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Business Process Management

Buyers' Guide

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Business process management—do you even know what the phrase means? If not, you are not alone. Business process management— or BPM—refers to the ability to define, model, streamline, analyze and improve business processes. Successful BPM initiatives usually involve a mix of technology, process definition exercises and ultimately some degree of operational change within an organization. Posted January 01, 2006

BPM May Have Become a Team Sport, But Who’s the Coach? Business process management (BPM) has long been the domain of the line-of-business managers who directly benefit from process automation initiatives. Stands to reason; efforts to create efficient business processes logically emerge from the groups who are commissioned to either (a.) save money; or (b.) do something better; or (c.) all the above. But that very inducement to effect change at a department-by-department pace has led to many problems for information technology (IT) staffs. And they haven’t always taken kindly to it. Posted January 01, 2006

Business cycles are more compressed. Markets are changing more rapidly and in less predictable ways. Factors such as economic swings, value chain dynamics, regulations, and compliance issues mean that processes that worked for your company yesterday may not be the answer today. The key is to see the impact of the changes to an organization’s business faster, create a new approach quickly and then act on it more nimbly than your competition. Posted January 01, 2006

Imagine that your company is growing fast, putting you in constant hiring mode. You need to find an outstanding candidate to fill a very important managerial role within your organization. Would you hire a candidate who had no experience? Probably not. Why should choosing a business process management (BPM) system be any different? Organizations turn to BPM technology to manage and orchestrate high value-added business processes. Posted January 01, 2006

Excelling in the business processes that drive operational performance is becoming the key to success for today’s business managers. Business process management (BPM) software enables organizations to improve and automate their business processes by executing processes and managing the flow of activities. Business activity monitoring (BAM) is a complementary technology... Posted January 01, 2006

Over the past few years, business process management (BPM) has radically transformed the business world. Because of the tremendous gains companies have attained, BPM has become a corporate rallying point and key driver for business performance. And yet, we are on the cusp of yet another wave of business improvements that will be delivered through BPM. Posted January 01, 2006

A dashboard is a vital tool for monitoring the daily health of your organization. From a single interface, decision makers have access to key performance indicators (KPIs)—actionable information that can be used to effectively guide and track business performance. Posted January 01, 2006

The promise of agility isn't being delivered in too many cases. There is hope in BPM, if it is used as a new way for IT to partner with business teams to deliver agile process applications. The pressure is on for IT to deliver applications that can change on a dime—evolving as quickly as the business, even in the face of uncertain requirements... Posted January 01, 2006

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