Pro.Act.A® (Processes and Activities Analysis)is a proprietary methodology that enables the mapping and sizing, in terms of time spent, of all processes in a given company scope. The tool provides evidence of potential recovery rather than an assessment of organisational coherence.
The method is based on the critical reinterpretation of business processes from a value flow perspective (across the various functional areas) by identifying the typical process components: inputs, phases, interdependencies, management methods, tools used, resources and outputs.
During the project, a database is created (which becomes a company asset) of the micro-activities carried out in the processes, which is populated through a self-declaration by each individual resource involved, thus guaranteeing the objectivity of the data and its sharing. The measured data can be visualised and analysed through customised and parametrised views.
The application of this methodology for analysing and mapping business processes has a distinct advantage: it can be customised and remodelled according to different business realities and needs. Following a session of interviews with a representative sample of company functions, it is possible to trace the typical processes of the individual company using the company's own language. It will then be all the resources involved in the processes to declare, via a web tool, the individual micro-activities carried out, expressing evaluations, criticalities, suggestions and timeframes.
Thanks to the detailed knowledge of business processes and the collection of quantitative data, it is then possible to perform simulations of different scenarios both from the standpoint of reorganising business functions and of redefining new processes by evaluating the tools to be used, quickly verifying the impact on business costs and calculating the potential savings that can be achieved.