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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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Configure or Customize?
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we examine the high cost of making and supporting customizations to client/server-based applications as well as the differences between configuration and customization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Workday

The Evolution of Business Resiliency Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource examines 3 new approaches to increasing the effectiveness of business resiliency management, as well as new ideas and technologies to implement in your business to stay resilient in the marketplace.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

IBM

How IBM is Enhancing Business Continuity Management to Help Address Changing Business Realities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the evolutionary leap that one major vendor took in their approach to business continuity management – 5 steps helped them bolster their program to ensure optimal continuity.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Move from Reactive to Proactive Business Process Management
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about Enterprise Process Automation (EPA), which is designed to unlock your organization's potential for speed, efficiency, accuracy, and compliance by creating alignment across the business and technical silos within a company.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Is it Time to Purchase a new ERP?
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: With careful selection, planning, and aggressive goal setting, you can operate pain-free and better than ever by implementing a new ERP. This whitepaper lays a solid foundation for those contemplating a purchase.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Epicor Software Corporation

Top 6 Technologies Small and Midsize Manufacturers Can't Afford to Ignore
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource counts down six critical manufacturing technologies that every small and midsize organization should have.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Epicor Software Corporation

ERP in the Midmarket: Enabling Functionality and Simplicity to Combat Complexity
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report walks you through ERP in the midmarket, offering insight to help you identify your ERP needs and uncover the potential benefits you can achieve with the right tool.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Epicor Software Corporation

It’s Time to Fix Back-Office Operations
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: In this report from DMG consulting, discover a framework and methodology for transforming your back-office operations to drive higher quality and lower costs. You'll learn how workforce optimization (WFO) tools can improve the productivity and visibility of your operations, as well as tackle six common back-office challenges.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Aspect

HP Enterprise Application Services for SAP
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores how HP Enterprise Application Services for SAP can reduce your time to market, lower TCO, and provide agile business solutions, ultimately unlocking the full range of abilities from your SAP solution.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

It's Time to Fix Back-Office Operations
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations have been managing back-office operations the same way for years. In this white paper, learn how workforce optimization (WFO) suites can transform your operating model for back-office functions, and get a framework to create a more effective, efficient model.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Aspect

Cloud Provisioning: Provision. Orchestrate. Innovate.
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about a cloud provisioning technology with a workflow-enabled framework, allowing you to create, provision, and orchestrate virtual "bundles" of on-premise and cloud capabilities that make up a new product, service, or application.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

OpenText

What role does BPM play and how can it help you improve your business operations?
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Your business processes are fundamentally linked to operations and overall performance. Achieving efficient, flexible, and agile processes involves collaboration between business and IT -- which is where many businesses fall short. Fortunately, business process management (BPM) can address all of these issues.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

OpenText

The Great Debate: One Integrated Business System VS. Siloed Applications
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the challenges of siloed software applications, and describes how an integrated business system can give you the power to conquer operational inefficiency and support business growth.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NetSuite

From Fear to Fortune: Lessons from Leveraging the Cloud
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the lessons that real-world organizations have learned from their journey to the cloud, and explores how the cloud can cure common business pain points.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NetSuite

Post Merger Integration – Do’s and Don’ts
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative resource today to find important PMI do's and don't's so that when you're planning the integration of an acquisition, you don't end up shortchanging yourself and your business.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Jun 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

We Used to Schedule Repairs, Now We Predict Them
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover a solution to the conventional ad hoc approach to system maintenance. Learn about predictive maintenance and how it can detect problems and areas of attention way before it causes your business severe downtime and slowed productive processes.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Published: 07 Feb 2014

IBM

6 Steps to More Strategic Payroll
sponsored by Ultimate Software
WHITE PAPER: For many organizations, payroll departments are held back by cumbersome administrative tasks. Manual processes are prone to errors, and they eat up valuable time and money. In order for payroll to become a more strategic asset, you need the right technology to eliminate the burden of administrative processes.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

Ultimate Software

Top Seven Reasons to Automate Accounts Payable
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down seven reasons that your organization should automate its accounts payable (AP) process. Inside, learn how automation can unlock the door to business value, find next steps for moving forward, and more.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Kofax, Inc.

Overcoming the Challenges of Vendor Invoice Processing
sponsored by Esker Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this informative resource now to learn about the proven benefits and key features of accounts payable (AP) automation, discover how it can solve specific challenges faced by real-world AP departments, and how you can avoid the pitfalls of implementing automation.
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 | Published: 03 Feb 2014

Esker Inc.

Accounts Payable Automation for SAP
sponsored by Esker Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Accounts payable (AP) departments still relying on manual methods of document processing are often hindered by challenges including processing delays, low visibility, reduced accuracy, and high cost.  To eliminate these obstacles to success, SAP users can turn to AP automation that easily integrates within their SAP environment.
Posted: 31 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Esker Inc.

Important Considerations for Integrating IT and Combining Business Processes in a Merger or Acquisition
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This expert resource explores common IT integration challenges that accompany mergers and acquisitions, and counts down three steps for navigating these roadblocks and driving IT and business process success.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Enable relevant, in-context business intelligence: Embedding BI content into applications and processes
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource introduces a platform that gives you the power to create customized BI content and embed it into applications and processes for relevant, contextualized business intelligence.
Posted: 15 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM

IBM Cognos Lifecycle Manager - Streamline upgrades. Meet changing business and IT requirements quickly.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The process of verifying that business intelligence report content has not been adversely affected following a change in the IT environment can be time-consuming and tedious. This resource introduces a utility that automates the testing process – read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM

IBM Cognos Lifecycle Manager - Streamline upgrades with automated testing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: System upgrades and other IT changes can have a negative impact on business intelligence report content, but testing thousands of reports can be tedious and time-consuming. This resource introduces a utility that relieves the burden by automating the testing process.
Posted: 15 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Automated Job Management
sponsored by Hitachi Asia Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: With a job management system, you can automate job management for easier, more effective management across a complex IT landscape. View this informative resource to explore the benefits of the Hitachi JP1 job management system.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

Hitachi Asia Ltd.
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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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