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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

define process  business users can fully define processes. Events indicate something that happens within the process, and that influences the process (the event being a trigger or result of an action). BPMN uses circles to notate events. There are three types of events: starting, intermediate, and end events. Specifying triggers within the events puts constraints on the processes, and these constraints can be messages, timers, links, rules, exceptions, or even multiple triggers. Activities are represented by a

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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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Goal-oriented Business Process Management


The trend toward more flexible ways of working, shorter organizational reaction times, and the ability to fully embrace market unpredictability, is a powerful force that, while positioning business process management (BPM) at center stage, also strains conventional approaches and tools beyond their limits. Discover how goal-oriented BPM goes beyond current BPM practices to better address current business challenges.

define process  transformation approach: Business owners define a graphical business process model. The model is automatically transformed into an executable language. IT experts complete the model with technical bindings and run it. The execution language can be actual programming code or more often an orchestration language such as BPEL. This approach is mostly taken by vendors focused on SOA and integration into an EAI environment. Goal-oriented BPM brings direct goal execution as a doubly effective improvement on Read More

Process Manufacturing ERP in a Nutshell


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define process  planning, in order to define how the manufacturing process itself is managed and supervised. Inventory Management Most ERP types rely very much on inventory management, but this is even more important for process manufacturing. Ingredients used in this industry have many different units of measure, which require conversion algorithms. Tracking inventory using two or more units of measure is often required, depending on the needs of different departments. Some ingredients expire very fast (and therefore Read More

Optimizing the Lead-to-order Process


A superior lead-to-order (LTO) process is essential in today's environment of mass customization. Companies striving to build and maintain market share require an LTO process supported by robust IT and product configuration capabilities. Learn how optimizing your LTO process can help you implement a successful mass customization strategy, and how the benefits of an optimized LTO process relate to lean manufacturing.

define process  product models that completely define the range of variations and options of a product without the need to predefine all possible combinations with unique part numbers and BOMs, and with a minimum of data entry. As described in the following section, during the LTO process the underlying power of configurator software is drawn on early and often. The Spectrum of To Order Products Pick-to-Order (PTO) - products usually shipped from stock inventory; for example, catalog items with optional accessories Read More

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 to acquire due to the unique issues of the process enterprise.

define process  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) Read More

Top Five HR Process Integrations that Drive Business Value


Empirical research has revealed that improving human resources (HR) process, technology, and data integration to eliminate silos and facilitate cross-functional reporting affords significant business benefits. Based on SumTotal’s global survey data, this white paper dives into the top five HR process integrations that provide organizations with the most business value. Find out what they are.

define process  Five HR Process Integrations that Drive Business Value Empirical research has revealed that improving human resources (HR) process, technology, and data integration to eliminate silos and facilitate cross-functional reporting affords significant business benefits. Based on SumTotal’s global survey data, this white paper dives into the top five HR process integrations that provide organizations with the most business value. Find out what they are. Read More

Process Manufacturing (ERP) Software Evaluation Report


The process enterprise resource planning (ERP) Software Evaluation Report anticipates as many factors as possible to assist businesses in the process manufacturing field, which typically involves mixing, separating, forming, or performing chemical reactions (for example, paint manufacturers or refineries). The Software Evaluation Report includes criteria for determining batch control and reporting, formula and routing, and material management capabilities. It also provides information for other enterprise management modules such as human resources and financials.

define process  Manufacturing (ERP) Software Evaluation Report TEC's Process Manufacturing (ERP) Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about v Read More

Business Process Modeling (BPM) Express


TEC’s BPM Express projects include a modified business process modeling (BPM) exercise that supports an accelerated evaluation and selection project.

define process  Process Modeling (BPM) Express TEC’s BPM Express projects include a modified business process modeling (BPM) exercise that supports an accelerated evaluation and selection project. Read More

Process PLM Vendor Sequencia Adds Portfolio Management


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define process  PLM Vendor Sequencia Adds Portfolio Management Event Summary Sequencia ( www.sequencia.com ), in partnership with Prosight ( www.prosight.com ), has extended its Process PLM solution with the addition of portfolio management. Portfolio Management is an enterprise app, and this increases the visibility of PLM at executive levels. Market Impact Sequencia is developing a very broad product. With this announcement, they are now strong at the highest level (portfolio), adding to existing function from Read More

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


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define process  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 workf Read More

Business Process Management (BPM) RFI/RFP Template


Process Modelling, Security Management, Process Collaboration, Form Management, Workflow Portal, Monitoring and Management, Process Analytics, and Product Technology and Support

define process  Process Management (BPM) RFI/RFP Template The Business Process Management (BPM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 610 features and functions found in Business Process Management (BPM) software solutions. This Business Process Management (BPM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Business Process Management (BPM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Business Process Management (BPM) Templ Read More

Leveraging Rapid Process Application Development, Deployment, Adoption, and Use for Business Value


The focus on process improvement continues to grow, and adoption of business process management (BPM) technology continues to rise despite slow-downs in other areas of business information technology. Discover how process improvement addresses common business issues that negatively impact operations at all levels of an organization, and learn about the increasing imperative to accelerate process improvement initiatives.

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Sales Process Map


Today’s new technologies and tools are changing the sales process. Sales teams that incorporate social insights into the sales process are pulling ahead, while reps who stick with traditional methods are falling behind. This step-by-step guide helps you to reach prospects, qualify leads, and close deals. Download the guide and know what you need to do to close more deals faster and collaborate instantly on what matters.

define process  Process Map Today’s new technologies and tools are changing the sales process. Sales teams that incorporate social insights into the sales process are pulling ahead, while reps who stick with traditional methods are falling behind. This step-by-step guide helps you to reach prospects, qualify leads, and close deals. Download the guide and know what you need to do to close more deals faster and collaborate instantly on what matters. Read More

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IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

define process  Applications (v. 7.5) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst Read More