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03/31/2010 Three Benefits of Cloud Computing vs. On-Premise Social Software: Why SaaS is More Vital than Ever Gold Club Protected
Cloud computing (or SaaS) can be summarized in five words: cost-effective, enterprise-flexible, hosted, scalable, and user-centric. In this industry white paper, a leading provider of social network software solutions outlines three tangible benefits that Software as a Service (SaaS) has over its on-premise counterpart and why low cost is just one of the advantages.
01/25/2010 IBM WebSphere ILOG Business Rule Management Systems: The Case for Architects and Developers Gold Club Protected
The implementation of a BRMS brings organizations wide-ranging benefits in terms of the accessibility and oversight of automated decision logic, along with the ability to accelerate the implementation of decision changes. But there are differences between business rule offerings in the market and the functionality they deliver to ensure easy, safe and reliable rule management. The WebSphere ILOG BRMS offerings deliver the most comprehensive set of rule management capabilities. Designed to fit a wide range of enterprise architectures, they empower both LOB and IT teams, and facilitate communication and collaboration between all rule management stakeholders.
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.
11/11/2009 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.

08/17/2009 Smarter Healthcare Processes Gold Club Protected

During this session, you will learn the value of a BRMS when building Web-based applications for data collection and processing. Specifically, you will learn about the unique way BRMS technology allowed WFU to achieve unprecedented gains in productivity and reliability by having a true separation of presentation and business logic. This case study will showcase the challenges of clinical trial data management, but the highlighted techniques are applicable to any business needing smart, dynamic and adaptive Web-based user interfaces.

This session will explain:
  • How to manage hundreds of very different business Web forms using the same infrastructure code and externalized business logic
  • How easy it is to implement ILOG BRMS in a Web-based/Java environment
  • How to facilitate intelligent data collection and management while ensuring data validation at the source
  • How a BRMS is uniquely positioned to address some of the emerging data sharing issues that are being driven by regulatory and funding bodies in the healthcare industry—the same issues that arise when sharing data between disparate and/or legacy systems in any business The take-away points and lessons learned should give you a clear vision of how to build sophisticated Web-based user interfaces that are both logic and data aware, yet can easily adapt to change.
06/15/2009 IDC Case Study: Enterprise Rent-A-Car Uses Appian to Automate Request Management System Gold Club Protected
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (ERAC) uses Appian to power Request Online, a single web-based solution for managing all IT-related service requests for ERAC's 65,000 global employees. The case study outlines the flexibility and value of the BPM solution, as well as Appian's strong partnership approach in making the project successful.
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 Magic Software's uniPaaS Provides Flexible Rich Internet Application and SaaS Platform for ISVs and Enterprises Gold Club Protected
Jeff Kaplan of THINKstrategies talks about uniPaaS, and the advantages of metadata-driven approach for RIA and SaaS development .

Jeff Kaplan recommends that ISVs and enterprise software developers consider SaaS platforms which permit the greatest flexibility in addition to their scalability and security considerations. 
Kaplan believes we are quickly approaching an era in which customers will demand a choice of acquiring SaaS solutions delivered in the ‘cloud’ or deploying the solution behind the firewall on-premise. In response, ISVs and enterprise software developers are recommended to start thinking about SaaS platforms which permit the greatest flexibility in addition to their scalability and security considerations.

In this context, Kaplan examines the merits of Magic Software’s uniPaaS application platform in offering a single development paradigm with multiple deployment modes. He thinks that uniPaaS represents an attractive platform for ISVs with existing single-tenant applications who want to migrate to a multi-tenant approach without ending up with two code bases and platforms to support. This can save ISVs significant monies and accelerate the time to market and ROI. 
Kaplan also thinks that Magic Software’s uniPaaS provides flexible Rich Internet Application and SaaS platform for ISVs and enterprises, by offering a metadata-driven alternative to typical code-centric software development solutions. uniPaaS provides ISVs and enterprises with the tools they need to cost-effectively develop RIA and SaaS solutions to cater to their varying requirements. It could help open up the SaaS market to more ISVs who otherwise would not attempt to carry on-premise and on-demand solutions, and could encourage additional market growth and innovation.
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.

