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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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Best Practices White Paper: Implementing Process Modeling from Scratch - Untying the Gordian Knot
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The complexity of operational processes can be a significant obstacle to any effort for improvement through modeling and analysis. Access this white paper for 3 principles that can be used to simplify management strategies and arrive at models that will provide you with a better understanding of your business.
Posted: 09 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011

EMC Corporation

Social Networking in the Enterprise: Benefits and Inhibitors
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the primary considerations for social networking, such as: business value and strategic relevance, adoption trends and concerns, and strategic considerations for ESS deployment.
Posted: 20 Apr 2011 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Solution Brief: IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution Solution Brief
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Manage continued data growth to drive business results: Align application performance with business processes to meet service levels Segregate inactive application data from current activity and safely move it to a secure archive Archive, manage and retail.
Posted: 05 Apr 2011 | Published: 05 Apr 2011

IBM

Court Case Management from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how advanced case management solutions from IBM can help assist organizations in a wide array of case management scenarios.
Posted: 28 Mar 2011 | Published: 28 Mar 2011

IBM

What's your Customer Experience Advantage?
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: SAP Insider Article covering new SAP CRM innovations which help companies empower their employees, substantially improve the customer experience, and thereby achieve a competitive advantage.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011

SAP America, Inc.

The Importance Of Real-Time Executive Dashboards
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In conducting in-depth surveys with 154 IT decision-makers in North America and the UK, Forrester found that enterprises achieved better IT efficiency and better support for corporate goals by providing integrated, real-time, and accurate information through the implementation of customizable, real-time dashboards.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

ASG Software Solutions

Achieving Agility: The Role of the Case Management Platform
sponsored by Singularity
WHITE PAPER: Most large corporations are at risk of capture by inertia - the force that holds back progress as organizations grow. But there’s an effective weapon against inertia for organizations determined to be on top of their game: agility. Agility is a key attribute of successful organizations and is a top priority on most management teams’ agendas.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

Singularity

The 11 Secrets of Business Rules Success: How to balance speed quantity when building a rules-based approach to Decision Management
sponsored by FICO
WHITE PAPER: Based on decades of experience developing decision management applications, FICO has developed 11 steps to help you make the most of business rules. This paper shares these secrets and addresses picking the right application and development approach, writing rules as effectively as possible, plus much more.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

FICO

Enhancing BPM with Business Rules: Increase your business agility by separating management of decision logic from mechanics of business
sponsored by FICO
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the differences between business rules management (BRM) and business process management (BPM), and why each is a separate yet complimentary discipline; the importance, and benefits of making changes independently to rules and process; what to look for in a BRM system to gain the most value; and much more.
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Mar 2011

FICO

Practical Business Process Improvement
sponsored by Progress Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The promise of BPM is to make business more efficient and deliver that ever elusive continuous improvement. This is a challenge for all businesses. The key question remains, “How can I know what needs to be improved?” This paper will shed light on how to continuously improve business processes in order to stay competitive.
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Mar 2011

Progress Software, Inc.

9 Steps to Building a Business Case for B2B Integration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Putting together a business case does not rank high on most IT executives’ list of favorite activities. But the ability to put together a compelling case is now more than ever a core competency. This paper explains how you can significantly increase your chances of approval if you follow the nine steps provided within.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Published: 24 Feb 2011

IBM

Tips for Optimizing your B2B Trading Community
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper illustrates how Sterling Commerce solutions drive greater efficiencies, and improve the return on your B2B infrastructure investment. It explores how to automate more transactions with your existing electronic partners, and how to simplify the assessment and onboarding of your remaining manual trading partners.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Published: 24 Feb 2011

IBM

The Five Critical SLA Questions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: SLAs are critical tools that can help ensure appropriate performance. And the use of SLAs as part of the service delivery management process is on the rise. If you’re going to succeed, you’ll have to do your homework. This paper identifies the five critical steps you should take before you define your Service Level Agreements.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Published: 24 Feb 2011

IBM

Now Is the Time to Rethink Your B2B Integration Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As enterprises find new offerings and better products available to them, and as customer requirements change, there is a move to reassess and improve their processes involving B2B integration. This white paper provides guidance and tools that will help guide B2B teams as they go through their reassessment.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Published: 24 Feb 2011

