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AuraPortal: A BPM Vendor Worth Checking Out


AuraPortal, a new business process management (BPM) vendor, offers a solution that creates business process execution models without the need for heavy IT programming. In this article, Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic gives inside view of the vendor’s development strategies and the broad scope of BPM suite’s modules, and discusses how the system’s differentiating features addresses the diverse needs of its customers.

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Aiming for Agility: Challenges and User Recommendations


The preferred agile architecture will rationalize business processes without ripping out current application investments. In such cases, Agresso will have to explain whether its solution can leverage existing applications and fill in the cracks that exist in current business processes.

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Ramco Ships Technology And Products. Is This The Future Of Enterprise Applications?


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Why Database-agnostic Enterprise Applications Are on the Way Out


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CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth


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TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center


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Selecting a PLM Solution: Addressing the Needs of a Small Business


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Top 10 Reasons Why a Metals Company Should Move to a Packaged ERP Software Solution Today


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