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Oracle Closes the Business-IT Gap with the Latest Oracle BPM Suite 11g Upgrade
In today’s competitive landscape, businesses face great pressures to streamline their processes and increase their agility. TEC principal analyst P.J

xm bpm playlist  Closes the Business-IT Gap with the Latest Oracle BPM Suite 11g Upgrade In today’s competitive landscape, businesses face great pressures to streamline their processes and increase their agility. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes an in-depth look at how the latest features of Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g enable business users to seamlessly and rapidly design and implement their business processes, without having to rely on overstretched IT resources. Download the report.

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Business Process Management (BPM)

Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More Part One: SOA, Web Services, and BPM


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xm bpm playlist  products, as standards like XML and extensible stylesheet language (XSL) make it possible to share data and have a common look and feel across an application, without necessarily dreadfully digging in the source code. This is Part One of a two-part note. Part Two will cover BPEL and make user recommendations. Business Process Management (BPM) Technology Closely related to SOA would be the evolving business process management (BPM) technology, which entails a broad set of services and tools that provide Read More

The Many Angles to Dive into the BPM Water


These days, the concepts of business process management (BPM) have become more unified, and BPM functionality from different vendors seems to be more converged. However, organizations may have their own reasons for adopting BPM—different business features and requirements will lead to different matching points between adopting organizations and BPM solutions. In the mean time, BPM vendors are

xm bpm playlist  Many Angles to Dive into the BPM Water These days, the concepts of business process management (BPM) have become more unified, and BPM functionality from different vendors seems to be more converged. However, organizations may have their own reasons for adopting BPM—different business features and requirements will lead to different matching points between adopting organizations and BPM solutions. In the mean time, BPM vendors are using various selling points to differentiate their product offerings Read More

BI and BPM: It’s Not as Blurry as You Think


There seems to be a blurry line between business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) applications. Some software vendors offer solutions that actually incorporate BPM and BI within the same application, which makes it harder to distinguish between these two software solutions. The following are some—certainly not all—key differentiators between BI and/or BPM functionality

xm bpm playlist  and BPM: It’s Not as Blurry as You Think There seems to be a blurry line between business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) applications. Some software vendors offer solutions that actually incorporate BPM and BI within the same application, which makes it harder to distinguish between these two software solutions. The following are some—certainly not all—key differentiators between BI and/or BPM functionality that could help you have a better understanding of BI and BPM Read More

BPM and SOA


As businesses move away from buying applications to buying the means of facilitating business processes, a different approach to technology assets is required. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) will enable organizations to run business from a process point of view. Tooling must therefore allow existing investments to be used within the SOA environment, enabling business processes to be easily and effectively modeled.

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Sword Ciboodle-One More BPM-Centric CRM Provider


What does BPM have to do with CRM? Sword Ciboodle can tell you. The vendor delivers process-based customer interaction solutions to contact centers to improve the customer experience by improving customer-facing processes. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the vendor’s key offerings and sits down with Ciboodle’s VP of product and market strategy to discuss the company’s challenges, strategies, and technologies.

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On-Demand Software for BPM: Now Ready for Enterprise Adoption


Planning, forecasting, and reporting are among the business processes that, if strengthened with analytic software, can help companies improve their performance. Due to time and expense of implementation, many mid-sized have been slow to aggressively adopt business performance management (BPM) solutions. See how on-demand BPM software is a low-cost, low-risk BPM solution that is likely to lead to an “early payback.”

xm bpm playlist  Demand Software for BPM: Now Ready for Enterprise Adoption Planning, forecasting, and reporting are among the business processes that, if strengthened with analytic software, can help companies improve their performance. Due to time and expense of implementation, many mid-sized have been slow to aggressively adopt business performance management (BPM) solutions. See how on-demand BPM software is a low-cost, low-risk BPM solution that is likely to lead to an “early payback.” Read More

BPM Weaves Data And Processes Together For Real-time Revenues


Linking data to process is the realm of business process management (BPM). BPM's focus on process dramatically reduces the amount of data that needs to be moved, and thereby reduces both the initial cost and ongoing maintenance cost of application integration.

xm bpm playlist  different systems via emerging XML standards. BPM provides context for business process to allow users to access information at the application level, before it has been saved to a database, dramatically reducing data integration. Most traditional application integration is based upon the movement of state data, or data which has been saved about a particular event. State data is stored in databases, and then synchronized with other databases linked to other applications. But companies don't save much Read More

BPM Product Review: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation


SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation: Find out about this business process management (BPM) product's strengths and challenges, and gain analyst insight into whether you should evaluate it for your BPM selection project.

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Finding the Right BPM Tools for Workflow and Project-Based Processes


When it comes to business process management (BPM), it makes sense to “look before you leap.” Organizations considering using BPM to automate or streamline business processes should step back and understand what is at the core of each process. Is it a well-defined workflow? Does it have a set of related tasks or steps? Find out how answering these questions can help you define the right BPM solution for your organization.

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BPM in Retail


Relevant to the current economic recession, find out about key challenges faced by the retail industry, such as multichannel integration. Get an introduction to a process excellence and governance approach specific to retail, for radical cost reduction and organizational agility and visibility. You’ll also find a case study about business performance management (BPM) in the food and beverage industry.

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TIBCO BPM


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BUSINESS FIRST: Business Process Management (BPM) Competitor Analysis Report


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Ooh La La! From France, W4 Business First for BPM Joins the TEC Certified Elite


We are pleased to announce that Business First from W4 is now available for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in the Project Portfolio Management Evaluation Center, joining the ranks of TEC Certified systems providing BPM functionality. You can see TEC’s vendor showcase for a profile of W4 Business First. I’ll be glad to provide a complete report on

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