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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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The Top 5 Mysteries of Utilization
sponsored by FinancialForce
WHITE PAPER: To learn more about utilization access this informative white paper. Discover the top 5 mysteries of utilization and how your organization can solve them.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | Published: 24 Apr 2015

FinancialForce

Integrate for Insight
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: According to the McKinsey Global Institute, data volume is expected to grow 40% per year, so enterprises must know how to best leverage big data. Read this white paper to learn how to leverage big data and gain a competitive edge. Additionally, get an executive viewpoint from George Lumpkin, Vice President of Product Management at Oracle.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

Oracle Corporation

Benchmark Your BI Environment For Continuous Improvement
sponsored by Lavastorm analytics
WHITE PAPER: Access this helpful five-step assessment for information on what to consider when selecting a Business Intelligence (BI) platform. Discover the questions all leaders should ask themselves on making BI investments, and how to optimize tangible Return On Investment (ROI).
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 05 Mar 2015

Lavastorm analytics

Providing strategic competitive advantage and enriching the customer experience
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: In this short video, you'll learn how one company is shifting the business world from a BPO focus, to a business process services (BPS) focus in an effort to transform business models and enhance customer experiences.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 10, 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Automating SAP ERP Financials
sponsored by Teradata
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide you can discover 4 tools that your business can use to increase automation. Read now to devise an SAP ERP financial automation plan for your business.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 Apr 2015

Teradata

How to Gain Control Over Big Data Projects
sponsored by Information Builders
EGUIDE: Learn why businesses are turning to big data to yield the most effective insights into their business processes. Discover how you can take advantage of the power of big data despite its inherent challenges with integration and management.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015

Information Builders

Contract Lifecycle Management for All Forms of Contracts and Legal Agreements
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper introduces a method for keeping track of all your legal contracts on one platform.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 26 Mar 2015

OpenText

Business Process Management
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find out how one BPM platform can improve your business operations and align business and IT.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

OpenText

Building the New Workplace: The Power of People, Culture, and Technology
sponsored by Google
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper today to learn how one platform is helping business teams to create high-performing workforces, drive innovation, and speed up processes through improved collaboration and a modern technology infrastructure.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Google

IDC MarketScape - Worldwide Business Process Platforms 2014 Vendor Assessment
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This IDC MarketScape report evaluates the ten most highly-rated choices for business process (BP) platforms, based on extensive demos. Additionally, discover a group of leaders that IDC considers disruptive innovators. Read on to find a guide that will help you asses the best BP platform for your business needs.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

OpenText

Simplify and Shorten Oracle - Financial Close With Automation
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the most pressing difficulties involved in performing the financial period close process without automation tools in place.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

Automic

Operational Intelligence: What It Is and Why You Need It Now
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces operational intelligence, a way of gathering machine-generated data and creating a real-time foundation for better business performance.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Splunk

Cognos: BI: Building a Business Intelligence Competency Center
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you strengthen your understanding, planning and communication of the value of a BICC and how it might work in your organization.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

IBM

Making Data Management Easier for You in 2015
sponsored by Progress
VIDEO: Manually tracking down data in its various formats: excel, databases, the cloud, can be time consuming and complicated. Learn how to consolidate your data and increase data quality with ease.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 15 Jan 2015

Progress

Marketing Automation: The Power to Drive Efficiency & Prove Value
sponsored by Teradata
EBOOK: This eBook describes key differentiators that businesses strive for and how data and marketing automation can help your marketing organization get real returns, align sales and marketing, and become more operationally efficient.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Teradata

A practical guide to conquering business complexity
sponsored by IPL
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper intends to provide readers with an in-depth, yet practical guide looking at a new engagement practice attained from the disciplines of enterprise architecture, business process management and information management that provides deep insights into the complexity of modern day organizations.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 06 Feb 2015

IPL

Ultimate Guide to Assessing Your Digital Marketing Program
sponsored by Silverpop Systems Inc. an IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to evaluate your own digital marketing strategy and determine your key areas for improvement, while setting the stage for major upgrades to your program.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015

Silverpop Systems Inc. an IBM Company

Merge Business Processes and Business Rules
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Health & Human Services agencies are looking for ways to replace legacy systems and reengineer and automate current legacy and paper-based Enrollment and Eligibility management systems.They are doing this in order to support the mission of guiding citizens and providers to what they need, when they need it.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

Progress

Decision-Intensive Business Processes in Insurance
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: A typical insurance organization has over 300 unique business processes, with up to 900 unique activities. As many as 70% of those activities involve decisions. Your organization is making thousands of these decisions a day, in core business processes like policy underwriting and claims processing.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Progress

Quickly Create or Change the Rules that Run Your Business
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to quickly create or change the rules that run your business. The result? A more agile business. One that can stay ahead of market changes.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

Progress

B2B Integration & Collaboration: Driving the return
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Check out this webcast to learn about B2B collaboration and driving the return to pay the way for success.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Premiered: Jan 23, 2015

IBM

How to conquer business complexity
sponsored by IPL
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores how enterprise architecture, business process management, and information management can be leverage together to bring more value to each than it would by addressing them individually. Access now and learn what it takes to conquer business complexity the right way.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IPL

Professional Services Automation (PSA) Buyer's Guide
sponsored by FinancialForce
WHITE PAPER: This PSA buyer's guide provides an overview of important trends, business processes and selection criteria to help project-and services-based businesses evaluate and choose PSA applications that will provide the level of insight, management and control needed to improve productivity and profitability.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

FinancialForce

How to facilitate change without the risk-laden program headaches
sponsored by IPL
WHITE PAPER: The following guide intends to help businesses build a case for change that stands up to scrutiny, and will also look at how to roll it out in a way that ensures you deliver lasting benefits.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

IPL

AIIM Report: Case Management and Business Applications
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This report takes an in-depth look at how these smart business apps are being used, the experience of users, what's driving improved case management, and the feature sets required to implement a modern case management system.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

OpenText
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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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