Is BPR Useful for Small Companies (SMEs)?

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Student (MBA), United Kingdom

Is BPR Useful for Small Companies (SMEs)?

Can BPR be used in small and middle size companies as well?


Raj Mohan
Management Consultant, India

Is BPR Applicablle to SMEs? YES

Very much so. In many occasions they need a breakthrough improvement to escape from critical problems.

Mathijs van der Linden
Student (University), Netherlands

Is BPR Applicable to SMEs? Yes

According to Chung & Powell (2005), it is beneficial for SME to apply BPR. Although BPR is mostly done by SMEs who have a strong position.
I would recommend reading: 'Process Re-engineering Success in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises' by Chang & Powell.

Analyst, Pakistan

WHEN BPR is Applicable to SMEs:

When you are facing following problems in your organization then you can consider a BPR exercise (both in small and large organizations)
- Cross-functional, cross-departmental, cross-hierarchical problems
- Too many non-value-adding steps (e.g. check, monitor, control, authorize, reconcile, transfer),
- Complex procedures with many exceptions & special cases
- To fight increasing competition, to get products/services to market faster
- Rework, iteration & duplication of work
- Miscommunications occur frequently and important information was not passed to the relevant parties to follow up.
- It takes a long time to know the progress of the work when the customers ask.
- Don't know for sure the cost and profitability of works done.
- Not sure of who is responsible for what task.

Management Consultant, Singapore

Can BPR Be Used in Small and Middle Size Companies as Well?

I used BPR in both large corporation and a manufacturing SME, and it worked very well. Both busines... Sign up

Manager, India

Is BPR Useful for Small and Medium Organizations?

Yes, it is, but it makes sense to do a cost-benefit analysis before taking the plunge.... Sign up

Steve Met
United Kingdom

Is BPR Applicable to SMEs? YES

Think about the increased value that you can add to your business by radically changing the way it o... Sign up

ICT Consultant, Ghana

BPR is a Possible for ALL Organizations

BPR is all about process improvement. Thus as long as there are identifiable processes, BPR can be a... Sign up


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