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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

bpm trends  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.

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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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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 to Be Released in the Fall


Microsoft Corp. has announced that its 2013 release of  Dynamics CRM—to be available this fall—is designed to make business personal by enhancing mobile support and social capabilities, as well as by providing contextual information to customer-facing professionals. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 can be delivered both on premises and in the cloud. Main capabilities include

bpm trends  acknowledge the benefits of BPM + CRM and enhance their solutions accordingly. Read More

Collaboration is the Key to BPM Success


Customers, employees, and partners are an integral part of any business—each playing an important role in its success. But how is it possible to share vital information between them? In order to access information, understand trends, and build better processes, a system that enables multi-user collaborative technologies is required. Without these collaboration tools, business process management (BPM) cannot be successful.

bpm trends  is the Key to BPM Success Customers, employees, and partners are an integral part of any business—each playing an important role in its success. But how is it possible to share vital information between them? In order to access information, understand trends, and build better processes, a system that enables multi-user collaborative technologies is required. Without these collaboration tools, business process management (BPM) cannot be successful. Read More

Year in Review: Top Enterprise Software News and Trends for 2011


With 2011 just about under wraps, we asked our experts to weigh in on this year’s trends and enterprise software news-makers. Read this article to get their takes on 2011's biggest stories in the enterprise software industry, the year's hottest trends, and more. Log in to read now.

bpm trends  SCM, business performance management [BPM], etc.) are still placing primary emphasis on machines (assets), materials, and methods (processes), and not enough on optimizing manpower (labor, human capital), which should change going forward with Kronos , Reflexis , RedPrairie , and ScheduleSoft ’s efforts. 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 trends  Dynamics CRM. On the BPM or CRM side, its larger competitors are Pegasystems, KANA Software, and Consona CRM, with broader suites and better name recognitions. The vendor would benefit from pursuing deeper strategic CRM application partnerships to round out product offerings in terms of sales force automation (SFA), marketing automation, mobile CRM, and social CRM. Some partnering alleys could be Infor Epiphany CRM , SugarCRM , and Sage CRM . While Sword Ciboodle provides multi-channel support, the Read More

Appian BPM Suite


Appian Enterprise is a secure, scalable framework focusing on business processes. The suite offers the following business process management modules: Process Modeler, Process Engine, Rules Engine, Simulation, and Process Manager. For knowledge management, Appian Enterprise offers the Document Manager, Content Manager, Collaborative Tools, and Portal modules. Analytics capabilities include the Business Activity Manager, the Process Analytics module, the Business Analytics module, and the Dashboard Reporter. Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations are currently deploying Appian Enterprise. The J2EE-compliant architecture of Appian Enterprise is compatible with all major application servers, including BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, Oracle Application Server, JBoss, and others. Full platform support for Windows, Linux, and Unix operation systems is available. Appian Enterprise is built on a service-oriented architecture.

bpm trends  BPM Suite Appian Enterprise is a secure, scalable framework focusing on business processes. The suite offers the following business process management modules: Process Modeler, Process Engine, Rules Engine, Simulation, and Process Manager. For knowledge management, Appian Enterprise offers the Document Manager, Content Manager, Collaborative Tools, and Portal modules. Analytics capabilities include the Business Activity Manager, the Process Analytics module, the Business Analytics module, and the Read More

Skelta BPM


Skelta BPM is an enterprise business process management and advanced workflow software product providing enterprises with a strong and collaborative platform to automate the sequence of human, system and document centric activities required to complete specific business goals. The core components of Skelta BPM includes graphical and intuitive process designer, flexible forms designer, robust workflow engine, secure enterprise console to manage and administer multiple business processes, multiple task dispatch patterns including iOS devices and connectors to existing technologies such as BizTalk, SharePoint, InfoPath, Microsoft SAP LOB adaptor etc.    

bpm trends  BPM Skelta BPM is an enterprise business process management and advanced workflow software product providing enterprises with a strong and collaborative platform to automate the sequence of human, system and document centric activities required to complete specific business goals. The core components of Skelta BPM includes graphical and intuitive process designer, flexible forms designer, robust workflow engine, secure enterprise console to manage and administer multiple business processes, multiple Read More

