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What Makes Process Process?
The systems dealing with manufacturing, inventory, procurement, and customer order management systems are among the systems that often prove to be the hardest

define process executive  the system to fully define your inventory at the level you need to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction. For these complex process companies, the vendors that devote themselves exclusively to process bear a closer look. You should expect them to do a better job of modeling and managing your reality. The Cost of Picking the Wrong Product What is the cost of picking the wrong product? The cost of picking the wrong general ledger product is important to the chief financial officer ’s (CFO's)

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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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The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 2


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define process executive  user-driven changes. The forms define the “Concepts” that drop into the RuleBase in bite-sized chunks. To edit the rule that defines a process, users use the familiar Microsoft Visio flowchart tool , which dynamically interacts with the SmartBPM execution engine to gather all the needed information. The flowchart  tool captures the diagram and its details in the RuleBase as operational instructions. The built-in stencil on the left of the flowchart form (see figure below) includes augmented workflow Read More

FRx Poised To Permeate Many More General Ledgers Part One: Executive Summary


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define process executive  6.7 allows organizations to define and customize the pay types that are important to them, such as second shift, nonproductive time or personal time off, enabling them to budget additional HR planning details and better understand staffing needs and associated costs. ExpressLink —which is an application designed to help customers build their baseline budgets using data from select GL systems, has been updated to allow organizations to flexibly map GL accounts to Forecaster account segments in any order Read More

It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.

define process executive  companies set up and define business process activities (including the proper sequencing) that involved employees can use when working with the enterprise system's data. Conceptually, one should think of a workflow as an application or service that runs in the background, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, constantly evaluating the data and the multiple workflow rules in the company's deployment. When the workflow service encounters a trigger event, it activates the appropriate workflow rules to run the Read More

Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process


High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices during procurement, entities are also adopting elements from the US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

define process executive  an acquisition. Let us define the difference between procurement methods and their supporting processes. A procurement method is the manner chosen to perform a contractual acquisition. Procurement methods could be any of the three following: Simplified acquisition , like micro-purchases, small purchases; Full and open competition (FOC), like bids, proposals; or Other than full and open competition (OFOC), like sole source. Simplified acquisition procedures are the procurement methods used for Read More

Business Process Management and ERP: Driving Efficiency and Innovation


A recent survey focused on business process management (BPM) found that 39% of Best-in-Class organizations have both ERP and BPM solutions. This report, based on feedback from 400 organizations across the globe, examines the reasons that organizations pair these systems, as well as the benefits that these organizations have seen when it comes to serving customers more effectively and conducting business in a more agile manner.

define process executive  Process Management and ERP: Driving Efficiency and Innovation A recent survey focused on business process management (BPM) found that 39% of Best-in-Class organizations have both ERP and BPM solutions. This report, based on feedback from 400 organizations across the globe, examines the reasons that organizations pair these systems, as well as the benefits that these organizations have seen when it comes to serving customers more effectively and conducting business in a more agile manner. Read More

Business Process Simulation Technology from Lanner


Today, TEC Research Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu focuses on business process simulation software provider Lanner Group. Gabriel looks at Lanner's history, products, and market position—and explains the pros and cons of using software to simulate your business processes.

define process executive  of the user). Lanner defines four classes for simulation models, depending on the maturity of business processes, the level of involvement of the users, and the reach of the processes within the company. Class one is used for specific cases and cannot be reused for others; class two simulations can be reused, but versioning is hard to track; class three requires software solutions to manage the process and the data; and class four is basically part of the enterprise DNA, simulation being applied all Read More

Process vs. Discrete


When researching the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for your business, it is essential to realize there is a difference between process and discrete ERP software. The first step is to identify the type of manufacturing operation, either process or discrete, and specific manufacturing requirements. This white paper will help you determine if your software is truly meeting your process manufacturing needs.

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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.    

define process executive  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

AuraPortal BPMS Version 4.3 for Business Process Management Certification Report


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