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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
sponsored by IBM
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

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

Combining Workload Management with BPM and CRM to Reduce Costs
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: To meet the increasing demands of customers in today's fast-paced marketplace, you need a way to effectively assign work and monitor completion. Download this resource to get a more in-depth look at the shortcomings of traditional customer service processes, and learn how enterprise workload management can help you overcome these issues.
Posted: 22 Aug 2013 | Published: 22 Aug 2013

Genesys

Transitioning to the software defined data center (SDDC)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: There is a significant investment in the monitoring tools that support your current physical and virtualized infrastructure. This webcast will help you develop tactical and strategic plans for transitioning to the new challenges of managing and optimizing the abstracted infrastructure elements of the SDDC.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 26, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Podcast: Automate lately? The value of automation with or without cloud
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PODCAST: This webcasts explains the fundamentals of automation and how it fits into a larger cloud strategy. Inside, get practical advice on where and how to get started.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 18, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Test without writing a single line of code…really
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WEBCAST: In this webcast, you will see how a customer is increasing the speed and effectiveness of their packaged apps testing projects by using best practices and testing accelerators. Inside, learn about solutions that can enhance development and testing efforts for business-critical systems that organizations rely on.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 25, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Sidestep the Landmines of BPM Projects
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: When it comes to business process management (BPM), Tina Nunno, Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst says, "The very nature of change triggers a political minefield." Organizational politics plays a significant role in BPM, where projects may fail if they hit internal challenges, hurdles, or opposition.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

IBM

BPM Projects: What You Need to Know
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: While business process management (BPM) can offer improved efficiency and cost savings, many people can be resistant to change, especially when it comes to alterations of roles, status, or priorities. In this expert e-guide, Gartner VP and distinguished analyst Tina Nunno explains how to avoid four main change-related pitfalls of BPM projects.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

IBM

BPM Best Practices
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Access this e-guide to hear from experts such as Erik Marks, founder and CEO of AgilePath, a long-time SOA and BPM specialist, on the subject of the BPM-modernization relationship. Discover the modernization needs BPM can fill, and when it's not the best choice.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

IBM

Optimize the business value of your SAP implementation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Most SAP processes today are non-differentiating. To outpace competition, you must differentiate through process innovation. Access this white paper today to learn more about how to enhance the visibility and agility of SAP processes using innovative BPM software and, in turn, optimize the business value of your SAP implementation.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

The management cockpit approach to running your IT environment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: As IT environments become more dynamic, your operations teams need a unified approach to management and monitoring. In this webcast, learn how automatic detection and automated monitoring setup and configuration are two methods for meeting IT challenges. Inside, discover how the "management cockpit" improves management, and much more.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 13, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Improve Output Document Management Performance with Best Suited Architectures
sponsored by Symtrax Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Output Management empowers IT and business users to achieve operational efficiency with reports generated by ERP systems. The system needs to be flexible and scalable enough to cope with the increasing volume of a growing business. This white paper discusses factors influencing output management solution implementations.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Symtrax Corporation

Smarter Process in the age of the customer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Customers expect your operations to be instant, seamless and insightful so that each interaction is fast and effective. Access this fascinating white paper today to learn about expert solutions for improving business operations so as to effectively cater to customer interactions.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

ERP and the Cloud: Working Together to Transform the Back Office
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
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 "systems of interactions" driving business process innovation
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by IBM
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

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
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by CSC
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

Clinical Documentation: Driving Performance in the New World of Healthcare
sponsored by Nuance
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
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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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