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ALSO CALLED: Process Management, BPM
DEFINITION: Business process management (BPM) is a systematic approach to improving an organization's business processes. BPM activities seek to make business processes more effective, more efficient, and more capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment. BPM is a subset of infrastructure management, the administrative area of concern dealing with maintenance and optimization of an organization's equipment  … 
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A Toolkit for Project Time Estimation
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Resource management is always an issue in any project. In this paper, explore standard approaches to time estimation, the dangers of multi-tasking, and estimation alternatives, which consider work habits and productivity norms.
Posted: 17 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Global Knowledge

The Power of Linking Business Analysis and TOGAF® to Achieve IT Results
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the The Open Group's Architecture Framework (TOGAF) framewo­­­rk and a high-level overview of the key business analysis techniques that IT professionals would benefit from to achieve IT results and establish a valued partnership with the business.
Posted: 06 Jan 2017 | Published: 03 Jan 2017

Global Knowledge

Moving Your Organization Into The Future of Intelligent Document Capture
sponsored by Kodak
WHITE PAPER: Discover how automating paper-based workflows can help reduce labor inefficiencies and improve customer satisfaction. This paper discusses how centralized and decentralized scanning can reduce the cost of document sharing, connect your employees with a browser-based scanning interface, and more.
Posted: 06 Jan 2017 | Published: 06 Jan 2017

Kodak

Complex Decisions Made Simple With Structure and Tools
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Structuring techniques are the foundation of decision making. There are a number of techniques that will quickly and easily improve the analysis of virtually any problem. This white paper introduces some of the simplest and most effective structuring techniques including sorting, sequencing, placement, decision trees, and ranking.
Posted: 23 Dec 2016 | Published: 23 Dec 2016

Global Knowledge

A New Trend in Agile - Incorporating Program Management
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: How can organizations in diverse industries continue to use familiar waterfall practices and at the same time be more Agile? The answer is to use Agile program management - learn more about these principles inside.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 13 Dec 2016

Global Knowledge

Harnessing Creativity to Make Powerful Decisions
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Creativity is the "due diligence" of effective problem analysis. It is through creativity that the best possible solution for a problem is discovered. Without creativity, decisions are often one-dimensional, superficial, and near-sighted.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 13 Dec 2016

Global Knowledge

Transform your Workplace for the Digital Age
sponsored by Accenture
WHITE PAPER: Speed and efficiency are absolute necessities in today's business landscape, but new technologies have given way to challenges that many organizations are struggling with. Access this white paper to learn how to overcome some of these challenges and how to handle your business' digital transformation.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

Accenture

How To Foster Greater Collaboration and Support Enterprise Objectives Through Business Networks
sponsored by Basware
WHITE PAPER: 40% of B2B activity in the US, and 20% world-wide, is done electronically through business networks. Access this white paper to learn what business networks are capable of, and discover how to create circles of improved collaboration and support enterprise objectives.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Basware

Integrate Applications, Services, and Devices Across All Environments
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights three organizations' journeys to a truly connected enterprise. Learn how to connect and compose APIs on-premise or in the cloud for social networks, cloud services, logistics partners, the IoT, and more.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

Red Hat

Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM by Eric D. Schabell (Chapter 1)
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This book excerpt uncovers a step-by-step BPM plan designed to help accomplish tasks that deliver business value. Learn how to improve the business as a whole by automating processes, and using insights to improve a process.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Red Hat

Operating a Next-Generation Utility: Driving Performance through Enterprise Asset Management
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: From aging infrastructures to outdated business systems, you need a way to systematically and efficiently turn operations obstacles into opportunities before they further impede organizational performance. Access this white paper and learn ways to benefit from integrated enterprise asset management (EAM).
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Infor

Broad Green Pictures: Simplifying Financial Processes with SaaS Cloud Tools
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: To accommodate fast growth, Broad Green Pictures managed indirect procurement with a fully integrated, real-time ERP suite. Learn how they made financial processes simpler for stakeholders, as well as four business benefits of deploying SAP S/4HANA.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

