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Finding the Right BPM Tools for Workflow and Project-Based Processes
When it comes to business process management (BPM), it makes sense to “look before you leap.” Organizations considering using BPM to automate or streamline

bpm profi  the Right BPM Tools for Workflow and Project-Based Processes When it comes to business process management (BPM), it makes sense to “look before you leap.” Organizations considering using BPM to automate or streamline business processes should step back and understand what is at the core of each process. Is it a well-defined workflow? Does it have a set of related tasks or steps? Find out how answering these questions can help you define the right BPM solution for your organization.

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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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Vendor Rating Updates: BPM, ERP, PLM


Here's an update on new TEC vendor ratings and certifications. If you're currently evaluating or researching ERP, business process management (BPM), or product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, here's what we have new for you. Reports are available as well as in-depth rating evaluations in the evaluation centers. Here are the new items. TEC published up-to-date information for version 4 of

bpm profi  and configuration management. Polymita's BPM Suite joined our business process management knowledge base. The product focuses in part on modeling, workflow, and security functionality. If you're researching ERP solutions for discrete, process, or mixed-mode industries, I'd like to announce that TEC analysts recently certified the Logo Business Solutions' Unity system. Finally, to continue on the different variants of ERP systems, a new name recently entered the enterprise software space, Solarsoft . Its Read More

On-Demand Software for BPM: Now Ready for Enterprise Adoption


Planning, forecasting, and reporting are among the business processes that, if strengthened with analytic software, can help companies improve their performance. Due to time and expense of implementation, many mid-sized have been slow to aggressively adopt business performance management (BPM) solutions. See how on-demand BPM software is a low-cost, low-risk BPM solution that is likely to lead to an “early payback.”

bpm profi  solutions. See how on-demand BPM software is a low-cost, low-risk BPM solution that is likely to lead to an “early payback.” Read More

WorkflowGen from Advantys Now TEC Certified for BPM Functionality


TEC is pleased to announce that WorkflowGen, Advantys' business process management (BPM) solution, has joined the ranks of TEC certified BPM systems. You can see TEC's complete profile for WorkflowGen here. For TEC certification, Advantys completed TEC’s detailed research questionnaire, and delivered the formal product demonstration I’d requested. This demo gave me a first-hand

bpm profi  Now TEC Certified for BPM Functionality TEC is pleased to announce that WorkflowGen, Advantys' business process management (BPM) solution, has joined the ranks of TEC certified BPM systems. You can see TEC's complete profile for WorkflowGen here . For TEC certification, Advantys completed TEC’s detailed research questionnaire, and delivered the formal product demonstration I’d requested. This demo gave me a first-hand look at the outstanding features of WorkflowGen’s application, and at how Read More

EZ-Process BPM/BI Suite


EZ-Process is a certified business solution catering to extended business process management (BPM), workflow automation, and compliancy management (with respect to SOX and others). Web-based and integrated, its different modules enable organizations to perform process-related tasks such as definition, documentation, certification, collaboration, publication, optimization, compliancy, and automation.    

bpm profi  Process BPM/BI Suite EZ-Process is a certified business solution catering to extended business process management (BPM), workflow automation, and compliancy management (with respect to SOX and others). Web-based and integrated, its different modules enable organizations to perform process-related tasks such as definition, documentation, certification, collaboration, publication, optimization, compliancy, and automation. 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 profi  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

The Future of Business Process Management: Where is BPM heading?


The need for quick responses to changing business environments has resulted in the growth of business process management (BPM). Thus, BPM vendors are embarking on merger and acquisition strategies to meet the functional requirements of businesses.

bpm profi  Process Management: Where is BPM heading? Introduction Businesses are looking for a new way of using business process management (BPM) solutions. As they become more dynamic, businesses are demanding faster responses from their business templates. As a result, companies such as CommerceQuest , HandySoft , TIBCO , and Metastorm , are developing BPM suites that are compatible with application, integration, and content suites. Understanding BPM Approximately ten to fifteen years ago, organizations began Read More

K2 Takes BPM Mobile


K2 has released an updated K2 Mobile app for iPhone and iPad users. The app, available for current K2 blackpearl and K2 Appit customers, provides users with access to K2 tasks on their iPhone or iPad.

bpm profi  Takes BPM Mobile K2 has released an updated K2 Mobile app for iPhone and iPad users. The app, available for current K2 blackpearl and K2 Appit customers, provides users with access to K2 tasks on their iPhone or iPad.   Customers can use the K2 Mobile app to review and respond to any K2 task, across any process, so they can access data directly from their iPhone or iPad and redirect or share tasks with other users. The new release is native to iOS 7, but K2 already has Android and Blackberry Read More

Business Process Management (BPM) RFI/RFP Template


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bpm profi  Process Management (BPM) RFI/RFP Template The Business Process Management (BPM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 610 features and functions found in Business Process Management (BPM) software solutions. This Business Process Management (BPM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Business Process Management (BPM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Business Process Management (BPM) Read More

Learning from the BPM Leaders


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Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More Part One: SOA, Web Services, and BPM


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bpm profi  SOA, Web Services, and BPM Introduction The battle for the dominance in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web services has so far largely been a war of words without the clear winner yet (and not any time soon), as many underlying Internet-based standards have emerged only recently. Still, the advocates of both major platforms/frameworks, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and Microsoft .NET , agree on the future of Web services, and have been building similar technology frameworks for developers. Read More

Learning from BPM Leaders: Benefits, Prerequisites, and the Impact of Successful BPM Initiatives


Business process management (BPM) software implementations are now moving into the mainstream. Many early adopters are already using BPM to foster business innovation. You can benefit from the knowledge gained by BPM leaders and innovators, and their prerequisites for BPM success. These findings can serve as best-practice guidelines for your BPM initiative, so you can derive maximum value from your BPM investment.

bpm profi  from BPM Leaders: Benefits, Prerequisites, and the Impact of Successful BPM Initiatives The SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management (SAP NetWeaver BPM) component helps you model, execute, and monitor your business processes based on a common process model. It can help you improve the efficiency of business processes, reduce errors in complex repetitive tasks, and lower exception-handling costs. Source: SAP Resources Related to Learning from BPM Leaders: Benefits, Prerequisites, and the Impact Read More

Customer Process Management: The Real-time Enterprise Depends On the Merging of CPM and BPM


Customer-facing processes are challenging to manage because they are always changing. Conventional workflow automation and stand-alone business process management (BPM) technologies lack many critical components found in customer relationship management (CRM). However, converging BPM and CRM provides the responsiveness, cost-effectiveness, and manageability to achieve optimal results. The converged approach helps align priorities enterprise-wide, reduce risks, and unblock revenue growth potential.

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Ultimus Case Study: BPM for Efficient Loan Management


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Appian: Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part One


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