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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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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.

Business Intelligence for the Retail Industry
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: To gain greater business insight and transparency, organisations urgently require a new generation of business intelligence tools and applications that allows cross-enterprise, interenterprise and external data to be integrated and analysed. This paper we discusses how technological advances are enabling improved decision making.
Posted: 15 Sep 2010 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP AG

Driving Profitable Decisions with Business Rule Management
sponsored by FICO
WHITE PAPER: Business rules management systems (BRMS) help organizations efficiently develop, execute, and maintain their business rules in a centralized environment. Learn about how these solutions work, how they help businesses make profitable decisions, what to look for in a BRMS, and keys to a successful and profitable BRMS initiative in your organization.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

FICO

Private Cloud Use Cases and Requirements
sponsored by Platform Computing Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the requirements of successful private cloud initiatives and discusses how many organizations are moving towards private clouds. It also describes how organizations can successfully implement this new IT delivery model using a phased approach that starts with private cloud management software.
Posted: 07 Sep 2010 | Published: 07 Sep 2010

Platform Computing Corporation

Seizing the Advantage: When and how to innovate your business model
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this executive report for invaluable insights from IBM® on when and how to innovate your business model—and seize the advantage. 
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 22 Jun 2009

IBM

Beyond the Crossroads: How Business-Savvy CIOs Enable Top-Performing Enterprises and How Top-Performing Enterprises Leverage Business-Savvy CIOs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: According to industry leaders and pundits in 2006, the role of the CIO was at a crossroads. Read the white paper to see how CIOs are beginning to seize this opportunity to play increasingly impactful strategic roles within their enterprise, and how IBM research can provide CIOs with the skills necessary to become a Business-Savvy CIO.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

IBM

Advanced Case Management for Smarter Government
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Case management is an area in which many government agencies can benefit by using new tools and approaches. By reading this White Paper, learn how to unify information, processes and people to provide better, faster services and programs.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2010

IBM

Get Analytics Right from the Start
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: Whether or not analytics should become an integral part of an organization’s planning and decision-making seems to be beyond question However, at what level, for what purpose and how to go about deploying analytics are questions that each organization needs to answer for itself. These questions are the focus of this paper.
Posted: 05 Aug 2010 | Published: 05 Aug 2010

Sybase, an SAP company

Rational Team Concert Evaluation Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how this software can aid in starting new projects and adding and transitioning team members quickly, thereby increasing your ability to respond to changes in your business as well as marketplace demands.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 29 Dec 2009

IBM

Dynamic Business Process Management for Communications Service Providers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In today’s demanding environment, communications service providers across all lines of business are struggling to increase their business agility to remain competitive. This paper explores how companies are achieving agility by adopting dynamic business process management (BPM) with telecommunications industry standards. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 21 Apr 2010

IBM

Dynamic Business Process Management (BPM) from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how to accelerate process change and lower IT costs and to learn how IBM can work with you in a Business Value Assessment (BVA) to quantify the benefits for your projects.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 11 Aug 2009

IBM

Embedding Analytics into Processes
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In their latest book, Thomas Davenport, Jeanne Harris and Robert Morison show how companies apply analytics in their daily operations. We see examples of analytics at work within core processes in a variety of business areas. Read this white paper to learn how embedding analytics into your organization's processes can help you.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

SAS

Accelerate ROI for Business Process Management with IBM Solutions Designed for Rapid Deployment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With IBM products, services and programs, businesses can develop business process management solutions to support their business priorities and objectives, both now and in the years ahead. Read this paper to learn how.
Posted: 02 Jul 2010 | Published: 15 Jan 2010

IBM

Develop Effective User Management to Demonstrate Compliance Efforts and Achieve Business Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM solutions can help organizations support compliance efforts and business requirements through user management solutions based on IBM Tivoli Identity Manager software and other IBM offerings.
Posted: 16 Jun 2010 | Published: 19 Dec 2008

IBM

Benefits and methods of implementing BPM on System z
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is intended to inform the reader of what business process management (BPM) is about, the benefits that can be obtained from its implementation, how to place BPM into operation and why IBM WebSphere® Process Server should be deployed on the IBM System z™ mainframe.
Posted: 15 Jun 2010 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

IBM

Working Together To Improve Strategic Planning
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper for compelling examples of how organizations foster collaboration between finance and IT to ensure successful strategic planning.
Posted: 02 Jun 2010 | Published: 18 Dec 2009

Oracle Corporation

Global Trends in Sustainability Performance Management
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper will present an overview of the changing landscape as companies develop practices and processes to measure their performance as sustainable enterprises. It will examine the complex new drivers of sustainability reporting, as well as the rapidly changing legislative environment that will make reporting mandatory, not voluntary.
Posted: 01 Jun 2010 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Enhancing Business Process Management with Business Rules
sponsored by FICO
WHITE PAPER: While a business process management system can save time and cut costs by governing process, it can’t decide what to do, given a particular circumstance. A business rules management system enables the right decisions to be made quickly. This white paper uses case studies to illustrate the value of adding rules to BPM.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 25 May 2010

FICO

The 7 Key Components for an Effective Case Management Methodology
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Case management is a care delivery framework with the potential to relieve three of the most significant pressures facing hospital leaders. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate a number of ways in which hospital case management can and does produce clinical, operational, and financial benefits for the organizations that employ them.
Posted: 05 May 2010 | Published: 05 May 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Supercharging Return on Investment with Rapid Application Development Tools
sponsored by FileMaker, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Rapid Application Development (RAD) Tools have become the best way for businesses to incorporate agility into their application development projects. This paper examines the FileMaker Platform and how it offers certain advantages over tools that use more traditional methodologies such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and Salesforce.com.
Posted: 13 Apr 2010 | Published: 12 Apr 2010

FileMaker, Inc.

SAP ROI through the Care and Nurturing of SAP End Users
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper reveals how continuous end user training can reduce costs and increase returns on SAP investments. It includes a detailed "end user maturity model" by which clients can assess the expertise levels of their SAP end user base.
Posted: 12 Apr 2010 | Published: 12 Apr 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Weathering a Global Fiscal Crisis: Doing More for Less with SAP
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides concrete guidance and a detailed example of how clients can gain measurable business benefit through iterative business process improvement enabled by an SAP applications platform.
Posted: 12 Apr 2010 | Published: 12 Apr 2010

SAP America, Inc.

GRC Strategies - Finding the Right Balance of Business and IT
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates that both business and IT GRC initiatives are continuing to grow in relevance and provides key recommendations for companies seeking to transform business processes to reduce costs, improve governance and compliance, while mitigating and managing risk.
Posted: 12 Apr 2010 | Published: 12 Apr 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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