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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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The State of Cloud Analytics 2016
sponsored by INFORMATICA
WHITE PAPER: Now that 2016 is well in the books and we're more than a quarter into 2017, it's a good time to take a look at how cloud is changing the ways in which we work. This research report from the Enterprise Management Associates covers the state of cloud analytics from 2016, the changes and challenges we saw, and how to prepare for the future.
Posted: 26 Apr 2017 | Published: 26 Apr 2017

INFORMATICA

5 Mistakes Companies Make with Mobility and Business Process Automation Projects
sponsored by Flowfinity
WHITE PAPER: It can be tough to know which mobilization approach is best for your organization. To help you get started, here's a look at 5 common mistakes to avoid when deciding on the right approach for streamlining and automating internal business process apps.
Posted: 25 Apr 2017 | Published: 25 Apr 2017

Flowfinity

Best Practices for Integrating Business Process Management
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement integrated business process management (BPM) by using an API-led strategy. Uncover best practices for BPM design and learn how to overcome common BPM challenges, create API-led connectivity through a hybrid integration platform, and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 01 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

How to Execute the Perfect Business Analysis Interview
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: It's easy to be side railed when conducting a business analysis interview. For the most success, you need to properly lay the interview groundwork, but which steps are most critical? In this report, explore the contextual meaning of discourse, learn how to formulate meaningful questions, how to assure a structured conversational flow, and more.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Global Knowledge

Top 10 Ways to Facilitate and Accelerate Business Process Automation
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: Many companies predict that it could take up to 3 to 5 years to improve their business processes significantly with automation – and that's simply too long in a world as face-paced as this one. Discover how to accelerate business process automation with a platform that provides integrated LOB systems, flexible process models, and more.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

K2

5 Factors for a Successful Business Transformation
sponsored by SNP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Transformation projects such as carve-outs or mergers and acquisitions (M&A) represent some of the greatest challenges to companies. In this white paper, discover 5 success factors to keep in mind in order to partner CIOs, CFOs, and CEOs during carve-outs and M&As, including involving experienced coworkers, early IT involvement, and 3 more.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 24 Jan 2017

SNP America, Inc.

5 Best Practices For Fleet Management
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Learn 5 ways you can improve your fleet's performance by getting better data. Find out how registering your vehicles in an asset management system, planning for preventative maintenance, staying up to date with technician training, and more can help you improve your bottom line.
Posted: 20 Jan 2017 | Published: 20 Jan 2017

Infor

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

Curing Your Inventory Management Headache
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines legacy ERP systems and their inability to keep up with many of today's inventory and resource planning challenges. Discover an approach to inventory management that helps modernize your business processes, create flexibility, and generate key insights by enabling real-time visibility across supply chains.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

Sage Software

ERP Study: Cost Savings And Business Benefits Attributed To Cloud-Based Business Management Tools
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester study, discover the results of a cost analysis of Sage X3 – a cloud-based ERP software that helps balance continued business growth with managing core business processes. Learn how this investment was able to help the 2 companies in this study save thousands in sales and inventory management, increase ROI by 177%, and more.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Sage Software

The Great Debate: One Integrated Business System vs. Siloed Applications
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: There is a debate right as to whether it's better to run siloed applications or a single integrated business system. Access this white paper to learn about the pros and cons to each, see several case studies, and decide which strategy works best for your organization.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

NetSuite

Best Practices for Microservices
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how many organizations are laying a foundation for continuous innovation and agility by adopting microservice architectures. Discover how to build a highly productive, unified integration framework for microservices that creates a seamless app network with API-led connectivity.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

MuleSoft

A Structured Design Approach to Business Process Automation & Custom Software Development
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to modernize business automation by capitalizing on advances in software development infrastructure, and incorporate them into a new structured, 6-step design approach that eliminates additional risk.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

Red Hat

Mobinil Accelerates Internal Processes by up to 90% with K2
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how Mobinil overcame the unnecessary delays, inconsistencies, lost approvals, and lack of governance that stemmed from their outdated processes. Learn about the tools Mobinil leveraged to automate its complex internal processes and make workflows much more efficient by eliminating paper entirely.
Posted: 01 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

K2

BPM: Closing the Gap between Strategy and Execution
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how modern technologies can make BPM adoption a painless process. Discover how a low-code business process application platform has helped companies across all industries: transform their businesses in record time, save hundreds of thousands of dollars from shorter cycle times, enriched customer service, and more.
Posted: 31 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

K2

ITIL® Implementation: Where to Begin
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to gain the understanding you need to implement ITIL with instructions and tips for important steps such as internal employee communications, determining potential pain points and methods for evaluating your existing processes.
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 | Published: 16 Oct 2015

Global Knowledge

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

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

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

Information, Technology and Innovation in Business Management, Part 1: Schumpeter's Gale
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the role and impact of information technology on management to date, and which of these recent developments will combine to have a transformative impact in the near future. Additionally, learn what to keep in mind when selecting a business analytics software option.
Posted: 16 Dec 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

Best Practices: Maximizing IT Efficiency Through Service Automation
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this Enterprise Management Associates white paper to learn about the 6 best practices for maximizing IT efficiency through service automation.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

Behavior- Driven Development and BRMS
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Inside this white paper, learn how to deliver the right product to the market faster with business rules management and behavior-driven development (BDD).
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Red Hat
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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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