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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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Plan and Act on Findings with IBM Cognos Enterprise
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WEBCAST: The following webcast depicts how to create, update, and manage a successful business plan. Discover what techniques you can use to move your business forward.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 8, 2013

IBM

Mobile "systems of interactions" driving business process innovation
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get an overview of mobile systems, or "systems of interaction", including the business and technological challenges, as well as how these systems impact the application lifecycle.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Why Business Analysis is Essential for Agile success
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WEBCAST: There are many myths surrounding the role of business analysis when it comes to Agile projects. Is it really necessary for Agile success? In this comprehensive webcast, you'll hear from business analysis expert Mary Gorman from EBG Consulting, as she covers the myths and actualities of business analysis for Agile projects.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

IBM

Five steps to embedding business analytics into your organizational processes
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper discusses the importance of having a complete and comprehensive view of your entire organization. Discover what can be done to ensure fluidity between all departments and how to achieve this feat through the use of business analytics.
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Published: 04 Nov 2013

IBM

Leveraging the Power of the Peloton to Lead Change
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper combines the concept of the peloton with one of the most widely accepted approaches for enabling change in organizations: John P. Kotter's 8 Steps for Enabling Change.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

Global Knowledge

Clinical Documentation: Driving Performance in the New World of Healthcare
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WHITE PAPER: This resource asks some important questions regarding healthcare operations, and examines key tactics that can help you take the pain out of the documentation process and find healthcare success.
Posted: 28 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Aug 2013

Nuance

Business Plan Blueprint: Turn Your Dreams Into Actionable Goals
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WHITE PAPER: This eBook and planning worksheet will walk your through the steps to creating a winning business plan and change the way you look at your business immediately!
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

ConnectWise

ERP and the Cloud: Working Together to Transform the Back Office
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WHITE PAPER: This resource describes an enterprise-grade cloud offering that combines the power of Oracle ERP applications with the simplicity of the cloud. Read on to learn how this approach transforms back-office operations while offering flexible deployment, global security and performance, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 28 Sep 2012

Oracle Corporation

Achieve process innovation through business process management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The reality of today's empowered consumer has made it imperative for you to provide superior customer interactions at every opportunity. What is needed is a holistic approach to business process to serve the goal of delivering a world class customer experience.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 07 Nov 2013

IBM

Mitigating the Risks of Outsourcing
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: When opting for an outsourcing program, CIOs should check the reliability, financial stability and reputation of service providers, advices Shailesh Joshi, head of corporate IT at Godrej Industries. Get further outsourcing insights in this resource.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Mobile Field Service: Better Collaboration with the Back Office
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces an enterprise mobile field service strategy that gives you the power to receive and process work orders in the field, allowing you to be more responsive to customer needs and drive success.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Epicor Software Corporation

Increasing Operational Agility: BPM in Telecommunications
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Efficient business processes are the key to success for any company, especially in the telecommunications (Telco) industry. In this informative resource, learn how you can improve Telco business processes and discover the BPM tools necessary to close process gaps.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Oracle Corporation

Put an end to mainframe scripting with policy-driven IBM automation
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WHITE PAPER: Automating single-mainframe environments often requires time-consuming and cumbersome script-writing. This resource describes a strategy designed to quickly and easily replace manual methods of mainframe automation.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

FuturEdge - Reshape your Application Portfolio
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WHITE PAPER: Aging, complex systems can inhibit business processes, hinder productivity, and result in high maintenance costs. Access this resource to learn about a comprehensive set of business-led services that can help you modernize your application portfolio in three phases - shape, transform, and manage.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CSC

Supply Chain Management Strategies
sponsored by Aptean
EGUIDE: In this e-guide from the experts at SearchManufacturingERP.com, uncover essential strategies for creating an effective supply chain plan and learn how to drive supply chain management (SCM) success.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

Aptean

Is an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right For You?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Open source options are taking the pain out of business process management (BPM), and putting the value of BPM within reach of more companies and projects. But is open source BPM the right move for you? Read on now to find out.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 13 Aug 2013

Red Hat

Behavior Driven Development: Agile Testing with Red Hat JBoss BRMS
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, discover how a software development process known as behavior-driven development, combined with a tool that integrates business rules management, business process management (BPM), and complex event processing (CEP), enables you to speed up and improve the application delivery lifecycle.
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Red Hat

Unlock the Value of Your Enterprise Apps with Smart Process Apps
sponsored by Fujitsu
WEBCAST: In this webcast, discover how Smart Process apps - designed to support variable, people-intensive, frequently-changing applications - can optimize collaborative business processes in your organization and deliver more value from your existing operations apps.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Apr 10, 2013

Fujitsu

Why You Should Automate Processing of Vendor Invoices
sponsored by Esker Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, discover the results that Esker research found indicating that accounts payable automation can typically save organizations 40 to 60 percent of operational and administrative AP costs. Also explore the abundant benefits that automated processing of vendor invoices can help business like yours achieve.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Esker Inc.

Eliminate Paper in Your Business Processes: A How-to
sponsored by Esker Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper identifies some of the challenges involved with automating document processing and how to overcome them. Also learn the benefits available to you after you successfully quit paper and manual processing.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Esker Inc.

Best Practicies for Cloud Faxing with SAP Applications
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how cloud faxing addresses inefficiency of fax machines, hidden costs of fax servers, and the functional limitations of basic outsourced fax services.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Esker Inc.

Automating Fax and Email Orders into ERP
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers an overview of key considerations for implementing a strategy to automate fax and email orders (plus EDI, web and other order sources) into your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Esker Inc.

Improve Order-to-Cash Performance with SaaS
sponsored by Esker Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Automated order management software can be expensive and complex to implement. Read this white paper to learn how leveraging SaaS for order processing automation can save you time and money.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Esker Inc.

Finding the Cure for Order Processing Pain
sponsored by Esker Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an exclusive look at how pharmaceutical and medical device companies are overcoming their order processes challenges by making smart use of their technology, understanding the true cost of manual transactions, and automating their processes.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Esker Inc.

Hybrid IT Service Management
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
VIDEO: This brief, two minute video will teach you about a single-platform IT service management (ITSM) solution that provides flexible deployment options, reduces IT costs, improves service delivery, and more.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 28 Jun 2013

FrontRange Solutions Inc.
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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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