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04/01/2010 Back to Basics with BPM: Using Nimble to BPM to Drive Business Change Gold Club Protected
In the face of the current economic climate, BPM projects need to return back to basics to successfully meet the needs of today’s dynamic enterprise. They need to quickly deliver the benefits that organizations need or require, without the barriers of cost, time, complexity and staffing that have built up around BPM over the years. Building on the foundation of using BPM for process automation and now applying nimble BPM and project management-oriented capabilities, enterprises can drive business change in practical ways. A nimble BPM approach can do this more easily than traditional BPM platforms, providing fast process automation and results that are embraced by business users, thereby ensuring success and ROI.
01/25/2010 Smarter Healthcare Processes in 2010. Reduce Costs, Increase Productivity, Deliver Best Outcomes with IBM ILOG Business Rule Management System (BRMS) and Optimization Software. Gold Club Protected
The pace of change for Healthcare has never been faster or more demanding - from ongoing regulatory and policy changes to increasing pressure to deliver superior care and coverage with the utmost of transparency while reducing costs. Find out how the role technologies such as Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) and Optimization software will play in helping Healthcare organizations of all types and sizes build smarter processes that allow you to adapt to change faster, overcome process silos and improve patient care and safety.
01/14/2010 Implementing a “Business Process Culture” to Automate Core Process Gold Club Protected
This white paper documents the power of BPM to automate and enhance core processes — in this case, classification of information coming into and going out of a government security agency. Because of the sensitive nature of the application, the identity of the agency has been concealed. Despite this anonymity, other organizations can learn how to take advantage of a business process management approach to developing and deploying applications by learning about this agency’s success in implementing a “business process culture” to solve a major security challenge.
11/24/2009 Microsoft Workflow Foundation and BizFlow Gold Club Protected
With Microsoft's release of its Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF), many organizations have asked about the difference between this new product and a Business Process Management (BPM) product such as BizFlow from HandySoft. This whitepaper addresses product similarities and differences by providing an overview of Microsoft WWF and comparing and contrasting Microsoft WWF with BizFlow BPM. The paper illustrates that SharePoint Workflow Designer and BizFlow-based BPM solutions are markedly different as well as complementary. Rather than comparing the two, organizations should consider how WWF in conjunction with BizFlow can be used to make more powerful workflow and process-driven solutions.
11/17/2009 Customer Success Story – Financial Services: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Gold Club Protected

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) looked to Metastorm BPM to automate new customer on-boarding and compliance related processes. Through the use of Business Process Management Software SMBC has created a single user interface, achieved Basel II and Patriot Act compliance, improved customer service, lowered risk and improved regulatory compliance.

11/11/2009 Building a Business Case for BPM Gold Club Protected

Business Process Management (BPM) initiatives are growing in popularity — largely because so many organizations have proven the value that BPM can deliver. With a relatively low investment in technology and resources, huge gains in process efficiency, productivity, control, and business agility can be achieved. This white paper is designed to provide a repeatable framework for developing a business case for new or continued justification of BPM projects — with the objective being to help accelerate the startup time and enable more organizations to realize success from BPM.

11/11/2009 Wyeth's Rx for BPM Success Gold Club Protected

For a Pharmaceutical Company like Wyeth, no function is more important than research and development – the process of finding the new drugs that will lead to patents and profits. And for the Information Systems group that supports R&D, business process management (BPM) is emerging as a key technology and management strategy to make that function more efficient.

11/11/2009 The Business of SOA Gold Club Protected

Enterprise Architecture (EA), Business Process Analysis (BPA) and Business Process Management (BPM) are integral to effective service-orientation. SOA relies on the work of EA, BPA and BPM to define, analyze, and execute resources where SOA has the best effect. The result is an agile enterprise in which business models drive executable business processes powered by a portfolio of services.

10/14/2009 Smarter Healthcare Processes in 2010 Gold Club Protected
Reduce Costs, Increase Productivity, Deliver Best Outcomes with IBM ILOG Business Rule Management System (BRMS) and Optimization Software.
The pace of change for Healthcare has never been faster or more demanding - from ongoing regulatory and policy changes to increasing pressure to deliver superior care and coverage with the utmost of transparency while reducing costs. Find out how the role technologies such as Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) and Optimization software will play in helping Healthcare organizations of all types and sizes build smarter processes that allow you to adapt to change faster, overcome process silos and improve patient care and safety.
07/13/2009 Managing Project-Oriented Processes Gold Club Protected
Over the years, as a result of working on many BPM (Business Process Management) initiatives worldwide, we have realized that many processes have project characteristics, demanding a unique approach in their management. We refer to these processes as Project-Oriented Processes (POP).

