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The Wizardry of Business Process Management: Part 5
Part 1 of this blog series started a lengthy discussion about the value proposition and parts-and-parcels of business process management (BPM), with an ensuing

declining business  declining profit margins, and declining brand equity, with the all-too-common symptoms of high operating costs, inaccurate orders, and poor on-time delivery. It can also result in high stock-outs (missed sales opportunities), lower customer satisfaction, or a myriad of other problems. Should Pega try to tackle these manufacturing and distribution markets, it would face fierce competition from Sterling Commerce , Manhattan Associates , or i2 Technologies . These vendors have recently delivered supply Read More...
Business Performance Management
Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational perf...
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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

declining business  market share? Is quality declining? Is morale in the company low? Are processes taking too long? Are customers unhappy? Most change is pain driven, and pain creates a readiness for change. Will senior management be actively involved in the change process? This is crucial. Indispensable staff will feel threatened; departments will feel threatened. The very existence of an outside consulting force examining the company and pushing for change will induce fear and anxiety. Only the corporate leadership can Read More...
Why Midsize Companies Need Business Intelligence Solutions in This Uncertain Economy
In today’s economy, executives face declining revenues and tough cost-cutting decisions. However, cost reductions alone are not enough to survive, especially

declining business  today's economy, executives face declining revenues and tough costcutting decisions. However, cost reductions alone are not enough to survive in this market, especially for midsize companies, which typically lack the expansive resources needed to sustain a market downturn, yet have the ability to be much more agile with the right information. Midsize organizations require clear visibility into operations and processes, so they can quickly capitalize on what works well, rapidly identify and address the Read More...
Five Ways to Positively Impact Customer Retention and Business Operations
Maintaining strong business performance and retaining loyal customers requires continual vigilance and assessment. Establishing metrics that focus on value

declining business  of rising costs and declining prices? How can value-added services and customer support structures be preserved when profit margins are getting squeezed? And what steps can be taken to grow and retain a loyal customer base? Price pressure is often blamed as the reason for the loss of a customer. But is price the only reason? As markets consolidate, larger suppliers emerge that are able to lower their pricing through economies of scale and lower cost production. This often leads to some shifting of brand Read More...
Four Supply Chain Issues Critical to the Success of Your Business
This has been as exciting a year in supply chain as any in recent memory. Enterprises are continuing to adjust to the still-uncertain economic picture, while

declining business  that logistics performance is declining rather than increasing, only greater attention from enterprises will ensure that you can meet increasing customer expectations. All of the good work that has been done to design, source, and manufacture or produce a good or service can be undone by lack of execution in delivering that good or service to the customer. With the increasing focus on the “customer experience,” customers consider their experience as beginning with the placing of their order and Read More...
Business Intelligence for the Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB)
The analytical capability once reserved for large enterprises has now permeated the world of small to medium businesses (SMBs), providing visibility into what

declining business  Intelligence for the Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB) The analytical capability once reserved for large enterprises has now permeated the world of small to medium businesses (SMBs), providing visibility into what really matters for these companies. Not surprisingly, there has been a marked uptake in use of business intelligence (BI) solutions in the SMB market over the past year. Follow the road map for SMBs looking to achieve best-in-class performance through BI deployment. Read More...
2012 Business Outcomes Study Report: People Intelligence Driving Business Results
Globally and across industries there is an increased interest in the relationship between quantifiable data on talent and business results. Most businesses do

declining business  Business Outcomes Study Report: People Intelligence Driving Business Results Globally and across industries there is an increased interest in the relationship between quantifiable data on talent and business results. Most businesses do capture talent data, and nearly half are making decisions based on that information. This report features several studies demonstrating how the people intelligence gained by organizations through assessment enables them to make better hiring and development decisions Read More...
IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Software for use with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator
As business data volumes expand, the biggest challenge for businesses is channeling reams of data into usable information that supports effective decision

declining business  Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Software for use with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator As business data volumes expand, the biggest challenge for businesses is channeling reams of data into usable information that supports effective decision-making. Organizations that invest in the SAP Netweaver Business Warehouse continuously seek new ways to leverage the power of all corporate data. Learn how some companies are deploying IBM Cognos business intelligence software in the SAP NetWeaver Read More...
Strategy: What Digital Business Service Providers Mean When They Say It
Strategy in digital business has become an increasingly significant component of Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP) offerings. Pure plays have and are

declining business  What Digital Business Service Providers Mean When They Say It Strategy: What Digital Business Service Providers Mean When They Say It E. Robins - October 3, 2000 Strategy Consulting Service Definition We have long proclaimed that vendors should have formal business and well-vetted processes in place in order to lay claim to having the service (see for example, So Does your e-Business Provider have Internationally Recognized Tools in its Digital Business Consulting Toolkit? ). This is particularly Read More...
Business Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems
Business strategy, a road map telling us how the business plans to be successful, does not guarantee success. Strategy execution requires business processes

declining business  Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems Introduction Business strategy is a road map telling us how the business plans to be successful. But the best strategy does not guarantee success. Strategy execution requires business processes that do what the strategy calls for—and do it well. In today's automated world, these business processes rely on business systems. Therefore, a direct link exists between the success of business strategy and business systems. That is not to say great Read More...
Business Process Management and Optimization
Business processes are strategic assets. They not only generate revenue, but also represent a significant proportion of operational costs. Managing them

declining business  Process Management and Optimization Business processes are strategic assets. They not only generate revenue, but also represent a significant proportion of operational costs. Managing them properly is key to your organization’s success. Find out how business process management and optimization (BPMaO) can help you understand, manage, and improve your business processes in order to deliver value-added products and services to your clients. Read More...
Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management
Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is

declining business  Process Management Notations within Business Process Management Introduction Business process management notation (BPMN) is the latest standard for modeling business processes and Web services. The Business Process Management Initiative ( BPMI ) (www.bpmi.org) was established to develop, support, and encourage the use of BPMN. The BPMI Notation Working Group ( BPMN-WG ) worked for over two years to develop BPMN before its 1.0 release in May 2004. The primary goal of the BPMN initiative was to Read More...
Business Continuity: Are You Always Open for Business?
Limited resources dictate that most midsize companies must support business continuity at the lowest cost and without putting additional pressure on scarce IT

declining business  Continuity: Are You Always Open for Business? Limited resources dictate that most midsize companies must support business continuity at the lowest cost and without putting additional pressure on scarce IT resources. But business continuity is more of a critical success factor than ever before. Customers won’t tolerate a lack of service availability. Midsize companies must find a way to ensure maximum business continuity, and reduce downtime—and costs. Learn more. Read More...
Why Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies: Following the Road Map to Success
Most large enterprises significantly improve their revenue and profitability by deploying business intelligence (BI) technology. But if you are a small or

declining business  Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies: Following the Road Map to Success Most large enterprises significantly improve their revenue and profitability by deploying business intelligence (BI) technology. But if you are a small or midsize enterprise (SME) does an investment in BI make sense for you, and how should you deploy the various components of BI technology to achieve success? Read this paper to see how BI can enable your SME organization to grow and profit by leveraging its core Read More...

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