IBM

FTP Replacement: Where MFT Makes Sense and Why You Should Care
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This research provides advice on when to replace FTP with managed file transfer (MFT) solutions and which features to consider.  MFT solutions can be MFT software and MFT as a service.  The report also highlights where MFT fits into the technology landsacpe, along with some of its key benefits.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Published: 24 Feb 2011

IBM

Innovators Use B2B Integration Software to Shrink Cycle Times and Cost
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IDC conducted a study on behalf of Sterling Commerce, an IBM Company, to determine how Sterling Commerce customers were using B2B integration software innovatively to improve core processes. Continue reading this paper to learn the results of that study and find out how innovators use b2b integrations software to shrink cycle time and cost.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Published: 24 Feb 2011

IBM

Need for Speed and Flexibility Drives Manufacturers to Reengineer External Processes Around B2B Integration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at trends that cause manufacturers to reevaluate and revamp their B2B processes and integration capabilities. Read on to also learn how manufacturers are reorganizing their internal operations to facilitate the shift from EDI-only transfer to a broader range of functions that support a larger view of commerce.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Published: 23 Feb 2011

IBM

The Age of Compliance: Preparing for a Riskier and More Regulated World
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Most organizations find managing risk and compliance a challenge – but the rewards for doing so well can be considerable. By putting the right processes, systems and controls in place, you can gain visibility into decisions taken all across the enterprise – and protect both corporate performance and reputation.
Posted: 10 Feb 2011 | Published: 10 Feb 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Fujitsu Interstage Business Process Manager - Creating AGILE BPM
sponsored by Fujitsu America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Fujitsu Interstage Business Process Manager (Interstage BPM) is a leading solution for Agile BPM - the next generation of BPM. Agile BPM is designed to flexibly address the requirements of all types of processes used to conduct a business: structured, unstructured, and hybrid process types, giving support to all forms of work.
Posted: 03 Jan 2011 | Published: 03 Jan 2011

Fujitsu America, Inc.

Interstage Business Process Manager v11 Architecture Whitepaper
sponsored by Fujitsu America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Interstage BPM's superior architecture lets business users and IT professionals collaborate on defining and refining business processes. It empowers knowledge workers to stretch processes to fit to the business needs and it provides developers with the ability to easily create and deploy high performance process-based applications.
Posted: 03 Jan 2011 | Published: 03 Jan 2011

Fujitsu America, Inc.

Making the Case for BPM: A Benefits Checklist
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: BPM is the best investment a company can make in establishing a platform for continuous improvement. The challenge for many companies is justifying the BPM investment instead of traditional paths for solving process problems – like buying an application or building a custom application. This paper provides a virtual checklist for the benefits.
Posted: 15 Dec 2010 | Published: 15 Dec 2010

IBM

11 Habits for Highly Successful BPM Programs: Proven Steps for Getting Started with Process Improvement
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper for an outline of the steps an organization needs to take to achieve enterprise-wide business process management success.
Posted: 15 Dec 2010 | Published: 15 Dec 2010

IBM

Optimization Applications in the Energy and Power Industries - IBM ILOG Optimization White Paper
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how mathematical optimization enables the rapid development and deployment of applications that address the energy and power industries’ most pressing issues, including climate change, grid utilization, market restructuring and Enterprise IT.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2010

IBM

Solve Your Toughest Planning and Scheduling Problems with Mathematical Optimization - IBM ILOG Optimization White Paper
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Optimization is unique simply by being the mathematical discipline focused on efficiency. Along with statistics and predictive analytics, it is one of the two mathematical disciplines used most frequently in the world of business. Download this white paper to learn how to solve your toughest planning and scheduling problems.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2010

IBM

Moving Towards Customer-Centric Pricing: From Strategy to Implementation, the New Opportunities for Banks to Compete in the Current Economic Downturn
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Pricing is a strategic weapon for acquiring new customers and, as importantly, retaining existing ones. As such, effective and innovative pricing strategies are crucial for banks to achieve organic growth. This white paper argues that banks need more than ever technologies such as the BRMS to effectively manage their pricing policies.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Published: 12 Dec 2010

IBM
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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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