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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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5 Key Points for Continuous Improvement in the Life Cycles of Processes


In today’s changing, competitive world, companies must adopt a continuous improvement methodology to support sustainable and profitable business models. Processes must be seen as a lever for analyzing and optimizing the way firms works. Before you initiate any project involving process automation and management, discover five key points that can help you make continuous improvements in the life cycles of your processes.

it continuous process improvement  , Continuous Improvement of IT , Continuous Improvement Lead , Continuous Improvement Compliance . Abstract In this document we will not discuss the multiple benefits of managing and automating processes or the importance of these steps in terms of improving competitiveness and business productivity. Neither will we look at software suites or applications. Instead we will focus on a number of key general points that should be taken into account by any organization, regardless of the sector in which it Read More

With New TEC Certification Bizagi Shows Continuous Evolution and Improvement


Bizagi’s BPM Suite 10.5 has recently joined the ranks of TEC certified systems providing business process management functionality. Bizagi is a fierce competitor in the BPM space, with a robust product that offers key functionality for managing all types of business processes.

it continuous process improvement  (BPM) functionality (See TEC’s IT showcase for a complete profile of Bizagi ). In a couple of weeks you will be able to find a full report in regards to the certification on the TEC site which includes strengths, weaknesses, and benchmarking of each functional module considered by TEC, plus a complete analysis of Bizagi’s benefits and features, including functionality for process collaboration, form management, workflow portal, monitoring and management, and process analytics. Figure 1. Screencap Read More

The Impact of IT Service on Business Process Management


There are potential benefits of operating business process management (BPM) side-by-side with business service management (BSM). BPM and BSM are emerging technologies: BPM is concerned with the orchestration and management of effective business processes, while BSM focuses on the operational effectiveness of the enabling IT services. These technologies are mutually beneficial to one another. This white paper is intended for managers interested in implementing robust BPM solutions in IT-dependent business scenarios or managers looking to lay down a basic foundation for effective on-demand utility computing. It addresses the partnership between Fuego and Proxima Technology, vendors in BPM and BSM solutions.

it continuous process improvement  no knowledge about how IT problems impact business processes. NSM is devoid of continuous improvement. Process optimization is a core aspect of Third Wave BSM. This dimension is missing from NSM. Although these problems question the value of NSM, the reality is that NSM tools have been designed to fulfill a very different function than BPM. As a result, comparisons between the two are moot. However, since fundamentally the NSM data is useful to BPM, creating a bridge between the two will ensure that the Read More

Continuous Improvement Case Study: Taking Baby Steps towards Tangible Benefits


To improve supply chain operations with a fresh look and new ideas, Harris Tea worked with a consulting firm, Supply Chain Consultants. The objective was to optimize the entire supply chain, not just the pieces.

it continuous process improvement  look and new ideas, it turned to an outside consultant. Within the process of consultation, management emphasized Harris Tea''s customer-centric culture. They talked about understanding market demands, achieving very high customer service levels, meeting pricing demands and being agile, being ready to respond to customer changes, and committing to continuous improvement. In pursuit of these objectives, Harris has invested in technology: enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, warehouse management Read More

Business Process Management: A Crash Course on What It Entails and Why to Use It


Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change, destruct, or construct processes. This is far beyond the realm of traditional enterprise application integration (EAI).

it continuous process improvement  market (on the contrary, it has been abreast, if not ahead, of the curve), and has been maturing ever since. Below is a summary of the benefits e-Synergy users have experienced. Improved consistency, as fewer issues are inadvertently overlooked and everyone is operating with the same information to achieve a common end; lower training costs for new staff; paperless office is possible, if desired; increased productivity; continuous process improvement, as one can tweak processes as needed, and institute Read More

Core PLM for Process Industries


The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration.

it continuous process improvement  product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. Read More

Business Process Management (BPM) RFI/RFP Template


Process Modelling, Security Management, Process Collaboration, Form Management, Workflow Portal, Monitoring and Management, Process Analytics, and Product Technology and Support

it continuous process improvement  than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference throughout the life-span of your Business Process Management (BPM) software project. Use this template to gather your Business Process Management (BPM) requirements, build RFIs and RFPs, and track the progress of your software implementation. Gather Your Business Process Management (BPM) Requirements Quickly and Effectively Identify and prioritize the features and functions you need instead of building a list from Read More

Business Process Analysis versus Business Process Management


Business process analysis (BPA) vendors are trying to enter the business process management (BPM) market by marketing themselves as BPM solutions. This article discusses the differences between BPA and BPM vendors, and examines the benefits of each.

