BPM, SOA & Cloud Integration
Quick Guide: What is BPM?
Business Process Management (BPM) can be used to focus your organization on
the customer's needs by breaking processes out of the old departmental and managerial
patterns. As a bonus, this streamlining of processes also tends to increase
efficiency and thus decrease total cost and time spent by the company.
Today's BPM solutions go a long way towards creating a suitable framework for
such a shift. While things are getting more intuitive, it's rarely an out-of-the-box
experience; you still need to configure, automate and optimize the software
to reap the full benefits of BPM. This guide will help you get started, from
planning and evaluation to implementation and optimization.
Improving central business processes is the core of most popular programs like
continuous improvement, change management, total quality management and others.
But it is critical to recognize that getting control of your business processes
is not a technical or a business problem; it's both, and it needs to be treated
Are Business Processes? (Wikipedia)
This overview examines the basic principles of BPM, from Adam Smith to modern-day
software solutions. The definitions span across management, operations and support
layers, providing a solid foundation for understanding the goals and methods
BPM and SOA Should Play Together (ebizQ)
There are some preconditions to gathering the benefits of combining BPM and
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), explains Uwe Roediger in this feature article.
the Cloud (ebizQ)
BPM, virtualization, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), mashups, cloud computing,
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). They're all buzzwords du jour, but how do they
fit together? In this webcast, hear how experts separate the virtualization,
mashup and platform technologies from the SaaS/cloud delivery methods from the
BPM value proposition. Learn how to distinguish among development, administration,
power user and great-unwashed roles where one approach works better than another.
In these turbulent economic times, BPM is more crucial than ever for reducing
cost, improving operational performance, managing risk and aligning all facets
of the organization to achieve business objectives. The easier BPM software
is to deploy, adopt, and use, the greater the value it can deliver. Replay this
webinar to learn how to simplify process improvement.
to BPM Basics (ebizQ)
One of the most important factors for BPM success is the ability to properly
capture and document the fundamental business processes. This formalization
helps shed light on questions like prioritization, supporting IT processes,
managerial chains of command and other vital aspects of business efficiency.
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