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September 23, 2009

Benefits of Business Process Management

Great summary of the challenges Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) face when considering business process management.

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September 15, 2009

Low Cost Business Process Management Software from GE

Now Small and Medium Sized Businesses have a business process management solution built by a large enterprise and priced affordably. However, integration with existing data systems may surprise SMB's due to its potential complexity and cost when not done properly.

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September 03, 2009

Today's BPM News - 09/03/2009

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September 01, 2009

Primer on how Small Business can Benefit from Business Process Management

Business process management is not widely adopted yet by small business but small businesses stand to reap the most benefit as an industry. Here is a primer on how small businesses can start using BPM.

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IBM's New ECM Software Includes BPM, DR and Analytics

IBM's new enterprise content management (ECM) software provides business process management (BPM), analytics, disaster-recovery (DR) tools in "starter packs" to make selection, installation, and setup easier.

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August 31, 2009

Six Ways to Save Money in Enterprise Content Management

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) projects are popular cost-savers but how do you ensure a successful project whether internal or external? Good tips from Gartner:

At a time when IT budgets are tight and few can afford to spend anything they don't have to, Gartner's research vice president Tony Bell is offering some interesting thoughts on best practices for reducing costs.

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Enterprises Continue to Adopt Web 2.0 Blogs Wikis RSS and Mashups

Enterprises will adopt Web 2.0 technoloies in coming years according to Forrester Research. This marks a trend already underway at many corporations.

The 5-year enterprise Web 2.0 forecast includes technologies such as social networking, RSS, blogs, wikis, mashups, podcasting, and widgets.

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August 28, 2009

Business Process Management and Lean Six Sigma - Coexist

Business Process Management (BPM) seeks to optimize business processes and therefore it only makes sense that BPM should coexist in an environment adopting Lean Six Sigma (LSS). One leverages the other to merge business process and technology.

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodologies can be used as the weapon to solve problems BPM uncovers.

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August 25, 2009

How Small Businesses Leverage Business Intelligence

Think of business Intelligence as really smart reporting for your business operations. It provides a clear data-driven summary of how your organization is performing using things like key performance indicators to define success and failure. Here are 9 ways small businesses can use BI.

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August 24, 2009

iDatix now Business Process tool for Pitney Bowes

TradingMarkets.com - Pitney Bowes Inc. announced it has selected iDatix Corp., a provider of document management, workflow, and business process management and business activity monitoring (BPM & BAM) solutions, as a software platform for the company's Imaging and Workflow Solutions.

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August 21, 2009

Obama's Health Plan calls for Electronic Medical Records

Considering that every filing cabinet costs $25,000 to create and maintain moving the American health care industry to an electronic document management environment can create significant cost reductions - not to mention valuable data for health care providers to use in administering care options.

"The Obama administration’s focus on digital patient records to minimize medical errors and improve efficiency has promise, but will face significant obstacles."

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August 19, 2009

Top 5 Considerations for Automating Business Processes

Interesting (foundational) white paper on what business processes should be automated via business process management by Michael Hammer and Thomas Davenport:

  1. Most work, they asserted, does not add any value for customers and therefore should be eliminated, not merely accelerated through automation.
  2. Advances in information technology, acceptance by well‐established management thinkers and consulting firms, and an increasing focus on overcoming foreign competition fueled continued adoption of BPR.

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August 17, 2009

How BPM Can Help The Bottom Line In Difficult Financial Times

Great research report on business process management (BPM) from Forrester:

The current global economic crisis is putting increasing pressure on enterprise architects to find new — and more cost-effective — ways of meeting business needs. One software category in particular offers proven solutions to help increase operational efficiency while...

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63 Million US Households To Pay Bills Online By 2014

If you provide products and services to consumers what is your strategy to accept online bill payments? Do you have a strategy? Forrest Research predicts the adoption of online bill payment to continue to grow hitting 68 million US households by 2014. Read more...

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How to Select a Business Process Management Vendor

Good tips for selection a business process management vendor from CIO Midmarket:

Business process management (BPM) has seen increased interest during the past year as organizations look to automate and streamline business processes to wring out cost and become more efficient. So for those that are evaluating business process management solutions vendors and tools to map processes and integrate electronic workflows, we have compiled a list of questions to ask up front to ensure a good technology fit.

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August 04, 2009

Offshoring by US companies surges: survey

(AFP) WASHINGTON — US companies are increasingly turning to offshoring their functions to achieve cost savings, and few plan to bring those jobs back to the United States, the Conference Board said Monday.

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August 03, 2009

IT Departments to Spend 10% more on BPM in 2010

Very interesting survey by Gartner on expected business process management spend in 2010 - I've heard of many companies following the "do more with less" approach to technology during the current recession.

IT departments are expected to spend 10% more on business process management over the next 12 months, according to analyst Gartner.

Half of organisations surveyed in a poll of 500 business said they would spend 5% or more on BPM, while a third said they would spend more than 10%.