BPM and PPM (Project Portfolio Management) systems each address the requirement of managing POP only partially. A single solution that provides the combined functionality of both BPM and PPM can alone meet the requirements fully. Extending a BPM system to include PPM functions can therefore offer significant benefits.

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06/17/2009 Automating Processes: Plucking the Low-Hanging Fruit of Process Management Gold Club Protected
Business Process Management. To many, these words conjure up images of tremendous complexity. Months of planning. Committees. Meetings. More meetings. Boxes and arrows and squiggles depicting your business processes – as they are and what you hope they will be – on wall-length whiteboards. The process sounds complicated, complex and exhaustive.

While BPM can be that complex, it needn’t be. You can move, and move quickly, to pluck the low-hanging process automation fruit for your company.

In this short paper, we will provide some guidance, along with things to ponder, consider, and act on, as you contemplate how to automate your business processes.
06/15/2009 IDC Analyst Report: Flexibility, Ease of Use Lead BPM Customers to Appian Gold Club Protected
Global research and analysis firm IDC has published a report on Appian and the strength of its on-premise and SaaS-based BPM offerings. The report details Appian's capabilities in Process Modeling and Execution, Rules, Forms Design, BAM, Content Management and more. IDC concludes that Appian's business-level user orientation, flexibility and comprehensive features are driving Appian's market leadership.
04/23/2009 Getting Started with Nimble BPM Gold Club Protected
What is Nimble BPM? The latest report by Upside Research, Inc. provides an analysis of this alternative to more traditional and "heavy" BPM projects. For many enterprises, BPM has morphed from simple process automation into a broad infrastructure-heavy commitment that is often complex and expensive. This report introduces Nimble BPM as a cost-effective and flexible alternative - one that can improve the processes and workflows that power your business.
    Nimble BPM provides:
  • practical process automation and management
  • increased business ability and visibility
  • streamlining of key business processes
  • flexibility for the future
Download this whitepaper for a "Quick Start" guide to Nimble BPM and practical process automation.
02/23/2009 Simple Methods for Updating Your Data Schema Gold Club Protected
Making changes to database schemas can often be complex and error prone. Changes impact dependent objects and sometimes even the underlying data, and the stakes are high. Even with careful attention, schema changes can impact application systems, producing unexpected results, costly errors and business disruptions. By minimizing or eliminating manual tasks and automating the change management process, organizations can implement schema updates with ease and accuracy. This solution brief explains the value of IBM® Data Studio Administrator. This powerful and flexible tool simplifies the process of identifying, analyzing and implementing database schema changes for IBM DB2® for Linux®, UNIX® and Microsoft Windows®. Data Studio capabilities exploit modern development tools and techniques to provide for fast and efficient development and support a scalable infrastructure.
12/17/2008 Forrester Case Study: Qwest Uses Process Simulation to Move at the Speed of Business Change Gold Club Protected
Learn how Qwest, a telecommunications company located in North America created a business process center of excellence and implemented a business project management suite (BPMS) that streamlined disjointed processes, facilitated change management, and captured process standards.
12/17/2008 Whitepaper: The Case for BPM Gold Club Protected
This paper helps make the case for BPM. It defines the BPM concept, explains its importance to an enterprise’s ability to stay competitive and remain agile, and gives customer examples with numbers that help justify the investment.
12/15/2008 Process Mapping 101 – A guide to getting started Gold Club Protected
Learning how to map processes is relatively simple. Now more than ever, it is essential for a team to have a clear picture of how their processes run and where their risks are. Processes like employee onboarding, month end-close, customer billing, or new product introduction – all of these can be mapped, made more effective, more efficient, more agile, with greater satisfaction for both employees and customers. But how to get started?

