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CPR on BPR: Long Live Business Process Reengineering Part 1: A Primer
Without sound business process analysis, design, and possible re-design or full-blown reengineering in place before you bring in technology, your CRM (or any IT

bpr dajal  lives on? For certain, BPR (Business Process Reengineering), in some form, is still a relevant, nay, crucial, element in today's business world, especially as it pertains to successful implementations of CRM, ERP, and other modern technologies. We could coin yet another acronym or phrase to re-label BPR for the 2000's, but let's not add to the already bloated business acronym lexicon. So 'BPR' is alive and well. What is BPR?  There are many definitions of Business Process Reengineering, but the one I

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Business Process Analysis versus Business Process Management


Business process analysis (BPA) vendors are trying to enter the business process management (BPM) market by marketing themselves as BPM solutions. This article discusses the differences between BPA and BPM vendors, and examines the benefits of each.

bpr dajal  that many businesses used BPR to restructure their company. Because of this, many organizations today are hesitant about implementing business process changes. This is particularly true when it comes to current BPM solutions, which focus mainly on lowering cost and increasing productivity, just as the focal points of these solutions in the 1980s were on drastic organizational changes. In retrospect, the BPR approach of trying to change everything at once seems a bit extreme. Therefore, current BPM Read More

CRM is Busting Out Of Its Britches: Operational, Analytical, and Collaborative CRM Are Born


Back in the early 90’s, ‘CRM’ wasn’t even a trendy acronym. You had a few players thinking beyond 'stovepipe' enterprise applications, but not much beyond. Fast forward to 2001. CRM has gotten fat, and the fatter it gets, it becomes more difficult to understand, more expensive to buy, more difficult to implement, and less likely to satisfy - either buyers of the software or their customers. Keep your eye on the ball: your customers, and your business.

bpr dajal  similar visions of incorporating BPR (Business Process Reengineering) concepts into Front Office applications. They were set to break down departmental barriers, focus on the customer, and enable corporate workers to serve their customers in new, streamlined, and friendly ways. Those three companies were Clarify , Vantive , and Scopus . Clarify and Scopus started work in the customer support arena, planning to branch out once they gained a customer base and some momentum, while Vantive, with a much Read More

CPR on BPR: Practical Guidelines for Successful Business Process Analysis


Part 2 of a series on Business Process Reengineering: Long Live Business Process Reengineering. In this Part, we discuss some practical steps for actually performing business process analysis and fostering change in your company.

bpr dajal  practiced the art of BPR (Business Process Reengineering) in a phased approach, each with a set of deliverables, to show progress toward the ultimate goal of improving the customer experience, improving the daily work experience for your employees, increasing profits, or, preferably, all three. In Phase 0, both the BPR consultants and upper management meet and get familiar with each other. In Phase 1, the team building begins. In Phase 2, data about how things currently exist and how processes are Read More

Architecture Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture


Product architecture is going to do much more than simply provide the technical functionality, the user interface, and the platform support. It is going to determine whether a product is going to be able to accommodate increasingly evolving user requirements.

bpr dajal  which the ERP and BPR combination touted at the time. Client/Server Variants The primary strategies for implementing client/server have been two-tier, three-tier or n -tier, and Internet- or intranet-based. The concept of tiers provides a convenient way to group different classes of architecture. In a two-tier approach, the client machine connects to a single server machine, and the server usually controls the central database (in other words, data is managed by a dedicated database to improve multi-user Read More

Exact Software--Working Diligently Towards the "One Exact" Synergy Part Five: Market Impact (Continued)


While most traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are task-driven, by adding structure to processes that are typically handled inconsistently or manually, Macola ES is process-driven. A truly integrated workflow and business process management (BPM) tool allows users to achieve long coveted IT objectives--the paperless office, management by exception, and workflow as electronic framework to guide employees.

bpr dajal  serious business process reengineering (BPR) but still produce benefits like pervasive information sharing and process efficiency. SME customers continue to increasingly realize the importance of seamless integration between front-office and back-office applications, and to consequently look for one strategic vendor (i.e., one throat to choke ) to fulfill and be solely accountable for the vast majority of their business application needs, particularly in the lower end of the segment. To that end, in addi Read More

The Lexicon of CRM - Part 1: From A to I


C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part one of three-part article to provide explanation and meaning for most of the common CRM phraseology. Here, in alphabetical order, is the Lexicon of CRM.

bpr dajal  with IrDA technology do. BPR - Business Process Reengineering. Includes business process analysis, design, and/or re-design, in advance of technology purchase decisions. For an in-depth discussion, reference two TEC Articles: CPR on BPR: Long Live Business Process Reengineering. Part I: A Primer and CPR on BPR: Practical Guidelines for Successful Business Process Analysis . Business Intelligence (a.k.a. Analytics ) - A global term used to represent the ability of software to generate information (via Read More

Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)


Why are some companies still managing their prices with spreadsheets—and leaving their single most important profit lever to such inadequate if not harmful practices? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic finds out and sits down with two vendor execs to see how B2B pricing software allows companies to detect profit anomalies and take rapid pricing actions, increasing their revenues and profits and gaining business agility.

bpr dajal  phase in which the BPR and associated cost slashing has largely run its course. By focusing on the pricing function and relying on pricing scientists, the existing solutions have yet to create a software platform that is scalable across the organization or that can support collaboration across functions. Existing solutions came in relatively late in the game but were engineered and brought to market as heavy-duty enterprise solutions. They missed the transformation in software development and delivery tha Read More

The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 1: Inexorable Statistics


We take the liberty to expand further on the findings of a report, which was recently released by a renowned research organization, and which pinpoints enterprise applications implementations’ dissatisfactions in no uncertain terms. One may expect even more bad news in the future given the intricacy of collaborative inter-enterprise business.

bpr dajal  bypass business process reengineering (BPR) effort and gain more immediate benefits just by mere information sharing and process efficiency, particularly when an application was implemented with an effort to eliminate, modify and/or improve inefficient business practices. Finally, in case of failure, the sheer lower magnitude in terms of financial and other consequences would not be of interest to the press and/or would be less visible anyway. Nevertheless, the fact remains that implementation problems ar Read More

Is Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity?


All was fine, methodical, and elegant until enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum. And with the advent of "ERP for small to medium businesses," the numbers are simply mind-boggling.

bpr dajal  detailed business process re-engineering (BPR) report before touching on such changes. However, SMBs aspiring to best practices often find it difficult to devote time for sitting back, analyzing, and adopting these aspects and practices. Mid-tier Vendors Sage Software , Microsoft, and 3i Infotech are the kind of vendors in this category. They have been providing extended solutions to SMBs for some years now. Current volume levels achieved by some of these vendors have come about mainly through inorganic g Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 2: Alliances & Support


Baan and IBM have formed an alliance, IONA is certified for the OpenWorld Network Alliance, and Baan has a program for a smooth migration path for existing customers.

bpr dajal  modeling, business process re-engineering (BPR) and automatic application configuration capabilities. The iBaan OpenWorld technology framework is a key part of Baan's integrated, but open development strategy. The announcement came on the heels of the November 8 announcement, when Baan launched iBaan OpenWorld 2.2, the new version of its universal integration framework. In iBaan OpenWorld 2.2, the main runtime tools iBaan OpenWorld Adapter, iBaan OpenWorld Broker, and iBaan OpenWorld Gateway are now all X Read More

The Next R(E)volution of Lean


By seeing a business as a "value system" for customers, companies can shift lean strategic priorities towards growth-oriented targets instead of cost-cutting. Instead of squeezing additional margins to boost the bottom line, lean philosophy can increase demand response and sales, while maintaining and lowering cost per unit—thus enabling lower prices, a competitive edge, and more business.

bpr dajal  in a death-knell for BPR as a management strategy. If companies continue to focus on Lean as a cost reducer, rather than a growth-enabler, it is only necessary to look back at the death and ineffectiveness of BPR as a prediction of what might happen to Lean. A change in perspective is required. Breakthrough Lean Thinking An observation of successful Lean implementations indicates the presence of breakthrough thinking principles in both the development of the initial objectives and in application of th Read More

Intuitive Manufacturing Systems Shows Maturity in Adolescent Age Part Two: Market Impact


Intuitive is one of the vendors that have long attempted to mitigate the actual and perceived barriers to enterprise resource planning (ERP) acceptance by smaller enterprises.

bpr dajal  serious business process reengineering (BPR) but still produce benefits like pervasive information sharing and improved visibility and process efficiency. One of the biggest Intuitive trumps is pricing that suits small, cost-conscious, risk-intolerant manufacturers. As the company prides itself on fast implementations (often less than ninety days) and on implementation costs being often equal or less than software license costs, it does not take a rocket scientist to calculate that most of projects' price Read More

Andersen/Enron Affair Precipitates "Big Five" Divorces


While the current focus of the public is on the future of Andersen and the entire accounting practice, the implications on the consulting industry will be deep as well.

bpr dajal  the business process reengineering (BPR), the installation of ERP software, the implementation of other e-business components, or managed (hosted) services. This cozy setup for the Big Fives is now been living on borrowed time, despite the fact that many auditors have in the past tried to preserve their objectivity in light of their fellow consultants' engagement. It is also very likely that many customers have felt comfortable with a 'one stop shop' service from a long-term, trusting partner. Although so Read More