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Will SAP HANA’s Big Data Usher SAP into the Intelligent BPM Elite?


SAP recently announced a new intelligent business operations bundle that aims to help organizations infuse big data insights in real time into their processes to work smarter and improve responsiveness to threats and opportunities.

aris corp.  (ERP) users has been ARIS by IDS Scheer (now Software AG ), with deep connections to SAP NetWeaver and SAP Solution Manager . But now with the advent of SAP HANA, PowerDesigner is SAP''s strategic modeling tool of choice, supporting business process modeling fully with BPMN 2.x support, data modeling, and enterprise architecture capabilities. PowerDesigner is now freely available to educational institutions through SAP University Alliances .   For existing customers of SAP who purchased ARIS through SAP, Read More

Demystifying SAP Solution Manager


Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses how SAP Solution Manager, a unique offering for centralized support and system management, covers all aspects of system deployment, operations, and continuous improvement, to ease customer pain with their complex IT environment.

aris corp.  persuade users to link ARIS process maps in SolMan ( IDS Scheer ’s renowned ARIS tool is embedded in NetWeaver for visual process modeling capabilities) to existing SAP Business Suite sessions and transactions. In theory this all sounds attractive: users can create an ARIS process map for, say, the procure-to-pay cycle with all the process steps, whereby all the diagram blocks are logically linked to the respective SAP ERP transactions. When an end user clicks on the diagram’s block, it invokes a Read More

The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 1


The business process management (BPM) market is sizzling hot, with Gartner Dataquest estimating its compound annual growth rate (CAGR) at 13 percent in 2009. In fact, almost all leading BPM vendors have been buzzing about their unprecedented growth and profitability, especially amidst the ongoing economic drought. It is truly difficult to argue against the need for companies from all walks of

aris corp.  e.g., IDS Scheer AG’s ARIS tools, by the time he or she is done the model might already be obsolete. And by the time the company implements the model, the dynamic economic environment will have already changed. Yet the model on paper (a bunch of flowcharts ) must be deployable, usable, and maintainable in production. Business processes are about dynamics (or business agility, if you will) and a drawn flowchart is anything but dynamic. On the other hand, the purely integration-centric approach of Read More

Vision Software Brings a Solid Business Process Management Solution to the Table


The business process management market is shifting, and more players are entering the market. Several smaller organizations, such as Vision Software, are bringing a fresh look and a good product to the market, and should certainly be considered.

aris corp.  that are created in Aris , but the integration limits itself to importing and exporting the models. BizAgi Product Strengths Vision Software has come a long way to develop their BPM solution. Their focus was to develop a tool that shows simplicity, and BizAgi does this extremely well. Navigation through solution and use is well designed. BizAgi''s ability to assign tasks based on roles is a good feature because this assignation can include rules for skills, geographical information, etc. One of the future Read More

Mid-market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Epicor and SYSPRO, the two renowned enterprise resource planning (ERP) mid-market incumbents that heavily harness Microsoft’s platform tools. To that end, the business productivity tools that were illustrated in my recent blog post on what 2010 might have meant to Microsoft’s business solutions (which reflected on the highly publicized mid

aris corp.  Scheer (with its renowned ARIS tool). Thus, I doubt that mid-market ERP vendors have any of the full-fledged EA capabilities that SYSPRO now has. Even SAP and Oracle have long had to partner with IDS Scheer for the abovementioned ARIS tool for process modeling, documentation, etc. Look for SYSPRO to provide the know-how frameworks (or accelerators) down the track, e.g., for Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing compliance as part of SYSPRO’s STARS (Structured Technique to Achieve a Rapid Solution) Read More

The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog series started a lengthy discussion about the value proposition and parts-and-parcels of business process management (BPM), with an ensuing focus on Pegasystems (also known as Pega) as one of the leading BPM suite providers. Part 2 then analyzed in depth the vendor’s ability to help business users capture (and then realize) business objectives and intent, while Part 3 focused

aris corp.  M1 , IDS Scheer ARIS , etc. Alternatively, processes can also be programmed within an enterprise content management (ECM ), enterprise application integration (EAI ), or enterprise service bus (ESB ) solution, or in Java procedural modeling . Also, the process is often imported and converted into an execution environment before being refined and programmed, so the original diagram becomes a fossil artifact of the development, no longer representing the actual executing process. Moreover, a UI has to be Read More

