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Business Process Management For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition

Are you ready to tackle Business Process Management (BPM) for your enterprise? Do you want to improve efficiency, enhance agility, and also be more profitable? If so, you've come to the right place.

BPM is an approach toward managing how an organization operates so it better meets the needs of clients. BPM enables organizations to be more efficient and more capable of change. BPM is exactly what your organization needs to meet the challenges of the modern business climate.

Smarter Business Planning & Transformation

For decades, corporate executives and department managers have complained about the frequent budget overruns and schedule delays of complex IT business planning and transformation projects. The fact that these costly undertakings often fall short of providing the expected business objectives only serves to increase their frustration. Underlying causes include the complexities of modern organizations, intricacy and size of applications, as well as miscommunication between business, operational and IT experts who each speak their own jargon.

Creating Agile BPM

Organizations today need to drive growth while optimizing costs, improving efficiency, and achieving greater business agility. Agile BPM helps best-in-class organizations achieve business results by addressing requirements for continuous process optimization, collaborative process workflows to support team-based initiatives, and to extend business processes beyond the enterprise. Download this white paper to learn tips and best practices for implementing Agile BPM in your organization.

11 Habits for Highly Successful BPM Programs

The culture of an organization is a collection of habits, and habits have a powerful effect in business performance. Driving long-term business benefit and success with Business Process Management (BPM) often times requires companies to develop new and maintain existing habits.

A First Look at Oracle BPM Suite 11G

As the BPM market has matured, it’s time to declare the era of specialized “fit-for-purpose” BPM Suites officially over. Not long ago buyers had to choose between one set of offerings for human-centric processes and a different set for integration-centric processes. Some offerings focused on business empowerment and others appealed to developers. Some BPMSs were firmly layered on SOA while others ignored SOA completely. Those days are gone. BPM buyers today don’t want to proliferate more BPMS islands across the enterprise. They want it all – BPM without boundaries – a single BPMS platform good for both human-centric and integration-centric processes, offering both business empowerment and rich developer tools, model-driven but on a powerful SOA foundation. And they want it to be based on open standards. Such things are expected in mainstream technology.A key enabler of these elevated buyer expectations is BPMN 2.0, the new process definition language standard from OMG.

Adding the Time Dimension to BPM

BPM solutions have traditionally focused on improving business processes. The ability to predict how future activities in a process will be impacted by changes introduced in earlier stages is a dimension that BPM products have not addressed – until now. Adding the element of “time” to processes enables users to derive even greater value and control.

CIO perspective: To be great at IT, you mustbe great at BPM

Read this paper for expert insights on Business Process Management (BPM) from Toby Redshaw, the Group CIO that is leading a successful BPM program at Aviva plc, the world's fifth-largest insurance group. The remarks contained here were made during Toby's keynote presentation at the Lombardi Driven 2009 User Conference.

Decision Matrix: Selecting a Business Process Management Vendor (Competitor Focus)

Read the analyst report “Decision Matrix: Selecting a Business Process Management Vendor”, and learn why Progress Savvion made the short list of BPM vendors.

Business process management (BPM) software solutions – often called "suites" – are one of the hottest areas in BPM, but choosing the right BPM solution for your organization may be a daunting task. Ovum, an industry analyst firm, recently conducted a research project that measures BPM vendors across three critera: market impact, end-user sentiment and technology offering.

Actionable Business Architecture

Interviews from over a thousand CEOs in 2008 shows organizations are bombarded by change, and many are struggling to keep up1. CEOs view increasingly demanding customers not as a threat, but as an opportunity to differentiate. They are moving aggressively toward global business designs with deeply changing capabilities and increased flexibility. The gap between their capability to manage change and the challenge ahead is growing. CEOs expect fundamental change, but they seem uncertain about their organization’s ability to manage it. Business pressures are compounding as IT constraints are growing.

Complete BPM in the Cloud

The Fujitsu InterstageBPM.com SolutionInterstageBPM.com provides organizations with secure Internet access to the world-class Fujitsu Interstage(r) Business Process Management (BPM) platform - without needing to install or maintain hardware, software, or network infrastructure.
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