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Contextual Workflow Modeling
Activity-based workflow modeling (AWM) is a common and useful modeling technique, whose fundamental drawbacks limit its effectiveness in modeling complex

or modeling  either the Chief Engineer or the Program Manager, but not both, needs to sign off on the document. In other words, the Chief Engineer role and the Program Manager role are interchangeable when it comes to signing off on the document. Suppose further that the swimlanes for the two roles have to remain separate because these roles need to perform role-specific actions in other parts of the workflow. How should the activity diagram in Figure 1 be modified to capture this nuance? It turns out that this Read More...
It’s About Process (or Ability to be Responsive) -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notions of workflow automation and business process management (BPM). It also tackled the similarities and subtle

or modeling  that span functional departments or business units, let alone different enterprises. In addition, the industry often changes faster than information technology (IT) departments can update the applications set that the business relies on to do its work, thus stifling innovation, growth, performance and so on. But today, the pervasiveness of Web browsers and the emergence of simpler application integration technologies such as Web sevices, simple object access protocol (SOAP), extensible markup language Read More...
Who’s Got the Better Windows Office Suite? Corel or Microsoft?
There is no one correct answer, both desktop office suites excel in specific areas and pale in others. The contents of this note target the generic corporate

or modeling  Windows Office Suite? Corel or Microsoft? Who’s Got the Better Windows Office Suite? Corel or Microsoft? P. Hayes - May 12 , 2000 Overview: The subject of this note is the never-ending question within desktop office suites, What''s better, Corel''s or Microsoft''s? Generally, this question is answered from an emotional perspective, based entirely on the specific administrator''s and/or end users comfort level. There is no one correct answer, both desktop office suites excel in specific areas and pale in Read More...
Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between
Whether an organization buys or builds a resource management solution depends on a number of factors, and both approaches has its pros and cons. There is

or modeling  not paying for features or enhancements for which they do not have a use. This comes with the added benefit of not having to pay ongoing annual license fees (ALF). Object-orientated development techniques that enable a building block approach to creating applications have significantly reduced development time-scales. These factors, combined with cost-effective, off-shore coding shops, have in many cases taken the shine off packaged solutions. The result being that the build option is once again enjoying Read More...
CRM, Success, and Best Practices: A Wake Up Call Part Two: Modeling Success with Senior Management and CRM Culture
To maximize the return on investment of a customer relationship management system, a new CRM best practices model should be used. A point-based system, self

or modeling  includes either the productivity or interface with employees. Customers The heart of CRM of course is the customer. However, saying that the organization is customer centric versus its behavior can be two radically different perspectives. This section emphasizes the elements that would broadly be interpreted as being consistent with the best practices of CRM as an operational strategy. Partners A fundamental tenant of CRM is to provide a consistent, seamless, and transparent interface with customers Read More...
Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the major modules of integrated workforce management (WFM) suites that organizations can deploy to better schedule and

or modeling  Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the major modules of integrated  workforce management (WFM)  suites that organizations can deploy to better schedule and assign work in their production and distribution facilities, and in retail stores. Concrete examples of commercially available products included those from Kronos and RedPrairie Corporation , given those two vendors’ notable recent moves in the WFM field. While Part 1 detailed the  data Read More...
Convergence or Confusion? The Challenge of Telecom Service Provision
The communications landscape has never been more complex nor offered so many choices and solutions as it does today. As more employees go mobile, companies need

or modeling  or Confusion? The Challenge of Telecom Service Provision The communications landscape has never been more complex nor offered so many choices and solutions as it does today. As more employees go mobile, companies need to be able to offer better communication capabilities to their people. The convergence of technologies involved, however, can cause service provider issues and create confusion for customers. To solve these issues, several questions need to be asked. Read More...
Looking for a Great IT VAR or Consultant? Culture Is the Key.
Have you ever been burned by a service provider who promised great service but didn''t deliver? You’re not alone. Especially in the IT world, where virtually

or modeling  a Great IT VAR or Consultant? Culture Is the Key. Have you ever been burned by a service provider who promised great service but didn''t deliver? You’re not alone. Especially in the IT world, where virtually every company has a story about a consulting engagement gone wrong. So what makes an IT service provider great? Are there specific things that the best service providers do to delight their clients? Are there things that you, as a client, can demand? Or is great service something you only know Read More...
ROI In Your Warehouse! (REAL or IMAGINED)
How can someone legitimately evaluate new software, improvements to a process, or

or modeling  In Your Warehouse! (REAL or IMAGINED) Introduction I learned some time ago that, People do what you inspect and not what you expect . I also learned that the cost of an item is much more important than the price of an item. And I learned that most companies want a return on their investment. ROI in your warehouse! Ask yourself this question, do you agree that ROI is an overused acronym. The reason it is used so generously is because it forces the seller to focus on the benefits the buyer will receive Read More...
To Build or Buy Business Software?
The decision of whether to buy or build enterprise resource planning (ERP) software will require an honest assessment of the needs of your organization, and

or modeling  Build or Buy Business Software? The decision of whether to buy or build enterprise resource planning (ERP) software will require an honest assessment of the needs of your organization, and what it will take to meet those needs. Sometimes the nature of the software project dictates the necessary direction. This guide to choosing the right ERP solution for food companies experiencing growth reviews the benefits of buying versus building. Read More...
Incorporating Reporting into Your Software: Should You Buy or Build?
In the race to market for your application every second counts. But there’s one key component to your program that, like many software developers, you’ve put

or modeling  Software: Should You Buy or Build? In the race to market for your application every second counts. But there’s one key component to your program that, like many software developers, you’ve put off until the end. Your application works great, but you need a report writer. This white paper addresses the key considerations you need to weigh in deciding whether you should buy a reporting tool or build your own. Read More...
Evolving Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite?
Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software

or modeling  Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite? Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software category? By region? By company size? How have these preferences changed over time? What are the implications for users and vendors of business applications? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Strategic Perspective from Saugatuck Technology. Read More...
It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part V
Part IV of this blog series further analyzed Webcom ResponsAbility, the on-demand workflow automation and business process management (BPM) solution. Anyone

or modeling  of resources to make or break a BPM project. Instead, this flexible BPM adoption approach allows customers to implement BPM in-house at a pace that suits them best. As counter moves, Webcom is pondering about offering the product in different editions (tiers), whereby the current largely case management capabilities would constitute the ResponsAbility Basic Edition . The upcoming fall enhancements that were mentioned in Part IV would then create the Professional Edition , as a “BPM Lite” product Read More...
Tracing Food Quality and Safety, or We Are What We Eat, After All (Part II)
Part I of this blog post introduced the burning issues of food safety and the ensuing need for traceability. To the end of providing entire food supply chain

or modeling  Food Quality and Safety, or We Are What We Eat, After All (Part II) Part I of this blog post introduced the burning issues of food safety and the ensuing need for traceability . To the end of providing entire food supply chain traceability and information visibility, mid-March, during its CUE 2008 annual user conference , Lawson Software announced the availability of Lawson M3 Trace Engine 3.0 , the first version offered within the US market. The application is designed to help companies in the food and Read More...

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