3 Key Benefits of Running Low-Code Process Automation in the Cloud

The world is moving to the cloud and the cloud software market is growing exponentially to meet the demand. Research and Markets predicts the cloud computing market will grow from $371 billion in 2020 to $832 billion in 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of 17.5%.  

This huge growth and uptake makes sense when you look at the multiple benefits of moving your operations to the cloud. Your application development projects are no exception, and since automation is such a huge component of business transformation it makes low-code process automation in the cloud an imperative. 

“Cloud is an essential part of end-to-end process automation. Processes that include customers, suppliers, remote employees, business partners, and even other locations of your own organization need resilient, always-on platforms for getting work done,” says Sandy Kemsley in her report The Cloud Imperative.

Here are the three biggest benefits you gain when you move your automation to the cloud.


1.    Scalability

As your automation projects grow, the cloud grows with you, which is a huge benefit for organizations that are experiencing rapid growth and transformation. Elastic scalability not only helps you to grow, but also helps you keep up with fluctuating customer and execution demands.

“Scaling up fast is critical to keeping systems available when load increases unexpectedly; otherwise, customers may decide to do business elsewhere, and remote employees will be left unable to do their work. Cloud platforms can easily add capacity as required; with on-premise infrastructure, adding new servers to a data center is a time-consuming and costly exercise,” says Kemsley.

While scaling processes and apps, there will likely also be a demand for agility, as organizations look to innovate and continually improve their processes as they grow their automation capabilities. Working from the cloud allows you to deploy changes to processes in a matter of clicks.

“Easy propagation of shared business applications built on the automation platform, including process and decision models. Changing a business process or decision across the organization can be done by changing the application and models in one place, and rolling them out to a shared cloud repository. Common applications will execute identically everywhere at the same time without regional deployment delays,” says Kemsley

This ability to scale is key to enabling business experimentation. Organizations need teams to be able to quickly create and test new process applications, then either scale them up for more users or switch them off if they don’t deliver the expected outcomes. Those that have this capability are in the best place to handle disruption.

2.    Reliability

One of the top benefits of a cloud platform is that they are ‘always-on’ and available to customers, suppliers, and employees at any time. “Cloud platforms guarantee high levels of uptime due to their highly fault-tolerant server and network configurations, and are structured so that even system upgrades don’t interrupt people and processes,” says Kemsley

Business processes suffered unprecedented interruption during the global Covid pandemic, including a sudden shift to remote working that shone a light on many broken manual processes that still existed. Another benefit of cloud solutions is that they deliver consistent performance and reliability regardless of the user’s physical location.

Bizagi’s low-code automation PaaS offers additional reliability to customers in the form of preservation and management. Your IT team is freed up to focus on new innovation, rather than just keeping the lights on, because Bizagi takes care of that for you. Bizagi also offers disaster recovery plans above and beyond Azure’s built-in reliability with active-active DR and data replication across zones, so you can rest assured that if disaster does strike you are totally covered! 


3. Security

It’s common for organizations to feel that security is not guaranteed once operations and control are transferred to the cloud because it no longer resides on their own hardware. However, current cloud systems offer highly secure environments with features such as data encryption, isolated networks, and controlled access management to the cloud to ensure protection of information.  

82% of cloud security breaches are caused by a lack of employee skills, which highlights two things: firstly that it's primarily user error, not the software that causes security issues. And secondly, it's vital to offer user training to avoid any breaches. 

The Bizagi cloud has been designed and created with security as a top priority. Bizagi is compliant with some of the strictest global regulations and security management standards, including FedRAMP, HIPAA, GDPR, ISO 27001, and PCI, among others. 


Choose the cloud today 

The Bizagi cloud environment was created with the three pillars of security, reliability, and scalability in mind. This gives you peace of mind that your automation projects can deliver against enterprise demands in the cloud, so you can focus on driving your automation and innovation strategy. 

Bizagi operates on a Shared Success model with our customers. Our services are tailored to fit your needs and grow with your demand without charging you for excess you are not using. We put our resources and efforts behind your organization to make sure your projects are successful. Our growth is driven by our customers benefits and uptake from their ability to exploit our platform to its fullest.

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