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02/28/2006 Changing Business for the Better: A Practical Guide to BPM Gold Club Protected

Download this IBM-sponsored white paper from Upside Research for an overview of the benefits of business process management (BPM) technologies and issues to consider when selecting a BPM solution. Learn what characteristics to look for when comparing BPM products and find out why it's vitally important that you evaluate BPM solutions from both a business and an IT perspective. The paper also explains why the most effective BPM solutions are based on a service-oriented architecture (SOA) and give business managers the ability to change rules and alter processes without changing code.

A Complimentary Webcast : Making Business Better: A Practical Guide to Business Process Management. Hear Upside Research analyst, Dave Kelly, describe how Business Process Management (BPM) delivers business value & increases ROI. Sponsored by IBM WebSphere¨. Register at: http://www.ebizq.net/to/bpmdaveweb

07/29/2009 Butler Group Technology Audit: FICO Blaze Advisor Business Rules Management Gold Club Protected
Are you evaluating Business Rules Management or Decision Management technologies and applications? Read the Butler Group’s analysis of FICO™ Blaze Advisor® Business Rules Management, one of the leading solutions available.
12/08/2009 The 11 Secrets of Business Rules Success Gold Club Protected

Managing business rules gives you control over high-volume operational decisions and delivers unprecedented agility. Equipped with decades of experience developing decision management applications, FICO has developed 11 steps to help you make the most of business rules. This white paper details the 11 secrets to business rule success, and explores how to balance speed and quality when building a rules-based approach to decision management.

12/08/2009 Butler Group Technology Audit: FICO™ Blaze Advisor® Business Rules Management Gold Club Protected

Are you evaluating Business Rules Management or Decision Management applications? The Butler Group recently conducted a technology audit of FICO™ Blaze Advisor® Business Rules Management. This white paper provides detailed analysis of Blaze Advisor’s functionality, architecture, and deployment, as well as an overview of product strategy. It also provides recommendations as to what kinds of organizations will make the best use of Blaze Advisor.

01/25/2010 COBOL Whitepaper: Updating Rules for COBOL Generated Code to Use CICS Channels and Containers Gold Club Protected
IBM® WebSphere® ILOG Rules for COBOL generates a COBOL sub-program from the rules that have been externalized and managed in the ILOG Rules Repository. The externalization of business rules provides benefit to your business, as well as improves the efficiency of maintaining your COBOL applications. Corporations today continue to see value in running their core business applications on large-capacity mainframes. An organization’s success depends largely upon its ability to respond quickly to today’s complex, ever changing markets and regulatory climate. Businesses today need a Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) solution that supports business changes and cycles far more effectively than traditional methods and takes direct advantage of business expertise. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is intended for anyone who is interested in learning more about IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL.
03/25/2008 SAP Newsletter - The Second Step of CRM Gold Club Protected

Customers are the lifeblood of a successful business. That’s why over the past few years, organizations have poured money into automating, expanding and optimizing their customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Being able to successfully manage customer accounts and customer relationships can make the difference between success and failure for a company.

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.

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.
01/25/2010 Smarter Banking Processes in 2010: Shrink Costs, Build Profitability and Respond Dynamically with Business Rules in Banking Gold Club Protected
Lenders use business rule management systems (BRMS) to externalize business logic from hard-coded applications, creating dramatic improvements in flexibility, speed and efficiency. BRMS enhances agility, with key decisions in banking processes changed in real-time to days rather than months, leading to lower costs and better results in areas like payments, onboarding, customer care, risk management, and lending.
08/14/2007 A Playbook for ESBs Gold Club Protected
Much like templates for generating code modules, integration patterns enable organizations to reuse code and configuration elements to maximize the deployment of integration projects quickly. Combining the advanced capabilities of an Enterprise Service Bus with integration patterns can deliver a number of key benefits to both business and IT: reduced risk, faster time to business value, greater agility and lower costs.

Also be sure to check out the following Podcast on ESBs, with John Bachman

"I think the key benefit of an ESB is that it provides a pallet on which you can build enterprise integrations without worrying about sort of the scope of the project or how many different sites might be involved, how many different applications might be involved. And once you have that clear pallet on which to paint, you can actually pull out the pattern and apply it to a particular business problem and solve it quickly and in a reproducible fashion."

Click here to listen to this podcast.

06/11/2008 Marketing Insights - Making Trade Promotion Pay Off Gold Club Protected

When done right, trade promotions can help encourage consumers to try (or switch) brands. They also help build brand awareness with consumers and extra value for retailers. Read this newsletter and delve into effective trade promotions and their payoff.