This 15-page guide will take you through the creating of a high-level process map: who needs to be involved, what their roles are and how to run the actual process mapping session including tips for the facilitator and what details you do and don’t need to track at this stage. Once you have your map you’ll learn how to present it to your sponsor for buy-in as well as soliciting feedback from other stakeholders. By creating a solid high-level map you have created a sturdy foundation from which to drive improvements and to continue building your BPM efforts.
11/14/2008 Formalizing Operational Governance: Ensuring the well-managed enterprise Gold Club Protected

Governance is a straightforward concept and is practiced by all enterprises. It is the creation of policies regarding various aspects of the business and then making certain that the policies are followed. Creating the policies is not the main issue in having good governance; all successful enterprises do a good job creating policies. The hard part of governance, and where most enterprises fail, is in monitoring the policies and in knowing that the policies have been followed; in other words achieving control and compliance.

A new class of governance capability is available that will let you dynamically manage all governance efforts in a formal and efficient way, thereby delivering significant ROI to the business in terms of lower operating expenses and improved efficiency. In this paper, the concept of defining and formalizing Operational Governance is discussed, as well as the inherent benefits of implementing an Operational Governance solution.

11/07/2008 The Forrester Wave: Business Process Management for Document Processes Gold Club Protected
Read this Forrester report to see how vendors stack up regarding business process management. Forrester evaluated eight business process management suite (BPMS) suppliers best suited and most experienced for document-intensive processes across approximately 150 criteria. Learn why EMC is one of the four leaders (in addition to IBM, Global 360, and Adobe) with its excellent native capture, content integration, and a very strong BPM offering. And find out about business process management tools and which ones are right for your business.
09/22/2008 Case Management and Business Processes Gold Club Protected
Enterprises have always tweaked or re-engineered business processes in efforts to save time and money. From what traditionally was a laborious, manual process that could take several years to complete, Business Process Management (BPM) software has emerged as one of the most important technologies in terms of helping organizations achieve operational efficiency through process automation. Within the broad range of business processes, case management has emerged as one of the most difficult types of processes to automate due to the addition of human interactions and ad-hoc activities. This white paper briefly introduces the concept of case management and how to choose a case management solution.
09/10/2008 State of the Business Process Management Market, 2008 Gold Club Protected

Over the last few years, Business Process Management (BPM) has seen a rapid growth because it succeeds where earlier approaches have failed - uniting business strategists and technologists together with a shared set of tools to accomplish common goals. BPM has helped organizations improve visibility into market risk, double profit margins through operational efficiencies, and triple customer satisfaction rates by automating manual and paper-based processes.

Oracle has completed a thorough analysis of the BPM market, drawing on more than 100 analyst reports, articles, and customer surveys. To help customers better understand the market, this white paper presents the results of the findings - explores the rise of BPM, its current trajectory, and trends to watch. Get your free copy now!

07/28/2008 BPM: The Next Stage for Continous Process Improvement Gold Club Protected
Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) programs like Six Sigma and Lean have created over 100 billion dollars in savings and unleashed breakthrough opportunities in businesses and organizations of all sizes and types. But for many reasons, these methodologies have for the most part been implemented independent of enterprise information systems, severely limiting the reach and effectiveness of CPI. But now, Business Process Management (BPM) solutions are uniting the capabilities of process management platforms and CPI methods, enabling organizations to dramatically extend the best practices of CPI across their enterprise and throughout their value chains.
03/27/2008 Dynamic BPM - A Comparison Between BPM and Email Gold Club Protected

BPM solutions are designed to support structured processes: workflows that follow formal (rigid, concrete) rules defining roles (who can do what, when), policies (laws, rules), and procedures (interactions, approvals). Structured BPM is perfectly suited for automating formal workflows (e.g., procurement, enrollment, compliance, expenses). However, structured BPM was not designed to support constantly changing workflows (e.g., tasking, action tracking, project management) that make up 80% of the average employee workday.

Today organizations use EMAIL to manage dynamic work. But email offers inadequate control, visibility, and accountability. One study actually found that 43% of people have fallen ill because of EMAIL-induced stress.

HandySoft provides BizFlow, a platform combing the structure of BPM with the flexibility of email. We call this mash-up Dynamic BPM.

03/24/2008 Business Integration with SOA - A Revolution in Business Agility Gold Club Protected

You've heard the benefits of SOA and you've heard the benefits of BPM. Now learn first-hand how innovative companies are greatly increasing their agility by taking the best of BPM and SOA and making them better together.

