Successfully manage and improve human workflow
To meet the needs of your organization, technology needs to:
- Connect people, not just systems, to other people, information, and processes.
Manage processes across multiple applications that were never designed to work together, including line-of-business applications; email, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools; and collaboration applications such as shared workspaces, instant messaging, and social networking.
Integrate communications into business processes with tools such as email, instant messaging, phones, voice mail, scheduling, and web conferencing integrated within the applications your employees use every day.
Microsoft Office Business Applications (OBAs)
A strategy for digitizing and improving people-driven workflow and collaboration
Enter Microsoft Office Business Applications (OBA) supported by the Microsoft Office system. Office Business Applications are unique in that they bridge existing line-of-business systems using the familiar Microsoft Office interface that your people already know. OBAs enable you to unlock the value of your current back-end systems by extending the Microsoft Office client or web parts into business processes in line-of-business applications such as enterprise resource planning, CRM, care management, and core administrative systems.
Microsoft's OBA strategy enables you to bridge the legacy world of structured, transactional processes to reach the new world of non-routine, unstructured, and people-driven processes. It provides a next-generation platform that supports direct-to-consumer connections, delivery of actionable information within the context of existing workflow and digital lifestyles, and end-to-end collaboration with providers and trading partners - all while integrating with existing core systems. This makes it easier for your people and teams to communicate, share insights, and work together from the workplace, from home, and across multiple company boundaries.
The Microsoft Office system
The out of-the-box capabilities of the Microsoft Office system - including unified communications, collaboration, enterprise content management, business intelligence, enterprise search, and workflow-can help you solve critical business issues faster, using fewer resources and with less complexity. The Microsoft Office system is a familiar and flexible platform that bridges the gaps between people-driven processes and line-of-business applications by:
Connecting people to other people, information, and processes within the context of their existing digital work style and the familiar applications they already use every day.
Managing communications, insight, document sharing, and human workflow within and beyond the enterprise.
Microsoft Office capabilities help you:
Increase the value of your existing technology investments.
Increase individual and team productivity.
Streamline people-driven processes.