07/20/2006 Analyzing Rule Change Through Simulation Gold Club Protected
This paper will provide readers with an overview of the HaleyAuthority Testing and Simulation environment. The scenario illustrated in this article depicts a real-world example of a business rule change in English and how to verify its effect by comparing simulation runs before and after the change.
11/19/2007 A BPM Solution's Inner Workings: Integration and Architecture Whitepaper Gold Club Protected
Research indicates that the use of workflow technology can lead to remarkable cost savings, increased efficiency, and productivity - in other words, big ROI. Workflow technology has evolved into Business Process Management (BPM) software with rich integration features and support for both human-centric and system-centric processes. Enterprises and software developers have come to understand that BPM can be applied to increasingly complex problems. Automating business processes from end-to-end, integrating applications to process steps, and opening up processes for collaboration with partners, customers, and suppliers represent just the beginning of what can be expected from BPM software.

This whitepaper delves in to the inner workings of a BPM solution and outlines the key components that are required to define and refine business process models, rules, and rich user interfaces, as well as the extensive capabilities needed for integration, automation, management and optimization of business processes.
08/07/2008 Drive Sustainable, Profitable Growth Through CRM: 8 Rules to Turn Your Company into a Customer-Centric Enterprise Gold Club Protected
Driving growth has become a business imperative, so companies are seeking new ways to exploit untapped market opportunities and make the most of their relationships with customers (see sidebar below). As a result, customer relationship management (CRM) initiatives top the agendas of many of today’s business leaders.
07/18/2006 State of the Portal Market 2006: Portals and the New Wisdom of the Enterprise Gold Club Protected

A Synthesis of New Original Survey Results and Recent Analyst Research on the Portal Market

Recently, BEA Systems conducted an extensive survey to find out how portal technology was being used. They knew it wasn't just used for simple search engines and boxy Websites anymore, but what they discovered surprised even them. You can read all the findings in this new complimentary white paper.

The final pages of this amazing paper are packed with hard-hitting charts and graphs that show you portal technology usage trends in top companies around the world. You'll also get a peek at how portal technology will play into the new, increasingly successful Web 2.0 business paradigm - and how you can leverage it for your company. Download your complimentary white paper now.

07/29/2009 The 11 Secrets of Business Rules Success Gold Club Protected
Use the best practices for your business rules projects from the start. Discover “The 11 Secrets of Success with Business Rules,” from choosing the right applications to creating frameworks for harvesting rules to operationalizing predictive analytics.
09/14/2005 Requirements Coverage Gold Club Protected
A software system is developed to meet certain requirements. An ability to verify that the code being developed meets the expected requirements is critical to the success of several software projects. This helps the developers, management and client teams. In this paper, we first talk about leveraging from unit testing to generate coverage of requirements in the code. We then show how JRequire(TM) facilitates requirement coverage. Next we cover how to derive most benefit from JRequire in the various phases of a project.
01/25/2010 Why Business Rules? A Case for Business Users of Information Technology Gold Club Protected
Applications constructed with a BRMS, such as the IBM® WebSphere® ILOG BRMS offerings—the JRules and Rules for .NET BRMS product lines can deliver flexibility to business systems and agility to the organization by enhancing the ability to automate decisions with a high degree of precision and personalization. And they provide a set of integrated environments specifically designed to meet the needs of various business and technical users who participate together in the creation, deployment and ongoing maintenance of business rules.
02/10/2005 IBM's Enterprise Business Process Management Solutions Gold Club Protected
This ebizQ featured white paper explores the business benefits of BPM and introduces a way to put BPM in perspective by considering the full process management lifecycle associated with a BPM project. In addition, the paper highlights the need — particularly important in BPM projects — for aligning business and IT through role-based development processes and capabilities and outlines four key process integration scenarios to help illustrate the different ways that BPM technologies are being put to work.
01/25/2010 Smarter Insurance Processes in 2010: Streamline Insurance Processes with Business Rules to Cut Costs, Speed Operations and Respond Dynamically to Change Gold Club Protected
Smarter insurance processes go beyond basic automation by adding intelligent decisioning capabilities for greater agility, speed and transparency. This automation not only cuts costs by reducing manual tasks, bottlenecks and errors—it also delivers the right answer to the right person at the right time.
10/14/2009 Smarter Insurance Processes in 2010: Streamline Insurance Processes with Business Rules to Cut Costs, Speed Operations and Respond Dynamically to Change Gold Club Protected
Smarter insurance processes go beyond basic automation by adding intelligent decisioning capabilities for greater agility, speed and transparency. This automation not only cuts costs by reducing manual tasks, bottlenecks and errors—it also delivers the right answer to the right person at the right time.
01/25/2010 COBOL Whitepaper: Enrich the Decisioning of your COBOL Applications Gold Club Protected
With IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules and IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL, you can externalize and manage the business rules in your organization’s COBOL applications without disruption or a major development project. Furthermore, you can use the externalized rules as decision services within an SOA strategy.
09/18/2007 Event Processing Market Pulse 2007 Gold Club Protected