SAP

McInnis Cement: Implementing an Innovative Business Model in the Cloud
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to easily deploy technology and processes in a fully cloud-based infrastructure. Discover ways to achieve reduced costs with optimized supply chain, shipping, and goods receipt, real-time access to data from anywhere to accelerate decision-making and planning processes, and more.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

SAP

The Renaissance of ERP: Leveraging a Digital Core for Increased Innovation
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can boost innovation by upgrading core ERP systems and extending those capabilities in the cloud. Find out how you can improve your company's ability to manage key business processes with a digital ERP strategy and take advantage of evolving opportunities from big data, IoT, mobility and more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 21 Mar 2016

SAP

Transforming Finance Processes for the Digital Economy
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Finance is at the heart of the digital business, but the financial processes and technology platforms that have been utilized in the last 20 years aren't agile enough for the digital economy. Access this white paper to explore a modern approach to managing critical processes like planning and analysis, risk management, compliance, and more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

SAP

Leading the Data-Driven Transformation: The CIO & The New Age of Data Quality
sponsored by Trillium Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top 6 challenges modern CIOs face, and explore how to leverage data quality to propel CIO success. Learn the best practices for sustainable information management strategies, allowing your CIOs to transform your business models through data-driven digitization.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Trillium Software

IBM Cognos Disclosure Management on Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces IBM Cognos Disclosure Management on Cloud, a cloud-based platform designed to meet all of your organization's needs for the production of recurring, multi-author reports.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

IBM

Software guide: Extending Planning & Forecasting with Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses the challenges of planning, budgeting and forecasting in a spreadsheet environment and highlights the advantages of using dynamic planning tools. Read on and learn how to join the ranks of companies that consistently deliver timely, reliable plans and forecasts.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Gartner Research: The Breakup of the CPM Suite
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this Gartner report, explore the impacts and recommendations relating to hybrid corporate performance management. Additionally, learn about the emergence of financial and strategic CPM, and how they play into modern day CPM strategy.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2015

IBM

Best Practices Guide for IT Teams and Executives
sponsored by Lenovo Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the three primary building blocks to a user-centric business model and learn how to navigate the road there.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Lenovo Software

Strategic performance management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a strategic performance management system that is designed to help enhance your organizations ability to perform key processes such as planning, forecasting, narrative reporting, and more. Read on to learn if this technology is something that would work within your own business.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

IBM

2016 State of Crowdsourced Innovation
sponsored by Spigit
WHITE PAPER: Read this report to discover the 2016 landscape of crowdsourced innovation, highlighting essential best practices for running sustainable innovation programs. Download now to learn why enterprises are tapping crowdsourcing as a way to innovate, and what returns you should expect.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 22 Jun 2016

Spigit

Microsoft Surface HUB: Unlock the Power of the Group
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The Microsoft Surface Hub brings together hardware, software, services—like Skype and Outlook—and apps together in one engaging collaboration tool. Access this white paper to learn more about why the Surface Hub's features and capabilities can make your meetings more productive, connected, and collaborative.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 22 Jun 2016

Microsoft

A Web-Based Workspace for the Mobile Workforce
sponsored by Lenovo Software
WHITE PAPER: Unified Workspace is designed to solve the problem of productivity for the mobile workforce. Learn how you can leverage this software to increase productivity, decrease costs, and ease the load on IT.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

Lenovo Software

Effectively Scaling IT Service Delivery for Workforce Growth and Productivity
sponsored by Lenovo Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can onboard 100 employees as easily as one with a unified workplace tool, which also provides a reduced load on IT, an intuitive user experience, and more.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 10 Jun 2016

Lenovo Software
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BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  and core operations.A business process is a set of coordinated tasks and activities, conducted by both people and equipment, that will lead to accomplishing a specific organizational goal. The Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI), a non-profit organization, exists to promote the standardization of common business processes, as a means of furthering e-business and business-to-business (B2B) development. To this end, the organization has developed the Business Process Modeling Language (BPML), an Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based metalanguage for modeling business processes.Getting … 
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