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How to Buy an Enterprise Software Thingy
Laws a’mercy, now that’s what you call a flame war.The White Paper Pundit has taken direct aim at our Top 10 Most Ambiguous White Paper Buzzwords, decrying

enterprise software buyers bpm  to Buy an Enterprise Software Thingy Laws a’mercy, now that’s what you call a flame war. The White Paper Pundit has taken direct aim at our Top 10 Most Ambiguous White Paper Buzzwords , decrying our use of the word “tool” to refer to so-called software “solutions.” I won’t address his characterization of TEC bloggers as “fashionably unique.” (Software selection? Fashionable? Whatever. Can’t wait for the catwalk.) I’ll just point out that TEC’s mandate is to be an advocate for

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Business Process Management (BPM) Software Evaluation Report

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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