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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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Rethinking records management: A key opportunity for cost-savings
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Delve inside this paper to find five proven techniques for reducing your records management costs while still delivering the capabilities your company needs.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 | Published: 13 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

5 conditions for more productive business operations
sponsored by Iron Mountain
DATA SHEET: In order to compete in today’s economic climate, companies are under constant pressure to do more with less. Read this brief guide to find five tips and best practices for streamlining your information management processes.
Posted: 13 Mar 2012 | Published: 13 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

Parallel Mass Data Processing in SAP Industry Solutions
sponsored by UC4 Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to review the top benefits of automating mass data processing in SAP systems and discover the disadvantages of choosing a standard SAP method. Learn how easy it can be to cut costs and eliminate manual errors from the overall process.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

UC4 Software, Inc

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Process Platforms 2011 Vendor Analysis
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to assess the capabilities of vendors to support midrange to complex process improvement scenarios using business process management (BPM) software.
Posted: 11 Apr 2012 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

Oracle Corporation

Lights Out Testing for End-to-End Business Process Validation
sponsored by Worksoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn why automation is the best way to make your testing processes more efficient while preventing critical business process disruption.
Posted: 11 Apr 2012 | Published: 11 Apr 2012

Worksoft

DevOps: Advances in Release Management and Automation -- The Ovum Rainbow Map for DevOps Solutions Comparing 11 Vendors
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: DevOps, new tools for improved automation and release management, are taking the software development world by storm. Read this detailed white paper for a comparison of the 11 top vendors in this new space. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each competitor and determine which one would best suit your development team's needs.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 15 Sep 2011

SERENA Software, Inc.

Worksoft Certify Demo
sponsored by Worksoft
PRODUCT DEMO: Watch this demo to learn how to create automated testing processes in SAP applications with the help of Worksoft Certify.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 | Premiered: 05 Apr 2012

Worksoft

Worksoft Case Study Dow Corning: Dow Corning Shaves 400 Hours off Manual SAP Testing
sponsored by Worksoft
CASE STUDY: This case study showcases a company that was able to cut manual SAP testing hours significantly by using software that automated their business processes without the need to write, generate, or maintain code.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 | Published: 05 Apr 2012

Worksoft

Worksoft Certify Suite for SAP® Applications
sponsored by Worksoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to uncover a strategy designed to respond quickly to SAP application changes without disrupting your current business processes.
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 | Published: 03 Apr 2012

Worksoft

Risk-Based Test Automation from a Business Process Perspective: Automating the Testing of Critical Business Processes Enables you to Manage Change More Effectively
sponsored by Worksoft
WHITE PAPER: Being able to adapt your business processes to changing environments effectively is crucial to the overall success of your business. Read this white paper to learn how SAP users can implement the best risk-based testing strategies and the right automated testing tool to accommodate change.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 | Published: 02 Apr 2012

Worksoft

Maintaining Business Processes While Modernizing Applications
sponsored by MicroFocus
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn how a government agency improved its operational flexibility by modernizing applications build on a service-oriented architecture (SOA) while maintaining their proven business processes.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 | Published: 29 Mar 2012

MicroFocus

Capturing Data to Multiple Business Processes - what's holding you back?
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a fresh perspective on using data capture. Learn how to compile information in various locations through automated business process management (BPM) strategies to drive multiple processes across multiple enterprise business systems.
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 | Published: 06 Mar 2012

Kofax, Inc.

Capture Enabled Business Process Management
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
BROCHURE: Read this brochure to learn about capture enabled business process management (BPM) strategies that can automatically capture, extract, validate, and classify information regardless of paper, fax, e-mail, SMS, XML, or PDF formats.
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 | Published: 06 Mar 2012

Kofax, Inc.

Eleven habits for highly successful BPM programs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Using the framework of Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, this resource describes 11 habits IT organizations must develop to foster business process management (BPM) success, including building a complete BPM while also forcing collaboration across the enterprise.
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

IBM

CIO Perspective: To be great at IT, you must be great at BPM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Sound business process management (BPM) lies at the heart of IT's ability to respond to the constant mandate to deliver "more for less." Access this resource for a Q&A on BPM with Toby Redshaw, the Group CIO leading a successful BPM program at Aviva plc, the world’s fifth largest insurance group.
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

IBM

Cricket Communications Turns to Splunk for Assuring Automated Service Management
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: Keeping up with a quickly expanding business is difficult if you do not have the right tools. Read on to learn how Cricket Communications handled its growing business' operations with an enterprise application, data and operational management system.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2012

Splunk

Enterprise Mobile Application Development Advice for SAP Users
sponsored by Salesforce.com
EGUIDE: There are a wide variety of applications for SAP to help enhance performance and simplify processes. In this eGuide, readers will learns about tips and best practices when it comes to planning an SAP application strategy.
Posted: 03 Feb 2012 | Published: 02 Feb 2012

Salesforce.com

Accelerate Performance in Human Resources
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses HR challenges and metrics solutions for improving operations.
Posted: 02 Feb 2012 | Published: 27 Jan 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Performance Management: What the Mid-Market Can Learn from Large Enterprises
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: This white paper features results from a study by Aberdeen Group on mid-sized (or mid-market) organization on performance management.
Posted: 02 Feb 2012 | Published: 27 Jan 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Case Study: Coles Group Limited - Retailer streamlines HR delivery and cuts costs
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
CASE STUDY: Coles sought out HP's SAP payroll services to simplify and lower costs. Read on to learn more about HP's SAP payroll services.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

How to Choose a Distribution System
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn best practices for selecting the best distribution strategy and accompanying enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for your organization.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Sage Software

Take the lead on business intelligence strategy
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Access this expert tip guide for valuable BI implementation tips from Gary Petrangelo, CFO at Japs-Olson.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

IBM

Pragmatic ITIL: Bridging the Gulf between Theory and Practice
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: While the consensus around the benefits of ITIL is virtually universal, ITIL initiatives run the gamut – both in terms of costs and benefits. Learn how your service management platform can play a huge role in the degree to which you realize the potential benefits of ITIL in your organization.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

Cut Coding for Faster Service Desk Deployments
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn an alternative to legacy service management solutions that is fast to deploy, easy to configure, and can help your organization realize faster time to value and lower total cost of ownership, both immediately and in the long term.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

SearchManufacturingERP.com eBook: Improving effectiveness and adoption in ERP procurement to drive increased savings
sponsored by Ariba, Inc.
EBOOK: This e-book provides tips on how to increase the value of your ERP – and your supply chain – with tools for more effective collaboration.
Posted: 29 Dec 2011 | Published: 29 Dec 2011

Ariba, 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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