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Appian: Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part One
In a matter of a decade or so, Appian has evolved from a business process management (BPM) software market latecomer to a BPM market challenger, and finally to

federal definitions  company has strong US federal government cloud and smarter infrastructure (C&SI) partnerships including Booz Allen Hamilton, Serco, SRA, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, and Intellidyne. Appian's commercial C&SI partnerships include Accenture, KPMG, Capgemini, Cognizant, Wipro, Genpact, MajescoMastek, Blue Slate, Princeton Blue, and others. A list of partners by type (global, service provider, reseller, OEM) and geography (global, North America, EMEA, APAC, Latin America) is available on

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Business Intelligence and Identity Recognition-IBM's Entity Analytics


IBM's Entity Analytics Solution (EAS) enables organizations to identify and connect individuals based on collected data and their associated data patterns. EAS is used primarily within governments and the financial and insurance sectors to detect and prevent fraud.

federal definitions  hurricane Katrina, the US federal government distributed $1.2 billion (USD) in aid to individuals who submitted fraudulent claims, either by using the same name at multiple addresses, or by using multiple names at the same address. This is an example that highlights the benefits of entity analytics over CDI in the detection of fraud. Where CDI attempts to reconcile the data into one correct version, EAS tries to spot the multiple records and creates a flag to identify the discrepancies. Solutions such as 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).

federal definitions  was awarded billions in federal no-bid contracts during the years when Dick Cheney was its chief executive officer (CEO). Recognizing this longstanding problem, the US government launched the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) more than twenty years ago, to help federal agencies manage procurement more efficiently. FAR is an official document setting forth procurement policies and procedures that US federal agencies should follow when soliciting goods, products, services, or construction from qualified Read More

HR Technology Tools: What You May Be Missing


Human resource (HR) managers face a dilemma. They’d like to spend more time improving the work environment, or helping management reduce workforce related costs, hire better talent, and improve existing talent through training and development. But most days, they’re stuck doing paperwork. Learn how human resources management systems (HRMS) can help your HR department improve results, increase efficiency, and lower costs.

federal definitions  myriad of state and federal workforce laws, regulations, and reporting requirements to protect your company from fines and penalties. You need to communicate with and train both managers and employees so that the company is not at risk of expensive employee lawsuits. Ensuring accurate, timely payroll – Paychecks that are late or have errors cost your company money, hurt employee morale and undermine your credibility with employees. Federal, state and local payroll taxes are complex and missing the Read More

What Small Businesses Need to Know in Today’s Regulatory Environment


Today, entrepreneurs running small-to-medium sized businesses face daunting tasks that just a few years ago were not existent. The complexities of the business world have created new risks, a myriad of regulations, and complex reporting requirements that can overwhelm any organization. Owners and managers of all enterprises, even smaller private businesses, need to be cognizant of both the spirit and the letter of the law. How does a smaller organization, with limited resources, cope with all of this? How do they stay abreast of the additional changes that are on the way? In this guide, Pete Russo of the Entrepreneurial Management Institute at the Boston University School of Management outlines the pitfalls and steps, but also looks at effective solutions for private companies.

federal definitions  variety of state and federal laws that govern how a company hires, fires, pays, and classifies its employees. There are even complex laws that determine who a company's employees are. Businesses of all sizes may be required to protect the privacy and the integrity of third party information. In the health care industry, for example, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA ) has forever changed the playing field for anyone subject to its requirements. In discussions about the three Read More

Zweave, Inc


Zweave, Inc. is a design automation software company serving the needs of federal and consumer product development organizations. Zweave provides software for managing complex processes in the research and design of clothing and equipment.

federal definitions  serving the needs of federal and consumer product development organizations. Zweave provides software for managing complex processes in the research and design of clothing and equipment. Read More

Big ERP Players Courting Government Agencies


There has been significant activity in the public sector, with all major players winning important new federal contracts for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This strong government interest in ERP applications means that ERP seems to be getting some infusion from this sector at least.

federal definitions  for more than 160,000 federal employees. According to Washington Technology online from October 23, Oracle Corp. and SAP Public Sector and Education Inc. have captured important new federal contracts for ERP, signaling continued strong government interest in ERP solutions. Oracle, within the past month, won contracts with the National Institutes of Health and the Small Business Administration. Other recent wins include the departments of Energy and Veterans Affairs. SAP Public Sector and Education of Read More

USi to Offer Managed Messaging for U.S. Feds


USi plans to not only host messaging, but also to offer technical expertise and training to government agencies as part of its enterprise Exchange outsourcing package.

federal definitions  enterprise-scale managed solution for Federal agencies with mission-critical messaging and collaboration needs. Market Impact USinternetworking, Inc. will be the first Application Service Provider to enter the Government market with enterprise wide messaging solutions. USi will be using Microsoft Exchange 2000 (Still RC-1) to demonstrate its abilities at the annual FOSE show in Washington, DC. USi plans to not only host messaging, but also to offer technical expertise and training to government agencies Read More

