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IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1
While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to

bpm 2008  Corticon Techologies for their BPM and rules management capabilities. Last but not least, ILOG BRMS engine also runs IBM’s InfoSphere Master Data Management (MDM) Server  and IBM FileNet enterprise content management (ECM) offering [ evaluate this product ]. As another marquee partnership, SAP uses ILOG's optimization engine embedded within SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO) and possibly within other SAP SCM suite’s applications [ evaluate this product ]. Former Manugistics (now part of

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Business Process Management (BPM)

Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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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

bpm 2008  reuse – across all BPM initiatives, SOA initiatives, applications and modernization efforts; and tight integration between IBM WebSphere and ILOG. In addition, as hinted in Part 1, IBM is expected to leverage ILOG's presence in optimization and visualization, which are also of relevance to BPM , Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) & analytics , and Complex Event Processing (CEP) opportunities. During the past several years, the consolidation of the independent business rule management systems (BRMS) Read More

BPM in the Retail Sector


To remain competitive, retailers must improve costs, differentiate the shopping experience, and ensure effective promotions. Many retailers are asking how to improve vital business processes while offering customers more. Learn about key trends in the retail sector and how business process management (BPM) can help address challenges across in-store operations, supply chain management (SCM), and multi-channel integration.

bpm 2008  in the Retail Sector To remain competitive, retailers must improve costs, differentiate the shopping experience, and ensure effective promotions. Many retailers are asking how to improve vital business processes while offering customers more. Learn about key trends in the retail sector and how business process management (BPM) can help address challenges across in-store operations, supply chain management (SCM), and multi-channel integration. Read More

Sword Ciboodle-One More BPM-Centric CRM Provider


What does BPM have to do with CRM? Sword Ciboodle can tell you. The vendor delivers process-based customer interaction solutions to contact centers to improve the customer experience by improving customer-facing processes. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the vendor’s key offerings and sits down with Ciboodle’s VP of product and market strategy to discuss the company’s challenges, strategies, and technologies.

bpm 2008  (well, retrofitted, rather) some BPM elements within their respective offerings. Another vendor that has embraced process-centric CRM from the beginning is Sword Ciboodle Ltd , which was founded in 1986 as Graham Technology plc and remains based in Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK). The company has been delivering process-based customer interaction solutions to contact centers since 1994. Since then, the vendor has developed a strong presence in Europe and a notable presence in the Middle East and Read More

CRM and BPM: “We Goes Together Like Peas and Carrots”


In 2009, I attended two Gartner Summit events: the Gartner Business Process Management (BPM) Summit in March in San Diego; and Gartner Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Summit in September in Scottsdale. I not only saw a number of same vendors at both events, but both events also had many similar themes, such as customer service, workflow automation, business processes

bpm 2008  host its CRM and BPM summits back-to-back in Washington, D.C. in late 2008  (events I did not attend). While BPM vendors are beginning to offer more CRM capabilities, CRM vendors are “returning the favor” with BPM features (e.g., workflow and  business rules engines ). This process (no pun intended) may have begun several years ago. Namely, in 2005, the former Onyx Corporation (acquired by Consona Coporation in 2006 and meanwhile renamed into  Consona Customer Management ), began shifting its Read More

Appian: Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part One


In a matter of a decade or so, Appian has evolved from a business process management (BPM) software market latecomer to a BPM market challenger, and finally to an upper echelon BPM provider, competing with the likes of IBM and Pegasystems.

bpm 2008  Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part One In a matter of a decade or so, Appian has evolved from a business process management (BPM) software market latecomer to a BPM market challenger, and finally to an upper echelon BPM provider, competing with the likes of IBM and Pegasystems. Appian was founded in 1999 by Matt Calkins and three friends, two of whom had been colleagues with Calkins at business intelligence (BI) software company MicroStrategy. (Calkins was an early MicroStrategy executive, and remains Read More

It’s 2008: Do You Know Where Your Talent Is? Connecting People to What Matters


Demand for knowledge workers is building even as their experience, skills, and abilities are in ever shorter supply. And, the needs of this diverse talent pool are shifting. Rather than focusing on acquisition and retention, you should focus instead on what employees care most about. Discover strategies that enable you not only to hire the best talent, but to develop it by connecting employees to what matters to them.

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BPM in Retail


Relevant to the current economic recession, find out about key challenges faced by the retail industry, such as multichannel integration. Get an introduction to a process excellence and governance approach specific to retail, for radical cost reduction and organizational agility and visibility. You’ll also find a case study about business performance management (BPM) in the food and beverage industry.

bpm 2008  in Retail Relevant to the current economic recession, find out about key challenges faced by the retail industry, such as multichannel integration. Get an introduction to a process excellence and governance approach specific to retail, for radical cost reduction and organizational agility and visibility. You’ll also find a case study about business performance management (BPM) in the food and beverage industry. Read More

TEC presents its 2008 Human Resources Information Systems State of the Market Report


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for enterprise software selection, has released a new human resources information systems (HRIS) buyer's guide targeting small and medium businesses (SMBs).

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TIBCO BPM


TIBCO® Staffware Process Suite is a suite of application modules designed to provide business users and IT staff with collaborative tools to create end-to-end process management solutions. The products may provide visibility into business processes for a better understanding toward modifying such processes. TIBCO's BPM solutions have been deployed at over 800 customer sites with over 500,000 users.

bpm 2008  BPM TIBCO® Staffware Process Suite is a suite of application modules designed to provide business users and IT staff with collaborative tools to create end-to-end process management solutions. The products may provide visibility into business processes for a better understanding toward modifying such processes. TIBCO's BPM solutions have been deployed at over 800 customer sites with over 500,000 users. Read More

Implementing Business Process Management (BPM) to Drive Profitable Sales


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bpm 2008  company succeeded in Implementing BPM to Drive Profitable Sales . You’ll learn how a holistic, process-driven approach resulted in: renewal of the sales funnel process optimization of resources more efficient usage of time standardization of the sales process Discover how your company can improve its business processes to increase sales and reduce costs. Download your PDF copy of   Implementing BPM to Drive Profitable Sales today.   For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to Read More

The Many Angles to Dive into the BPM Water


These days, the concepts of business process management (BPM) have become more unified, and BPM functionality from different vendors seems to be more converged. However, organizations may have their own reasons for adopting BPM—different business features and requirements will lead to different matching points between adopting organizations and BPM solutions. In the mean time, BPM vendors are

bpm 2008  to Dive into the BPM Water These days, the concepts of business process management (BPM) have become more unified, and BPM functionality from different vendors seems to be more converged. However, organizations may have their own reasons for adopting BPM—different business features and requirements will lead to different matching points between adopting organizations and BPM solutions. In the mean time, BPM vendors are using various selling points to differentiate their product offerings and to touch Read More

Lombardi Software Teamworks 7.0 for Business Process Management Certification Report


Lombardi Software's business process management (BPM) system, Teamworks 7.0, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC’s research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 28-page TEC report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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