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On-demand Business Process Management

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The most advanced business process management (BPM) applications bridge departmental and geographic boundaries, and manage the flow of documents and data according to sophisticated process rules. And while many would suggest that an on-demand BPM service offering would most benefit small businesses, a real case can be made that such offerings might be more valuable for medium and large businesses.


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Demand Management Inc.
Founded in 1985, Demand Solutions provides supply and demand planning software to small and midsized enterprises. More than 2,000 customers in over 70 countries use Demand Solutions for demand planning and forecasting, inventory planning and replenishment, collaboration, sales and operations planning (S&OP), advanced planning and scheduling (APS), and point-of-sale (POS) management. The company is committed to helping customers solve problems such as excess inventory, low customer service levels, product seasonality, long lead times, and low inventory turns. Demand Solutions has offices in over 20 countries, and has seven major support centers worldwide. Read More...
Teamworks
Source: IBM Lombardi offers two products that address BPM challenges: Lombardi Blueprint and Lombardi Teamworks. Lombardi Teamworks is a full-featured business process management system (BPMS) platform that allows users to design, implement, execute, manage, and improve processes. Teamworks add-ons are available for Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint. The Teamworks shared model architecture allows users to aggregate all aspects of process design, implementation, and historical performance measures in a single process model. The entire process definition is implemented graphically in the unified development environment. Lombardi Blueprint is an on-demand, collaborative process documenting tool that enables companies to map processes, identify problems, and prioritize improvement opportunities. Processes documented in Blueprint can be exported to Teamworks for implementation. Together, Teamworks and Blueprint provide a unified BPM environment that enables: process discovery, mapping, and alignment to strategic business goals; collaboration in the definition, execution, and control of processes by business and IT stakeholders; fine-grained visibility to understand process and team performance; and flexibility to make changes.       Read More...
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