Drive better business outcomes with a software-based approach that orchestrates work from end-to-end
What is case management?
Case management is a software-based approach to helping people accomplish daily work and automating work from end-to-end. As the central concept of our low-code automation platform, the case is the epicenter and used to manage tasks, outcomes, and related sub-cases – all with the goal of completing a journey and delivering business outcomes.
How does it work for businesses?
Case management is a key component of building business applications. On an enterprise level, it manages complex human and machine work from start to finish – to deliver and drive outcomes that you and your customers demand. Plus, it’s capable of dynamically handling any exceptions to those intended outcomes along the way.
What is a case?
A case is like an electronic folder that includes all the tasks, documents, and data needed to complete a desired outcome. A case can:
- Retrieve the information you need
- Drive the processes you want
- Manage escalations and urgency
- Detect changes
- Make decisions to achieve an outcome
- Track work at every step
How does case management work?
Essentially, a case represents work that an organization performs to achieve an outcome, such as recruiting a new employee. Lots of tasks and processes – whether planned or unplanned – may be performed to complete the work and deliver the outcome defined by the case.
Client case studies
See how businesses get work done with case management.
See how Siemens’ master data management app connects processes within a single platform
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives consolidated legacy systems into a unified solution
How are cases different from processes?
- Employees rely on a well-defined and predictable set of information.
- The same or similar journey is followed to completion every time.
- Employees automate from end to end.
- Efficiency gains are maximized.
- Work is typically ad hoc and unpredictable.
- Employees managing work rely on diverse sets of information.
- The work itself is unstructured.
- The work can’t be fully automated.
- Cases require human decisioning to drive forward the outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions about case management
Case management focuses on better business outcomes. The objective is to manage all the work needed to handle a given case – regardless of the type. When done right, case management manages work across channels, devices, regions, and organizations, and improves efficiencies.
Case management provides a holistic, responsive approach to automating work. It forces you to think about your mission-critical processes as happening in stages and connects disparate systems to manage work. Case management does more than just track tasks – it drives work toward its goal.
Case management helps streamline operations to help employees be more productive and deliver experiences customers demand. Business activities can include: insurance claims, patient records, loan applications, identity theft investigations, customer requests, and adding new customers.
In case management, processes and cases exist independently of one another. Cases can be managed as a holistic body of work. With traditional business process management, each process would be executed as distinct and disconnected. With case management, processes are tightly associated with the case – and the same is true of its child cases and their processes.