09/24/2008 How Social Computing, Team Collaboration, and Enterprise Content Management Drive Competitive Advantage Gold Club Protected

This white paper provides a high-level outline of the challenges facing companies around the creation and management of business content. Three software and computing trends have created opportunities for enterprises to improve their competitive positions in today’s knowledge-based economy. Social computing has democratized collaboration and empowered individuals to create, collaborate, edit, exchange, publish, and promote information on a worldwide scale and scope. Team collaboration allows groups of authenticated individuals to increase productivity through coordinated information sharing and task management. Enterprise content management provides businesses the capability to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents according to organizational processes on an enterprise scale.

Your IT strategy should consider the domains of social computing, team collaboration, and enterprise content management as an integrated web of services rather than as separate sets of product solutions. Find out why utilizing an integrated approach provides flexible, open, and powerful collaboration capabilities while reducing business and IT risks and costs; and why social computing, team collaboration, and enterprise organizations, when considered as part of one integrated high-performance information workplace, can be used to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.

EMC is developing a rich Internet application and framework that utilizes the powerful Documentum® enterprise content management system to provide fully integrated social computing and team collaboration capabilities. Learn how EMC will work with you to deliver an unparalleled capability to integrate social computing, team collaboration, and enterprise content management to achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

09/24/2008 Collaboration and Social Media: Taking Stock of Today’s Experiences and Tomorrow’s Opportunities Gold Club Protected

According to The Gilbane Group, social media encompasses a range of applications and services available to support communications, collaboration, and information sharing within an individual enterprise and beyond. Read this report and learn how companies across the United States are actually using social media and how they rate the effectiveness of various tools and technologies for communications, collaboration, and information sharing.

The Gilbane Group surveyed senior marketing executives and their direct reports across seventeen (17) different industries, targeting marketers, since all companies have marketing departments or people leading their marketing functions. The survey explores the use of fifteen different types of applications and services that constitute social media, for example, e-mail, podcasts, Web conferencing, social networking, online video, instant messaging, newsgroups/forums, and more. The focus was on medium to very large companies—$25 million or above in revenue and more than 250 employees in size—as these firms are most likely to be seeking solutions to their communications, collaboration, and information-sharing problems.

From this survey, Gilbane Group concludes that building successful communities requires expert moderators. SAP has been successful in changing its strategy and its image—by using community to reinforce a brand initiative and is now considered a leader in responsiveness and customer focus. Successful online communities often start with a single task but evolve to serve as models for tackling a broader range of business opportunities and challenges. Read this report today and learn how social media can work in your enterprise.

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.
07/01/2008 Collaboration and Social Media Taking Stock of Today's Experiences and Tomorrow's Opportunities Gold Club Protected

Social media encompasses a range of applications and services available to support communications, collaboration, and information sharing within an individual enterprise and beyond. Our report seeks to identify industry trends and best practices by combining quantitative and qualitative research.

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.

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.

11/19/2007 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.
10/29/2007 The Power of Collaboration: Collaborative BPM Gold Club Protected
Competitive advantage in business depends on the ability to excel in key business processes. Business Process Management (BPM) is typically delivered with an integrated set of tools that provide a closed-loop system for optimizing business performance.

Collaborative BPM expands the scope of traditional BPM and is moving to priority number one as organizations search for an integrated solution that provides an environment to coordinate the dynamic activities of human-driven, collaborative processes.

Optimizing the collaborative work of employees, through a more structured sequence of steps, can help an organization transcend the limits of status quo to realize a new phase of enterprise productivity.

