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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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Why Should Organizations Use Business Process Management?
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Business process management (BPM) can be a vague term with no set definition – so what is it and how exactly does it benefit your organization. This white paper defines BPM and explores its different parts. Find out how to get a single, centralized view and management platform for all of your processes and operations.
Posted: 10 May 2017 | Published: 10 May 2017

Microsoft

The State of Cloud Analytics 2016
sponsored by INFORMATICA
WHITE PAPER: Now that 2016 is well in the books and we're more than a quarter into 2017, it's a good time to take a look at how cloud is changing the ways in which we work. This research report from the Enterprise Management Associates covers the state of cloud analytics from 2016, the changes and challenges we saw, and how to prepare for the future.
Posted: 26 Apr 2017 | Published: 26 Apr 2017

INFORMATICA

5 Mistakes Companies Make with Mobility and Business Process Automation Projects
sponsored by Flowfinity
WHITE PAPER: It can be tough to know which mobilization approach is best for your organization. To help you get started, here's a look at 5 common mistakes to avoid when deciding on the right approach for streamlining and automating internal business process apps.
Posted: 25 Apr 2017 | Published: 25 Apr 2017

Flowfinity

Firms in Southeast Asia Juggle Meeting Financial Goals with Elevating Customer Experience
sponsored by Dell EMC - CSG & DT
RESEARCH CONTENT: Forrester analysts have recommendations for balancing budgetary pressures while improving customer experiences, which will be imperative companies adapt to enable a stronger workforce. Learn what 327 senior business and technology executives from Asia-Pacific countries reveal in this resource.
Posted: 05 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Dell EMC - CSG & DT

A Business Spotlight on Australia and New Zealand
sponsored by Dell EMC - CSG & DT
RESEARCH CONTENT: Businesses in Australia and New Zealand are focusing largely on improving customer experience. Inside this Forrester report, learn some best practices for workforce transformation in these regions.
Posted: 05 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Dell EMC - CSG & DT

What Does it Take to Build A Strong Workforce Transformation Strategy
sponsored by Dell EMC - CSG & DT
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Forrester report surveyed 327 senior business and technology executives in 10 different countries about what it takes to nurture effective workforce transformation. Learn why it's critical to move budgets towards technologies that support employee needs, shift tech support outside of your company, and more.
Posted: 05 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Dell EMC - CSG & DT

Best Practices for Integrating Business Process Management
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement integrated business process management (BPM) by using an API-led strategy. Uncover best practices for BPM design and learn how to overcome common BPM challenges, create API-led connectivity through a hybrid integration platform, and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 01 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

How to Execute the Perfect Business Analysis Interview
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: It's easy to be side railed when conducting a business analysis interview. For the most success, you need to properly lay the interview groundwork, but which steps are most critical? In this report, explore the contextual meaning of discourse, learn how to formulate meaningful questions, how to assure a structured conversational flow, and more.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Global Knowledge

Which Platform is the Best Fit for Your Use Case?
sponsored by Rsam
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to best evaluate different platforms and figure out which one best fits your particular business needs. You'll understand the 5 keys to deciding which business process management platform works best for your organization's particular use case.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 10 Feb 2017

Rsam

Top 10 Ways to Facilitate and Accelerate Business Process Automation
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: Many companies predict that it could take up to 3 to 5 years to improve their business processes significantly with automation – and that's simply too long in a world as face-paced as this one. Discover how to accelerate business process automation with a platform that provides integrated LOB systems, flexible process models, and more.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

K2

5 Factors for a Successful Business Transformation
sponsored by SNP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Transformation projects such as carve-outs or mergers and acquisitions (M&A) represent some of the greatest challenges to companies. In this white paper, discover 5 success factors to keep in mind in order to partner CIOs, CFOs, and CEOs during carve-outs and M&As, including involving experienced coworkers, early IT involvement, and 3 more.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 24 Jan 2017

SNP America, Inc.

5 Best Practices For Fleet Management
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Learn 5 ways you can improve your fleet's performance by getting better data. Find out how registering your vehicles in an asset management system, planning for preventative maintenance, staying up to date with technician training, and more can help you improve your bottom line.
Posted: 20 Jan 2017 | Published: 20 Jan 2017

Infor

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

What are the Key Challenges Facing Process Manufacturers?
sponsored by Sage Software
RESOURCE: Uncover the key challenges facing process manufacturers and 6 components you need to look for when looking for flexible cost-effective business management solutions.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

Sage Software

How to Conquer Distribution and Inventory Management Challenges
sponsored by Sage Software
RESOURCE: Getting a comprehensive view of business processes, integrating new technology with legacy systems, and leveraging automation are all essential parts of modern ERP and inventory management. Discover a simplified approach to distribution and inventory management that leverages mobile, CRM, real-time analytics, and more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

Sage Software

Curing Your Inventory Management Headache
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines legacy ERP systems and their inability to keep up with many of today's inventory and resource planning challenges. Discover an approach to inventory management that helps modernize your business processes, create flexibility, and generate key insights by enabling real-time visibility across supply chains.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

Sage Software

ERP Study: Cost Savings And Business Benefits Attributed To Cloud-Based Business Management Tools
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester study, discover the results of a cost analysis of Sage X3 – a cloud-based ERP software that helps balance continued business growth with managing core business processes. Learn how this investment was able to help the 2 companies in this study save thousands in sales and inventory management, increase ROI by 177%, and more.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Sage Software

Move to Cloud for Unified Business System
sponsored by NetSuite
RESOURCE: Learn about the benefits of a cloud-based unified business system that provides global scaling, real-time visibility, and much more.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

NetSuite

How Lucy Locket Grew Their Online Presence With The Cloud
sponsored by NetSuite
RESOURCE: How did wholesale distributer Lucy Locket grow its online presence to constitute 50% of the business' revenue? Find out how they were able to increase their flexibility, scalability, and real-time visibility to expand their online presence.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

NetSuite

What's the Pulse on the BPM World?
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: What is going on in the business process management (BPM) market? Why is India set up to be the next major market for BPM growth? How does BPM fit into the Internet of Things? Access this e-guide to get the answers to these questions.
Posted: 23 May 2017 | Published: 17 May 2017

Microsoft

How Business Process Management Leads to Better Decision-Making
sponsored by HelpSystems
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore how to integrate BPM with analytics successfully by examining different use cases and approaches. Learn how data scientists help derive optimal value from analytics, how to take analytics to the cloud, and how to leverage BPM to deliver ITaaS.
Posted: 20 Mar 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

HelpSystems

BPM-Led Strategies for App Modernization and Robotic Process Automation
sponsored by HelpSystems
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, expert consultant Tom Nolle explores how organizations can leverage BPM to modernize legacy apps effectively. Discover how workflows, APIs, and microservices fit into this framework and your modernization implementation. Plus, learn how BPM will support robotic process automation for the evolving world of IoT and mobile.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

HelpSystems

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
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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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