Business Process Simulation Technology from Lanner


Today, TEC Research Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu focuses on business process simulation software provider Lanner Group. Gabriel looks at Lanner's history, products, and market position—and explains the pros and cons of using software to simulate your business processes.

aris corp.  L-SIM and IDS Scheer''s ARIS (a product that is white-labeled by Oracle and SAP ). Similar integration partnerships for L-SIM and WITNESS exist with vendors such as PNMSOFT , IBM , and Trisotech . Lanner''s more recent offerings include apps for business managers who do not have extended expertise in simulation.  Lanner also provides consulting services that aim to help customers benefit from external expertise, an extensive library of simulation templates, industry best practices for BPM simulations, and Read More

IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2


Part 1 of this blog topic analyzed IBM’s rationale to acquire ILOG to bolster its service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms. Eventually, with ILOG fully integrated, IBM hopes to establish the following: a leading rule repository and end-to-end rule lifecycle management; a full spectrum of rules definition and execution methods; maximum rules reuse

aris corp.  the partnering IDS Scheer''s ARIS tool (e.g., for achieving the  Six Sigma compliance ). But at the core of the Oracle BPM suite are the converging BEA AquaLogic BPM (formerly Fuego ) and Oracle Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) Process Manager (former Collaxa) products. This convergence will cater to both human-centric and structured BPM in a single Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and BPEL runtime environment. Such an environment is seen to bridge the traditional gap between business Read More

Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 1


Late 2009 and early 2010 were characterized by a number of mergers and acquisitions (M@As) in the vibrant and buoyant business process management (BPM) space. The merger of Progress Software Corp. (NASDAQ: PRGS) and Savvion Inc. drew my attention in particular. Why? Because, to my mind, Progress has thus made a large leap into the BPM space, a market where it has been

aris corp.  BPA Suite , and  ARIS for Microsoft BizTalk accounts (where the ARIS product has long been embedded) . Last but not least,  the impending Pegasystems (Pega) and Chordiant merger  rounds out Pega’s  customer relationship management (CRM)  and  case management  capabilities with  predictive analytics , on top of its already broad SmartBPM product suite. Why Savvion? Given that Progress acquired Savvion on the heels of  the IBM and Lombardi announcement , this might have made some think of Read More

SYSPRO-Taking a Quantum Leap or Simply Becoming Smarter?


What do Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum theory have to do with SYSPRO? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic explains, as he discusses how SYSPRO has applied these famous physics theories to produce a ‘simply smarter’ ERP system and comprehensive ERP framework for effective material, cash, as well as collaborative management for small to midsized manufacturers and distributors in today’s dynamic environment.

aris corp.  embed IDS Scheer ''s ARIS process modeling and analysis tools, which entail huge consulting projects on their own (say, to deploy the 6s Lean or American Productivity & Quality Center [APQC] best practices frameworks). One might be mixing apples and oranges when lumping SYSPRO Quantum together with, say, SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions (SAP RDS). The latter offering is a ready-to-use combination of software, predefined services, and preconfigured content at a predefined price. SAP''s template-based Read More

Grape Escape 2010: Of Cloud & Angels, Fun & Games, and “In Vino Veritas” - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about the historical background of the JRocket Marketing Grape Escape event. Grape Escape has become a June fixture over past several years, right after the high traveling season to major vendors’ events subsides and before everyone takes their summer vacations. It is a signature event that showcases the intimate analyst relationships (AR) and

aris corp.  harnessing  IDS Scheer ''s ARIS tools). Often, ERP users have to turn to the EA capabilities of Metastorm, IBM , and Software AG . Stein wrapped up with a few notes about the recent release of SYSPRO Version 6.1 , the most important and powerful new product and technology release the vendor has had in five years.  Version 6.1 includes more than 1,500 enhancements and six dynamic new applications.  I was one of many that attended Stein’s Webinar in April introducing this new release, and  here is the Read More