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ALSO CALLED: Management Operations, Business Functions, Business Operations
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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Improve Business Performance Potential by 30%
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: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 03 Mar 2015

IBM

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: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

IBM

Cognos: BI: Building a Business Intelligence Competency Center
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you strengthen your understanding, planning and communication of the value of a BICC and how it might work in your organization.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

IBM

Solutions & Strategies for Supply Chain Assurance & Collaboration: A Retailer’s Quest for a Unified Buying Cycle
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper get solutions and strategies for supply chain assurance and collaboration, and learn more about how you can realize your need for a unified buying cycle.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

GT Nexus

The New Era of the Agile Supply Chain
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this valuable white paper learn more about how you can move forward by looking backward by creating an agile supply chian with end-to-end visibility.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

GT Nexus

A practical guide to conquering business complexity
sponsored by IPL
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper intends to provide readers with an in-depth, yet practical guide looking at a new engagement practice attained from the disciplines of enterprise architecture, business process management and information management that provides deep insights into the complexity of modern day organizations.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 06 Feb 2015

IPL

Ultimate Guide to Assessing Your Digital Marketing Program
sponsored by Silverpop Systems Inc. an IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to evaluate your own digital marketing strategy and determine your key areas for improvement, while setting the stage for major upgrades to your program.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015

Silverpop Systems Inc. an IBM Company

Merge Business Processes and Business Rules
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Health & Human Services agencies are looking for ways to replace legacy systems and reengineer and automate current legacy and paper-based Enrollment and Eligibility management systems.They are doing this in order to support the mission of guiding citizens and providers to what they need, when they need it.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

Progress

Decision-Intensive Business Processes in Insurance
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: A typical insurance organization has over 300 unique business processes, with up to 900 unique activities. As many as 70% of those activities involve decisions. Your organization is making thousands of these decisions a day, in core business processes like policy underwriting and claims processing.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Progress

Quickly Create or Change the Rules that Run Your Business
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to quickly create or change the rules that run your business. The result? A more agile business. One that can stay ahead of market changes.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

Progress

10 Tips for Opening a Shared Service Center
sponsored by Perceptive Software
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to learn how to grow your business' global service center by providing readers with 10 tips for establishing shared service center operations.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jan 2015

Perceptive Software

Are Your Everyday Business Activities Creating Tax Risk?
sponsored by Avalara
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how to spot risk and improve compliance in 7 key business functions and explains the benefits of integrating and automating sales tax compliance in your ERP.
Posted: 07 Jan 2015 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

Avalara

How to conquer business complexity
sponsored by IPL
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores how enterprise architecture, business process management, and information management can be leverage together to bring more value to each than it would by addressing them individually. Access now and learn what it takes to conquer business complexity the right way.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IPL

Professional Services Automation (PSA) Buyer's Guide
sponsored by FinancialForce
WHITE PAPER: This PSA buyer's guide provides an overview of important trends, business processes and selection criteria to help project-and services-based businesses evaluate and choose PSA applications that will provide the level of insight, management and control needed to improve productivity and profitability.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

FinancialForce

How to facilitate change without the risk-laden program headaches
sponsored by IPL
WHITE PAPER: The following guide intends to help businesses build a case for change that stands up to scrutiny, and will also look at how to roll it out in a way that ensures you deliver lasting benefits.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

IPL

AIIM Report: Case Management and Business Applications
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This report takes an in-depth look at how these smart business apps are being used, the experience of users, what's driving improved case management, and the feature sets required to implement a modern case management system.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

OpenText

What an article written in 1960 can teach us about business agility
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: View this brief paper to learn about what a Harvard Business Review article written in the 1960s can still teach you about business agility. Will you company be blindsided by change, or embrace it? Read on to find out more.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 09 Dec 2014

IFS

IT and Executive Perspective on ITaaS
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a survey that compares two competing perspectives on various IT topics.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

EMC

Sales Crediting - Strategies to Help you Succeed
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn how a Sales Performance Management solution can help you take your sales strategy to the next level.  Read on to discover how leveraging such a technology can ease the processes of sales crediting and territory management while reducing your strategy’s complexity.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Build for Growth: Master the ICM Advantage in the Life Sciences - How Incentive Compensation Management Fuels Dynamic, High-Performing Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Businesses
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to discover how Incentive Compensation Management technology fuels dynamic, high-performing pharmaceutical and medical device businesses and can help you easily and effectively implement variable compensation programs.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Build for Growth: Master the ICM Advantage in High Technology - How Incentive Compensation Management Fuels Dynamic, High Performance Technology Businesses
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to discover how Incentive Compensation Management technology fuels dynamic, high performance technology businesses and creates rewards for the workforce based on clear milestones and variable compensation programs.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Build for Growth: Master the ICM Advantage in Retail - How Incentive Compensation Management Fuels Dynamic, High Performance Retail Businesses
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to discover how Incentive Compensation Management technology fuels dynamic, high performance retail businesses and promotes productivity through compensation programs, streamlined administration, and rewards contributions that advance growth initiatives.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

How Incentive Compensation Management Fuels Dynamic, High Performance Enterprises
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to discover how Incentive Compensation Management technology fuels dynamic, high performance enterprises and can simplify and improve efforts to organize and incentivize workforces to strive to succeed. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

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

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.
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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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