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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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10 Tips for Establishing Shared Service Center Operations
sponsored by Perceptive Software
WHITE PAPER: Establishing and growing a global service center is boasts quite the opportunity for personal and professional growth, but unfortunately, doing so isn't always so cut and dry. The following white paper intends to help by providing readers with 10 tips for establishing shared service center operations. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jan 2015

Perceptive Software

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

Are Your Everyday Business Activities Creating Tax Risk?
sponsored by Avalara
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how to spot risk and improve compliance in 7 key business functions and explains the benefits of integrating and automating sales tax compliance in your ERP.
Posted: 07 Jan 2015 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

Avalara

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

Increase the Impact of Processes with Decision Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights Decision Management, an approach that focuses on decisions early. Read on to find out how it can increase the impact of your business processes.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

IBM

What an article written in 1960 can teach us about business agility
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: View this brief paper to learn about what a Harvard Business Review article written in the 1960s can still teach you about business agility. Will you company be blindsided by change, or embrace it? Read on to find out more.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 09 Dec 2014

IFS

Beckman Coulter Implements Oracle Global Trade Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
VIDEO: In this short video, medical device company Beckman Coulter's senior IT manager describes how Oracle Global Trade Management enabled the organization to meet global trade compliance regulations while realizing performance gains and cost savings.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 24 Feb 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

IT and Executive Perspective on ITaaS
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a survey that compares two competing perspectives on various IT topics.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

EMC

Use smart process apps to build your next case management solution
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how 3 companies harnessed smart process apps to improve visibility, make decisions faster, and cut processing times in half.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

K2

Fast FWD Challenge Winner: Marketform
sponsored by K2
VIDEO: Watch this short video to learn about a way that Marketform, an insurance syndicate operating within the Lloyd's Insurance Market in London, employees gained full visibility into customers and policies, allowing them to make better decisions faster.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Premiered: 07 May 2014

K2

How to reap the full benefits of BPM
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses how to tackle process improvement through the design and modeling phase, execution and integration, and more. Discover how using outside tools, systems and methodologies makes it easy to build your apps in a familiar environment, integrate with cloud and on-premises LOB systems, and incorporate social platforms.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

K2

The Paper Problem: Why Banks are Going Digital
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: Roughly half of all business processes involve paper in some capacity, and it often brings high costs and inefficiency. This brief video examines the value that digitizing paper-based processes can bring to your organization.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Premiered: Nov 5, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Setting up data migration that guarantees success
sponsored by Bull
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide provides a ten step data center migration checklist to avoid potential risk, as well as expert advice on planning migration projects
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Bull

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: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2012

Workday

On-Demand Webinar: Data-Driven Decisions Made Easy
sponsored by Red Hat
WEBCAST: View this webcast to learn how to make intelligent, data-driven business decisions by leveraging your IT infrastructure. Learn about a data virtualization tool that brings data into a business rules management system (BRMS) decision engine to analyze it and derive business decisions.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Jun 19, 2014

Red Hat

Analyst Webinar: Open Source BPM Hits the Mark for Delivering New Class of Process Apps
sponsored by Red Hat
WEBCAST: In this Forrester Research, Inc. webcast, learn how to overcome challenges that modern app developers face, and learn why savvy development teams are considering open source BPM as an alternative to hand-coding and as a viable way to overcome these issues.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 6, 2014

Red Hat

Improving Business Agility with Red Hat JBoss BRMS
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, learn about an open source business rules management system (BRMS) that can help your organization capture business logic and automate decisions across physical, virtual, mobile, and cloud environments.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Red Hat

Behavior- Driven Development and BRMS
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Inside this white paper, learn how to deliver the right product to the market faster with business rules management and behavior-driven development (BDD).
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Red Hat

Business Process Automation: Contact Center Management Case Study
sponsored by Automic
CASE STUDY: Check out this paper that highlights the business automation platform BT Global Services, an IP-based telephony network in Europe, deployed to help complete their reporting and alerting, scheduling, development and operations tasks.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Automic

Case Study: Automatic Documentation of All Business Processes in a Single Platform
sponsored by Automic
CASE STUDY: In this case study, discover how Postbank, a private German bank, was able to automate documentation of all business processes in a single platform. Discover the platform they deployed to ensure the reliability and security that are essential to their daily operations.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Automic

Improve Business Agility by Adopting These 10 Attributes
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, you'll discover the 10 attributes of a successful business agility strategy, as well as how business executives (not just CIOs) are using Agile-based stand-up meetings to foster a productive and collaborative business culture.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 03 Dec 2014

IBM

Best Practices: Maximizing IT Efficiency Through Service Automation
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this Enterprise Management Associates white paper to learn about the 6 best practices for maximizing IT efficiency through service automation.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

E-guide: BPM Best Practices
sponsored by OpenText
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn from examples why some believe BPM has no place in legacy modernization efforts while others champion the approach. Additionally, discover how picking the right BPM certification program can build up critical skills and know-how for your IT team.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 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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