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 programming. In this article, Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic gives inside view of the vendor’s development strategies and the broad scope of BPM suite’s modules, and discusses how the system’s differentiating features addresses the diverse needs of its customers.

bpm trends  A BPM Vendor Worth Checking Out Despite the ongoing consolidation in the business process management (BPM) space (i.e., the acquisitions of Lombardi Software by IBM , Metastorm by Open Text , Chordiant by Pegasystems , Savvion by Progress Software [see related blog post on the TEC Blog ], BEA Systems by Oracle , IDS Scheer by Software AG , and so on), the BPM arena is still crowded with a number of vibrant vendors (many of which are still startups) with innovative value propositions and Read More

Current Trends in Messaging


As electronic communication has grown, geographic boundaries have shrunk, enabling an onslaught of mobile executives.

bpm trends  Trends in Messaging Trends Overview By the end of 2001 it is estimated, the number of active e-mail users will be over 500 million. E-mail has evolved from a useful, but not necessary utility, into a mission critical application. An e-mail outage in a large organization is a small step better than complete loss of electricity. Millions of people rely on their e-mail to perform their specific job functions on a daily basis. As electronic communication has grown, geographic boundaries have shrunk, Read More

What Makes Human-centric BPM Different?


Business process management (BPM) is ultimately about people, not technology. While technology enables BPM, it is people who lead, manage, and participate in business processes. However, BPM vendors have not traditionally focused on human-centric needs. A human-centric perspective can transform BPM from a cold automation system into an intuitive, user-friendly tool that eliminates redundancy and accelerates how work gets done.

bpm trends  Makes Human-centric BPM Different? Business process management (BPM) is ultimately about people, not technology. While technology enables BPM, it is people who lead, manage, and participate in business processes. However, BPM vendors have not traditionally focused on human-centric needs. A human-centric perspective can transform BPM from a cold automation system into an intuitive, user-friendly tool that eliminates redundancy and accelerates how work gets done. Read More

BPM and SOA


As businesses move away from buying applications to buying the means of facilitating business processes, a different approach to technology assets is required. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) will enable organizations to run business from a process point of view. Tooling must therefore allow existing investments to be used within the SOA environment, enabling business processes to be easily and effectively modeled.

bpm trends  and SOA As businesses move away from buying applications to buying the means of facilitating business processes, a different approach to technology assets is required. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) will enable organizations to run business from a process point of view. Tooling must therefore allow existing investments to be used within the SOA environment, enabling business processes to be easily and effectively modeled. 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 trends  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

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 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.

bpm trends  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. Read More

6 Specialists, 6 Industry Domains: Trends for 2008 and 2009


In a survey on upcoming trends in employee management, the Learning Review asked six experts in six major industry domains one simple question: what do you think the main trends in [domain] will be for 2008 and 2009? Here are their answers.

bpm trends  Specialists, 6 Industry Domains: Trends for 2008 and 2009 The Learning Review asked specialists from six major industry domains to share their thoughts on how they see various areas of employee management changing in the near future. The question, sent by e-mail, was simple: what do you think the main trends in [domain] will be for 2008 and 2009? Following are each of their answers. Human Resources (HR) Strategies by David Ulrich, consultant and educator in human resources management In the next one to Read More

BI and BPM: It’s Not as Blurry as You Think


There seems to be a blurry line between business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) applications. Some software vendors offer solutions that actually incorporate BPM and BI within the same application, which makes it harder to distinguish between these two software solutions. The following are some—certainly not all—key differentiators between BI and/or BPM functionality

bpm trends  solutions that actually incorporate BPM and BI within the same application, which makes it harder to distinguish between these two software solutions. The following are some—certainly not all—key differentiators between BI and/or BPM functionality that could help you have a better understanding of BI and BPM tools. The Defined Line Between BI and BPM BI : BI tools enable organizations to analyze high volumes of information in order to have effective support during the decision-making process. In a Read More