New Global Research Study Demonstrates Business Process Management as Value-Switch for Digitalization Initiatives

BPM-D, in collaboration with Widener University and the Universidad de Chile, publishes findings from its global study measuring the links between successful digitalization and business process management maturity in organizations

May, 2016 — Philadelphia, PA (USA), London (UK), Santiago (Chile) — BPM-D has released the findings from its global research study showcasing the value of business process management practices to successful digitalization initiatives. The study, conducted in partnership with Widener University (Chester, PA) and Universidad de Chile (Santiago, Chile), includes responses from over 200 organizations spanning the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Respondents reflected a breadth of middle and upper management personnel, spanning small businesses to large enterprises.

Mathias Kirchmer, Managing Director & Co-CEO, BPM-D remarked “with other recent research suggesting that only 1% of businesses are adequately prepared to leverage their own digitalization initiatives, this timely and relevant study demonstrate a meaningful path to success.”

Peter Franz, Managing Director & Co-CEO, BPM-D highlighted how “digitalization offers many opportunities for business value but it require a new set of skills that not every organization possesses. In order to realize the value of digitalization, organizations need to develop a means to maintain pace and reduce the overall time required for many inherent business process changes and adjustments.”

Yvonne Antonucci, Ph.D., Professor of Business, Widener University believes that “this study clearly indicates how the BPM-Discipline establishes a value-network across the traditional functional organization. Organizations utilizing process management systematically on a day-to-day basis are better equipped to understand where their own deficiencies in benefitting from digitalization currently are and how they might be improved significantly.”

Sigifredo Laengle, Professor of Economics and Business, Universidad de Chile, indicated how “the BPM discipline provides the transparency to identify the right transformation opportunities for an organization while an active and mature BPM-Discipline positions an organization to realize the full value of strategic initiatives faster, more effectively, and with less risk.”


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ABOUT Widener University

Widener University is a metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester, Exton and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., are proud to be tobacco-free. Visit the university’s website,

ABOUT Universidad de Chile

The University of Chile was founded in 1842. It is the oldest higher education institution in Chile. Generating, developing, integrating and communicating knowledge in all the areas of knowledge and culture are the mission and basis of the activities of the University. The University is located in the capital city Santiago de Chile and it is a public university with international quality. 20 Chilean Presidents have been students of the University of Chile. Also, the two Chileans who received the Nobel Prize were members of the University. It is placed among the 400 best higher educational establishments in the World Ranking of Universities (University Shanghai Jiao Tong) and in 10 place among its Latin-American peers and first place in Chile in the Ibero-American Ranking of Research Institutes (SCImago Research Group, Spain 2015).among its Latin-American peers and first place in Chile in the Ibero-American Ranking of Research Institutes (SCImago Research Group, Spain 2015).

 Dr. Mathias Kirchmer

Managing Director & Co-CEO, BPM-D