Collaborative BPM is unique because it not only depends on people, but it depends on the people to work collaboratively on specific activities to reach the desired business goals.
10/29/2007 State of the Portal Market 2007: Portals and the Power of Participation Gold Club Protected
Recently, BEA Systems released their annual report on the state of the enterprise portal market, which includes a synthesis of customer survey results and a summary of analyst research. The report reveals that portals remain a top priority for CIOs at large enterprises for the sixth consecutive year. It also substantiates industry consensus that portals remain ideal platforms for consolidating applications, helping enable the integration and reuse of existing systems and data, and helping companies introduce Web 2.0 capabilities to their increasingly tech-savvy user communities.
06/01/2007 The Next Generation of BI Gold Club Protected
Business Intelligence 2.0 (BI 2.0) refers to the next generation of BI, just as Web 2.0 has come to refer to the next generation of the Web. The focus, like Web 2.0, is on people, empowering users to express their creativity, allowing them to freely access information and produce something meaningful from it while focusing on information sharing, communication, and collaboration. This White Paper explores the BI 2.0 concept and offers a perspective on real world solutions.
04/06/2007 The Productivity Paradigm-Shift: Enabling Business Efficiency through Collaborative BPM Gold Club Protected
Today, most BPM tools see human task as an end point -- making an accept, reject, or delegate decision. The system is oblivious to what that person needs to arrive at a decision -- who he needs to talks to, the documents he needs to reviews, the people he must email. In order to capture the totality of the process lifecycle, BPM must enable collaboration -- not just in in aligning business and IT goals and deliverables during the development cycle, but with functions that capture and promote end-user productivity.
11/09/2006 Fostering People's Interaction and Collaboration Gold Club Protected
To encourage efficiency and innovation, companies are looking for new ways to empower people using technology such as SOA. People are an integral part of the services delivered through SOA, because they interact with those services to execute business results. Businesses can provide personalized, streamlined environments for employees to interact with other people and targeted information using SOA and encourage greater collaboration among employees, business partners and customers. This executive brief explores in greater detail the people entry point for an SOA that enables real time views of key business processes and organization of information to help people interact effectively, make better decisions and collaborate more freely.
09/27/2006 Making the Case for BPM - A Benefits Checklist Gold Club Protected

There are many options for improving business processes - ranging from complete process re-engineering to adopting new process management methodologies or adding new capabilities to existing systems. Lombardi customers believe that BPM is the best investment a company can make in establishing a platform for continuous process improvement. This paper provides a checklist of BPM benefits and will guide you in making the business case for investing in BPM to drive process improvement.

02/07/2006 Integration Appliances: The Fastest Track to Master Data Management Gold Club Protected
Learn how Integration Appliance technology greatly simplifies, accelerates, and reduces the cost of Master Data Management (MDM). This white paper details where integration appliances fit within an MDM architecture and uses detailed case studies to answer implementation questions.
11/17/2005 Eight Best Practices in Implementing Disaster Recovery Protection Gold Club Protected
Protection of Microsoft Exchange messaging and collaboration services against unplanned outages due to catastrophic failures at primary IT data centers is becoming a top priority among large and medium corporations. Wide-area clusters which provide replication of mail stores and log files along with monitoring and recovery of critical Exchange services provide this protection. This paper presents eight best practices which, when used as guideposts during cluster implementation, assure the success of any Exchange disaster recovery deployment.
03/31/2005 The Business Case for SOA Gold Club Protected
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is unquestionably one of the most important considerations in IT today. However, SOA goes beyond IT with its promise to truly transform corporate agility, and to align IT responsiveness with the businesses' demands for faster time-to-market. Fortunately, the benefits of SOA do not require a massive "big bang" reinvestment. Rather, as this white paper describes, the benefits can be realized incrementally with a well thought out strategy. A vital component of this strategy is recognizing the need for an SOA infrastructure-a set of software capabilities (security, monitoring, management, etc.) that exist outside of the services themselves to enable an enterprise-class implementation of SOA.
07/15/2004 Simplifying IT with Process-Oriented Middleware Gold Club Protected
The convergent demands of Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and B2B Commerce are driving IT departments to new solutions, advanced approaches that must be easy to deploy, responsive to rapid change, massively scalable and interoperable in a heterogeneous environment. Process-oriented middleware, the evolutionary successor to message-oriented middleware, grew in response to such demands and now offers a powerful tool to simplify IT systems management.
06/02/2004 Web-Enabling Self-Service Business Processes Gold Club Protected
The benefits of moving manual processes to the web are well understood. But very few organizations have web-enabled product returns, bill disputes or other complex business processes. This paper discusses requirements for web-enabling complex processes and new technology from BroadVision that allows organizations to deliver self-service processes through existing websites.
04/27/2004 Tapping Into Hidden Business Value Of Internet Web Conferencing Gold Club Protected
This report looks at how interactive Internet communication technology - Web conferencing is adding value to today's workplace through communication with existing customers, communication with new customers, and communication within the organization.
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