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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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Developing an Information Strategy in the Financial Services Industry
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, financial services organizations will learn how they can use five key actions to develop a successful information strategy in order to improve processes, boost productivity, enhance decision-making, and more.
Posted: 01 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

Project and Portfolio Management for the Innovative Enterprise
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how the right PPM solution can provide your organization with the insights necessary to enable collaboration, optimizing time-to value and return on investment by aligning your portfolio of innovation initiatives with business strategy, while balancing cost, resources and risk.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 | Published: 23 Aug 2012

CA Technologies.

Business Analytics Buying Criteria: The Three Maxims
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: When evaluating business analytics systems, IT leaders must consider the performance and scalability requirements of the underlying infrastructure. This paper examines the types of business analytics software available, highlights the analytical workload demands, and buying criteria to consider for various types of business analytics software.
Posted: 21 Aug 2012 | Published: 07 Aug 2012

IBM

Assess IT as a service : Enterprise Cloud Services–Virtual Private Cloud, Proof of Concept
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how you can test out enterprise cloud services – specifically the virtual private cloud – and see how it performs in conjunction with your current systems.
Posted: 16 Aug 2012 | Published: 16 Aug 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Rethinking records management: A key opportunity for cost-savings
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Delve inside this paper to find five proven techniques for reducing your records management costs while still delivering the capabilities your company needs.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 | Published: 13 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

Proactively Track and Maintain Assets to Keep Operations Running Smoothly
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a mobile application for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) that offers a comprehensive and consolidated view into all inventory and the condition of resources, so that you can make informed decisions on capital and operational investments.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Kony

Unified management supports the convergence of healthcare assets
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how enterprise asset management can help improve clinical outcomes while lowering the cost of care and ensuring compliance. View now to learn how health IT leaders can more easily manage the increasingly sophisticated assortment of devices, tools and technologies that make high-quality health care possible.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013

IBM

Smart Process Applications: Accelerating Time to Value
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: The growing popularity of technology trends such as mobile computing, social media, the cloud, and others calls for a new generation of adaptable, flexible applications.  Check out this white paper to learn how "smart process applications" can provide the benefits of traditional packaged applications, but with added collaborative abilities.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 | Published: 19 Apr 2013

OpenText

Handbook: Architecting an Agile Enterprise
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an in-depth look at the relationship between Agile business practices and mobile computing. Inside, learn more about the balancing act many modern businesses face when trying to provide a quick turnaround for mobile applications on a limited budget.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 | Published: 22 Jan 2013

SearchCIO.com

BPM Patterns and Practices in Industry
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews common BPM adoption patterns and best-practices across different industries to illustrate the value of BPM.
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 | Published: 18 Sep 2012

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

A FIRST LOOK AT ORACLE BPM SUITE 11G
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to explore the advanced features and capabilities offered in Oracle's BPM Suite 11g and discover the advantages it can offer your organization.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 25 Jun 2012

Oracle Corporation

Achieving Value in Healthcare Through Efficiency and Effectiveness
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: this white paper demonstrates how, by reforming health care delivery, implementing appropriate technology, and reshaping the medical establishment which supports efficiency and effectiveness, America can provide the best value in health care services for its citizens.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

Budgeting Survey:Benchmarks & Issues
sponsored by Centage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the results of a budgeting survey aimed at discovering the most significant budgeting, forecasting, and reporting issues troubling today’s CFOs.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Published: 29 May 2012

Centage

Parallel Mass Data Processing in SAP Industry Solutions
sponsored by UC4 Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to review the top benefits of automating mass data processing in SAP systems and discover the disadvantages of choosing a standard SAP method. Learn how easy it can be to cut costs and eliminate manual errors from the overall process.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

UC4 Software, Inc

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Process Platforms 2011 Vendor Analysis
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to assess the capabilities of vendors to support midrange to complex process improvement scenarios using business process management (BPM) software.
Posted: 11 Apr 2012 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

Oracle Corporation

Lights Out Testing for End-to-End Business Process Validation
sponsored by Worksoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn why automation is the best way to make your testing processes more efficient while preventing critical business process disruption.
Posted: 11 Apr 2012 | Published: 11 Apr 2012

Worksoft

DevOps: Advances in Release Management and Automation -- The Ovum Rainbow Map for DevOps Solutions Comparing 11 Vendors
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: DevOps, new tools for improved automation and release management, are taking the software development world by storm. Read this detailed white paper for a comparison of the 11 top vendors in this new space. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each competitor and determine which one would best suit your development team's needs.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 15 Sep 2011

SERENA Software, Inc.

Worksoft Certify Suite for SAP® Applications
sponsored by Worksoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to uncover a strategy designed to respond quickly to SAP application changes without disrupting your current business processes.
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 | Published: 03 Apr 2012

Worksoft

Risk-Based Test Automation from a Business Process Perspective: Automating the Testing of Critical Business Processes Enables you to Manage Change More Effectively
sponsored by Worksoft
WHITE PAPER: Being able to adapt your business processes to changing environments effectively is crucial to the overall success of your business. Read this white paper to learn how SAP users can implement the best risk-based testing strategies and the right automated testing tool to accommodate change.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 | Published: 02 Apr 2012

Worksoft

Capturing Data to Multiple Business Processes - what's holding you back?
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a fresh perspective on using data capture. Learn how to compile information in various locations through automated business process management (BPM) strategies to drive multiple processes across multiple enterprise business systems.
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 | Published: 06 Mar 2012

Kofax, Inc.

Eleven habits for highly successful BPM programs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Using the framework of Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, this resource describes 11 habits IT organizations must develop to foster business process management (BPM) success, including building a complete BPM while also forcing collaboration across the enterprise.
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

IBM

CIO Perspective: To be great at IT, you must be great at BPM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Sound business process management (BPM) lies at the heart of IT's ability to respond to the constant mandate to deliver "more for less." Access this resource for a Q&A on BPM with Toby Redshaw, the Group CIO leading a successful BPM program at Aviva plc, the world’s fifth largest insurance group.
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

IBM

Cricket Communications Turns to Splunk for Assuring Automated Service Management
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: Keeping up with a quickly expanding business is difficult if you do not have the right tools. Read on to learn how Cricket Communications handled its growing business' operations with an enterprise application, data and operational management system.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2012

Splunk

Accelerate Performance in Human Resources
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses HR challenges and metrics solutions for improving operations.
Posted: 02 Feb 2012 | Published: 27 Jan 2012

SAP America, Inc.

How to Choose a Distribution System
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn best practices for selecting the best distribution strategy and accompanying enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for your organization.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Sage Software
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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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