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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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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

ILOG Solutions for E-Government
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This solution brief explains how IBM ILOG solutions help government agencies accelerate policy implementation, automate key processes, extend legacy systems and reduce development time and risk.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Published: 12 Dec 2010

IBM

Answers to Top BRMS Questions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Answers to ten frequently asked questions about what business rule management systems are and how they are used.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Published: 12 Dec 2010

IBM

Agile Decision Services: How IBM ILOG’s Business Rule Management System Helps Organizations Deliver Fast Time to Value for Business and IT
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the challenges of trying to deliver quick time-to -value for IT projects and achieve the status of ‘agile enterprise’. It illustrates how IBM® WebSphere® ILOG BRMS can facilitate the alignment of IT with business and support the implementation of an ADS to provide business value within months of project adoption.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Published: 12 Dec 2010

IBM

Updating Rules for COBOL Generated Code to Use CICS Channels and Containers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Businesses today need a Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) solution that supports business changes and cycles far more effectively than traditional methods and takes direct advantage of business expertise. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is intended for anyone who is interested in learning more about IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Published: 12 Dec 2010

IBM

Business Process Management Solution Implementation Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The BPM Solution Implementation Guide, an IBM® Redpaper™, provides a practical approach to rapid Business Process Management solution delivery. It describes how to analyze, model, and manage processes in the context of a real healthcare scenario.
Posted: 09 Dec 2010 | Published: 09 Dec 2010

IBM

Solving Scripting Problems with Technology: The Limitations of Scripting in a Complex Business Environment
sponsored by Network Automation, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains that as automation tools continue to evolve in a quest to deliver the most comprehensive set of automated capabilities, the notion of writing scripts will be rendered anachronistic. Continue reading to learn more about the shift from scriping to dynamic, intelligent process automation.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

Network Automation, Inc

Process Automation for the Twenty-Ten Decade: The Automation of Business Technology
sponsored by Network Automation, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the need for business process automation and how it can make your company vastly more efficient. Continue reading to learn how to stay ahead of the curve on process automation during the twenty-ten decade.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

Network Automation, Inc

IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Tivoli® System Automation Application Manager offers unsurpassed capabilities designed to help meet high levels of availability for mission-critical composite business applications, reduce unplanned downtime, improve business flexibility, and meet strict SLAs across complex heterogeneous environments. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 24 Jun 2010

IBM

Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting: Software Evaluation and Selection Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses the challenges of planning, budgeting and forecasting in a spreadsheet environment and highlights the advantages of using a software solution designed specifically for planning, budgeting and forecasting.
Posted: 15 Oct 2010 | Published: 11 May 2009

IBM

Virtual Firsthand Training – A New Dimension of SAP® Education
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how new virtual learning options from the SAP® Education organization fulfill the requirements of many companies and consultants. Continue reading to learn how they reduce training investments, meet various needs, and offer a flexible learning approach.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

SAP® Knowledge Acceleration: For Effective Business Planning and Consolidation
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how SAP® Knowledge Acceleration software for business planning and consolidation will help your organization acquire insight and reporting skills it needs to execute today and tomorrow. Read on to learn all the business benefits this SAP software will provide for your organization.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

SAP® Railcar Management Component: Improve Transportation Visibility and Control Costs
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This product brief describes how the SAP® Railcar Management Component software gives you this visibility – helping you exert greater control over outbound and inbound logistics processes. Read on to learn the business benefits of SAP Railcar Management Component and learn of the success of three railcar companies that employed the software.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

SAP® Custom Development: Meeting the Needs of Utilities Companies
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how to stay ahead of the competition you need software solutions that support your unique business processes. The SAP® Custom Development organization offers utilities companies a comprehensive, flexible range of custom development services that transform your unique challenges into innovative solutions and business success.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Thinking of Cutting Your Team’s Training Budget? Think Again!
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper will explain how education and training programs from SAP are now offered in a wide variety of delivery options to meet the needs of today’s workforce. This paper will also introduce you to the flexible training options now available from SAP, as well as some innovative new offerings just released in the last few months.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Business Strategy for Cloud Providers: The Case for Potential Cloud Services Providers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper is focused on helping those who want to emerge aswinners in the new cloud provider marketplace. Read on to learn tips for creating a winning cloud provider business strategy and model.
Posted: 21 Sep 2010 | Published: 29 Sep 2009

IBM

SAP Safeguarding for Operations: Keep your Business Running Smoothly Now and in the Future
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how the SAP® Safeguarding for Operations portfolio of services offers the expertise and tools needed to stabilize, optimize, and efficiently maintain today’s complex landscapes, while simultaneously reducing operational costs.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

How to Transform Your Business: A Strategic Roadmap for Delivering Value
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the key strategic issues and best practices involved in transforming your business to enable growth. Discover the steps you must take to innovate, translate business strategy into IT strategy, develop a roadmap for strategic business transformation, and obtain maximum benefit from your SAP investment.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Program and Project Management Services: Trusted Advisors and Proven Leadership for your SAP® Solutions
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores SAP Project Management Services. Read on to learn how comprehensive project management services from SAP Consulting reduce total cost of ownership, accelerate time to value, and unleash the full potential of SAP investments, whether you’re introducing or upgrading SAP software or rolling out new functionality.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

SafeGuarding Upgrades of your SAP® Applications: Ensuring Upgrade Success by Identifying and Addressing Potential Challenges Proactively
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how the SAP Safeguarding for Upgrade portfolio of services helps you identify and address potential challenges associated with an upgrade of your SAP solution early – and ensure its success. Read on to learn more about how to upgrade successfully with SAP Safeguard.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Safeguard the Implementation of New Technology: Reduce Implementation Risk and Optimize Performance
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Organizations have increasingly complex software, interface, and IT landscapes. This paper explains how the SAP Safeguarding for Integration Validation portfolio of services offers the process, tools, and expertise you need to reduce the technical risk and cost associated with implementing new software solutions.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

SAP America, 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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