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Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More Part One: SOA, Web Services, and BPM
In the larger schema of things, SOA would espouse general, more abstract concepts of software reusability and encapsulation within certain boundaries (as to

bpm products  which focused more on BPM from the aspect of mere technologies mentioned above. SOA thus offers a promising design approach for making large IT systems more flexible and cost-effective. Namely, a plethora of extended-ERP applications designed to work in conjunction with the core ERP and back-office systems create a greater need for application and data integration, whereby any application must be able to communicate with external applications fairly easily and simply. Since a great deal of the cost 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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From Spreadsheet Chaos to an Integrated BPM Application in Six Steps


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BPM Product Review: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation


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bpm products  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 J Read More

TIBCO BPM


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Appian: Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part Two


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ITO: Application Related Services, Software Products and Associated Services


Softtek's information technology outsourcing (ITO) services consist of two areas: application related services, and software products and associated services. Under the rubric of application related services, Softtek offers application maintenance and support, application development, application modernization, and quality assurance (QA) and testing. Its software products and associated services include integration and deployment of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship planning (CRM), and business intelligence (BI). Application related services are those that cover the entire application lifecycle, including the designing, building, testing, implementation, and support of custom and packaged applications. Softtek's clients benefit from process efficiency, lean cost structures, rigorous service-level commitments, and global reach. In additon to development, maintenance and support, and modernization, Softtek also offers data integration services, and ERP services for SAP and Oracle applications. For Latin American markets, Softtek offers packaged software product solutions and associated services, such as training and first level support. Softtek is a value-added reseller (VAR) for some of the world’s most renowned software solutions, including: ERP, data integration, and BI. Softtek is a VAR of products from SAP, Informatica, Cognos, and Business Objects. The company also offers post-sales support and education services.  

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Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal


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