BMS Platform Features
The BMS is an enterprise grade platform for capturing knowledge, optimising performance and engaging your workforce. The following features are generic BMS platform capabilities that underpin all Holocentric solution offerings.
One cohesive platform that supports your organisation's journey to achieving and sustaining high performance. All Holocentric solutions leverage the BMS platform, enabling seamless solution integration and permissions management.
Business processes are captured as models rather than maps. Models capture the relationships between process roles and positions, the responsibilities they perform within processes and the technology that supports them.
Business processes can be captured using a number of notation styles including including flow charts, BPMN, swimlanes and graph.
Configurable personalised views for individuals, roles, positions, teams and geographic locations. These views automatically collate and present relevant content so that end users can trust that the information they rely on is up to date.
Powerful Search capabilities include the ability to search using wildcards, types and property values. Find capabilities enable users to discover connected items that are related to an individual item or items in focus.
The relationships explorer enables users to trace the direct and derived relationships between items. This powerful feature enables impact analysis for any potential change to be quickly and efficiently performed.
In addition, several preconfigured traceability views are provided in tabular form for common analyses including Policy to Process, Responsibilities to Process Role and Functional Requirement to Process Step.
A complete change management lifecycle is incorporated for superior data governance. When enabled, changes must first be drafted within a Draft model and related to a matching change request. Only approved changes may be promoted into the Production model.
Changes are tracked and a change history maintained for every item. The change history includes the 'who, when & what' of each change made.
Data provided in CSV, XML, or MS Excel formats may be quickly imported, for fast content capture and maintenance.
A model based content management structure enables content to be partitioned and yet managed as cohesive sets of related information. This facilitates powerful capabilities such as the creation of baselines, draft models, 'as-is' & 'to-be', modelling, process comparison and model based permissions management.
The Metamodel driven architecture enables standard solutions to be extended or customised. It also allows custom solutions to be develop to suit your specific needs.
The metamodel driven architecture together with the inbuilt scripting language makes the BMS platform highly configurable, extensible and customisable.
Example uses of the the scripting language include macros, data validation rules, reports, interfaces with 3rd party applications including MS word, Excel, Powerpoint and Project.
In addition to the standard diagram types and notations, custom diagram notations may be configured or completely new diagram types created. This allows you to present diagrams in the form that people in your organisation are comfortable with.
Every model is version controlled, enabling you to go back and view a previous version, compare model versions and even rollback to a historical version if required. A list of changes between model versions can be automatically generated, with revision markup highlighting all changes made.
Several 3rd party application integrations are available, incuding Microsoft SharePoint and HP ALM so you only have to capture and manage information in one source. Custom application integrations can be created quickly and efficiently using the BMS's underlying interchange formats.
Role-based permissions management enables view and edit access to be managed at the content area, model, item type or item instance level.
Active Directory synchronisation of groups, users and permissions makes enterprise deployments simple and easy to manage.
The BMS platform can be deployed within your organisation on your own hardware (On Premise) or provided to you as 'Software as a Service' (SaaS). Our SaaS offerings include both multi-tenant and dedicated server options, so we have a suitable deployment configuration for your organisation, whatever your preference.