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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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Quote and Proposal Automation: Golden Star Technology Case Study
sponsored by ConnectWise
CASE STUDY: Find out how Golden Star Technologies (GST) overcame the challenges of inefficient and inaccurate manual workflows and a quoting tool that wasn't effectively integrated with their ERP system to revitalize their ordering system with an integrated, cloud-based quote and proposal automation tool.
Posted: 18 Aug 2017 | Published: 18 Aug 2017

ConnectWise

How to Eliminate Manufacturing Operational Pressures
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: In the manufacturing industry today, competition is at an all-time high. In order to stay ahead, you need to keep improving the way you conduct business. Learn how you can mitigate the top pressures in manufacturing and conduct better business.
Posted: 17 Aug 2017 | Published: 17 Aug 2017

Sage (UK) Limited

How 3 Technology Trends Can Help You Overcome 4 Manufacturing Industry Challenges
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: The key to beating the competition is to find new ways to manufacture innovative products faster, improve business processes, and reduce costs. But often, an outmoded ERP system can hold you back. Learn how 3 technology trends can help you overcome today's top 4 manufacturing industry challenges.
Posted: 17 Aug 2017 | Published: 17 Aug 2017

Sage Software

Top 5 Sales Processes: Spend Your Time Following Leads, Not Paperwork
sponsored by Nintex
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to adopt effective business process automation and reduce the number of tedious, paper-based tasks for sales teams. Uncover the top 5 sales processes that contribute to busy work and learn how to improve sales proposals, contract management and renewal, and more.
Posted: 14 Aug 2017 | Published: 14 Aug 2017

Nintex

Top 5 IT Processes: What if Your Job Involved More Doing and Less Spinning?
sponsored by Nintex
WHITE PAPER: Efficiency is key – so this white paper explores how to automate key IT processes and daily tasks to free up valuable time and resources. Uncover the top 5 IT processes that benefit from business process automation, and learn how to improve a variety of functions from push notifications to help desk support.
Posted: 14 Aug 2017 | Published: 14 Aug 2017

Nintex

How to Automate the Top 5 Finance Workflow Processes
sponsored by Nintex
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the top 5 financial processes that create busy work. Discover how to automate these processes to simplify integral daily tasks like purchase requests and contract management.
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 | Published: 11 Aug 2017

Nintex

Top 5 HR Processes That Are The Culprits Of Busy Work
sponsored by Nintex
WHITE PAPER: Daily, routine tasks that are essential to running your business can actually be the culprit when it comes to slowing down workflows and detracting from productivity. Learn about the top 5 HR processes that create busy work and learn how to automate these types of integral processes to create more efficient workflows.
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 | Published: 11 Aug 2017

Nintex

Robotic Process Automation: A New Era of Agent Engagement
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This Frost & Sullivan white paper reveals how robotic process automation (RPA) can help streamline workflows and reduce errors in the back office by fully automating key routine processes. Learn more about how RPA relates to contact centers and their existing BPM systems, as well as how RPA works and impacts customer service.
Posted: 07 Aug 2017 | Published: 07 Aug 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

Workflow Automation: How Far Could You Go if Everything was Automated?
sponsored by Nintex
WHITE PAPER: It's a no brainer: by automating daily tasks and processes you can save time, money, and effort – resources that could otherwise be directed towards furthering your productivity and competitive advantage. Discover the value of workflow automation and how it improves collaboration, cloud compatibility, and more.
Posted: 04 Aug 2017 | Published: 04 Aug 2017

Nintex

HelpSystems Case Study: Financial Group Automates Loan Origination Process
sponsored by HelpSystems
CASE STUDY: In this case study, discover how Aldergrove Financial Group used an automation platform to quickly and simply automate entire processes efficiently and correctly, thereby saving their IT team several hours of work a week.
Posted: 03 Aug 2017 | Published: 03 Aug 2017

HelpSystems

Demystifying Workflow: Making Sense of Making Process Make Sense
sponsored by Nintex
EBOOK: Find out how to efficiently automate your workflows to avoid bottlenecks or breakdowns in productivity and collaboration. Learn how to seamlessly connect employees with the content they need, use an intuitive, drag-and-drop workflow designer, and build your automation strategy.
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 | Published: 02 Aug 2017

Nintex

What is Robotic Process Automation? A Guide to RPA
sponsored by HelpSystems
WHITE PAPER: Explore robotic process automation (RPA) and find out what it is, why it's important, and how it differs from other types of automation. Discover how to improve your automation strategy and learn about software robots, the RPA vendor landscape, and how RPA functions in different industries.
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 | Published: 02 Aug 2017

HelpSystems

Your Guide to Building a Virtual Business
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: In our increasingly digitally connected world, it's integral that organizations are ready to do business online – including finances. Inside, learn some tips to help you get started virtualizing your enterprise.
Posted: 27 Jul 2017 | Published: 27 Jul 2017

Sage (UK) Limited

5 Focus Areas for Evolving Your ITSM Strategy to Drive Business Growth
sponsored by Cherwell
RESOURCE: Digital transformation is something that your organization is going to have to deal with if it hasn't already. There's no way to avoid it and stay competitive in today's marketplace. Read on to uncover the top five areas you will need to focus on in order to avoid failure with your digital transformation initiative.
Posted: 07 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Cherwell

A Tech Company's Guide to Business Efficiency and Productivity
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: What if your company could become 20% more efficient just by making a few simple adjustments? What would that mean for your business? In this 5-part guide, learn tips and tricks to help you identify and correct inefficiencies in your business, so you can start earning the profit you deserve.
Posted: 06 Jun 2017 | Published: 06 Jun 2017

ConnectWise

Better Project Management Means a Better Business & Less Worry
sponsored by ConnectWise
RESOURCE: This infographic explains how you can gain more control over projects across departments with a cohesive business management platform. Learn project management best practices enabling you to centralize documentation and maintain clear lines of communication.
Posted: 06 Jun 2017 | Published: 06 Jun 2017

ConnectWise

SAP Licensing After The Diageo Ruling: Understand The Importance Of Your Interface
sponsored by SNP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Interfaces are critical for business processes since they serve the information exchange within your system landscape and with external communication partners. Learn about how the decision by the United Kingdom High Court in the lawsuit between SAP UK Limited and Diageo Great Britain Limited impacts your interface environment.
Posted: 31 May 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

SNP America, Inc.

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

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

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.

Transforming Your Business Through ERP
sponsored by Infor
EGUIDE: Improving your business processes can be a major undertaking. Luckily, ERP is here to help. Inside this expert e-guide, learn how to use a new ERP system to improve processes at your company. Plus, learn how the future is being paved by way of intelligence ERP.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 12 Jun 2017

Infor

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
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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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