Beating Complexity, Achieving Operational Excellence

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Our global study of small and medium-sized discrete manufacturers worldwide revealed the industry is struggling with increasing complexity, global competition, rapidly changing business environments, and volatile raw materials prices. While manufacturers worldwide face similar challenges, this study clarifies how strategic initiatives and priorities vary by sector, geography, and job description.

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Real-time BPM Benefits Operational Execution

As business performance management (BPM) and corporate performance management (CPM) extend beyond finance to line-of-business managers and operational decision makers, it meets face-to-face with the urgency to support more real-time scenario modeling and decision making. Learn how fast, scalable performance management solutions are key to enabling real-time operational responses to actual results. Read More

How is a BPM Project Achieved?

How can business process management (BPM) optimize business outcomes and performance?

BPM efforts have not been adopted as much as expected in the past decade, and process agility for operational excellence is still a distant goal for many enterprises. Extensibility issues and a lack of road maps are issues, as well as a series of economic events and general market instability that have redirected the spotlight to process optimization as the key to a sustainable profit model.

This white paper looks at some best practice approaches and pitfalls to avoid for optimal business results, and provides a framework for choosing “the right BPM project” for organizations. Nine critical challenges in adopting a core BPM approach are discussed, and several steps leading up to a successful BPM rollout for optimized business outputs are also given. The main risks associated with a BPM project implementation are then looked at.

Read this white paper for a concise and clear examination of the place of business process management in today’s competitive business performance landscape, and tips to help with successful implementation and management of BPM projects within organizations from the discovery stage right through to deployment.  Read More

Model Driven BPM: How BPM Enables a Higher Level of Business Agility

Enterprises have to demonstrate business innovation while being responsive to customer wants and needs in today’s competitive marketplace. Business process management (BPM) software can help companies to streamline and optimize business processes for increased efficiency and reduced downtime.

Organizations using BPM can increase ROI and achieve operational excellence through reengineering business processes with the help of BPM software.

Model driven BPM is the next wave in enterprise BPM approaches, and allows organizations to deliver on the premise of application modernization intelligently and effectively. A model driven BPM approach brings lesser complexity for the line of business (LOB) stakeholders, faster development times for IT, quicker response times for business process changes, lower costs, and better collaboration between LOB and IT.

This white paper examines how model driven BPM lets organizations prepare and build for change rather than invest in traditional development techniques that can be resource intensive, expensive, and time consuming. The paper covers the challenges facing enterprises today and drivers for enterprise agility, then takes a deeper look at model driven BPM and its benefits.

How can BPM enable a higher level of business agility and deliver on the premise of intelligent process management driving operational excellence? The answer likely lies in a model driven framework, to integrate disparate systems and drastically cut down the time to create, improve, and optimize functional business process models that help the enterprise adapt to dynamic market conditions.  Read More

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