HP LiquidOffice (formally HP Process Automation) is a Business Process Automation tool that provides a web-based solution for creating, deploying and automatically managing the routing, tracking and approval processes for electronic forms. LiquidOffice is the fastest way to put new and existing forms and processes online so you can save time, money and improve productivity.
The main difference between Business Process Automation (BPA) tool and Business Process Modelling (BPM) tool is in approach to automating business processes. BPM practice asserts that before any process can be automated, it is necessary to define all of the business processes running inside the domain of endeavour. From this the processes can be re-defined and where necessary optimised and automated. The BPA approach states that until a process is automated, there is no real value in analysing and defining it, and that the cycle of business change is so rapid there simply isn’t time to define every process before choosing which ones to address with automation, and that delivering immediate benefits creates more value.
Key HP LiquidOffice features are:
• Simple drag and drop form designer (Electronic Forms Designer – a web-based solution for creating and deploying electronic forms)
• Graphical process designer (Process Design Studio – comprehensive, graphical workflow modelling and simulation environment enabling business users to define and test processes)
• Paper and electronic forms (Teleform add-on)
• Existing or new PDF or HTML forms
• On-line or off-line forms (working with forms in offline mode)
• Mobile Process Automation – enables decision-makers to access, review, digitally sign and approve steps in pivotal business processes from anywhere
• Digital signatures and stamps on electronic forms.
LiquidOffice benefites are:
• Build lock-tight, compliant and auditable processes that minimize the risk of fines and damage to business reputation
• Drastically increase process speed by eliminating idle time between tasks, assembling 100% of supporting information and minimizing human touch points
• Eliminate costly processing errors and omissions by automating task allocation
• Capture structured and unstructured information from paper and electronic documents to automate business processes
• Ensure adherence to best practices across a distributed work force by enforcing consistency
• Impose deadlines, monitor task level detail, and raise alerts to improve outcomes