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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

business cycle  user-friendly interface, and involving business analysts in the entire cycle of process modeling and implementation—not just in requirements gathering and user acceptance testing. This means that business users can apply changes more efficiently without relying on the IT department, because changes are not hard-coded and usually do not require programming skills. What Is Business Process Modeling and Design? Before an organization starts the design or modeling process, it needs to understand what its

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Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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