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DEFINITION: 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. Business process management (BPM) is a systematic approach to improving those processes. The Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI), a non-profit organization, exists to promote the standardization of common business processes,  … 
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Budgeting: Beyond Spreadsheets
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With new technologies—such as planning and analysis solutions powered by IBM Cognos® software—companies are automating the process, getting faster reports and data that fuel "what is" and "what if" scenarios. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

IBM

Not Green Without BPM
sponsored by Interneer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about the popularity of green initiatives and explains how one BPM solution can help organizations become more environmentally friendly.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2009

Interneer, Inc.

CFO Research - Beyond Numbers: The Challenge of Telling your Company's Story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how a narrative analysis can ultimately help CFOs with their planning and assist company growth.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

Emerging Trends in BPM
sponsored by Interneer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, the emerging trends of BPM are discussed along with the benefits they can bring to any company considering a BPM solution deployment. Learn how these platforms are usually focused on human-centric processes (workflows that connect people and data), simplicity and speed.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2009

Interneer, Inc.

Your first BPM process - quick, measurable and...contagious - Selecting the right first process for fast returns
sponsored by Bizagi
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper that provides guidance on selecting the best fit business process for a BPM pilot project, and learn about the 2 key audiences, the 3 evolution stages, and the 4 governance quadrants of BPM.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

Bizagi

Untangling Spaghetti - BPM Delivering business agility and project scalability to ensure sustainable BPMS success
sponsored by Bizagi
WHITE PAPER: Most organizations that invest in BPM suites, with intention to scale rapidly towards an enterprise wide program, find that after two or three projects their progress falters. This exclusive paper reveals a surprising culprit for this increasing inertia – data integration weaknesses that stem from the architecture of most BPM suites.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

Bizagi

Interneer : We Walk the Talk
sponsored by Interneer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief paper to see how any business person can create applications that will not only help your customers, but your company as well. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Interneer, Inc.

BPMS, SharePoint or Both - It’s Your Choice
sponsored by Bizagi
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the pros and cons of different process optimization options, shines light on the difference between SharePoint workflow and BPM solutions, and discusses whether or not SharePoint and BPM can work together.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2014

Bizagi

Putting the BUSINESS back into BPM to Ensure Continuous Improvement
sponsored by Bizagi
WHITE PAPER: Use this paper as your guide to putting "business" back into BPM, and find a BPM stack system that is built from the bottom up. Inside, learn about the layers that make up the architectural stack (Process layer, data layer, and enterprise mapping layer).
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

Bizagi

How to Reap Full Benefits of BPM with Design and Modelling Tools
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a BPM suite that can support the full BPM life cycle and deliver dynamic tools and platforms regardless of whether you're undertaking business process methodology driven initiatives, or execution-based modeling for small processes.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

K2

Smarter Process in the age of the customer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Customers expect your operations to be instant, seamless and insightful so that each interaction is fast and effective. Access this fascinating white paper today to learn about expert solutions for improving business operations so as to effectively cater to customer interactions.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

What the Gartner Analysts are Saying About Government Solutions and Interoperability
sponsored by MicroPact
WHITE PAPER: Budgets are being cut and pressure continues to mount for federal agencies to run leaner and meaner. This paper looks at Gartner analyst coverage of government's approach to developing secure and cost-effective solutions.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

MicroPact

Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6 compared to Pegasystems Pega 7 BPM
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Performing comparisons between leading BPM systems could take ages to perform on your own -- fortunately, this competitive brief does some of the work for you. Take a look at how Red Hat JBoss BPM suite compares to Pegasystems, Inc.'s Pega 7 BPM in terms of the five essential criteria for choosing a BPM system
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Red Hat

The 8 Steps of Intelligent Document Understanding
sponsored by Kodak
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights 8 steps of intelligent document understanding, from the digitization of paper documents to extracting data.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Published: 13 May 2014

Kodak

ROI analysis: JBoss Enterprise BRMS Compared to Drools, the JBoss Community Project
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Drools, a business rules management system (BRMS) created by members of the JBoss developer community, offers the innovation you need for early stage projects or proof-of-concepts. But when it comes to mission-critical applications, don't you want the assurance of SLA-based support, patches, and updates?
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Red Hat

Cloud-Driven Collaboration will Fuel Business Effectiveness
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: Find out how cloud-driven collaboration has become a favorite among many organizations for its ability to fuel business effectiveness and value.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NEC Corporation of America

Next Generation BPM Thinking
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Today, it is evident that Business Process Management (BPM) has lost focus on delivering successful business outcomes. In this white paper, discover what the entire industry needs to do in order to re-focus on business outcomes and, ultimately, generate more money or protect existing money.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

OpenText

Bridge the Gap Between Business and IT with Red Hat Jboss BPM Suite 6
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, discover a BPM suite that helps bridge the gap between business and IT, empowering non-technical and technical users alike to define and manage business processes across the enterprise
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Red Hat

Big Data in Big Companies
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore the following white paper to join analytics pioneer, Tom Davenport, as he reveals the findings of how big data fits into the data and analytics infrastructure of 20 large organizations. Find out how these companies are handling big data, the tools and skill sets used to maximize ROI, and what the future holds with analytics 3.0.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Red Hat

SYSPRO 7 ERP Software: Features and Functionality
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an inside look at the features and functions of SYSPRO's latest ERP release, describing how these capabilities lay the groundwork for success in the modern business world.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SYSPRO

The Future of Manufacturing: An Executive Guide to Manufacturing Strategies for the 21st Century
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how manufacturing is changing, discover four trends that will define the factory of tomorrow, and find insight to help you stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

SYSPRO

Behavior-Driven Development and BRMS
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Download this whitepaper to learn how organizations can keep pace with the demands of our rapid global marketplace with a combination of software and professional services from Red Hat.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

Red Hat

Workflow, Rules, and CEP Combine to Drive New Business Value
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to see why today's BPM projects involve a shift from manual to automated tasks, back-end orchestration, extensive use of rules, event-driven problem detection, and more dynamic capabilities that support knowledge workers.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Red Hat

Grow Revenue with NGA and SAP SuccessFactors
sponsored by NGA Human Resources
WHITE PAPER: This info sheet highlights an HR service provider that offers a full range of consulting, payroll, and business process optimization (BPO) services to help your business get the most out of a cloud-based HR system.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

NGA Human Resources

Selling the Benefits of Business Process Management for IT and Business Stakeholders
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This expert guide addresses the ideal BPM platform capabilities for today's organizations to meet the disparate needs of both technical departments and the line of business.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 09 May 2014

OpenText
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BUSINESS PROCESSES DEFINITION (continued): … 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. Business process management (BPM) is a systematic approach to improving those processes. 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.
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