Agility in the Real World: How BPM Helps Minimize Handoffs, Improve Quality and Gets Your Goods to Market Faster

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Much has been written about businesses transforming into “agile enterprises.” But beyond the pie in the sky buzzwords, what does this mean for companies striving to bring world-class goods or services to the market? In a global economy, many feel as if they are in a race to the bottom – squeezing cost out of every possible angle to support increasing competition and capture channel attention.  But this doesn’t seem like the path to more innovation.

Much has been written about businesses transforming into “agile enterprises.” But beyond the pie in the sky buzzwords, what does this mean for companies striving to bring world-class goods or services to the market? In a global economy, many feel as if they are in a race to the bottom – squeezing cost out of every possible angle to support increasing competition and capture channel attention.  But this doesn’t seem like the path to more innovation.

Attend this webcast with Savvion and analyst group Ventana Research to learn how Business Process Management (BPM) fills the gap in your existing enterprise solutions to manage the critical product lifecycle processes like product design, sourcing, production, quality control, pricing, order management, logistics and returns - processes that determine whether your organization thrives or dies on the vine.

  • Learn what BPM is and how this strategy optimizes your processes to make you more agile and competitive
  • Hear how BPM is being used by leading companies today to give them advantage in getting goods to market faster
  • Discover best practices for how to engage on your first BPM project and see results in as little in 30 days.
  • Learn how you can start with modeling just one process and be on a proven path to cross-functional process improvement in less time than you think

Industry analyst Ventana will show you what BPM is and how it enables progressive enterprises to innovate and optimize their processes for competitive advantage.

And Savvion, the pioneer and leader in BPM, will share real-world case studies on how the world’s top companies, such as Motorola, Micron, and General Motors design, improve, and optimize key processes such as:

  • Prototyping
  • Specification Change
  • Product Revision and Pricing
  • Supplier and Distributor Forecasting
  • Distributor Forecasting
  • Order Management
  • Returns Management (RMA)
  • Customer Support
  • Inventory Control
  • Regulatory Compliance

Featured Speakers

Colin Snow, VP and Research Director - Operational & Supply Chain Performance Management, Ventana Research

Colin Snow heads up the Ventana Research Operational Performance Management (OPM) practice focusing on the alignment of business and information technology in the areas of supply chain, operations and Business Process Management. His research investigates what organizations need to manage their operational processes and supply chain for performance improvement. Mr. Snow brings 10 years of enterprise software experience from vendors like PeopleSoft and Steelwedge as well as over 15 years of industry experience in manufacturing, planning and services from firms like Olympus America and CIDCO Corporation. Mr. Snow has experience in automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing and publishing.

Rob Risany, Director of Product Marketing, Savvion

Rob Risany is Director of Product Marketing for Savvion. He is responsible for setting the direction and positioning of Savvion's products and services so that they meet customer requirements. Mr. Risany brings more than 10 years experience in software marketing including business process management, business intelligence, enterprise integration, and operational support systems. Prior to Savvion, Mr. Risany helped launch Orb Networks and AIM Technology in the United States, delivering marketing strategies and tactics which led to double-digit year-on-year growth for both companies. Mr. Risany holds a BS in Psychology and Communications from the University of Illinois.

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