03/18/2008 State of the BPM Market, 2008 Gold Club Protected

Business process improvement ranks as the #1 priority for both business and IT leaders in 2008 in recent market surveys. But market noise from hundreds of vendors selling hundreds of process solutions can be deafening, creating a confusing matrix of process improvement options. In an effort to help customers cut through the noise of this vibrant market, BEA completed a thorough analysis of the Business Process Management (BPM) market, drawing on more than 100 analyst reports, articles, market and BEA customer surveys.

The early adopters of BPM have much to share – BPM has helped organizations save millions through better visibility into market risk, double profit margin by improving operational excellence, and triple customer satisfaction by automating paper processes. This white paper explores the rise of BPM, the current trajectory, and the top five market trends to watch.

03/17/2008 Six Success Factors for Building a Best-Run Marketing Organization Gold Club Protected

Today, companies judge the success of their marketing organization on its ability to drive customer demands, and marketers are being held accountable for their contributions to profitable growth. Several key success factors employed by the best-run marketing organizations, as well as software systems that support marketing processes, are essential contributors to favorable business outcomes.

03/10/2008 A Business Oriented Architecture Gold Club Protected

For several years running, CIOs and IT executives continue to place business process improvement as the top business priority for their IT organization. This has led to a renewed focus on core business processes – how they are performed today, how they can be improved and how quickly they can be changed. Leading IT groups are recognizing that they also need to deploy Business Process Management (BPM) technology and practices to enable process improvement. They recognize that enabling their business teams with BPM will give their company a competitive advantage in driving process improvement.

In this paper, we will discuss these benefits in more detail and show how leading companies have recognized that implementing BPM and SOA together gives them unique capabilities. However, before reviewing the benefits, it is important to understand what a combined BPM and SOA.

12/26/2007 Innovate over SAP with Service Oriented Architecture, Business Process Management, and Enterprise Social Computing Gold Club Protected

Existing SAP-based enterprise resource planning deployments are rigid and stove-piped. Their legacy functionally aligned architecture makes integration and change difficult, slow, and expensive, and isolates key stakeholders with incomplete, myopic views of data, processes, and customers.

Many organizations with major investments in SAP are considering Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Business Process Management (BPM), and Enterprise Social Computing (ESC) to innovate over these monolithic applications to transform the way they serve customers, partners and employees.

In a May 2007 report, titled SOA and BPM for Enterprise Applications: A Dose of Reality, AMR Research states: "Laggards will find that one morning their competitors who use the exact same ERP software are suddenly zooming ahead, shortening lead times, introducing new products faster, and reacting faster to changing market conditions. IT groups that hope to respond to the business faster need to start making decisions, setting a strategy, and building the skills to apply SOA and BPM as a competitive weapon.”

Market reports clearly indicate that SAP’s Enterprise SOA portfolio is incomplete and will be several months before it turns into a reasonably complete, functional, fully usable reality.

Download this free whitepaper now to learn how companies with large SAP investments can realize real transformation and real results with SOA, BPM and ESC—TODAY!

12/03/2007 Making the Case for BPM - A Benefits Checklist Gold Club Protected

Improving Business Process Management (BPM) has become a top priority for companies in 2006 and 2007. A recent survey of more than 1,400 CIOs revealed that the top business priority identified by their company was business process improvement.

This paper is intended for groups who want to make the business case for investing in BPM to drive process improvement. It provides an overview of the areas of benefit that companies can expect from BPM as well as concrete examples of value. It also compares the use of BPM to alternative approaches for driving process improvement. Finally, this paper provides a basic introduction to the costs associated with a BPM initiative.

11/30/2007 Event Processing Market Pulse 2007 Gold Club Protected
Over the last 6 months, the buzz around event-driven architecture has been increasing in both practitioner and vendor circles. Unlike many emerging technologies that are hailed as all encompassing replacement strategies, event-driven architecture is most often viewed as a complement to today’s most popular enterprise strategies – service-oriented architecture and business process management. It is clear from the survey that event-driven architecture provides direct, measurable business value, and the event processing market, while nascent, is real. The rest of this report details the survey findings and relates them to market observations.
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