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AuraPortal: A BPM Vendor Worth Checking Out
AuraPortal, a new business process management (BPM) vendor, offers a solution that creates business process execution models without the need for heavy IT

bpm 4 2  compared with many other BPM vendors’ similar offerings) are as follows (see figure 4): • Completely Web-based user interface (UI) • All business rules independent of the processes, making it easier to maintain and modify models • Use of industry standard tools, such as SharePoint, Visio, SQL Server, etc. The development environment in AuraPortal is fully Web based, along with its process modeling tool, which is based on Microsoft Visio. These capabilities provide a zero training–oriented

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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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