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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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Western Cape Government Accelerates Reliable Service
sponsored by OpenText
CASE STUDY: The Department of Transport and Public Works in West Cape needed to improve its application processing procedures. Access this white paper to learn how the Department benefited from implementing an electronic document management system.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 10 Jan 2017

OpenText

ECM for SAP: How Bidco Resolved Slow Manual Business Processes
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CASE STUDY: Because of their growing and widely distributed geographical presence, Bidco Africa Ltd's operations had become bogged down by slow, inefficient manual processes. Discover how they leveraged ECM for SAP to resolve this issue and enhance their document management, governance, visibility, compliance, and more.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

OpenText

How Automation Enhances Vendor Invoice Management for SAP
sponsored by OpenText
CASE STUDY: Discover how Bidco improved their approach to invoice management for SAP by leveraging process automation. Plus, you'll learn how they unlocked greater visibility into bottlenecks, radically reduced invoice processing time, created an adaptable strategy to handle continued growth, and more.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

OpenText

A New Trend in Agile - Incorporating Program Management
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: How can organizations in diverse industries continue to use familiar waterfall practices and at the same time be more Agile? The answer is to use Agile program management - learn more about these principles inside.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 13 Dec 2016

Global Knowledge

Harnessing Creativity to Make Powerful Decisions
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Creativity is the "due diligence" of effective problem analysis. It is through creativity that the best possible solution for a problem is discovered. Without creativity, decisions are often one-dimensional, superficial, and near-sighted.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 13 Dec 2016

Global Knowledge

2016 State of DevOps Report
sponsored by Puppet
RESEARCH CONTENT: Discover how DevOps tools, practices, and cultural values are affecting IT teams and the organizations they serve. Plus, uncover 6 key findings from a comprehensive survey of thousands of technical professionals and learn how they can help you better understand the potential impact of DevOps in your organization.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 05 Jul 2016

Puppet

Tackle Complex Processes With Dynamic BPM Suites and Business-Ready Apps
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: An expansive new generation of BPM technology is poised to transform business capabilities—are you ready? In this white paper, learn the many factors that are making waves in business process management, including 4 major sea changes, 5 identifiers of a modern BPM suite, as well as additional BPM trends.
Posted: 14 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

OpenText

The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Deloitte's research shows an increase in digital technology spend as chief procurement officers (CPOs) look at innovative systems to improve their business process.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

The Art of IT Management
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: What makes a good manager? Robina Chatham offers some pointers in this extract from her book, The Art of IT Management.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 25 Jan 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

ITIL® Implementation: Where to Begin
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to gain the understanding you need to implement ITIL with instructions and tips for important steps such as internal employee communications, determining potential pain points and methods for evaluating your existing processes.
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 | Published: 16 Oct 2015

Global Knowledge

Beyond Nine to Five
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: In this extract from his book, Ade McCormack offers guidance to enable you to move forward in your career with the minimum of anxiety as digital technology fundamentally changes the nature of work.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

The BPO profession in 2015
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ANALYST REPORT: Business process outsourcing (BPO) services are becoming a crucial element of a hybrid operating environment that frequently involves in-house shared services, offshore in-house centres, and other service provider delivery teams in adjacent areas, this analyst report from HfS Research reveals.
Posted: 13 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

The Renaissance of ERP: Leveraging a Digital Core for Increased Innovation
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can boost innovation by upgrading core ERP systems and extending those capabilities in the cloud. Find out how you can improve your company's ability to manage key business processes with a digital ERP strategy and take advantage of evolving opportunities from big data, IoT, mobility and more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 21 Mar 2016

SAP

Digital Business: 5 Tech Trends Changing Everything
sponsored by SAP
EBOOK: To help you create a competitive digital business framework, this e-book explores the 5 key pillars of a digital strategy. Find out how these 5 factors impact successful strategies and discover an integrated cloud platform that boosts data management, mobile, collaboration, and analytic capabilities.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

SAP

How to Achieve Transformative Business Outcomes with ITSM
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
VIDEO: Tune into this brief video to achieve transformative business outcomes with an ITSM that will improve organizational agility, boost business efficiency, and lower operational costs. Watch now to faster realize transformative ideas for the enterprise—and deliver them with greater impact.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 31 Dec 2015

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Move to the digital enterprise with HPE Applications Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
RESOURCE: This resource explores how you can get connected to the people, business processes, and technologies you need to achieve your vision of implementing a digital strategy, regardless of scale. Access now to find out how to get help aligning your IT and apps with your business goals.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Leading the Data-Driven Transformation: The CIO & The New Age of Data Quality
sponsored by Trillium Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top 6 challenges modern CIOs face, and explore how to leverage data quality to propel CIO success. Learn the best practices for sustainable information management strategies, allowing your CIOs to transform your business models through data-driven digitization.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Trillium Software

IBM Cognos Disclosure Management on Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces IBM Cognos Disclosure Management on Cloud, a cloud-based platform designed to meet all of your organization's needs for the production of recurring, multi-author reports.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

IBM

Best Practices Guide for IT Teams and Executives
sponsored by Lenovo Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the three primary building blocks to a user-centric business model and learn how to navigate the road there.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Lenovo Software

Strategic performance management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a strategic performance management system that is designed to help enhance your organizations ability to perform key processes such as planning, forecasting, narrative reporting, and more. Read on to learn if this technology is something that would work within your own business.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

IBM

Clark Integrated Technologies Moves Beyond the Glass Ceiling with a Business Process Management Suite
sponsored by ConnectWise
CASE STUDY: In this case study, discover how Clark Integrated Technologies overcame its cumbersome database with a customizable business suite. Explore the benefits Clark experiences, including organized time, contacts, invoicing, and billing; three-fold business growth; and more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2016 | Published: 18 Apr 2016

ConnectWise

Case Study: Achieve Unprecedented Visibility of B2B Processes
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
CASE STUDY: eBuilder, a company that helps organizations streamline their business processes, needed to enable their clients to quickly analyze large amounts of information and make critical decisions. This case study reveals the strategy that allowed the company's clients to achieve greater visibility of B2B processes, boost efficiency, and reduce costs.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

TIBCO Software Inc.

Improve Business Agility by Adopting these 10 Attributes
sponsored by Kofax from Lexmark
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn 10 attributes that set agile organizations apart. Also explore the essential aspects of stand-up meetings and the substantial results they can provide.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 08 Feb 2016

Kofax from Lexmark

How to Make Better Business Decisions in Less Time
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video demonstrates how you can use mobile-accessible business analytics to capture fleeting opportunities, address risk, and get better business outcomes. Learn how you can boost performance management so your enterprise can be more agile, profitable, and innovative.
Posted: 17 Dec 2015 | Premiered: 30 Mar 2015

IBM

Information, Technology and Innovation in Business Management, Part 1: Schumpeter's Gale
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the role and impact of information technology on management to date, and which of these recent developments will combine to have a transformative impact in the near future. Additionally, learn what to keep in mind when selecting a business analytics software option.
Posted: 16 Dec 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM
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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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