it continuous process improvement  is particularly true when it comes to current BPM solutions, which focus mainly on lowering cost and increasing productivity, just as the focal points of these solutions in the 1980s were on drastic organizational changes. In retrospect, the BPR approach of trying to change everything at once seems a bit extreme. Therefore, current BPM solution providers market a more subtle approach, in which changes are incremental and less drastic than with the old BPR tactics. Nonetheless, there are times when a more Read More

Process Improvement and the Balanced Scorecard


Process improvement efforts often go hand in hand with a balanced scorecard (BSC). A BSC provides management with a set of key result indicators (KRI) to assess how the company is progressing toward strategic goals, such as “increase customer base.” For this type of goal, the KRI are tied to key performance indicators (KPIs). Explore how an application intelligence platform (AIP) can support a process improvement program.

it continuous process improvement  go hand in hand with a balanced scorecard (BSC). A BSC provides management with a set of key result indicators (KRI) to assess how the company is progressing toward strategic goals, such as “increase customer base.” For this type of goal, the KRI are tied to key performance indicators (KPIs). Explore how an application intelligence platform (AIP) can support a process improvement program. Read More

Simatic IT Interspec


Simatic IT Interspec is a corporate product specification management system, which enables a company's product lifecycle management strategy. Corporate specification management allows a whole organization to speak a single language for specifications. Simatic IT Interspec is the single point of reference for product specifications. Through its flexible and configurable structure and glossary, specifications are standardized throughout the company, and anyone around the world will be able to read the same specification in his own mother tongue. Simatic IT Interspec supports life-cycle control, versioning, workflow and access control of the product data, which enhances the internal and external product information management. When specifications are structured in Simatic IT Interspec, harmonization of the product range, supply chain flexibility, global buying, extended R&D, and collaboration are within reach of the company. Simatic IT Interspec has enquiry tools and a reporting tool for any kind of claims report, nutritional calculation, ingredient label generator, BOM explosion or specification comparison.  

it continuous process improvement  IT Interspec Simatic IT Interspec is a corporate product specification management system, which enables a company''s product lifecycle management strategy. Corporate specification management allows a whole organization to speak a single language for specifications. Simatic IT Interspec is the single point of reference for product specifications. Through its flexible and configurable structure and glossary, specifications are standardized throughout the company, and anyone around the world will be Read More

Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part Three: Textiles


As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes. However, within the realm of process manufacturing, specific industries have needs that are more critical than others. This article explores these critical needs for the food and beverage, chemical, and a hybrid industry (textiles), so that you can focus on these requirements when evaluating enterprise-wide software.

it continuous process improvement  product, you cannot distill it back to its basic ingredients. Have you ever attempted to return orange juice back to its original water, sugar, sodium, and, of course, oranges or extract the pigments out of paint? Conversely, you can disassemble a car back to its tires, spark plugs, carburetor, and engine block. There are similar components in process and discrete manufacturing: ingredients versus parts; formulas versus bill of materials; several units of measure (i.e. pounds, ounces, and liters) versus Read More

Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report


Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing solutions in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

it continuous process improvement  organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) Is TEC Certified for Process Manufacturing ERP


TEC is pleased to announce that Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) by Aptean is now TEC Certified for process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP). Ross ERP aims to address the unique needs of process manufacturers, such as complex inventory management (including the complexities around variable raw material inputs), backward and forward lot trace, recipes/process specifications, quality test results, product costing, and sales pricing/bracket pricing.

it continuous process improvement  became widely popular when it was shipped with every VAX mini-computer sold by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Ross ERP for process manufacturing has its roots in the purchase of a process manufacturing solution in 1992, and the product has been built out organically over the past two decades. Ross ERP likes to say that it’s been around for 40 years and plans to be around for another 40 years.   Aptean, parent company for Ross ERP, was formed with the merger of CDC Software (CDC) and Consona Read More

IT Investments and Business Value


The view of technology has evolved over time—from a strategic enabler and a competitive weapon to an operational overhead. IT projects that come in over budget and with missed deadlines and lackluster results do not help matters. It is up to the CIOs to restore the perception of IT in the enterprise, by understanding the company’s goals and showing business leaders how IT projects and services can help reach them faster.

it continuous process improvement  to an operational overhead. IT projects that come in over budget and with missed deadlines and lackluster results do not help matters. It is up to the CIOs to restore the perception of IT in the enterprise, by understanding the company’s goals and showing business leaders how IT projects and services can help reach them faster. Read More