Working with an item, changing information on an item, checking the information, moving an item from one location to another and delay or storage of an item (nothing happening). When dealing with the process at this level, it is easy to show who is doing the work and where the work is done.
Process consultant, Michael Alberta, notes “It's simple, straightforward, easy to learn and apply immediately, and the tool does not cost a lot of money. As workflow analysis and process improvement go - one of the best values out there. Allows a cross-functional team to design and implement the improvements (and this is the foundation of the Graham philosophy - the folks that have responsibilities in the process are involved in improving it).”
Harold Peters, P.Eng., System Director, Process Design & Improvement at PeaceHealth has been using Graham Process Maps for over twenty years. Here is what Harold has to say, “Graham Process Mapping is not just another process mapping tool. It is tightly integrated with a superb improvement methodology that transforms the map into a team-based interactive improvement tool. No other mapping software is able to so quickly and simply show the details of a work process - details that make the waste and opportunities for improvement glaringly obvious. Graham Process Mapping enables one to map a process at a more detailed level and in less time than any other mapping software."
The software can be downloaded for review or purchased at processchart.com. The software comes with e-booklets to guide you through your first project: "Business Process Improvement Methodology - An Introduction to Work Simplification" and "Business Process Improvement Project Guide". A "Getting Started" e-manual gets you up and running with the software quickly. Several sample charts taken from actual processes demonstrate features of the software.
The Starter Edition Software is priced at $99.00 US and the Professional Edition is just $485.00 US. Through January 7, version 7 can be purchased at a significant discount. Anyone who takes advantage of this discount will be automatically upgraded to version 8 when it is released in January. For more information and to purchase the software, visit: http://www.processchart.com.
About the Ben Graham Corporation
The Ben Graham Corporation, a pioneer in business process improvement celebrates its 61th year conducting process improvement workshops. They have conducted workshops on four continents, educating delegates from around the world, representing a broad variety of industries as well as government at all levels. Graham Process Mapping Software was introduced in 1990 and is helping organizations worldwide build better business processes.