An organization can only move as fast as their business processes allow. If the processes rely on extensive manual touchpoints and require non-value-added steps, then they will weigh down the operation. The process also needs to have the appropriate governance oversight to assure compliance to standards. The first step to take in addressing the issues is to perform business process modeling of the current state.
Once documented, the processes can be analyzed to determine opportunities for automation or streamlining. Those opportunities can then be optimized for efficiency of time and resources to achieve the required business objectives. Finally, the optimized process is rolled out to the organization for implementation.