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. To get the practitioner's point of view on event-driven architecture adoption and the state of the event processing market, ebizQ conducted an online survey during July and August 2007. This paper shares the results of the Event Processing Survey, along with ebizQ's observations on this emerging technology strategy.

06/23/2003 B2B e-Commerce: Decreasing Implementation Pains Gold Club Protected
This white paper discusses the challenges of B2B e-commerce implementation, such as making the B2B e-commerce system work within the existing business model, integration with the current database/ERP system and compliance with the company business rules, and offers possible solutions.
03/17/2008 ebizQ SOA Market Pulse 2008 Gold Club Protected

Service oriented architecture - environments in which loosely coupled services are developed, deployed, and reused in a managed, orchestrated manner to support processes across the organization - is seen as the most promising strategy yet for aligning technology with the needs of the business. To succeed, SOA-enabled services need to span the enterprise, offering reusability and economies of scale.

To gauge the extent of SOA and enterprise service adoption across enterprises, and the role of federated messaging solutions to better facilitate enterprise adoption, ebizQ conducted an online survey in January 2008. This paper shares the results of the SOA Survey, along with ebizQ’s observations on this important technology area.

Also, be sure to watch the ON-DEMAND webinar, which discusses the key findings of this survey.
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06/24/2003 iWork Integration Methodology Gold Club Protected
Most companies find their point-to-point application integration and business process integration inadequate, as every e-business endeavor encounters scenarios that are different from traditional business models. Business rules must be easily reconfigured to meet changing business needs quickly. iWork Software's point-to-framework integration approach solves these issues by abstracting or isolating data from application logic--in simple terms, information can move independently among many types of systems and applications while the framework acts as interpreter and guide.
10/16/2006 The Current State of SOA Governance Gold Club Protected

As organizations adopt SOA, the topic of SOA Governance is receiving an increasing amount of attention. SOA Governance refers to the articulation and enforcement of policies related to service lifecycles, implementation protocols, service access, information protection and service level agreements.

To get the practitioner's point of view on SOA adoption and SOA Governance, ebizQ conducted an online survey during August 2006. This paper shares the results of the SOA Governance Survey, along with ebizQ's observations on this critical current issue for organizations.

05/19/2010 ebizQ Product Spotlight: Boomi AtomSphere Gold Club Protected
Boomi AtomSphere is specifically designed to manage integrations within a hybrid environment, where on-premise IT assets must connect both data and processes into cloud-hosted software-as-a-service applications. It has a distributed architecture that executes integrations in the most appropriate location – whether behind the firewall or in the cloud. It has the necessary breadth of capability to serve as an enterprise’s primary integration platform for all types of connection, both on-premise and cloud-based, and a number of customers have chosen to take advantage of this option. Learn more in this ebizQ product spotlight, authored by a well-known industry analyst.
08/05/2008 How Much Business Value is Your SOA Delivering?
2008 SOA Governance Survey Report
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ebizQ hosted a 21-question online survey on SOA and related service governance strategies. A total of 124 companies responded to the survey. Analysts from ebizQ performed survey data analysis. What they found is that SOA has been gaining steam in many organizations, with promises of increased business agility and integration. The survey findings indicate that even companies with the most advanced SOA deployments – in terms of enterprise reach and number of reusable services – have yet to formulate governance strategies or methods to measure the value of their SOA to the business.

Download this report to read more.
10/17/2007 The New Face of BPM: Incorporating Enterprise Architecture to Maximize Strategic Business Value Gold Club Protected
This Upside Research white paper takes a closer look at the current growing pains facing many enterprises in the wake of BPM's popularity. It offers a look at next - generation BPM, and how different an enterprise view can be from tactical process automation. This paper also highlights the components of next - generation BPM and illustrates how Metastorm's comprehensive solution for BPM and enterprise architecture can help organizations fully realize the potential of BPM for today and tomorrow.
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