Integration of processes is the primary mission of any BPM initiative. Disintegrated processes are inherently purely coordinated and not possible to align. Therefore, efficiency of processes can be achieved only as a logical consequence of process integration. Integration is an essential precondition to achieve process efficiency. Both these aspects of processes naturally coexist and cannot be considered standalone.
Role of process integration systematically increases in BPM systems over past years. BPM systematically turns into a technology of integration for all other systems and processes in an organization. Growing integration and process exchange capabilities of modern BPM systems become key competitive advantage. We can see how external process scripting, unified service standards, compliant API and interchangeability of process blocks become imperative for robust and efficient enterprise architecture.