The Dawn of the GRC Era for XBRL




federal definitions  Dawn of the GRC Era for XBRL The current economic environment cries out for sustainable technology standards to be established at the core of information governance. The profound losses in the financial markets were the result of weak governance, failing risk management, and little regard for the consequences. The time has come to define and implement the methods needed to identify and manage risks, ensure oversight, and enforce corporate policies and procedures to exploit extensible business Read More

Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm


There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for components of enterprise applications. This strong government interest in ERP applications might explain a number of recent pundits’ retractions or downplaying of once brave and visionary statements of ERP obsolescence.

federal definitions  Journal Group, Inc, the federal market for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems will grow to nearly $1.8 billion per year by 2005, according to a study recently released by Input , a Chantilly, VA, market research firm. On the other hand, in its article from June 2, Washington Technology , a semi-monthly published magazine, cites the federal government spends more than $3 billion on ERP and CRM software and related services, according to the market research firm Federal Sources Inc . of McLean, VA. Read More

Sage ERP X3 Wins a Healthcare Services Deal


An unnamed health plan management company recently selected e2b teknologies, a Sage software reseller and Gold Development Partner, and Sage ERP X3 to help the company keep up with increasingly strict and complex industry regulatory compliance and stringent accounting guidelines.

federal definitions  of both state and federal agencies are met.    The customer needed an ERP system able to handle multiple legal entities and intercompany transactions. Sage ERP X3’s financial features offer intercompany general ledger journal entries, intercompany transactions, and intercompany invoices. In addition, the product’s automation and strong reporting capabilities allow users to gather and monitor relevant processes and information related to compliance. Sage ERP X3’s scalable, productive, and modern Read More

Ask the Experts: What’s the Difference between ASP and SaaS?


This interesting question recently arrived in our Ask the Experts inbox, so I thought I’d write a brief post clarifying the difference between ASP and SaaS models.TEC’s Take on ASP and SaaS Perhaps not surprisingly, Wikipedia’s definitions for these two terms contribute to the confusion: An application service provider (ASP) is a business that provides computer-based services to

federal definitions  the Experts: What’s the Difference between ASP and SaaS? This interesting question recently arrived in our Ask the Experts inbox, so I thought I’d write a brief post clarifying the difference between ASP and SaaS models. TEC’s Take on ASP and SaaS Perhaps not surprisingly, Wikipedia’s definitions for these two terms contribute to the confusion: An application service provider (ASP) is a business that provides computer-based services to customers over a network. Software offered using an ASP Read More

What’s Up with Computer Associates?


In a series of radical moves, Computer Associates appears to be trying to re-direct its gargantuan operations. After missing its numbers in the first calendar quarter (CA’s 4th fiscal quarter), its stock was down 59% at one point.

federal definitions  sale of Sterling Software's Federal Systems Group to Northrop Grumman, the number five U.S. defense contractor. CA has only owned Sterling since mid-2000 (for more information see Resistance is Futile: Computer Associates Assimilates yet another Major Software Firm ) CA has reorganized into 4 divisions: Federal Sales, being sold to Northrop Grumman interBiz Solutions, including ACCPAC, Supply Chain, and BizWorks Viewpoint Digital, a new subsidiary which will work on 3D for the web DistribuPro, the Read More

Mountainous Investment Transforms Enterprise Management Software Vendor


After decades of father-son stewardship, Deltek has been transformed by a New Mountain Capital LLC majority capital investment. Already a recognized enterprise resource planning leader for North American project-based businesses, Deltek is now looking to strengthen its global position.

federal definitions  business with the US federal government. Its solutions provide capabilities that enable customers to maintain their accounting records in a manner approved by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and other governmental oversight sets of rules such as federal accounting regulations (FAR) and cost account standards (CAS). The US government requires its contractors to collect and allocate cost in certain ways. For example, according to DCAA rules, labor costs must be recorded daily. Also, a contractor Read More

Deltek Providing Clarity for Government Contractors


TEC’s mid-2011 article, which reported on the Deltek Insight 2011 conference, indicated that Deltek has lately become the leader in market intelligence for government contractors (in addition to long being the leading provider of GovCon enterprise software solutions and professional services). By using Deltek’s market intelligence services, companies are able to benchmark their performance against

federal definitions  latest information on the federal government spending plans for the upcoming budget year leveraging information in Deltek’s GovWin IQ offering. Last but not least, a panel of leading industry experts discussed what changes they were making in their business at the time, and what best practices they are implementing to ensure success in 2012 and beyond. Clarifying Some Items with Deltek After attending Deltek’s Boston event in late 2011, I felt the need to further clarify and flesh out some new facts Read More