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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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Selling the Benefits of Business Process Management for IT and Business Stakeholders
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This expert guide addresses the ideal BPM platform capabilities for today's organizations to meet the disparate needs of both technical departments and the line of business.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 09 May 2014

OpenText

How COOs are Making Their Operations More Customer-centric
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper dives deep into the importance of the COO becoming a true business partner in driving strategic change. See how these operations execs are differentiating their companies by providing customers with instant, seamless and insightful experiences.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Next Generation BPM Thinking
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Today, it is evident that Business Process Management (BPM) has lost focus on delivering successful business outcomes. In this white paper, discover what the entire industry needs to do in order to re-focus on business outcomes and, ultimately, generate more money or protect existing money.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

OpenText

Next Generation BPM Thinking
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Business Process Management (BPM) initiatives today are lacking a focus on delivering successful business outcomes. In this white paper, learn about what the next-generation of BPM really needs, and find out how to realign your priorities to focus on being agile, responsive, and aimed at achieving business outcomes.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

OpenText

Bridge the Gap Between Business and IT with Red Hat Jboss BPM Suite 6
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, discover a BPM suite that helps bridge the gap between business and IT, empowering non-technical and technical users alike to define and manage business processes across the enterprise
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Red Hat

SYSPRO 7 ERP Software: Features and Functionality
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an inside look at the features and functions of SYSPRO's latest ERP release, describing how these capabilities lay the groundwork for success in the modern business world.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SYSPRO

The Future of Manufacturing: An Executive Guide to Manufacturing Strategies for the 21st Century
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how manufacturing is changing, discover four trends that will define the factory of tomorrow, and find insight to help you stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

SYSPRO

Data Integration for the Real Time Enterprise
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: To succeed amidst global uncertainty requires business agility. In this white paper, learn about the many benefits of enabling a real-time enterprise, and better understand how, via data integration, you can maintain a competitive advantage by helping deliver timely and accurate data to your customers.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Informatica

AIIM Market Intelligence Delivering the priorities and opinions of AIIM's 80,000 community
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: To what extent can SharePoint solve all of the content management, records management, and social collaboration needs of the enterprise as a whole? This report looks at the adoption rates and roll-out status for SharePoint as an ECM/DM system, the ongoing issues of user adoption, and overall project success or failure.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

K2

K2 and SharePoint 2013
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: With the addition of SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has improved some workflow capabilities; however, process management still remains a challenge – with limited capabilities in many scenarios. In this paper, find out what's missing by turning to a third-party vendor like K2 for business applications that meet all of your needs.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

K2

Build and Run Business Applications
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: It's no secret that an effective business process management (BPM) suite can help you improve process efficiency, cut costs, improve collaboration, and increase visibility. However, many companies don't want to deal with the cost, complexity, and delivery time of "big BPM." Fortunately, there's a better way.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

K2

Configure or Customize?
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we examine the high cost of making and supporting customizations to client/server-based applications as well as the differences between configuration and customization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Workday

Move from Reactive to Proactive Business Process Management
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about Enterprise Process Automation (EPA), which is designed to unlock your organization's potential for speed, efficiency, accuracy, and compliance by creating alignment across the business and technical silos within a company.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Cloud Provisioning: Provision. Orchestrate. Innovate.
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about a cloud provisioning technology with a workflow-enabled framework, allowing you to create, provision, and orchestrate virtual "bundles" of on-premise and cloud capabilities that make up a new product, service, or application.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

OpenText

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform Best Practices
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, learn best practices for dealing with a business rules management system (BRMS) -- a tool that combines business rules management, business process management (BPM), and complex event processing (CEP).
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Red Hat

Big Data in Big Companies
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore the following white paper to join analytics pioneer, Tom Davenport, as he reveals the findings of how big data fits into the data and analytics infrastructure of 20 large organizations. Find out how these companies are handling big data, the tools and skill sets used to maximize ROI, and what the future holds with analytics 3.0.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Red Hat

Behavior-Driven Development and BRMS
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Download this whitepaper to learn how organizations can keep pace with the demands of our rapid global marketplace with a combination of software and professional services from Red Hat.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

Red Hat

Top 6 "Must-Have" Technologies for Small and Midsize Manufacturers
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource counts down six critical manufacturing technologies that every small and midsize organization should have.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Epicor Software Corporation

Core HR Kit: Cut costs, engage your people, and ensure compliance
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers insight to help you choose an effective core HR system. Read on to discover key benefits of the right tool and learn how you can get started today.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

SuccessFactors

The Great Debate: One Integrated Business System VS. Siloed Applications
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the challenges of siloed software applications, and describes how an integrated business system can give you the power to conquer operational inefficiency and support business growth.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NetSuite

From Fear to Fortune: Lessons from Leveraging the Cloud
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the lessons that real-world organizations have learned from their journey to the cloud, and explores how the cloud can cure common business pain points.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NetSuite

Intel Distribution of Apache Hadoop: A Dell Partner for Dell/Hadoop
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource introduces an open source software platform that includes Hadoop components for distributed processing and big data management.
Posted: 21 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Automated Job Management
sponsored by Hitachi Asia Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: With a job management system, you can automate job management for easier, more effective management across a complex IT landscape. View this informative resource to explore the benefits of the Hitachi JP1 job management system.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

Hitachi Asia Ltd.

Dynamic Business - From Aspiration to Reality
sponsored by Microsoft India
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how you can make your organization a dynamic business with the right set of innovative and proactive applications and tools.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Mar 2013

Microsoft India

Improve Your Web Infrastructure with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how to power your web infrastructure with open source software solutions. Inside, learn how to fulfill business requirements for a more reliable and scalable web infrastructure.
Posted: 10 Dec 2013 | Published: 10 Dec 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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